Right By Your Side by Christi Snow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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.
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