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‘Relatable and real… I smiled the whole time I was reading’ Andie J. Christopher
‘The free-spirited, tell-it-like-it-is page-turner you’ve been looking for!’ Kwana Jackson
What happens when three women discover, thanks to the live tweeting of a disastrous date, that they’ve all been duped by the same man? They become friends of course!
Three friends. One pact. And a temptation to break the rules…
Samiah Brooks never thought she would be ‘that’ girl. But a live tweet of a horrific date reveals the painful truth: she’s been catfished by her three-timing jerk of a boyfriend.
Suddenly Samiah – along with the two other ‘girlfriends’, London and Taylor – have gone viral. Now the three new besties are making a six-month pact: no men, no dating, just time to focus on themselves.
This means Samiah can finally focus on her exciting career in app development – so having the deliciously sexy and distracting Daniel Collins walk into her office definitely isn’t part of her plan…
But is Daniel really boyfriend material – or is he simply too good to be true?
What books do you enjoy reading?
I’ve always been a lover of the romance genre, of course. However, I’ve recently started listening to mysteries and suspense thrillers on audiobooks. I absolutely love them!
Who are your favourite authors?
My favorite authors of all time are Judith McNaught and Julie Garwood.
What is your writing process/routine?
I am big on outlining. I usually take several weeks to brainstorm and outline the entire book before I start writing. Once I’m ready to start writing the first draft, I try to write for at least 7-8 hours each day, with the hopes of finishing the first draft in about a month. I then take several months to revise and polish the manuscript.
Which part of the day do you usually write?
I treat my writing day like a normal nine-to-five workday. I try to start writing by 9 am and will work until about 5 pm, with some breaks throughout the day. Of course, if I’m on a deadline crunch I may write until midnight.
What is the most difficult part of writing?
The revising is probably the hardest because it’s where the perfectionist in me really comes out. I labor over each and every sentence and basically drive myself bananas trying to make it the most perfect sentence I’ve ever written.
Did you have a set ending planned when you began writing?
Because I plot the book from beginning to end before I ever began writing, I usually have a firm idea of how the book will end. However, I have written books in the past that did not follow the script. That’s the great thing about writing fiction, sometimes books take on a life of their own, and I, as the author, get to go along for the ride.
What type of research did you have to do for this book? How long did you spend on this?
THE BOYFRIEND PROJECT required a significant amount of research because both Samiah and Daniel’s occupations are so central to the story. I’m not the most tech-savvy person, so I spent weeks researching software technology and how to build a phone app. Also, I don’t want to spoil the book for readers who haven’t read it, but Daniel’s real job also required lots of research.
What do you hope your readers take away from this book?
THE BOYFRIEND PROJECT is about following your dreams and following your heart. I hope readers recognize that Samiah’s choice to no longer settle for someone just because society pushes the narrative that a woman needs
What inspired THE BOYFRIEND PROJECT?
I’m a huge fan of Twitter, and several years ago I was completely enthralled by someone who live-tweeted about two strangers who met on an airplane and seemed to be hitting it off. It gave me the idea to start the story based on a live-tweeting event.
If this were made into a movie or series, who would you want to star in it?
American actress Meagan Good would be the perfect Samiah, and ex-NFL star Will Demps is actually who I based Daniel’s character on, so it would be really great if he also knows how to act.
What are you reading at the moment?
I’m currently reading an advanced copy of a debut novel, WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES by Denny S. Bryce. It is set in during the Jazz Age (1920’s) in Chicago, Illinois and it is absolutely lovely.
What advice would you give to an aspiring author or an author hoping to be published?
Don’t be discouraged if you aren’t able to sell your first book. I wrote five manuscripts before I was able to find a publisher. Also, stay true to your own writing voice, because it’s what makes your writing special.
My Review of The Boyfriend Project:
This is an absolutely fantastic book. I have found this engaging and addictive with an absolutely phenomenal writing style. This is interesting and unique.
The story is exciting from the very beginning and has everything you want from a romcom. This book contains witty banter and sizzling chemistry with a range of likeable characters. The book also has a STEM female role model which is amazing.
There are suspenseful elements within the story. This is a cute and light read which is playful, sweet and keeps you guessing. This has an immersive and well-drawn setting. It is a fantastic read.
I am a fan of this author, this is definitely a five star read.
About the Author:
A native of south Louisiana, USA Today Bestselling author Farrah Rochon officially began her writing career while waiting in between classes in the student lounge at Xavier University of Louisiana. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier and a Masters of Arts from Southeastern Louisiana University, Farrah decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a published novelist. She was named Shades of Romance Magazine’s Best New Author of 2007. Her debut novel, Deliver Me, the first in her Holmes Brothers series, garnered rave reviews, earning Farrah several SORMAG Readers’ Choice Awards.
Farrah is a two-time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award and has been a Romantic Times Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award nominee. In 2015, Farrah won the Emma Award for Author of the Year.
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