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Review: The Dating Playbook by Farrah Rochon

This might be my favorite so far of the Boyfriend Project novels. Taylor and Jamar are endearing and relatable even as they struggle to be vulnerable. To not let pride and expectations get the better of them. Keep reading this book review for my full thoughts.


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?


(Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

I fell in love with Taylor from The Dating Playbook. The ways she is trying so hard against society’s pre-judgements. How she feels so inferior to those around her. My favorite element of The Dating Playbook were the characters. The ways Taylor falls into old habits and catches herself falling into expectations – especially negative ones? Or the ways Jamar struggles to try not to let the outside voices of others effect him? Full of heart and incredibly relatable, I ended up looking forward to ending my day with The Dating Playbook.

And don’t even get me started on how much I enjoyed Taylor working through her journey with her learning disorder. The adult learning disorder representation is unlike any I’ve ever read. The Dating Playbook explores how much of a difference support can make. How we may think we have a plan, but we can’t live life strictly according to a plan. We want to control our own story and ending, our own life and choices, but some things aren’t up to us. While this has to be my favorite of the series so far, I have a feeling the sequel with London will be my favorite!

Find The Dating Playbook on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, & The Book Depository.


What is your favorite series where the sequels are side characters from the past books?

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