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The Blueprint

Series: Rules of Possession Series, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)
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Summary

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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Blue...I dislike you...a lot!!

4.25 stars from me. New to me narrator Alexander Cendese was great as Kelly, with the right amount of snark in his fabulous banter with Blue...as narrated by Sean Crisden, mostly using his Bear McKenna/Thompson 'rant' voice which I absolutely loved. I wasn't actually very keen on the character of Blue [and it would appear I'm in the majority for a change 🎉]...in fact, I was fed up with Kelly for giving in to him all the bloody time 🤯 and then allowing him to set the rules as to how they went forward from there. Kelly was the one getting hurt, not Blue...he was just getting some on the side while supposedly making his mind up, so friends with bennies for him and more heartbreak waiting to happen for Kels 💔. It must be awful for a gay guy to fall in love with his straight [or not] best friend 😕.

Not long to wait for the audio to come out for A Deeper Blue...a couple of months I think, and I won't be reading the sequel, I'll definitely be listening to it. These two narrators go well together.

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  • Jerry Perdue
  • 21-07-18

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-04-19

Excellent, Funny - Blue and Kelly Rock!

Sean and Alexander both excel at narration and I have to say that this is one of the funnier books I've listened to in a long time - Kelly and his sister Kennedy are priceless! These two are just really "comfortable" normal, realistic is several ways - I am so glad I bought this - very entertaining - and I immediately got up and downloaded a Deeper Blue - Thanks SE - I love these guys and these narrators, keep them coming!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-02-19

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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  • saskam98
  • 16-01-19

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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  • Smitten with Reading
  • 08-09-18

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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  • TALIA
  • 20-04-19

loved this book

I have read and re-read this book many times. it is simply great. so grab up a copy and enjoy

HAPPY reading

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-04-19

Is this really love???

I’m writing this review after listening to both books and I’m very disappointed. I wanted to love this book because I am a true football mom and season ticket holder for the NFL but it just didn’t happen

I never felt the connection between Blue and Kelly. The characters on their own are amazing, even the supporting cast were amazing. The story just didn’t work for me and there were too many times in the story I was rolling my eyes and was like really.

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  • Vicki
  • 25-03-19

Two great narrators for the price of one

A story based pretty much entirely on the relationship doesn't always keep my attention, but this one managed fairly well. Kelly and Blue are strong characters and they have a solid base to start with. It really wasn't a big stretch to believe that they fell in love. Kelly has a fun sense of humour and the dialogue throughout was fun for the most part, especially between Kelly and his parents (his coming-out story was great). I felt that the story could have gone a little further but maybe it will in the next book.

I usually find dual narrators a challenge but Sean Crisden and Alexander Candese were great. I had no issues with keeping the characters straight and their timing was really good. I loved it.

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  • Shin Mon Thway
  • 24-03-19

Let me in, sweetheart

Well, seems like my love affair with S.E. Harmon is definitely going to be a long one because I adore Blue and Kelly together. 😁❤️ Again, I’m going to say it because it’s true. 😌 One, contemporary isn’t usually my cuppa and two, I typically stay away from sports romances. But damn! S.E. Harmon is seriously making me reconsider about all my reading catnips. 😉 Listening this audio was such a delightful experience. 💚


It’s a tale as old as time, a gay man secretly, madly and deeply in love with his straight best friend. Only, there’s a small but vital twist in this story, 😉 the straight best friend is also madly, deeply in love with his gay best friend. 🥰 The only issue they have? Straight friend doesn’t even know he’s in love with his gay best friend. 😁 So it’s up to Kelly the snarky, quirky, sexy Physics professor to knock some sense into that clueless big lug, Blue the superstar NFL player. 😂 After all, there’s just something so intimate and lovely about becoming the lover of your best friend whom you’ve known for your whole life. 💜


OMG! I love Kelly!!! I first discovered S.E. Harmon with her debut book “Stay with me”. And while I soooooooo adored that book, I really wanted both POVs in it and not just Mackenzie’s. So I’m ecstatic about getting both Kelly and Blue’s POVs here. 👏 This is a very slow-burn romance with a lot of tug and pulls and many heart-wrenching tender moments. 😌 Kelly is in love with Blue but he’s tired of chasing him. And Blue is also in love with Kelly but doesn’t have an idea that he is. Even when he realized that he loved Kelly, it was a struggle for Blue to change and overturn his life upside down for the man he loves. As always, the banters were gold! 😁 It’s funny, quirky, amusing, snarky and absolutely hilarious! 😂👏 Damn, S.E. Harmon definitely has my kind of humor. 😏 And the sex? Damn! 🔥 The smut was scorching! 🔥 I do have a thing for straight men getting introduced to this side of the rainbow so popping butt cherry of Blue was definitely my catnip! 😁 I loved everything about this book. 💙 The only fault I can find with this book is the narration. Before I listened this book, I had no idea why people complained about the audio of this book because I did the sample and it was so good. The thing is although both Alexander Cendese and Sean Crisden are such amazing narrators (they both are in my favorite narrators list 🥰), this books’s narration advertising is misleading. 😑 It is not a dual narration it’s supposed to be. Instead of narrating the whole book together, the two narrators read different chapters of the books, Blue’s POV chapters and Kelly’s POV chapters. I understand that doing a true dual narration is not only difficult but also very expensive. It is very time-consuming and takes twice as long as using a single narrator plus double the cost. So doing separate chapters instead of doing the whole book together alternatively makes sense, well, financially. 🤷‍♀️ But as a reader, ideally, I wish they’d just used one narrator instead of two if they can’t do a true dual narration. 🙂 That being said, I think of these two very pleasant and sexy voices reading separate chapters as main characters doing inner dialogues of each other and that mindset really helped while listening this book. I don’t regret listening this book in audio and I’m still going to do the second book in audio. 😌 And I can’t freaking wait to get the happily ever after of Kelly and Blue. Because these two men definitely deserve each other and an epic HEA in the end. 🥰 Now, only clocks would wind faster and get to 2nd April! 😁



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  • Love222
  • 08-02-19

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.