Sunday, June 7, 2020

#ARCREVIEW: The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

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The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: June 9th, 2020
Format: egalley*
My Rating: 

GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N ★ 
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?

I'm really conflicted about this review for a couple reasons. I loved that this was about a black woman in tech who knew all her stuff and it doesn't shy away from talking about the micro-aggressions she goes through in the workplace. But at the same time the plot about WHY Daniel was at her workplace just didn't interest me all that much. I honestly felt like there was a lot on that conflict that the romance took a back seat. So while I did enjoy this one, there were things about it that I didn't enjoy.

Right off the bat, the book starts with Samiah finding out her boyfriend has been two-timing her, with two other women. I loved that instead of being angry at the other women the three band together against the jerkface. They even become friends because of it. I liked that a lot!

I got to be honest, I don't think I would want to work in tech. It sounds like a complete nightmare to me. At one point Daniel says he has to make an excuse to take a phone call outside because Trendsetters wants to provide their employees with everything so they don't have to leave the building. Yes, so they don't have to leave the building! That annoyed me so much, because these tech companies basically want you to work 24/7 and that part of America society annoys me so much. 

Things get a little dicey at the end of the book because of Daniel's job, just as you would expect it to. But don't worry there is an HEA! I enjoyed this one, but I just don't think workplace romances are really my thing. 

*I received a review copy of this book, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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