The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon is an exciting, hot Romance with a heroine in STEM and a seriously wonderful hero!
After reading the blurb, I expected this book to go more into the direction of Women’s Fiction. But that’s absolutely not the case! Instead, the blurb leaves out info about the hero so you’ll be just a surprised and giddy about him as I was when you finally find out more. This is an all-out, explicit Romance that will give you everything you crave!
In this witty rom-com celebrating the “unique joys of strong female friendships” (Jasmine Guillory, author of The Wedding Date), three young women bond 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 and no dating.
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 Daniel Collins at work. What are the chances? But is Daniel really boyfriend material, or is he maybe just a little too good to be true?
Samiah was absolutely my kind of Romance heroine! She’s strong and sensitive, smart and vulnerable. I loved that we really experienced those different sides of her. But my heart also broke for her because of the responsibilities she carried. She was always aware of her role as the trailblazer for younger Black Women who’d want to get into the tech field. And that, if she ever failed or showed any weaknesses, Black Women coming after her wouldn’t be given the same chance anymore. That’s an immense burden to carry!
Samiah had some difficulties building and maintaining friendships as an adult and I really felt that. It was so nice to see her succeeding with the women she got to know through that disaster date mentioned in the blurb. And I cheered them on when they immediately bonded with each other instead of acting catty.
I can’t say anything about Daniel because that would be such a spoiler! I LOVED the entirely unexpected turn this book took when giving more information about Daniel and what he was up to. IT WAS SO GOOD!
One small point of critique is that I wish there would have been more details on how this “thing” was resolved in the end. It was such a major plot point – for me at least – but didn’t play any role anymore in the end. That was a bit of a bummer. I really wanted to know more!
Je Nie Fleming was new to me although she’s an experienced audiobook narrator and actress. I loved her different voices and intonations! Overall, this was a fantastic audio production.
But generally speaking, I have to say that I really wish Hachette, just like Penguin for Real Men Knit, would have made the effort of casting two #OwnVoices narrators for this Dual Point of View Romance. This is the third review in a row in which I’m criticizing this exact thing. And while all of these audiobooks – The Boyfriend Project, Real Men Knit, and The Trouble with Hating You – were absolutely wonderful, as an avid Romance audiobook listener, I’m simply used to having a male and a female sounding narrator for Dual PoV stories. I believe it’s the standard these days and I hope the big publishers will catch up soon and make that extra effort in the future.
The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon was just released and I hope you have an Audible credit ready for it because IT IS ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT!
Yes, I know, I’ve typed in a lot of caps today. But the problem with reviewing books I love is that I don’t want to give too much away, so I just have to make you understand how happy this audiobook made me. Obviously, the solution is writing in caps 😀
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