S.E. Harmon: The Blueprint



Its Pride Month So funny storyI was looking for a sport romance and Audible recommended this book to me I liked the cover and started listening without reading 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 f books using Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most one narrator Kelly is a woman fullf tattoos and piercings who is dating an arrogant man who wears suits and constantly tries to change her attire as if he s ashamed Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro of her And still I didn t suspect anything He gets downn ne knee in a sports game in front f the fans players and viewers at home and to not embarrass him Kelly says yes but n the way home she tells him she is not interested in marring him He bviously gets upset because all their friend are waiting to celebrate their engagement after watching the proposal Beyond Time Travel - Exploring Our Parallel Worlds: Amazing Real Life Stories in the News (Time Travel Books Book 1) on TV and then he accuses herf 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 ut f the closet That was the point I started to suspectBecause nly then did I realize 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 f the book and Bec (The Demonata, onef the narrators annoyed me all in all it was a cute witty and very funny book especially Kelly s The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins 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 partf a duet While it doesn t end with a cliffhanger the story is definitely not ver 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 ne in the Rules f Possession duet by SE Harmon This is my very first book by this author and I am pretty much bowled ver It s witty and fun sexy sweet with not too much angst Not to mention that I fell totally in love with these two This is a MM sports bi awakening romanceKelly Cannon is a twenty nine year ld physics professor who is penly gay I loved that Our Planet: Our Home on theutside Kelly is an argyle sock cardigan sweater wearing neatly dressed college professor But underneath he is a tattooed pierced man who is proud Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 of who he is and hides nothing Well there isne thing he does hide the way he REALLY feels about his best friend since the second grade Blue Britton Blue Montgomery is an NFL tight end for the Aventura Outlaws Blue is thirty years ld and has been dubbed the Blueprint r prototype Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings of a perfect tight end Blue s life has always been about football Without it he has no idea who he is He and Kelly and been best friends since the beginning They are as different as night and day Blue s life revolving around sports and Kelly who doesn t like to break a sweat But somehow it has always worked Until it didn t In the tapestryf ur life ur threads were so interwoven we d have to unravel the whole blanket to pull them apart Blue and Kelly are so close it s like a marriage without the sex Only for some time Blue has noticed things about Kelly a straight man shouldn t And he is ddly possessive f him like when anyone else looks at him r touches him r speaks to him When a little alcohol loosens his inhibitions a little experimenting happens which changes everything Especially when Kelly finally admits that he s in love with Blue has always been in love with him And now it s time for Blue to decide what he really wants What did I love about this book Just about everything These two were so perfect for each ther I loved the way they were just two halves f a whole My A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) only problem is that when I love characters this much I feel protectivef them And I didn t like that Kelly had to feel pain while keeping his true feelings hidden and finally forcing Blue to decide what he really wanted These two made me smile so much and sigh both ut f frustration and when they were happy I can t wait to finish their story in the second part f this duet A Deeper Blue For about this book and so many thers come and visit me at Carol s Crazy Bookish WorldhttpswwwfacebookcomgroupsCarol RereadSE Harmon does OFY a little differentlyBlue is an NFL player In the End 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 advantagef the easy pportunities there are no expectations and no sleepovers Kelly is a college physics professor tatted and pierced up but a total nerd by his wn admission Openly gay he has zero fucks to give about what people think Except for Blue f course his best friend since grade schoolKelly and Blue have a really close relationship 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 ut that this book does not delicately. Kelly Cannon is satisfied with his life He has friends a wonderful family and a great job But his love life has reached a new level f pitiful Why Well his heart decided to break all the rules 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.

