[E–pub] The Blueprint
E–pub The Blueprint
Its Pride Month So funny storyI was looking for a sport omance and Audible ecommended this book to me I liked the cover and started listening without eading the blurb The book started with a girl named Kelly and although the narrator was a man I didn t suspect anything because there are lots of books using one narrator Kelly is a woman full of tattoos and piercings who is dating an arrogant man who wears suits and constantly tries to change her attire as if he s ashamed of her And still I didn t suspect anything He gets down on one knee in a sports game in front of the fans players and viewers at home and to not embarrass him Kelly says yes but on the way home she tells him she is not interested in marring him He obviously gets upset because all their friend are waiting to celebrate their engagement after watching the proposal on TV and then he accuses her of being in love with her best friend Blue the famous football playerAnd still I didn t suspect a thing Then Kelly admits to herself she has always been in love with Blue that they were always close and she had to hide her feelings for him because he wasn t attracted to her that he was always there for her ever since they were kids even after she came out of the closet That was the point I started to suspectBecause only then did I ealize this book is MM and Kelly was actuallyA GUYFuck my life So even though it was a surprise I never saw coming I kept listening and while there were clich dramas I didn t like in the second half of the book and one of the narrators annoyed me all in all it was a cute witty and very funny book especially Kelly s outing story which made me laugh like a loon So if you are in a mood for a fun MM book about a man who s in love with his straight best friend you should try this book NOTE this book is part of a duet While it doesn t end with a cliffhanger the story is definitely not over and although I enjoyed it I probably will not continue to the second book soon I listened to the AUDIO version O O E O I T G I IT Y OG O O E E IE GOO E RATING 45 STARSThe Blueprint is book one in the Rules of Possession duet by SE Harmon This is my very first book by this author and I am pretty much bowled over It s witty and fun RereadSE Harmon does OFY a little differentlyBlue is an NFL player on the field and a get himself some player after hours It s not as if it s difficult for a famous NFL star to line up some company for the night He takes advantage of the easy opportunities there are no expectations and no sleepovers Kelly is a college physics professor tatted and pierced up but a total nerd by his own admission Openly gay he has zero fucks to give about what people think Except for Blue of course his best friend since grade schoolKelly and Blue have a eally close elationship They talk multiple times a week even with Blue travelling for football Oh and Kelly has been in love with Blue since forever tooI want to point out that this book does not delicately handle the OFY arc Harmon has a knack for making her characters blunt with biting honesty and sarcasm These MCs so than any of her others It totally worked for me This was fairly anticlimacticMy mother blinked at me That s a good thing isn t itI need a story Ma This is not a good coming out story I aised an eyebrow They e going to take my gay card for this I hope you e happy Kelly knows it s a lost cause with Blue He knows there is no amount of bend to his sexuality So he doesn t shy away from a andom date or twoor a uick hookup during this story And for that matter there is some page time with Blue and his lady friend of the night too not too explicit so don t worryBlue has some niggles about Kelly s dates though He writes it off for a while as just wanting to keep his best friend to himself He doesn t want to share Kelly s time with peopleAnd then a tipsy Blue decides to get his curiosity onThis is the part of the story that made me a tad uncomfortable Of course Kelly isn t going to say no He s been in love with the man for years and has a chance to touch Blue I can t say I blame him too much But Kelly shares his feelings with Blue and Blue is kind of a dick about it He just wants his best friend There s no need to go there or for things to be any different than they ve always been And unltimately I m in the NFL You know how people are That would be making a statement that I ll never be willing to make Shot to the heart But fair enough ight Everyone should be able to make that choice for themselves but damn their honesty with each other consisted of epeated punches to the gutI was mad at Blue for satisfying his curiosity with his best friend knowing how Kelly fe I was a walkingtalking cliche the gay man secretly pining for his straight best friend Friends to Lovers story with two highly likeable characters with great sexual chemistryEver since I ead PS I Spook YouI ve been a fan of this AuthorI love her writing and she always delivers on the witty banterBlue and Kelly have been best friends foreverInseparable in their youth and their strong friendship hasn t wavered over the yearsSurethey love each other but what Blue didn t ealize was that Kelly has been in love with him for as long as he can ememberBlue is a successful NFL playerIt s his passionhis lifeHe s never eally been interested in anything serious and he s definitely not been attracted to men beforeKelly is a Physics Professor and what can I say apart from the fact that I absolutely ADORED himHe s gloriously geeky. Kelly Cannon is satisfied with his life He has friends a wonderful family and a great job But his love life has eached a new level of pitiful Why Well his heart decided to break all the ules Don’t fall in love with a straight guy And definitely don’t fall in love with your best friendNFL standout Britton “Blue” Montgomery has pressure comi.
