The Dating Playbook
When a personal trainer agrees to fake date her client, all rules are out the window in this "fun, heartfelt, and totally relatable" romantic comedy named one of the best of the year by USA Today, NPR, and Entertainment Weekly (Abby Jimenez, NYT bestselling author of Life's Too Short).
When it comes to personal training, Taylor Powell kicks serious butt. Unfortunately, her bills are piling up, rent is due, and the money situation is dire. Taylor needs more than the support of her new best friends, Samiah and London. She needs a miracle.
And Jamar Dixon might just be it. The oh-so-fine former footballer wants back into the NFL, and he wants Taylor to train him. There's just one catch—no one can know what they're doing. But when they're accidentally outed as a couple, Taylor's game plan is turned completely upside down. Is Jamar just playing to win . . . or is he playing for keeps?
USA Today Best Rom-Coms of 2021
NPR Best Romances of 2021
Kirkus Best Romances of the Year
Vulture Best Romances of 2021
SheReads Best of the Year nominee – Romance
Rochon follows The Boyfriend Project with a nuanced rom-com that sees Taylor Powell working to launch her career as a fitness consultant. Taylor is broke, struggling to get her business off the ground and fearfully considering the possibility that her only way forward is to go back to school. The solution to her problems comes in the form of former NFL star Jamar "Diesel" Dixon, who hires her as his personal trainer after attending her pop-up workout session. Jamar hopes to return to the field after an injury and offers Taylor a hefty fee to get him back into shape. But he has one condition: to avoid feeding into fan speculation about his career, no one can know they're working together. Taylor agrees, and to cover the true nature of their relationship when pressed by reporters, she blurts out that they're lovers. With both of their careers on the line, the pair create a "Dating Playbook" to guide their fake relationship but the game plan changes when their chemistry becomes too powerful to ignore. There's no shortage of sexual tension, and Rochon's emphasis on boundaries and healthy communication creates a strong central pairing. Exploring themes of self-doubt and recovery, this emotional romance is sure to win hearts.
I’m hooked and I want more !!!
Good Story - Too Trashy
I enjoyed the plot and most parts of the characters. I do wish we had ratings for books nowadays. The book started out promising but as with most of Hollywood Movies it became crass and filthy talking. Otherwise I would have enjoyed it .