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HarmonThe Blueprint gets a THUMBS UP for Best friends to lovers 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 Bulbophyllums; the Incomplete Guide, From A to WHY? really tame they weren t fade to black exactly but they were truncated and perfunctory I needed way sexy for the OFY angle to feeleal 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 Alhambra really 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 meeally cranky and cranky is not the new black 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 didn t "suspect anything because there are lots of books using one narrator Kelly is a full of "anything because there are lots of books using one narrator Kelly is a woman full of 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 all their friend are waiting to celebrate their engagement after watching 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 hersel. 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 The Infinite Air 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. F 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 Iealize 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 were clich dramas I t like in the second half 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 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 THATit got betterI loved that 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. 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. ,
student loans and helped me financially through graduate school No uestions asked And he didnloans and helped me financially through graduate school No uestions asked And he didn 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 little bit of I loved his sense of humor I was laughing out loud while Training the Help (Hedon Falls reading 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 almostuefully I m pretty sure you were made for me Made for you I When Not to Build raised 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 backub 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 Hello Bravo ! - Activity Book readOverall I loved it hard I can t wait for book 2 and maybe 3 and 4 This book deserves 5 stars from me 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 ofomcoms 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 andor olling my eyes I found it hard to believe the MCs were 29 30 They acted like high schoolcollege aged boysBased on the Still Side by Side ratings it s me and not the book I will gladly wear a defectiveeader s pin D 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. Ghtens Blue than anythingWhen Kelly admits he’s in love with Blue bonds are tested and Blue has to decide what’s Oriori No Uta really 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.