And a bit of a hipster type with his piercingstattoos and he s got a whole lot of sassiness going onI could have ead about him foreverAnd he s out and proudWhen Blue gets drunk one night things get messya bit complicatedsomething neither of them saw comingBlue definitely finds it difficult to embrace the physical attraction he s feeling towards KellyHe s always been possessive in a friend s only way but this is something completely foreign to himI kind of got BlueI don t think he consciously led Kelly on with the friends with benefits thingI just think he was eally conflicted and yesthere was a lot of back and forwards between them until Blue finally acknowledged his feelingsHe definitely gave mixed signals to Kelly who tried so hard time after time to abide by the friends only thing but eally neither of them stood a chanceThese two had some delicious chemistry going on and I was than happy with the sex scenesnot too long and drawn out perfect for the storyRecommended ead Review copy Warning Gushing uotes that may be spoilers Please proceed with cautionI still can t believe how much I LOVED this book This book checked all boxes sometimes it ain t that deep just go with the flow and you will enjoy thisIt was love at first chapter then I decided to get comfortable and enjoy the ide Best friends to lovers Childhood friends I have loved you for years Butt Virgin Yaaaaasss GeekNerd and Jock Banter Humor Snark Dry Humor every kind of humor BiGFY MC1 Kelly the professor MC2 Blue the NFL playerBlue and Kelly are been friends and have been since they were 12 Kelly is gay and has been in love with Blue for years I was a little embarrassed to even voice the thought I was a walking talking clich the gay man secretly pining for his straight best friend One night when they are drunk Blue decides to give into the attraction that he has been hiding and asks Kelly to Kiss him I was afraid that the book would go down hill or it will be your typical straight guy kisses gay best friend then freaks out and stops talking for half the book I was wrong IMO it got betterI loved that the two of them talked things out I can see why this book got mixed eviews because of Blue I understood him and did not feel that he was stringing Kelly along he was trying to figure things out I loved how he did not make a big deal out of it and like me he went with the flow And now I want a best friend like him Blue genuinely loves Kelly he just didn t know he was in love with him They were born to love and fall in love even though their elationship was somehow codependent bordering unhealthy i enjoyed it And while looks were nice and all that s not what made me love him He was sweet under that tough football player exterior He stood up for me usually when my smart mouth got a little too smart and got me in a pickle And when he got drafted to the NFL he could ve gotten a big head and left me in the dust He didn t Instead he paid off my student loans and helped me financially through graduate school No uestions asked And he didn t bat an eyelash when I told him I was gay I didn t even think it crossed his mind to make me feel weird about it I adored Kelly with his tattoos and piercings and he was a geek I loved that he was not a doormat he stood up for himself and was not afraid to call Blue out when he was being a little bit of douche I loved his sense of humor I was laughing out loud while eading his POV His family was good too I glanced over at the stony face of my ex fianc Robert also known as a suspect in my future murder To be fair he d only been my ex for three minutes I kind of just broke up with himHe didn t take it well The chemistry between these two was on fire and bounced off pages after all they have been best friends for yearsThe Sex scenes were hot and funny yes Kelly and Blue cracked jokes while having sex Let me in sweetheart Trying I said with a grunt It s gonna take me a while to get used to this sucker I guarantee you will He chuckled softly almost uefully I m pretty sure you were made for me Made for you I aised an eyebrow but my sassiness took a hit when he finally eased inside me We both sighed with pleasure I m going to give you a back ub after we e finished You must be tired from hauling that ego around all day He snorted Shut up Kel How do you know you weren t made for me I m older I was around before you were even a thought He stuck out his tongue Deal with it The secondary characters were well written and there was no manufactured drama Just a story about best friends who have loved each other for years finally figuring their shit out I love SE Harmon s writing and her sense of humor Ever since I ead Stay with me I got hooked I am just sad that she has not written many book She is one author I would have loved to binge eadOverall I loved it hard I can t wait for book 2 and maybe 3 and 4 This book deserves 5 stars from me 4 Confounding StarsI m scratching my head as to why I thoroughly enjoyed this because for me there were many things in this book that shouldn t have worked despite this containing the well loved trope of the classic friends to lovers progression However this features an adamantly heterosexual star athlete whose gay bestie is in love with him and is tossed liberally with female bits and in the closet overtones understandably giving me plenty of easons to furrow my browSo yes I shook my head about 90% of time while listening to this as Blue tr The Blueprint gets a THUMBS UP for Best friends to lo. Ng at him from all sides From his father who’s only interested in Blue’s football career From his coaches who just want him to play without getting injured again From the fans From his agent And from his mother who has popped up on the adar after leaving his family years before And now his elationship with Kelly is on shaky ground and that fri.