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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 vertones understandably giving me plenty f reasons to furrow my browSo yes I shook my head about 90% f time while listening to this as Blue tries to reconcile these uasi new feelings towards his bff Once they cross the line Blue s not sure about going all in but he s not satisfied in going back to friendship nly either However Kelly isn t about to let him have his cake and eat it too and therein lies the rub Props to Harmon in giving both Kelly and Blue distinct voices completely likeable personalities and a dynamic that bviously clicked It doesn t hurt at all that these two were hot as fire My brain short circuited no less than 8 timesI absolutely believe that the narration by Alexander Cendese and Sean Crisden literally brought Kelly and Blue to life and made them and this story 10 times better They delivered their lines with precision expounding The Age of Treachery on the sarcasm the snark the doubt the back and forth and the above mentioned seriously too hot to handle chemistry between these two UnfDespite my bafflement this was smart and funny and I immensely liked the push pull between Kelly and Blue all the while fanning myself as I listened to this genius narration I m just happy there s a seuel since this ended somewhat suddenly and I look forward tof this mind boggling goodness Thank you to the authorpublisher for the audio in exchange for a honest review The Blueprint gets a THUMBS UP for Best friends to lovers I never get tired f 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 run than his best friend Banter and banter These two have known each ther 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 The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy on the OFY trope Blue doesn t go all drama llama yeah he s worried about whatthers will think if he embraces his gay side and he waffles Seven Sisters New Quilts from an Old Favorite on whether he s bir not like every Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur) 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 kindf an arse when Kelly admits that the experiment is to him that just sex Blue thinks nly about what HE wants His epiphany is triggered by jealousy and a talking to from ne When a Man Loves a Woman of his friends which FINE we all get placesn ur wn terms But I wanted Blue to delve deeper The steam was just so so For a gay virgin and a whole lot Keep From Falling of UST the steamy scenes were really tame they weren t fade to black exactly but they were truncated and perfunctory I needed way sexy for the OFY angle to feel real The ending kindf 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 Catalogue the Insanity 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 really trust Blue to stand by his decision so the ending didn t feel like muchf 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 really cranky and cranky is not the new black Normally I don t change my rating for a book but I am gonna do it this time See when I read and reviewed this book I didn t know it was gonna be a series and that there was gonna be a Audio 275 stars I can t believe it but I was disappointed with the performances Blessed Homecoming of two narrators that I normally enjoy Alexander Cendese 35 stars and Sean Crisden 2 starsStory 3 stars I m not a fanf romcoms I have managed to enjoy a few but that has everything to do with the author s style Shrek of delivery In the casef 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 rolling my eyes I found it hard to believe the MCs were 29 and 30 They acted like high schoolcollege aged boysBased n the ratings it s me and not the book I will gladly wear a defective reader s pin D 45 Stars Something amazing happens in your world when the person you think is crazy special thinks you re kind f special too I don t know if it was just good timing Look Alikes Jr. or what but I really liked thisne And I m kind f mad at myself for waiting so long to read it It pretty much ticked all f my boxesFriends to Lovers checkGFYOFY checkBanter check Sports checkSteam checkPlus relatively low angst I was worried a bit about Blue toying with Kelly But it felt pretty authentic to me the way it all played Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin out given who Blue was and his background and being in the NFL Yeah Blue was an ass about it at times But I really 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 kindf wanted to thump Kelly for his reaction to Blue So in Collecting and Exhibiting Computer-Based Technology: Expert Curation at the Museums of the Smithsonian Institution one way I am glad there will be another book but I also don t want a bunchf drama to go down For now I ll be cautiously He Remembers the Barren optimistic. Ghtens Blue than anythingWhen Kelly admits he’s in love with Blue bonds are tested and Blue has to decide what’s really important He doesn’t want to lose the numberne 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 f plans.

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Handle the OFY arc Harmon has a knack for making her characters blunt with biting honesty and sarcasm These MCs so than any f her Diary of a Library Nerd: An Erotic Diary of One Woman's Metamorphosis 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 comingut story I raised an eyebrow They re going to take my gay card for this I hope you re happy Kelly knows it s a lost cause with Blue He knows there is no amount The Stonemere Park Breast Essays: From The L.C.T.F. Archives of bend to his sexuality So he doesn t shy away from a random dater twoor a uick hookup during this story And for that matter there is some page time with Blue and his lady friend Let the Wolf Howl of the night too not too explicit so don t worryBlue has some niggles about Kelly s dates though He writes itff 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 The Resistible Rise Of Benito Mussolini onThis is the partf 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 f a dick about it He just wants his best friend There s no need to go there r 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 right Everyone should be able to make that choice for themselves but damn their honesty with each Blue Guide New York other consistedf repeated punches to the gutI was mad at Blue for satisfying his curiosity with his best friend knowing how Kelly felt about him How can you call yourself a best friendBut make no mistake it ends well I appreciated the way Blue s acceptance f his evolving sexuality played ut It wasn t hearts and flowers But for an NFL player I found it to be very realistic All that internalized homophobia I imagine has to be a very real thing for athletes especially the Homesick ones with fathers who felt a certain way about the gaysI d say that if you want your OFYBi FY to be a delicate evolution with tonsf self insight and discovery using PC terms this isn t the story 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 read PS I Spook YouI ve been a fan A Criminal Affair of this AuthorI love her writing and she always deliversn the witty banterBlue and Kelly have been best friends foreverInseparable in their youth and their strong friendship hasn t wavered Sangue Derramado over the yearsSurethey love eachther but what Blue didn t realize was that Kelly has been in love with him for as long as he can rememberBlue is a successful NFL playerIt s his passionhis lifeHe s never really 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 and a bit f a hipster type with his piercingstattoos and he s got a whole lot f sassiness going nI could have read about him foreverAnd he s ut and proudWhen Blue gets drunk ne night things get messya bit complicatedsomething neither f 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 nly way but this is something completely foreign to himI kind f got BlueI don t think he consciously led Kelly n with the friends with benefits thingI just think he was really conflicted and yesthere was a lot f 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 Confessions of a Teenage Hollywood Star only thing but really neitherf them stood a chanceThese two had some delicious chemistry going Precious Stones: Their Occult Power and Hidden Significance on and I was than happy with the sex scenesnot too long and drawnut perfect for the storyRecommended read 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 ride 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 The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky 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 hillr i 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 f the classic friends to. Ng at him from all sides From his father who’s nly 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 Works Days on the radar after leaving his family years before And now his relationship with Kelly isn shaky ground and that fri.

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