Thursday, August 1, 2013
Book review: Flirting with Disaster (Camelot #3) by Ruthie Knox
In the latest eBook original novel in Ruthie Knox’s scorching-hot Camelot series, a no-strings fling looks an awful lot like falling in love—or flirting with disaster.
Fresh out of a fiasco of a marriage, Katie Clark has retreated to her hometown to start over. The new Katie is sophisticated, cavalier, and hell-bent on kicking butt at her job in her brother’s security firm. But on her first assignment—digging up the truth about the stalker threatening a world-famous singer-songwriter—Katie must endure the silent treatment from a stern but sexy partner who doesn’t want her help . . . or her company.
Sean Owens knows that if he opens his mouth around Katie, she’ll instantly remember him as the geeky kid who sat behind her in high school. Silence is golden, but he can’t keep quiet forever, not with Katie stampeding through their investigation. It’s time for Sean to step up and take control of the case, and his decade-old crush. If he can break through Katie’s newfound independence, they just might find they make a perfect team—on the road, on the job, and in bed.
This the a continuation of the Camelot series by Ruthie Knox. We met Katie and Sean in the last book. We also previously found out quite a bit about Katie in that last book but not much about Sean. Katie married her high school sweetheart and moved to Alaska and married him on a whim. After putting him through college and running a business with him he took all their money and left her holding the bag so to speak. Sean has liked Katie since high school. She never knew. He had issues with with mother who was a teacher at the school. He has a speech problem with stuttering and she refused to see it and get him help. He's also really smart. Finally when he was a older teen he left home with a friend. It was the last time he saw him mother. She passed away 9 months ago and he been back in Camelot working for Katie's brother Caleb while he takes care of all his mother affairs. Katie also works for her brother's security agency as a secretary but now she's trying to move up to agent and her and Sean get paired together on a case. Problem is Sean won't speak to her. He never has since he started working for her brother. Sean conquered his speech problem years ago but being back in Camelot and being around Katie brings it all back. He can't seem to speak with out stuttering when he's around her. This is a great book. I loved Sean he's seems pretty perfect at first until you find out about his background. He didn't have a easy childhood. His mother drove him nuts. He feels guilt for abandoning her and he's trying to deal with his past and is kind of stuck. Katie was royally screwed over by her childhood sweetheart and now ex husband. He did a number on her heart and her self esteem. She's trying to find her real self finally. In the mean time Katie and Sean are working a case together and finding each other. For me it's a very emotional book. Katie and Sean each have some deep issues to figure out and the process can be very painful. You want to root for them early on in the book. Hope there will be more in this series. I think Sean in my favorite character so far. 4 out of 5 stars for Flirting with Disaster by Ruthie Knox.
Find out more about the Camelot series and author Ruthie Knox here. www.ruthieknox.com