S.E. Harmon É 9 Summary
Vers I never get tired of this trope Sexual discovery 101 Blue knows he s not the straight arrow he appears to be and whom better to ask for a gay trial un than his best friend Banter and banter These two have known each other for eons and it shows in their easy conversations filled with inside jokes and casual snark Opposites attract Blue is a cocky self assured athlete Kelly is not Fun twist on the OFY trope Blue doesn t go all drama llama yeah he s worried about what others will think if he embraces his gay side and he waffles on whether he s bi or not like every other hour but he doesn t get all weird and angsty If anything he s too laidback and takes Kelly for grantedSo it s all fun and games until someone gets hurt THUMBS down because Blue is kind of an arse when Kelly admits that the experiment is to him that just sex Blue thinks only about what HE wants His epiphany is triggered by jealousy and a talking to from one of his friends which FINE we all get places on our own terms But I wanted Blue to delve deeper The steam was just so so For a gay virgin and a whole lot of UST the steamy scenes were eally tame they weren t fade to black exactly but they were truncated and perfunctory I needed way sexy for the OFY angle to feel eal The ending kind of sucked and surprisingly it wasn t Blue s fault It was Kelly s I don t even get where Kelly was coming from in trying to what PROTECT Blue Blue didn t need protecting He s a grownass man with his own damn mind and he strung Kelly along like enough already let the man do his thing before he flip flops yet again I didn t eally trust Blue to stand by his decision so the ending didn t feel like much of a HEA SE Harmon just doesn t write good endings correct me if I m wrong but I don t think she s ever written an epilogueThe ending made me eally cranky and cranky is not the new black Normally I don t change my ating for a book but I am gonna do it this time See when I ead and eviewed this book I didn t know it was gonna be a series and that there was gonna be a second book This changes a few things for meat least the way I feel about the ending and how things felt a bit ushed So I am upping my ating with half a star The blurb of this one looked all kinds of promising to me I mean Sports Friends to Lovers Opposites Attract and GFY all in one go There were definitely parts of this book that I was very pleased withbut I am sad to say that there were also parts I was not too happy withBlue and Kelly have been friends for a very long time Blue is a NFL player and Kelly is a physics professor Pretty awesome friend duothe nerd and the jock Blue is straight and Kelly is gay Kelly is not completely out but he isn t eally hiding either It s just his family he still has to tell His coming out to his family was one of the greatest scenes in this book I need a story Ma This is not a good coming out story Kelly has been not so secretly in love with Blue for a long long time Kelly knows that Blue is straight as an arrow and he knows he has zero chances but that doesn t stop him from pining for his best friendand yes I do mean pining One drunken night changes everything for these two close friends thoughNow I normally have no problems with GFY stories I love them I am especially a big fan of the straight guy figuring out all the pleasures of gay loving PWhat I am not a fan of though is the straight guy stringing along his best friend who is madly in love with him and using him in secret just to get his ocks off I have a plan Kel and this is nowhere in that plan Eventually I want to get married Have kids You know how important family is to meI was angry with Blue and I was hoping he would make up for his behaviourand in the end he didbut it was too late for meNow don t get me wrong There were definitely parts I eally enjoyed in this book It s also extremely funny so I eally laughed my ass off I was just so dissapointed with Blue s behavior It was very hard to get passed that The ending feels like a HFN not a HEA My eviews are posted on DirtyBooksObsession Audio 275 stars I can t believe it but I was disappointed with the performances of two narrators that I normally enjoy Alexander Cendese 35 stars and Sean Crisden 2 starsStory 3 stars I m not a fan of omcoms I have managed to enjoy a few but that has everything to do with the author s style of delivery In the case of this story it didn t work for me The tone was too comedic I did chuckle every now and then but mostly I was shaking my head andor olling my eyes I found it hard to believe the MCs were 29 and 30 They acted like high schoolcollege aged boysBased on the atings it s me and not the book I will gladly wear a defective eader s pin D 45 Stars Something amazing happens in your world when the person you think is crazy special thinks you e kind of special too I don t know if it was just good timing or what but I eally liked this one And I m kind of mad at myself for waiting so long to ead it It pretty much ticked all of my boxesFriends to Lovers checkGFYOFY checkBanter check Sports checkSteam checkPlus elatively low angst I was worried a bit about Blue toying with Kelly But it felt pretty authentic to me the way it all played out given who Blue was and his background and being in the NFL Yeah Blue was an ass about it at times But I eally believe his brain just hadn t caught up with his body when it came to Kelly Now with that being said the ending was HFN at best I kind of wanted to thump Kelly for his Ghtens Blue than anythingWhen Kelly admits he’s in love with Blue bonds are tested and Blue has to decide what’s eally important He doesn’t want to lose the number one person in his life but the cost to keep Kelly close might be than he’s willing to payIt’s a good thing his nickname is the Blueprint it’s time to draft a new set of plans.
SE Harmon has had a lifelong love affair with writing It’s been both wonderful and rocky they've divorced several times but they always manage to come back together She's a native Floridian with a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Fine Arts and now splits her days between voraciously reading romance novels and suirreling away someplace to write them Her current beta reader is a nosy Amer