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The Dating Playbook by Farrah Rochon
Genre: Steamy Romance | 368 Pages | Published: 8.17.21 by Forever Pub
Book Jacket Synopsis:
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?
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- “A person’s occupation does not define them. It’s not a measure of how good a person they are.”
Review & Thoughts
The Dating Playbook is the second in The Boyfriend Project series and it’s a steamy one! I really enjoyed Taylor and Jamar’s relationship. There was an underlining reminder of the importance of being in tune with your body and knowing how far you can physically push it. Guilt and forgiveness also played a large role in this story in addition to understanding different perspectives.
Another really important topic of the story touches on the stigma in society but especially in the black community surrounding mental health and learning disabilities. It’s an important reminder to take care of your mental health and wellness in general and to seek help where needed.
I’m looking forward to London’s story! I feel like these books would make for a great book to tv series adaptation. So much drama, romance, and real-life situations filled with troubles and triumphs. It would make for great tv entertainment.
Themes & tropes: fake relationship, mental health, learning disabilities, guilt, blame, forgiveness, education, financial trouble, physical injury, fitness, health & wellness
Recommend for: fans of romance, fans of fake relationship tropes | My Review Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥.5 | Steam Rating: R
Book Format & Source: I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from Forever Pub via NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
About Farrah Rochon
Author Bio from Goodreads: 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.
When she is not writing in her favorite coffee shop, Farrah spends most of her time reading her favorite romance novels, hanging around on Twitter, and trying to attend as many Broadway shows as her budget will allow. An admitted sports fanatic, Farrah feeds her addiction to football by watching New Orleans Saints games on Sunday afternoons.
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