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The Blueprint

Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)
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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.

©2018 S. E. Harmon (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Jerry Perdue
  • 21-07-2018

Every Gay Guys Dream

we have all been there. we have all fallen in love with our straight best friend. while this story allows the dream to seem like it's able to become reality, it still provides a sense of truth. I have been in a situation similar; however, my best friend chose not to be mine in the end. still having him in my life had proven to be better than not having him at all. I truly enjoyed the book.

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  • Smitten with Reading
  • 08-09-2018

A rating...

My Review:
Overall: 4.5
Performance: 4.25
Story: 4.5

I pretty much loved everything about this audiobook. Both the narrators were fabulous and I could listen to them narrate a story all day long.

But what put this story ahead was the story. (And note...YES, I am a SUCKER for a good friends to lovers story.) And this is a really good one.

Blue and Kelly have been best friends forever. Kelly has always been gay and Blue's been fine with that even though he's straight. He has no idea that Kelly has romantic feelings for him, but even if he did, he still would probably be fine with it...he just wouldn't act on it...or would he?

These two guys are as close as two guys can be without being lovers. They are best friends in everything. And unfortunately, that means that Kelly has had to witness way too many of Blue's intimate moments with the random women he dates as an NFL star. But that's fine. That's just the way it is, although it kind of kills a bit of Kelly every time.

But when the roles are changed and it's Blue walking in on Kelly in an intimate moment, everything changes. Blue doesn't like it and he doesn't truly understand why. He's not gay so why is he suddenly actively cock-blocking Kelly like a jealous, spurned lover? Things are definitely screwed up between them and that only gets worse when Blue gets hurt and moves in with Kelly while he recuperates.

There is a whole lot of sexual drama happening in this one...both between the guys and in the periphery. They've both hooked up with other people, are still actively trying to hook up with other people just to ignore what's happening between them, and they are both completely confused on how to fix all this awkwardness that's never been there before.

Like I said, I completely loved this book, and was so excited to find out that there's a second book coming! YES!! Now, the hard part will be can I wait longer for the audiobook or will I have to read this one immediately? That's going to be a hard wait, so we'll see...

Regardless, I'm excited. I definitely recommend this one!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-02-2019

Narrated perfectly!

My favorite to date! Powered through it in three days. Blue's voice is extremely dreamy, fits the character well.

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  • Love222
  • 08-02-2019

Friends to lovers

One of my favorite story lines and this one is so good, sweet and funny. The narrators really made this even more of an enjoyable story.

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  • saskam98
  • 16-01-2019

Hilarious and Heartfelt

I love SE Harmon. And The Blueprint did not disappoint. The relationship between best friends Kelly and Blue is awesome. They are so much fun and you can really tell they love each other even if it takes Blue some extra time to catch up.

The narration, with all the snark and sarcasm and humor of the men's personalities, is spot on. Using two different narrators really brought each character's individuality to the forefront and made the audio experience even better. I laughed out loud, I swooned, even cried a little.

I'm new to audio but I've already recommended The Blueprint audiobook to a couple friends. I feel lucky that this was one of the first to pop my audiobook cherry!

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  • Greb
  • 15-01-2019

Average

The story is average. Too much teen fantasy. Two men at the age of 30 in love yet never touched. While that’s a fantasy in teen years, it makes no sense that two men who have such a close connection have never spoken about their feelings.

Not for me, but definitely give it a try.

And can authors STOP using the word “Cock” over and over.

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  • David
  • 04-12-2018

A Solid Beginning

I thoroughly enjoyed both of Harmon's works in the P.I. Guys series and was interested to see what she would do with this story. The balance between Blue and Kelly leans a little more in Kelly's favor than Blue's. As such, I have a stronger sense of who he is as a character, but both of the readers do a great job with their respective characters. The story was well done, even if it wasn't my favorite thing the author has written. With the way the story ended, I feel like there is more Harmon has planned, and I look forwards to seeing it continue.

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  • Jim S
  • 30-11-2018

Predictable, but pleasantly so!

Ok. Heavily tatted hipster geek twink "out" to the world falls for hunky macho "straight" football star friend who, it turns out, likes him some Mr. Goodbar... in every way. Typical gay fantasy, but fortunately isn't too overwrought to enjoy as light entertainment. Could've used a bit more conflict, but turned out to be blessedly short.

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  • Mark
  • 15-11-2018

WOW!

An extremely good book! Great story, great narration. I really loved it! A must read!

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  • Miles P.
  • 15-10-2018

Blue is a jerk and it killed the book for me

Normally I really enjoy books with that "will they or won't they" tension but this was just psychological abuse.

Blue keeps jerking Kelly around. He tells them they can't be together and they should just be friends, then two days later is crawling in bed with him.

He wants sex when he's drunk or desperate but won't either man up and be with Kelly or let him go.

I'm sure eventually Blue comes around but I'll never know. I couldn't even finish the book which is very rare for me. It was just too frustrating.

Both the narrators were great though. Blue's narrator sounds like Patrick Warburton and I've always thought he has a sexy voice.