Review: Along Came Trouble by Ruthie Knox

Posted June 17, 2013 by Insane Hussein in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Along Came Trouble by Ruthie KnoxAlong Came Trouble by Ruthie Knox
Series: Camelot #2
Published by Loveswept, Random House on March 11, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Series Romance, Romance
Pages: 416
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
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Ruthie Knox’s Camelot series continues in this sizzling eBook original novel, featuring two headstrong souls who bump heads—and bodies—as temptation and lust bring nothing but delicious trouble.

An accomplished lawyer and driven single mother, Ellen Callahan isn’t looking for any help. She’s doing just fine on her own. So Ellen’s more than a little peeved when her brother, an international pop star, hires a security guard to protect her from a prying press that will stop at nothing to dig up dirt on him. But when the tanned and toned Caleb Clark shows up at her door, Ellen might just have to plead the fifth.

Back home after a deployment in Iraq and looking for work as a civilian, Caleb signs on as Ellen’s bodyguard. After combat in the hot desert sun, this job should be a breeze. But guarding the willful beauty is harder than he imagined—and Caleb can’t resist the temptation to mix business with pleasure. With their desires growing more undeniable by the day, Ellen and Caleb give in to an evening of steamy passion. But will they ever be able to share more than just a one-night stand?

The second in a new series by Ruthie Knox, Along Came Trouble is a very fun novel of fun, danger, and love. I thoroughly enjoyed this book because it was fun and spontaneous and real. This story is about a woman, Ellen, who struggles to find herself after an unhappy marriage and divorce, raising her son as best she can, while having a famous twin brother whose media attention is spotlighted on her, and a man, Caleb, who returns from the military to try to take charge of his family, the family business, and the security of Ellen and her son. Whoa, that’s a long sentence there.

I think these two did a good job of coming together, despite their hangups and insecurities about who they are, where they are going and how they get there. I also loved Henry, Ellen’s adorable toddler son, who was a lot of fun to read and a lot of fun to bask in his basic uncomplicated thought processes. I didn’t like Ellen’s ex-husband, however–the jerk.

Ellen and Caleb learn to trust themselves and each other, while also discovering that life is more than just a series of ways to keep control on their lives and those of the people they love. Ellen is emotionally vulnerable after her disaster marriage and divorce but manages to pull through to become a woman who has her life and career in hand and gives a loving home to her son. Caleb was a soldier, used to a regimented way of life and making snap decisions without having to consult those that his decisions affect. It’s very interesting to see Caleb transition to civilian life after more than ten years in service and several tour duties behind him. He learns that civilian life is not what his life in the military was and that everyone has a say in the way their lives go, even if he is only trying to protect them from the prying eyes of the media.

Along Came Trouble also brought together a secondary love story of Ellen’s brother, Jamie, a spoilt celebrity, and Carly, a longtime friend of Caleb, and recovering from a greatly unhappy marriage, who happens to live next door to Ellen and Henry, and is the real reason why the media is camped out on her doorstep, well more like the street on which she lives. Carly gives Jamie hell, and Jamie is forced to grow up.

I think Ruthie Knox has done a really good job with Along Came Trouble and I can’t wait to return to Camelot and read the next in the series, Flirting with Disaster.

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