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.
Rating: Narration – A- : Content – B
I’m not a fan of sports of any kind (my idea of exercise is opening a good book!) so I’ve tended to steer clear of sports romances because I had the feeling that the parts of the story dealing with the sport in question would probably bore me to tears. But I was encouraged to dip my toe into the genre a little while back, and liked what I heard (in, among others, Serena Bowen and Elle Kennedy’s Him and its follow-up, Us) – and quite honestly, seeing as I’ve as little idea about Football, Cricket and Rugby as I have about American Football, Baseball and Ice Hockey, I realised the type of sport doesn’t matter as long as I’ve got a couple of characters I can root for and a good story in my ears.
I admit, though, that what attracted me to The Blueprint were the narrators. I’ve listened to both Alexander Cendese and Sean Crisden before (in different audiobooks) and really enjoyed their performances, so the idea of listening to them narrating the same book was an attractive one – and one that really paid off. The storyline, while enjoyable, isn’t particularly original, but the narration really elevated the story and enabled me to get past the creakier moments without too much trouble.
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