30-year-old computer engineer Samiah Brooks is dominating in her professional life but not so much in her love life. After a confrontation with a cheating date goes Twitter viral she and her friends decide they need to put off finding a boyfriend and instead do a boyfriend project–a special project just for themselves before they look for a boyfriend. Samiah’s geared up to focus on building a new app when her company’s newest hire, Daniel Collins, strolls into her office and right into her heart.
But, oh yeah he’s actually an undercover federal agent investigating money laundering at the tech company where Samiah works so…. 😬
I have to give it up to Rochon because this book worked for me even though the undercover hero trope is my least favorite thing ever. I didn’t even know that was apart of it until I started reading. The trope usually involves a lot of lying to the heroine but I feel like Daniel walks this line well. Also, Samiah ‘s work was in no way related to the investigation but I still wish he’d told her sooner!
Their romance is a slow burn romance in the best possible way, the two build a general fondness through their shared love of programming and building connection. Don’t get me wrong though, once the match is lit things really get hot. Richly scenic Austin, Texas and wonderland-like offices of Samiah’s employer provide an eclectic and fully felt backdrop.
The Boyfriend Project is a vibrant, modern-day romance from veteran romance author Farrah Rochon about finding yourself ( and passion) when you least expect it.
There is a bunch of competence porn in this book and I’m SO tempted to give this book to my brother just to see how a computer programmer would actually ready this. Because a lot of the coding stuff went over my head.