The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

Thursday, May 21, 2020


by Farrah Rochon
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Forever
Publication Date: June 9th 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷1/2

I knew I wanted to read The Boyfriend Project when I found out that it featured three women who bond over a loser that catfished them all at the same time. I didn't even care if it had a romance or not because I'm that much of a sucker for books with strong female friendships!

Luckily for me, the female friendships in this book are what dreams are made of! Samiah, London, and Taylor were by far my favorite part of The Boyfriend Project. I loved how these ladies came together and became important support units in each others' lives. The three had such wonderfully distinct personalities that meshed well together. I had a ton of fun watching them interact and just generally be awesome around each other. Samiah's sister was also another character I really loved. She added a ton of humor to the story and I liked the sweet relationship the two shared.

I also really loved Samiah as a protagonist. She is just the kind of character that I love reading about - smart, hardworking, and a complete badass at her job. Her dedication towards wanting to make the tech world more diverse, in particular, was super admirable. She could be tough on herself occasionally, but it was easy to see where she was coming from and I would be lying if I said I didn't relate to her bullheadedness.

Daniel, Samiah's love interest, was also a complete sweetheart who was too charming for his own good. Daniel is undercover at her company and he obviously was not able to open up to Samiah about his reasons for being there. Despite it being a bad idea, he kept being drawn to her. I will admit that I am not a fan of the lie-of-omission trope, so I was initially conflicted by it in The Boyfriend Project. I do think the revelation should have come earlier and there should have been a more in-depth conversation between Daniel and Samiah once the truth came to light and lots more groveling on Daniel's part! I would also be lying though if I said that I wasn't a little bit charmed by how he asked for forgiveness. In the end, I was able to see past Daniel's lies because I did believe that he and Samiah worked well as a couple.

Ultimately, I read this book for the female friendships and it delivered on that front. I grew to really love Samiah, Taylor, and London and I can't wait to see the other two women find their own HEAs.

What are some romance novels with good female friendships?
Let me know in the comments below!

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