Author: Farrah Rochon
Title: The Boyfriend Project
Print Length: 353
Publishing house: Headline Eternal (June 9, 2020)
Thank you to NetGalley for this reading
Samiah Brooks never thought she would be ‘that’ girl. But a live tweet of a horrific date reveals the painful truth: she’s been catfished by her three-timing jerk of a boyfriend.
Suddenly Samiah – along with the two other ‘girlfriends’, London and Taylor – have gone viral. Now the three new besties are making a six-month pact: no men, no dating, just time to focus on themselves.
This means Samiah can finally focus on her exciting career in app development – so having the deliciously sexy and distracting Daniel Collins walk into her office definitely isn’t part of her plan…
But is Daniel really boyfriend material – or is he simply too good to be true?
Samiah works as an engineer at a tech company. She is a young successful woman ready to take the world. Her peaceful life changed after being catfished by her boyfriend in front of the whole world through a live tweet going viral. Along with her new friends, she decided to make a pact; no dating, just time to focus on themselves. But with the arrival of Daniel Collins the new employee, things will not be easy for Samiah to handle.
I thought we all decided we were no longer living our lives based on what other people think we should be doing. Or because it’s what society says we should do.
I have been impressed by Samiah’s character. She is an inspiring ambitious young black woman with the desire to pave the way for young black girls in the tech domain which is mainly led by men. Through Samiah’s character, the author shows how it can be challenging for black people to have the same opportunity than others. In fact I felt the pressure she always put herself in. She wanted to set the way even if it means forget her own happiness. But fighting for your dreams doesn’t mean you have to neglect yourself. It’s all about finding a balance.
I am not afforded to the luxury of making a mistake. When I mess up, it just makes it that much harder for the next bright, young black girl who has much to contribute to this field
The boyfriend project is more than a love story. It’s about friendship and chasing for your dream, and your happiness. Samiah’s journey with her new friends was funny to follow, each one trying to find their way and supporting each other without any judgement. A true friendship goal. The love story between Samiah and Daniel was intense, sexy, sensual and refreshing. The relationship between them will be surprising. The storyline about Daniel was a bit predictable but nice to follow.
The boyfriend project is definitely a story to read, especially in this sensitive time. It pictures important topics in a funny and easy way. Just read it please.