A Deeper Blue (CrabbyPatty’s Review)


Title: A Deeper Blue (Rules of Possession #2)
Author: S.E. Harmon
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 30, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Sports
Page Count: 260
Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Blurb:

A year ago, Kelly Cannon couldn’t imagine he’d end up with his formerly straight best friend. It’s hard to believe he can finally kiss Blue any time he wants… as long as they’re in private. And there’s the rub. Despite Kelly’s promise to wait until Blue is ready to come out, he’s tired of sneaking around. The cracks in their relationship are starting to show, and there might not be enough spackle in the world to fix them.

Britton “Blue” Montgomery may not be the physics brainiac his boyfriend is, but he’s not stupid. He knows Kelly isn’t completely happy. But he’s not ready to be the poster boy for bisexuals and gays in the NFL. He just wants to keep his head down, play the game he loves, and go home to the man he adores. Is that too much to ask?

With the truth slowly coming to the surface, Blue must make a choice. If it means losing Kelly, there’s no decision to make…. He has to find enough courage to face the music and hope they’ll survive the fallout.

Man. Happily-ever-afters may not be just for Disney princesses, but they sure are a lot of work.


Please Note: “Deeper Blue” is definitely NOT a standalone and you’ll want to read “The Blueprint” first to get up-to-speed on Kelly and Blue’s relationship.

Ooh, I loved this sequel to “The Blueprint,” in which we were introduced to Kelly and Blue (Britton) who had been friends since childhood. Blue ends up in the NFL while Kelly is a crazy smart physics professor. And once they admit their attraction to one another, their story is all sort of hot and steamy … and snarky.

Well, the snarky goodness is definitely back in “Deeper Blue” plus a huge heaping helping (overflowing, really) of crazy hot sex. Blue is still committed to coming out of the closet, but just not yet. He’s unsure how his teammmates will react, not to mention the companies he endorses, and Kelly is willing to wait patiently. So while they struggle with the process, they are 100% committed to one another and seeing their relationship deepen and grow is truly a beautiful thing. Plus the sex …. dear gawd, the extremely frequent headboard-banging sex, is pretty darn hot.

Loved the plot, loved the sizzling chemistry between Blue and Kelly, absolutely adored Kelly’s snark and smart mouth, felt the pace of the story was a bit slow in a few places and that Blue’s dad is almost a cariacture, and thought the ending was pretty darn perfect. 4.5 stars for “Deeper Love” and a Recommended Read!

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Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.  Frederick Douglas

I distinctly remember that day in school when, all of a sudden, those squiggles on the page made sense and I could read. It has changed my life in ways I still cannot comprehend.

My favorite M/M tropes are friends-to-lovers, murder/mysteries, amnesia, hurt/healing and historicals. Shifters, vampires, paranormal? Meh … not in my wheelhouse, but I’m a sucker for a well-written well-plotted book, no matter the genre.

Favorite authors includes Brandon Witt, Rick R. Reed, Abigail Roux, Jay Northcote, JL Merrow, KJ Charles, Lane Hayes, Marshall Thornton and so many more.

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