Publication Date: June 9, 2020
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Genre: Romance/Own Voices
Dates Read: June 4 – 17, 2020
Format: eARC provided by Publisher via NetGalley
“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?”
The Boyfriend Project was a pretty good read, but I did have a few things I wasn’t in love with.
What I liked:
I really loved our main character Samiah. She was such a cool badass female working in the Tech industry. I loved how we got to see who she was and the experiences that she has had that made her who she was today. I also really loved her two friends. The way that the book was set up in the first chapter was so awesome and really pulled me into the story. It was hilarious and a great start to this awesome female friendship that the three of them have.
What I didn’t like:
I had such a hard time about halfway through this book. The story centers around their work at this Tech company, and that’s great, except that it really starts to get bogged down by details of the work itself, and not so much about the romance anymore. I also felt that there was no climax to the story. It was building and building and it fell flat for me. I also had an issue with the sex scene. It read super awkward and it really felt like it was written by someone who had never had sex before lol Maybe it was meant to feel awkward coming off the page, but I don’t know about you, but if this couple is falling in love, the sex shouldn’t feel awkward.
Overall though, I did enjoy this one. The own voices aspect was really great, and I loved the characters and female empowerment vibes. I just felt that it fell a bit flat.
**Many thanks to NetGalley, Forever, and Farrah Rochon for the advanced eARC and in exchange only for my honest thoughts and review.**