Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Along Came Trouble

Along Came Trouble is the 2nd book in the Camelot series from Ruthie Knox. The publisher is Loveswept and the release date is March 11, 2013. From the author’s website.~

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? 

I was lucky enough to get an early copy of Along Came Trouble thanks to the publisher through NetGalley. I’m a huge fan of Ruthie Knox and was so excited to read more about the Clark family.

Have to say I fell for Caleb pretty quickly. He came home to help out his family and started his own security company. Caleb takes on the job of security for Jamie Callahan to protect Jamie’s sister Ellen, her son Henry, and his ex-girlfriend Carly. Ellen doesn’t thing she needs any security help from Caleb and is very hesitant to trust any men after her ex-husband lied and cheated on her for so many years. However, the attraction between Caleb and Ellen was there from the very beginning.

I loved that Caleb tried to fight his attraction to Ellen and keep their relationship strictly business. I loved even more that Ellen was willing to go after him and move their relationship to the next level. The chemistry between Caleb and Ellen was smoking hot, but you could feel how much they cared about one another even before either would admit it. I got how hesitant Ellen was to take their relationship from physical only to something more. Her ex had done a huge number on her and she really had never had anyone in her corner for most of her life. Her mom always put her brother Jamie first because of his talent and until Caleb, Ellen was never put first.

The secondary romance between Jamie and Carly had me laughing out loud at times and wanting to throw things at Jamie at other times. While he messed up with Carly in a big way, he won me over when he worked to win her back.

Along Came Trouble is another winner from Ruthie Knox. She gives her readers the sexy love story they have come to expect and love. I can’t wait to read Katie Clark’s story, Flirting with Disaster in June 2013. For more information about the Camelot series or other books by Ruthie Knox, check out her website.

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