Best Female Country Artist. Sold out world-wide tour. Record-setting album sales. It’s been a stellar year for Skye Taylor and it’s left her exhausted. All she wants to do is go home to Oklahoma, curl up in her little house, and veg out in pj’s with a pile of junk food. But when her tour bus crashes in the middle of West Texas, her priorities suddenly shift. Now she’s sitting bedside hoping her best friend and bodyguard, KC, survives.
For Scott Martin, he simply wants this horrible year to end. After the murder of his brother, his family is falling apart. With one crisis after another pulling him back to the family ranch, he’s put way too many late night miles on his truck between his family home and Lubbock, where he works as a paramedic. When he comes upon the wrecked tour bus, he has no idea this is one emergency which will change his life forever.
Skye and Scott quickly form a friendship which hints at possibilities of more. But as these two dodge paparazzi, over-zealous label executives, and stalker fans, they soon discover that everything is easier when you have someone you trust RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE. And that becomes even more important when they discover the bus wreck wasn’t an accident…
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Having read Snow’s Snowcroft Men series, I was intrigued by the idea of reading an M/F romance as I really like her M/M romances. As I was nearing the end of the book, I kept thinking that it was way more predictable than I expected it to be based on my experience with the author’s other series. Snow still delivers some seriously hot chemistry between Skye and Scott. But the romantic suspense angle wasn’t living up to my expectations. And then…. Oh, my goodness! I owe Snow a major apology for underestimating her, because the one whodunit, wasn’t who I thought it was and never was a suspect in my mind. Keeping in mind that I (incorrectly) thought the romantic suspense angle was predictable, I still enjoyed seeing the story unfold. Initially, it was unclear as to who the actual target was and this ratcheted up the tension significantly. Even after it was determined that Skye was the killer’s target, all but one of the incidents occurred unexpectedly. So that part of the action kept me invested in the story even as I thought I knew who was responsible. But my true investment in Right By Your Side was the romance that developed between Skye and Scott. After some rather amusing misunderstandings and assumptions, watching them turn a bad situation into a friendship and the foundation for something more was enjoyable. It’s also what made Skye’s withdrawal from Scott so heartbreaking. Thankfully, Skye’s best friend had no problem stepping in and making sure Scott knew not to give up on Skye and sent him after her – a decision that ended up being even more advantageous than it looked like it would be at the time. I certainly give the author props for lulling me into a false sense of expectancy when it came to who was behind all of the attacks. And I am definitely looking forward to Cruel Serendipity because I have to know if KC lets Josh in or not. I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!
Ms. Snow gives you what you come to expect a very emotional outstanding love story. I do not think there are many topics she doesn't hit on in this story with a wonderful outstanding plot spins of action, mystery, love, with many twists and turns I doubt you will be able to guess who the killer is. She gives you a compelling story of best friends, family as they go through so very heart breaking times. She lays the passion on between Scott and Sky about half way through they start burning up the pages. Ms. Snow pulls you in and hooks you with her amazing writing talent. Skye is burned out she has been on tour for a year, her record label are making demands she doesn't want to give. All she wants is some rest until they can come up with a compromise. Deciding the best way to get that rest is to take the bus home. They say everything happens for a reason the outcome good and bad as Skye finds out when the bus crashes leaving one dead and the other almost she has to rethink how think her life and how things are going to be done. As her record label pushes her and her best friend is majorly hurt and is put into a comma she turns to the one man who saved the day helping her in her hour of need. Skye is a sassy little thing who won't be pushed, she has trust issues, family issues along with best friend issues. Nothing is as it should be as her life keeps getting crazier. Her best friend has been her life since she was young. If she loose him what will she do, she isn't about to let that happen. She is a sweet lady with so much to give the right man if only she would let him in. She forms a fast friendship with Scott as she leans on him for comfort and he swears to protect her. Scott has lost a lot through his years, he is still trying to get his life back in order. Losing his mother at a young age and than a brother not too long ago has been a trying time for the family. Things aren't looking to good for his younger brother who has gone wild. If his hands isn't full enough with family problems he comes across Skye bus torn into pieces. As he pulls her and her friend out of the crash he finds here is the woman he has been dreaming about. Once he finds out there is a killer after her he doesn't let her out of his sight. The attraction is strong but he has a job to do first he must keep her safe and hope maybe love will come. Scott is one hunky male who is just every woman’s dream. He knows when to give space even when he does not want to. He is just a wonderful loving family man with a lot of baggage. Both of these two will have to get over their issues and all the misunderstanding before they can even think about more than friends. As the days past Skye's world is torn more in to as she finds out things she really didn't want to know. She turns to Scott as he turns to her they take comfort from the other as they find life is easier when you have the right one by your side. Both wishing this were turn as they find out it takes more than love to keep that right one by your side. The author covers a lot of issues in this book, this is a very emotional read it goes through each characters trying life. She touches on gay and bisexual relationships how that affected the characters. It is not in depth but just touched on as to make the story more interesting. There will be one book in this series that will hit on it hard. I do have to say this isn't my genre but having gotten to know the characters in question I am very much looking forward to th
Mystery, suspense, danger, romance and more occur in this introduction to the Martin Ranch Series! A country star’s tour bus crashes and first on the scene happens to be paramedic Scott Martin. He assesses the driver, helps Country Singer Skye Taylor get her bodyguard and best friend out of burning wreckage, calls for help, and stays with Skye till the ambulance arrives promising to see her the next day at the hospital. There is chemistry between Skye and Scott from the beginning but due to misconceptions and danger the two are unwilling to act on it. Scott is a generous, caring, loving man that puts family first and Skye is a woman that has fought hard to reach her goals while always wanting to have true roots, a home and family. This book is filled with wonderful characters that I know will end up in their own books later in the series – and I look forward to reading those books when they come out! I was left guessing who the problem person was almost to the very end…and that is not easy since I often read the last chapter first ;) Thank you to the author of this book who gifted me a copy to read and review through NetGalley. This is the first book I have read by this author but it will not be my last! 4.5 Stars