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?

Titles in The Boyfriend Project series include — The Boyfriend Project

Title:  The Boyfriend Project
Series:  The Boyfriend Project #1
Author:  Farrah Rochon
Genre:  Romance
Published:  June 9, 2020
Publisher:  Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
My Rating:  4.5 stars

I had such a good time with ‘The Boyfriend Project‘ from that attention-grabbing beginning right up until the final page I was hooked on this one.  Samiah’s story hits right in the heart and the giggle zone as one three-timing ex gets exactly what he most righteously deserved, and three women find themselves as new best friends with a common cause and goals.  I will admit there was some mental fist-pumping going on at my end when a disastrous date video turned into so much more for one sleazy, cheating, loser of a jerk.

There are several things about Samiah, London, and Taylor that I enjoyed.  Probably most was the fact that they were all taking no crap, strong women who were not afraid to take down a jerk for all the world to see.  No hiding in the shadows for these ladies, they dealt with the problem and moved on.  They bonded over the event, didn’t place blame on each other – they knew who was the villain in this situation.  They made the choice to focus on themselves with a newly built support system in place and friends at their backs as they put the attention on their own needs and not romance.  I liked Samiah, London, and Taylor for different reasons but I liked their strength, their determination, and their belief in themselves which turned easily into belief in each other no matter what comes.

Fate always seems to have a curveball to pitch when we least expect it, and that particular curveball for Samiah was Daniel.  She was done with romance for at least six months but this guy clicked all the right checkmark boxes for Samiah.  And she was tempted for certain.  Trouble was that Daniel isn’t exactly what he’s showing fellow employees right now.  Sure, he’s good at his job, a basically nice guy, but he’s also undercover and won’t risk blowing his cover.  Watching Daniel and Samiah dance around the friendship, the office romance, the not dating and the undercover lie was a journey well worth taking.

Saying much more would involve spoilers so I’ll simply say that if you love a really good Romantic Comedy, if seeing the perfect revenge play out before your eyes always give you a thrill, if you just love a good love story with people who feel real and are acting in a believable fashion are your Romance reading requirements then you’re gonna love ‘The Boyfriend Project‘.  Now comes the wait for the next title in this series, and I’ll be keeping an eye out for that for certain.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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