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The Boyfriend Project

(The Boyfriend Project #1)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  8,127 ratings  ·  1,958 reviews
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 themselv ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 9th 2020 by Forever
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Five smart, steamy, entertaining, action-packed, addictive, office romance with so much likable couple who conquers our hearts with their sizzling, hot chemistry!

This book at my wishlist and I’m so happy my wish finally come true because it was so much more than I expected. There are so many positive attributes which I truly enjoyed about great books.
The things I adore:

Straight to the point, intriguing, powerful opening scene: Our adorable, badass, hard-worker, successful business woman heroine
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
****4 STARS

Yassssss! This is what I am talking about!

It is about time that romance books featuring black characters are marketed the same way as romance books with white characters have been for years.

There was not white savior or poor, ghetto black woman in sight. What you are getting is a black man and woman being represented just how we are in real life. No stereotypes inserted to be passed off as fact. This is proper representation.

What a breath of fresh fucking air!

I’m so darn giddy about t
Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
Jun 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
What happens when 3 smart girls get screwed over by one guy? They get together and form The Boyfriend Project. I loved this book! I was pretty sure I was going to enjoy it after reading the rave reviews, I just didn't realize how much. It was so much more than a rom-com. There was some depth and a little mystery thrown in there too.

Samiah has it going on...she has a great job...a great job...oh yes and a great job. That is her life. She doesn't have time for friends and dudes. Yet she falls for
sarah xoxo
The Boyfriend Project is a refreshing office-romance that I enjoyed reading, but had some mixed feelings about.

We follow Samiah Brooks, a badass black woman working for a major tech company. She finds out that she was catfished by her boyfriend, who was simultaneously dating two other women. She confronts him with the two other girls, Taylor and London, and team up to expose him. They develop a friendship, and end up making a pact to concentrate on themselves for the next six months and not let
Nah. This book wasn’t it for me. Boredom and lack of... everything made me quit.
The most exciting thing that happened was when they humiliated that idiot at the beginning of the book and that was it.

DNF at 41%.
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Finally… a few days off of work. And there’s nothing I like more than to end my work week with a fun rom- com. Perfect to pick me up and leave a smile on my face before my work week begins once again. Apparently that was asking too much. It was sadly lacking the Rom of romance, and the Com of comedy failed to make an appearance as well.

Samiah Brooks discovers the man she’s been dating has also been dating at least two other the same time! Busy boy! Since one of these women is live-po
This was okay. I just finished the audiobook and there were some things I really enjoyed about this book and other things I didn't. I love our main character in this book and I love that she's a badass bitch that works in Tech. I love seeing more female lead characters with jobs like this, it's very empowering, and I loved the female friendships in this book. They were so cute to read about, but the romance was where this book fell flat for me. I didn't feel the chemistry between these two and, ...more
This book was EVERYTHING you want in a romcom! Fantastic characters... witty banter... sizzling chemistry... fabulous female friendships... swoony romance... Farrah Rochon, you queen! This was fab! The book kicks off with Samiah finding out her boyfriend is cheating on her not only with one, but two other women. The upside to this is that Samiah and the other two women Taylor and London form a fast friendship. Bonding over Craig the sleaze. The girls decide to form a pact and call it the boyfrie ...more
Jessica | JustReadingJess
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Boyfriend Project is the perfect uplifting rom com about strong women.

I absolutely loved The Boyfriend Project. I read a chapter sampler on NetGalley and have been impatiently waiting to read the rest of the book.

I love the characters in The Boyfriend Project. Samiah, London and Taylor all are focusing on their careers. Taylor worries about what her family thinks of her career and Samiah and London are like her older sisters encouraging her to follow her dreams. Samiah has an app idea that s
Sep 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
In The Boyfriend Project Samiah Brooks is captured on video calling out a shady dude who pulled the same stunts with 2 other women, Taylor and London, and the video goes viral. It’s not the type of attention Samiah needs though it does result in some welcome female friendships with Taylor and London. The 3 women commit to focusing on other projects rather than men for the next 6 months.

