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Book Review / Farrah Rochon

Farrah Rochon | The Dating Playbook (The Boyfriend Project #2)

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The Book: 

The Dating Playbook by Farrah Rochon (The Boyfriend Project #2)
Published August 17th 2021 by Forever
Date read: July 22, 2021

The Characters: 


Rating: 4 out of 5.

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The Plot (from Goodreads):

When a personal trainer agrees to fake date her client, all rules are out the window in this delightful romantic comedy from the USA Today bestselling author of The Boyfriend Project!

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?

The Review: 

I loved The Boyfriend Project, so I was extremely excited to read the next book in the series. The Dating Playbook focuses on Taylor’s love story. I would say it can be read as a standalone/out of order, because we only see Samiah from book 1 on their girls’ nights.

Taylor is such a good MC. She’s an amazing personal trainer and is determined to get her business off the ground, but keeps hitting roadblocks. Namely, her lack of a college degree. Until a famous runningback shows up to one of her pop-up classes and hires her as his full-time trainer.

The fake dating trope is one of my favorites, although it didn’t take long for Taylor and Jamar to realize they weren’t faking it. They made the perfect couple. Can you think of a more perfect match than a personal trainer and a football player? Their banter was top-notch (including Jamar’s corny jokes), and I enjoyed how competitive they both were in their workouts.

I loved the learning disability representation and how Taylor overcame the stigma to get the accommodations she needed to be able to go back to school. The message here is that you can still be successful even if you don’t excel at school, and that everyone’s path to success looks different.

As always, I’m already looking forward to the next book. Can’t wait for London’s story in book two!

Rebecca Lee is the perfect narrator for this series. I loved when the narrator’s voice perfectly matches my mental image of the characters! The production quality of this audiobook was smooth and well-edited, and the narrator spoke clearly enough for me to speed it up. Thanks to Hachette Audio for allowing me to access this advanced listener’s copy on Netgalley.

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