Book: “The Boyfriend Project” by Farrah Rochon
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Finally, we have a romance novel that 21st century women can really rally behind! “The Boyfriend Project” by Farrah Rochon features a contemporary storyline featuring main character, Samiah who is a STEM genius working at a tech company called Trendsetters. After she faces a public break up that goes viral, Samiah forges a pact with two new girlfriends that they will avoid guys at all costs and focus on their own goals. However, just after she starts to make progress on her goal, Samiah meets an irresistible new coworker. Will he complicate everything? Will she be able to achieve her dreams while working alongside the man that dominates them?
Author Farrah Rochon has created such a wonderful representation of what it means to be a woman in today’s age. Samiah has an intellect that often times romance characters lack. Her banter with Daniel, the male lead character, is witty and seductive without being crass. The book stands out brightly among other romance novels, as the genre typically down plays a woman’s intelligence or leaves the male character consistently in control of the story line.
The novel also brings up several issues that modern women will be able to identify with. Situations in the book touch on the topics of racial and gender based stereotyping. The inclusion of these hot button topics makes the book more than just an fun story! This is a must-read for those people searching for a romance novel that is both entertaining and insightful.
Recommendations: The book definitely hails from the romance genre, so expect a lot of romantic interactions with some sexual content intended for older readers. If that’s not your jam, then you are better off picking up a different book.
Please note: I received this novel from NetGalley and the publisher for free in exchange for a honest review.