Samiah is a dedicated project manager at a software company in Austin and hopes to develop her own app someday
Emer (A Little Haze)
I read romantic fiction for the escapism. I like that I know the ending before I even start the book. I like that I know there are going to be two characters that are destined to be together and will have to get over a roadblock in their relationship at about the 80/85% mark that will make it seem like their relationship is doomed but it won’t be because of one last great big gesture that will have me swooning at the end.

This book gave me all of that.... (although there’s a big old but coming..
3 stars


This was my first book by Farrah Rochon and I enjoyed her writing style. I'll for sure pick up more by her in the future. 

Samiah's story starts out in a unique way. It's a twitter thread her sister finds online has her meeting two incredible women she becomes friends with. Samiah is in her late twenties and is successful and driven. She, along with her two new friends, decide to focus on what they want in their lives and careers and not on men. Of course, that very week a new employe
Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
5 Stars!

I LOVED this book for so many reasons. Everyone should go pick it up, right now!!

Samiah is a woman in tech, so she already has to work harder when it comes to her career. She also wants to find a partner. She is seeing someone and thinks it may work, until she starts reading someone's "disastrous date" tweets and she realizes this is the man she's been seeing. Her and 2 other women (who have all been seeing him at once) confront him at once and form an unlikely bond. They make a boyfrien
may ❀
someone tell me why it's still legal to use 3rd person perspective in romance novels

also the secret agent thing just really didn't do it for me :/


buddy read with my romance reading buddy, menna ❤️

Thank youuuu Netgalley for approving me for this title!!
Fadwa (Word Wonders)
This was one of my most anticipated releases of 2020, and boy do I wish I'd loved it. I really wanted to, but it ultimately was a let down on most fronts, and this hurts my soul to say. 

The premise of The Boyfriend Project set it up to be a new favorite of mine, and through all my excitement and even when I started the book, never once did it cross my mind that this is a book I might dislike. Three women who form a strong bond after being cheated on by the same asshole? Friendship? Office romanc
Susanne  Strong
What happens when you discover that the man you’ve been dating has also been dating several other women? Thanks to Twitter, Samiah gets the scoop on her man’s date with another one of his girlfriends and decides to confront him. Turns out she’s not the only one to do so and that confrontation goes viral. Luckily for Samiah, she got two new best friends out of the deal: London and Taylor. Not too shabby if you ask me!

After what has happened to these ladies, they make a pact: No dating for 6 mont
K.J. Charles
Contemporary romance with a fabulous cover (hey look you can have a cartoon style cover with facial features!) and a barnstorming opening. I thoroughly enjoyed Samiah's Twitter-famous discovery that she was triple timed, and the friendship she develops with the other women. Daniel is a strong lead and the romance bounds along with a nice slow burn followed by lots of heat and strong setting.

But--argh--I really fell out with Daniel in the Bad Thing At The End. This is very much a case of YMMV an
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Why I love it
by Abby Jimenez

In the current state of our world, I have been zeroing in on the things that bring me comfort: friends and family who make me laugh, good food (I’m cooking up a storm), and the hope I find in romance novels. Which is why I’m thrilled to recommend Farrah Rochon’s The Boyfriend Project, which offers a combination of all three, and then some!

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a viral video connoisseur, so the first chapter of this book was my catnip. While getting dolled
4 sweet STEM stars!

This is a book that wasn't on my radar, but when the opportunity presented itself with the ALC program, I thought I would check the book out. I'm really loving the rom com genre and the girl squad/female in STEM aspect was certainly appealing.

First of all, I would give 10 stars to the narrator, Je Nie Fleming. She is AMAZING. I want her to narrate my life. Seriously. It's been a tough month with stress at work and listening to her voice and interpretation of these characters g
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-releases
June 15, 2020:

The Boyfriend Project is an adult contemporary romance that is more than two strong personalities growing feelings for each other as it dives slightly into the trope of an undercover agent falling for the colleague at a workplace he's inspecting at; and brings a confident woman to the front and center as she fights the themes of misogyny, sexism, and racism in the tech industry through an insightful narration.

