The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon | Book Review

Hello, book lovers! πŸ’•

The following is from Goodreads:

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?

MY THOUGHTS:

The main thing that I enjoyed about this book was the fact that the main female character, Samiah, was extremely independent and successful. It’s not everyday that I read a book where it’s already established that the main character has her career in place already. Or that she’s driven to succeed even after. That’s truly inspiring as a woman reading about women being successful, especially in the field that Samiah is in (app development and computer science).

It’s no surprise that there is diversity in this book. I mean, it’s right on the front cover that the main characters are black. Like I mentioned in my post about the diverse books I want to read, I haven’t read as many books with black main characters as I would have liked. So I’m really glad that I can add this to the list of diverse books I’ve read.

All of the characters were fleshed out and really interesting to read about. I could really get a sense of who they were and their personalities. It made them more realistic and likable. They felt like real people rather than cardboard cutouts. Honestly, I think that when I finished reading, I forgot that they were actually fictional characters and not real people.

I really loved this book, especially the beginning because it hooked me instantly and kept me wanting to constantly keep reading. It literally made me laugh out loud with the horrible date that was being live Tweeted. Watching that whole ordeal unfold was a lot of fun. Also there was a sense of mystery with the love interest’s identity and why he started working at the same company as Samiah. Anything with mysterious identities always grabs my attention. I’m a sucker for that trope because it is interesting to see how everything is going to play out in the end.

So overall, I really enjoyed this book. It had a great sense of humor that kept me interested throughout the entire book. I’d definitely recommend this if you enjoy romance books that have strong female characters who can hold their own, but there’s also a swoon-worthy love interest as well.

Have you read this book? What’d you think? I’d love to discuss it in the comments below!

Published by The Reading Addict

I am a twenty-something-year-old who is an avid reader. I love anything from young adult fantasy to adult fiction to young adult contemporary.

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