My Thoughts On: The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon
Forever / June 9, 2020
Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
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Synopsis:

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 REVIEW

I had a lot of hope for this one and was very excited to read it when it arrived (unexpectedly) on my doorstep. While there were a handful of things I enjoyed about the story, in the end, it just missed the mark for me.

Things I liked:
– The interesting background of it being set in the tech world
– The representation of female friendship and the strong bonds between the friends
– The supportive hero
– The driven and independent heroine

Things that missed the mark for me:
– The romance plotline wasn’t strong enough. This story felt much more like fiction/women’s fiction and I felt the romance was a minor player in the overall story.
– The plot as a whole was a little thin. It didn’t feel like very much happened and I was just kind of bored at certain points and found myself skimming.
– The catalyst at the beginning felt a little like a means to an end. Since it didn’t thread through the entire story, it ended up feeling unnecessary to the story as a whole.

In the end, I think I was just expecting something different than what the book ended up being. If you go into it not knowing much about the story or if you know that the romance plays more of a minor role, it might work out better for you.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


MEET THE AUTHOR: Farrah Rochon

A native of south Louisiana, Farrah Rochon officially began her writing career while waiting in between classes in the student lounge at Xavier University of Louisiana. After earning her Bachelors of Science degree and a Masters of Arts from Southeastern Louisiana University, Farrah decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a published novelist. She was named Shades of Romance Magazine’s Best New Author of 2007. Her debut novel, Deliver Me, the first in her Holmes Brothers series, garnered rave reviews, earning Farrah several SORMAG Readers’ Choice Awards.

In September 2010, Farrah joined the Kimani Romance family with the launch of her new series that follows the life of the fictional New York Sabers football team.

When she is not writing in her favorite coffee shop, Farrah spends most of her time reading her favorite romance novels, hanging around on Twitter, and trying to attend as many Broadway shows as her budget will allow. An admitted sports fanatic, Farrah feeds her addiction to football by watching New Orleans Saints games on Sunday afternoons.

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