Book Review: The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon (ALC)

The Boyfriend Project

Author: Farrah Rochon

Narrator: Je Nie Fleming

Publication Date: 09 June 2020

Genre: Adult Fiction – Women’s Fiction/Contemporary Romance

Length: 9 hours 41 minutes

Publisher: Hachette Audio

USA Today bestselling author Farrah Rochon launches a new series about three young women who become friends when the live Tweeting of a disastrous date leads them to discover they’ve all been duped by the same man.

Samiah Brooks never thought she would be “that” girl. But a live tweet of a horrific date just revealed the painful truth: she’s been catfished by a three-timing jerk of a boyfriend. Suddenly Samiah-along with his two other “girlfriends,” London and Taylor-have gone viral online. Now the three new besties are making a pact to spend the next six months investing in themselves. No men, no dating, and no worrying about their relationship status . . .

For once Samiah is putting herself first, and that includes finally developing the app she’s always dreamed of creating. Which is the exact moment she meets the deliciously sexy, honey-eyed Daniel Collins at work. What are the chances? When it comes to love, there’s no such thing as a coincidence. But is Daniel really boyfriend material or is he maybe just a little too good to be true?

The book opens with three women (London, Taylor, and Samiah) coming together to confront the man who pulled off the ultimate catfish scheme. Rather than turn their separate ways, these women make a pact to swear off men for six months in order to better themselves and uplift each other.

Samiah is a successful coder and developer at a tech firm. Being a black female in a predominately white male field isn’t easy. Thanks to her new friends, she’s only focused on her career and the app she’s developing; well, until she meets the new coder at her company Daniel Collins.

This book is an example of why we need to read ALL black stories.

Yes, there are instances of microaggressions and the obstacles that black women face in the work environment (being judged if you have a “black” name, if you’re hairstyle is acceptable for corporate culture, and being accused of “angry black woman syndrome”).

However, there is also so much black joy in this story. This is a story of female friendship, strength, empowerment, and love.

It’s so hard not to get behind these females are root for them. It’s hard not to get behind the supportive man that Daniel is, who also doesn’t come with all of this toxic masculinity.

This is one of those stories that I absolutely needed right now.

Thank you to Hachette Audio & Libro.FM for my gifted ALC.

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