Title: The Blueprint
Author: S.E. Harmon
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 13th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 270 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
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 of 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 friend.
NFL standout Britton “Blue” Montgomery has pressure coming 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 radar after leaving his family years before. And now his relationship with Kelly is on shaky ground, and that frightens Blue more than anything.
When 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 number-one person in his life, but the cost to keep Kelly close might be more than he’s willing to pay.
It’s a good thing his nickname is the Blueprint—it’s time to draft a new set of plans.
This was one of those books that I just could not stop reading once I started it. It was one of those books that you could see the disaster happening even before it did and once it did happen you knew the train wreck was going to be huge.
Kelly and Blue have been best friends since they were young. They are still as close as two friends can be now that they are adults and leading different lives. Even though Blue is a NFL football player and Kelly is a professor, they still make time for each other on a regular basis. In fact, Kelly has season tickets to all the home games for Blue’s football games.
The problem is, Kelly is secretly in love with Blue and has been since he was twelve years old. The real problem is being in love with Blue has prevented Kelly from having a lasting relationship with other people because he has always compared what they are like to Blue and it makes the new relationships in his life impossible. There is no one like Blue and Kelly knows it.
Blue is a man whore to put it mildly. His relationships with women do not last long and that is how he likes it. The only stable relationship that he has held is with his best friend Kelly. After Kelly accepts a marriage proposal and breaks it off with the individual all in the same night, things seem to become stressed in Blue and Kelly’s friendship and Blue does not understand why. So when Kelly asks for some space, Blue is willing to do so until it becomes to much and Blue seeks Kelly out at Kelly’s parents house.
This is where things start to become a little screwed for Blue because after a night of talking while trying to go to sleep, Blue for the first time can picture just what it might be like with Kelly in a sexual way. This leads to Blue constantly thinking about it and eventually seeking Kelly out later on to find out if the fantasies may be as good in reality.
After the new explorations among friends begin, lines are crossed and feelings are hurt. Can two people that have been the best of friends work through their new relationship that has begun or will Blue decide it was all just an experiment and that he wants to go back to being just friends in the end?
This was a good book with some graphic sexual scenes between one man that is in love with his straight best friend. S.E. Harmon was able to capture the tension and the unknown feelings beautifully in this book. I will be honest and say I would not be opposed to there being a future book with these two in it. I really loved this story. S.E. Harmon did an incredible job on this book and I look forward to more books by S.E. in the future.
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