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~Release Day Review~The Blueprint (The Game, #1) by S.E. Harmon~

 

38504190Title: The Blueprint
Author: S.E. Harmon
Series: The Game, #1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 270 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 13, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮3.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

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.


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The blurb of this one looked all kinds of promising to me…I mean SportsFriends to Lovers” “Opposites Attract and GFY all in one go!! There were definitely parts of this book that I was very pleased with…but I am sad to say that there were also parts I was not too happy with.

Blue and Kelly have been friends for a very long time. Blue is an NFL player and Kelly is a physics professor. Pretty awesome friend duo…” the nerd and the jock“. 😜

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Blue is straight and Kelly is gay. Kelly is not completely out, but he isn’t really hiding either. It’s just his family he still has to tell. His coming out to his family was one of the greatest scenes in this book!!

“I need a story, Ma. This is not a good coming-out story.”

Kelly has been (not so) secretly in love with Blue for a long long time. Kelly knows that Blue is straight as an arrow, and he knows he has zero chances but that doesn’t stop him from pining for his best friend…and yes I do mean pining…

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One drunken night changes everything for these two close friends though…

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Now, I normally have no problems with GFY stories. I love them, I am especially a big fan of the straight guy figuring out all the pleasures, of gay loving. 😛 What I am not a fan of though, is the straight guy stringing along his best friend, who is madly in love with him, and using him in secret just to get his rocks off!!

“I have a plan, Kel, and this is nowhere in that plan. Eventually, I want to get married. Have kids. You know how important family is to me.”

I was angry with Blue and I was hoping he would make up for his behaviour…and in the end he did…but it was too late for me.

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Now don’t get me wrong. There were definitely parts I really enjoyed in this book. It’s also extremely funny, so I really laughed my ass off. I was just so disappointed with Blue’s behavior… It was very hard to get over that…

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