From the publisher:
Whenever I see a book get this much positive attention, I expect a lot. Understandably so. I am so happy to report that The Boyfriend Project lived up to my expectations!
Samiah is a Black woman at the top of the tech pyramid, and trust me, she had no easy climb. As I have repeatedly heard, it is a tough battle for any woman to get into the tech industry, even harder to move up to a position of authority, and almost impossibly difficult when that woman is Black. But Samiah doesn’t complain, she just has confidence in her own abilities and pushes on.
But this brilliant woman is somehow fooled into dating a man who is dating other women as well. He uses different names, but he has his regular date night restaurants. Samiah’s sister tells her to jump on Twitter, some woman is live-Tweeting a bad date right in her neighborhood. As Samiah watches in real-time, she quickly realizes this is the same jerk she’s been seeing.
Samiah shows up at the restaurant, along with another woman in the same situation. Naturally, a video is immediately uploaded and goes viral. Who wouldn’t want to watch three women turn on a sleazy guy?
The three women decide to get together and quickly become friends. They decide to spend the next six months working on bettering themselves, and not spending any of their valuable time on men.
When Samiah goes back to work, all of her co-workers have seen the video but she just puts her head down and gets back to work, despite being the highlight of office gossip. There is a new guy starting there, Daniel Collins, and he is adorable. And when he approaches Samiah with compassion about the incident, she is very much taken with him. Working together, they become friends and then more. But what Samiah doesn’t know is that Daniel is not who she thinks he is. He knows he should not be getting involved, but when you fall so hard for someone it’s difficult for logic to enter into the relationship.
Of course, everything blows up when Samiah realizes that Daniel has been lying to her. But no worries, this is a romance so a happy ending is in store.
This was one of the best romances I’ve read in a while. I loved how smart the characters were and how real they felt to me. I was totally invested in their story and was sorry to turn the last page. Don’t miss it!
7/2020 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
THE BOYFRIEND PROJECT by Farrah Rochon. Forever; 1 edition (June 9, 2020). ISBN 978-1538716625. 356 pages.
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