Greetings and welcome to another review where I basically shout things in bullet point form and hope the sentiment lands! This week’s review is for The Boyfriend Project, the first book in a new series from author Farrah Rochon. Without further ado, let’s get into the review!
– WOMEN in STEM
– BLACK women in STEM!
⁃ Last time: BLACK men in STEM.
⁃ Oh wait: BLACK women owning their own business.
Now that I’ve gotten my main shouting points out, let’s get on to the actual review.
Samiah is a late-20-something Black woman working in the very male dominated tech industry in Texas. We start the story following with Samiah getting all gussied up for a date with her sorta-boyfriend, Craig. Craig cancels, so Samiah spends her time listening to her sister read the live-tweets of a girl on a horrible first date. Further listening reveals that the scumbag man who stood Samiah up is the same man who is the subject of these live tweets!!
A few days later, the smoke has cleared and Samiah’s back at work where she meets mixed reactions praise, scorn, and shock, however, there’s a kindaaa cute new guy who’s just started at the company. Turns out, he’s not all that he seems, but that doesn’t matter because Samiah’s feeling him and she’s not alone.
My eARC of The Boyfriend Project was graciously provided to me by the publisher via Netgalley. TBP released on June 9th from Forever Romance, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing. This OwnVoices romance novel is sure to delight readers and educate the layperson a little bit about the technology field. For more information on Ms. Rochon’s previous works and her upcoming projects, check her out online at https://www.farrahrochon.com.