The Boyfriend Project
A smart and delightful romantic comedy featuring fabulous female friendships and "a great love story." --Jasmine Guillory, bestselling author of Party of Two 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 and no dating. 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 Daniel Collins at work. What are the chances? But is Daniel really boyfriend material or is he maybe just a little too good to be true? "A smart, funny digital-age romance about real women living in the real world. Couldn't put it down!" --Abby Jimenez, USA Today bestselling author of The Happy Ever After Playlist
*Listed as a Best Book of the Year from: NPR, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, Frolic, Insider, BookRiot*Book of the Month selection *LibraryReads selection *O, The Oprah Magazine: Must-Read Black Romance Novels *Cosmopolitan: Best Summer Reads 2020
*Insider: The Best Romance Books of 2020
Rochon (the Holmes Brothers series) woos readers with ample wit and charm in this low-drama workplace romance. Samiah Brooks's life takes a turn when she finds out via Twitter that her beau is cheating on her with two other women. In the applause-worthy confrontation that follows, Samiah loses a boyfriend but forges fast friendships with the women he's cheated with, who join her in kicking the jerk to the curb. The trio, who dub themselves "Squad Goals," makes a pact to forgo relationships for six months to focus on self-care and self-improvement. But then Samiah's tech company hires dreamboat Daniel Collins, and Samiah becomes unsure that she'll be able to keep her promise. Though Samiah and Daniel strike up a comfortable, flirtatious camaraderie that quickly becomes less work and more play, Rochon keeps their romance on a slow simmer as both put their career obligations before their desire to be together. Readers will long for greater emotional connection between the romantic leads but appreciate the emphasis on female friendship and empowerment. This effortless rom-com makes up for its lack of romantic conflict with an extra helping of sweetness.
It’s such a good, pure, and comedic book. I love the positive girl power. It definitely filled me while leaving me wanting more
In the first chapter, you get a glimpse of how epically fierce Samiah is. I was immediately 100% here for these ladies.
This book had me feeling every single emotion I could possibly think of, from laughing and crying to that punched in gut devastation and hope.
There is nothing I love more than super strong female leads but add in that this amazing woman is killing it in a male dominated STEM field? Samiah had me cheering for her so much that I forgot for a second she's not actually real. I loved Daniel too but Samiah is the one that had me swooning my way through this story.
I *need* Taylor and London's stories!! I'll be counting down until I can hang out with #SquadGoals again!!!
Too many Austin references
Lovely book, but sometimes felt like I was reading a travel guide to Austin, and if you aren’t from there or have never visited, it can be a bit much. It didn’t flow naturally.