Thursday, February 28, 2013

Book review: Along Came Trouble (Camelot #2) by Ruthie Knox

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coming from Random House / Loveswept, March 11, 2013!

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? 

This is the 2nd book in Ruthie Knox's Camelot series. Ellen Callahan is a single mom  with a famous pop star singing brother Jamie. Normally this would not be a problem for Ellen except he dated her pregnant friend next door for months then broke it off and next thing you know the paparazzi  are showing up on her doorstep. Shortly after that Caleb Clark shows up to inform her he's there for her security. After being married to a man who took her for granted cheated on her and used her  she learned how to stand on her own and take care of herself.  She just says NO to Caleb. Over and over. He's got his work cut out for him. He's supposed to provide security for Ellen which she doesn't want and her neighbor Carly who isn't a whole lot better. Then when Jessie realizes he's made a mistake breaking it off with Carly he shows up to throw the whole mess into a tail spin. I enjoyed this book to one point but was frustrated it as well. I liked the characters well enough but Ellen sometimes drove me nuts. I mean come on. Caleb is amazing trying to keep up with everything. Ellen takes forever to finally give in some. I think that part might have been drawn out a little to long. I felt awful for Caleb a time or two. No one seemed to want to cooperate with him. It all works out in the end of course and you get a glimpse at some secondary characters that will appear in the next book.  This book for me was really good in some parts and ho hum in others. The parts that made me laugh really helped move the book along. Little to much stubborn all around in this book. Still a good read though. 3 out of 5 stars for Along Came Trouble by Ruthie Knox.

Find out more about Ruthie Knox and this series here

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