A year ago, Kelly Cannon couldn’t imagine he’d end up with his formerly straight best friend. It’s hard to believe he can finally kiss Blue anytime he wants…as long as they’re in private. And there’s the rub. Despite Kelly’s promise to wait until Blue is ready to come out, he’s tired of sneaking around. The cracks in their relationship are starting to show, and there might not be enough Spackle in the world to fix them.
Britton “Blue” Montgomery may not be the physics brainiac his boyfriend is, but he’s not stupid. He knows Kelly isn’t completely happy, but he’s not ready to be the poster boy for bisexuals and gays in the NFL. He just wants to keep his head down, play the game he loves, and go home to the man he adores. Is that too much to ask?
With the truth slowly coming to the surface, Blue must make a choice. If it means losing Kelly, there’s no decision to make. He has to find enough courage to face the music and hope they’ll survive the fallout.
Man. Happily ever afters may not be just for Disney princesses, but they sure are a lot of work.
Rating: Narration: B+/B; Content: C+
Note: There will be spoilers for the previous book in the Rules of Possession series in this review.
A Deeper Blue is the sequel to The Blueprint, an enjoyable friends-to-lovers, gay/bi-for-you story about hip young physics professor Kelly Cannon and his dearest friend, NFL star player Britton (Blue) Montgomery. Kelly had been in love with Blue for years, but believed Blue was straight and they were destined only to be friends… until Blue sensed his friend trying to distance himself from him and realised that whatever he felt for Kelly, it was something way beyond friendship.
Working their way through various trials, tribulations and misunderstandings, Kelly and Blue are a couple by the end of The Blueprint, although the intensely homophobic culture that prevails in professional sports, plus the media circus certain to ensue whenever Blue comes out as bisexual and in a relationship with a guy causes Kelly to suggest that Blue doesn’t do it right away. Blue was already planning how to break the news – he’d have to tell his coach, his team, his agent, his publicist so they can control the narrative – but Kelly freaked a bit, hating the idea of stepping straight into the spotlight without their actually having time to adjust to being a couple first.
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