Title: Blueprint (Out of the Blue #4)
Author: R.J. Jones
Publisher: Vivid Blue Press
Release Date: October 14th 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 221 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
If only building the foundation for a lasting relationship was as easy as drafting the blueprint.
Jet Black doesn’t date. Even if he wanted a man beyond sex, his ever-watchful identical twin scares potential suitors away. Jet lives with his brother, but since Gray fell in love with Kris, Jet feels like a third wheel. Despite their bond, Jet knows he needs to move out and experience life for himself, whether Gray likes it or not.
After his father dies in a boating accident, Ethan Nichols is devastated. As the last survivor of his family, he feels the need to put down roots. He leaves Australia and returns home to San Francisco and his old architectural firm. But there’s more to building a new life than simply moving house.
Jet and Ethan’s first encounter is brash and anonymous, but when Ethan moves across the hall, their lives become irrevocably linked. Jet is quirky and fun loving, while Ethan is rock steady and dependable. There’s no denying the passionate spark between them.
But Ethan is looking for a more solid foundation than Jet is ready to offer. Until Jet learns to spread his wings and trust Ethan with his darkest secrets, building a life together will be impossible.
**This can be read as a standalone, however it is best enjoyed reading the series in order as side characters play a major role.**
I have to say I quite enjoyed Blueprint by RJ Jones. Going in I wasn’t sure what to expect she’s a new to me author, and this being book 4 in a series- I just hoped I wouldn’t feel lost in the plot. The blurb is what hooked me, and prompted me to take a chance.
Quirky guy + one-night stand + hurt/comfort/healing + a man looking for love = Count me in!
-Jet. As mentioned in the blurb he’s quirky and fun loving. Due to his upbringing and events from his past, he’s never been in a serious relationship. He feels out of his element when things with Ethan seem to be heading in that direction.
-Ethan. I loved him. He was a gentle giant and oh so patient with Jet- and his twin, Gray.
-Narration. It was told from a dual POV- always a win in my eyes.
-Angst. I’ve heard and read that past books in this series were heavy on the angst- this one isn’t.
-Relationship development. I loved how their feelings developed. Jet wanted hot and fast, but Ethan showed him there was more than just sex.
-The intimate moments. I think my favorite parts were when they were just hanging out. They were so sweet together.
-The pace. The book read smoothly and quickly.
-And the end. It left me emotionally satisfied.
-Gray. I admit he kind of got on my nerves. On multiple occasions, I had to remind myself of their past and about their twin connection.
Can this be read out of order? Technically, yes. If you do decide to read it out of order, be prepared for past characters to make appearances. It’s probably better to read in order, but I didn’t think it a big deal that I didn’t.
Do I recommend this book? I do. It was a pleasant surprise. After I had finished I went to Amazon and purchased a couple of the authors back list and hope to read them soon. 4 Solid Stars.