Representation: Black MC woman; half-African American, half-Korean MC
I have been loving reading romances about women in business and women in tech. In this one, Samiah is in the tech industry and has always had to work harder to prove herself because she's a woman. This starts off with Samiah realizing that she's dating someone who is also dating two other girls. The girls end up becoming friends and swearing off men so that they can focus on themselves. Of course, a cute new guy ends up working at Samiah's work!

When this started, I really enjoyed the story. I l
Cute and light.

I normally go for the type of story that tugs at you, and evokes important discussions. After getting Little Fires Everywhere and The Girl with the Lounding Voice from BOTM I decided to go for this book as a change of pace. I guess the book was good, a little cheesy for my taste. If we were allowed out I would recommend for a beachside or airplane ride.

Stay Safe!

Update: I'm rereading for an upcoming @MochaGirlsRead Book club meeting. My view remains the same but with the promise
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was ok
If I've said it once, I've said it a million times: I really don't like insta-love stories. By the same token, I also really dislike stories where the love interests meet and are immediately and irrevocably obsessed with each other, but won't act on their mutual attraction/obsession because they got burned by a significant other in the past/are married to their jobs/are emotionally crippled by some devastating childhood trauma/have a fatal illness/are secretly vampires that want to suck each oth ...more
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book! This was not just a romcom but a great women’s fiction with some suspenseful elements thrown in. The subplots made this such a wonderful read.

The first chapter opened up with an epic scene in a popular restaurant in Austin. Three strong women victimized by a catfishing scheme were all caught in a video posted in social media that went viral over night. Samia, Taylor and London formed an instant friendship #squadgoals and vowed to take care of themselves first with no men and
Basic B's Guide
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved THE BOYFRIEND PROJECT. Smart, sassy and steamy. It has it all!

I buddy read this with @kate_reads and she reminded me of one of the million reasons why I love buddy reads - I learn so much from my friends. With that being said, apparently there is a trope called cinnamon roll hero. Yep, you heard me. You #romancereaders may already be familiar with this but I had not heard it before. “For those of you who don't know, a cinnamon roll hero is a sweet, supportive, kind, and oh-so-
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Boyfriend Project was a fun, fast, and flaming hot romance that had it all!

Smart and strong women with an emphasis on female friendships along with a romance? What more could you ask for?

Samiah and two other women find out they have been conned by the same man... a true friendship is formed quickly. Can I just say how much I loved London and Taylor?! I just love strong female friendships!! These ladies build a pact not to date men for 6 months.... but Samiah finds herself with a hot new se
Aoife - Bookish_Babbling
I was so pleasantly surprised by this book, yes I had high expectations going in as it is no secret I am an absolute sucker for female friendships and although this is perhaps not as central to the story as the blurb would lead one to believe - don't be like me & initially lose sight of the fact this is a romcom 🤦‍♀️ and hopefully you will adore the friendships not only between the three new gal pals, but also Samiah & her sister and the surprisingly sweet bonding between Daniel & Q 🤩

The first 2
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Apr 02, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: april-2020
Full review to come. I had to force myself to through this one.
If you are looking for a refreshing new romance series with strong female characters, look no further than The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon! This book was absolutely hilarious, and I loved everything about it. I listened to the audio and was very impressed with the narrator, Je Nie Fleming. This is the first time I have heard her narrate and I definitely don't want it to be my last. I highly recommend doing the audio for this book because I really thought it brought a lot to the story list ...more
#mystrangereading The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon ⭐️⭐️ I got this book with my BOTM (book of the month) subscription and it was an early release. I was really looking forward to it, and was so disappointed.

My issues:
💻 The lengthy (some times 2-3 pages) inner dialogue, ranting that never moved the plot forward or helped with character development.
💻 All the name dropping to try and prove that they were in Austin or talking about Houston or Philly. These cities are more than the stereotyp
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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 Be ...more

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