Sunday, June 16, 2013

Review: Along Came Trouble by Ruthie Knox

Author: Ruthie Knox
Publisher: Loveswept (Random House)
Date of Publication: April, 2013

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? 

Along Came Trouble is the second in the Camelot series by Ruthie Knox. It takes place about 10 years after How to Misbehave. We do get a glimpse of where Amber and Tony have ended up in this one.  I always like to follow up with characters.

Caleb (Amber's brother) and Ellen were very cute together.  I loved how Caleb wormed his way into Ellen's life.  He was too cute with her son.  I did think that at times Ellen was a little too stubborn, but knowing her background with her ex, I had to cut her some slack.

The secondary romance was with Jamie and Carly was cute. But I thought that Carly took things too far in the end by dragging out the reconciliation.  How much more did the poor guy have to do to prove he was sorry?  The "press conference" was a really funny scene.

I look forward to reading Katie and Sean's story, Flirting with Disaster, next!

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