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August 16, 2021

The Dating Playbook by Farrah Rochon

The Dating Playbook by Farrah RochonThe Dating Playbook by Farrah Rochon
Series: The Boyfriend Project #2
Published by Forever on August 17, 2021
Genres: Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Goodreads
four-half-stars
Also by this author: The Boyfriend Project
Also in this series: The Boyfriend Project
Reading Challenges: GoodReads, NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2021

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About The Dating Playbook

I loved The Boyfriend Project so I’m beyond thrilled that The Dating Playbook lived up to the promise of the first book. This book BRANG it. We read Samiah’s story in The Boyfriend Project and we get Taylor’s, the fitness trainer, story this time.

Taylor got her hit of social media fame after the infamous video of her, Samiah, and London calling out the loser who tried to date all three badass women without them knowing about each other. Sadly, the fame was fleeting, a job fell through because she doesn’t have a college degree, her credit cards are maxed out, and the bills keep coming.

She needs to take her business to the next level but how?

Jamar had to leave the NFL during his rookie year due to a shattered knee. He needs to make an against the odds comeback. And he thinks Taylor can help him achieve his goal. But he wants to keep his possible comeback quiet so no one can know Taylor’s his trainer. When a sports blogger sees them together, the obvious answer is to claim to be dating, right?

My thoughts about The Dating Playbook

Oh my! *fans self* Fake dating and forced proximity plus So.Much.Heat make this the perfect romcom.

I love that Taylor, Samiah, and London are supportive of each other – encouraging and even a little harsh when it’s needed. But Farrah Rochon writes their relationships with each other so well, you can feel the love. And I’m absolutely here for it.

She also touches on a host of deeper issues – grief, obligations, perception of Black men, especially as athletes, CTE, military families. Even how difficult and even intrusive fame can be, even if it brings a more than comfortable lifestyle.

The sweet and spicy banter between Taylor and Jamar was everything. I truly adored all of their conversations about vegetables, especially eggplants. I loved that you could feel the depths of how much they cared about each other – even when they were disagreeing.

And the heat between them was sizzling almost immediately. No fade to black moments here!

In conclusion

The Dating Playbook is a fast-paced, contemporary, steamy romance with well-developed characters that you cannot help but cheer for. I can’t wait until we get London’s story in 2022!

This is perfect for fans Alisha Rai or Jasmine Guillory.

Thank you NetGalley and Forever/Grand Central Publishing for the ARC.

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About Farrah Rochon

A native of south Louisiana, Farrah Rochon officially began her writing career while waiting in between classes in the student lounge at Xavier University of Louisiana. After earning her Bachelors of Science degree 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.

In September 2010, Farrah joined the Kimani Romance family with the launch of her new series that follows the life of the fictional New York Sabers football team.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • GoodReads
  • NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2021
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Laura
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    Thank you for such a lovely review! I read another book by the author but only mildy enjoyed it but your review sparked my interest again! 🥰

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