Along Came Trouble
Book 1, Camelot - A Camelot Novel
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LIBRARY JOURNAL • RITA finalist and bestselling author Ruthie Knox’s Camelot series heats up in this sizzling 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?
Praise for Along Came Trouble
“Knox’s Camelot, Ohio, books showcase just what this author does best, create love stories that feature real people in situations that readers can understand and with which they can empathize. . . . Additionally, she writes absolutely smoking-hot love scenes! Her heroes and her heroines redeem and save each other. Love doesn’t conquer all, but it makes life a whole lot sweeter.”—Library Journal
“One of the reasons I so like [Ruthie Knox’s] work is because [her] heroines are women I personally can relate to. . . . I’ve read Along Came Trouble twice and though I liked it on the first pass, I really liked it on the second. It’s a smart, challenging, sexy, well-written book.”—Dear Author
“Knox writes incredible romance, and this one is no exception. Readers will be mesmerized by the complex relationships woven into her tale. A fascinating hero who defines the word sexy, a heroine who is extremely likable and pitch-perfect dialogue all make this entry in the Camelot series an absolute must-read.”—RT Book Reviews
“Contemporary romance readers will not want to miss the romantic, heart-felt emotion along with all the sexy, steamy goodness Ruthie Knox creates within the pages of About Last Night.”—Fiction Vixen
“A great new voice in contemporary romance . . . hilarious, heartfelt, and hot.”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristan Higgins
“I’ll read anything by Ruthie Knox—her books are always sexy, funny, beautifully poignant, and honest.”—Molly O’Keefe, bestselling author of Crazy Thing Called Love
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: How to Misbehave, Flirting with Disaster, and About Last Night.
Along Came Trouble
The last time we visited Camelot Ohio, a tornado swept through town causing more than just property damage ( How to Misbehave) . We are back some years later, revisiting the town and residents . The Clark family has grown, and their son Caleb is back from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as an M.P. He is retired from the military, and has started his own company, Camelot Securities.
Ellen Callahan moved to Camelot after divorcing her alcoholic, womanizing husband. She has a sweet two year old named Henry, and is an entertainment attorney known for her tough negotiating skills. Ellen's brother is a very well known singer, who has been an entertainer since childhood. The story revolves around the ripple effect of an affair Jamie had with Ellen's next door neighbor Carly. It was short lived, but results are not going away. The paparazzi has swarmed into Camelot. Jamie hires Camelot Securities to protect Ellen, Henry, and Carly from the cameras, and the " tell all" tabloids. Seems like a simple logical plan...... Not with Ellen and Carly!
There is an instant attraction between Ellen and Caleb, but definitely not love at first sight! I laughed out loud at some of the clashes, and sighed at the tender parts. We meet a wonderful group of characters; Nana, Carly's very feisty Grandmother, Richard the ex-husband from hell, and more of the Clark family. This novel has laughter, loyalty, family and a lot of wonderful craziness! The romance is tantalizing, " Her libido growled and started pacing back and forth across her lower belly." I also have to say this story has some of the best "make up sex" I've read in a while!
I would highly recommend this delightful novel to readers who enjoy craziness, love and laughter in a small town.
I was offered nor accepted any compensation for this review.
Along came trouble
I love this story. I couldn't put it down. Keep sending us more of the good stuff.
Good story, lousy typos
I'm more than half way through this story, and I'm enjoying it so far. Maybe not the best thing I've read this year, but it's good. My issue are the typos. Random quotation marks are rampant. Made up words (janked?) are probably typos. Did someone edit this?
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Mar 11, 2013
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 416 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Camelot