Saturday, May 18, 2013

[Kame's Review]: "Along Came Trouble"

 
Along Came Trouble by Ruthie Knox
Publisher: Loveswept (March 11, 2013)
Series: Camelot, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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?








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 “She needed a boyfriend like she needed an emergency appendectomy”

 


Ellen just wants a simple life for her and her son in the small college town they live in.  That went out the window when her twin brother Jamie became romantically involved with her next door neighbor.  For most people when that happened it didn’t turn their street into a three ring circus, but then most people do not have a heart-throb music sensation for a twin brother.  Now Ellen’s yard and the entire street are being invaded by hungry paparazzi looking for the story and a picture. Scared for his sister, nephew and the woman he loves, Jamie decides they need protection. Caleb Clark is hired to protect Ellen and Carly.  Carly understands and somewhat welcomes the aid, Ellen does not; and tries to fire Caleb on the spot.  Negotiation is the key for Ellen and Caleb to both get what they want; they work out a protection with benefits arrangement.




 “Oh man, Caleb could kiss. He could really, really kiss. He could kiss like kissing was the only thing on his agenda, and honestly if you could kiss like this, why put anything else in the day planner?”

 
Both Caleb and Ellen are great well developed characters; Caleb, home six months from the military, was still searching for his footing in his new life and Ellen who vowed to never be invisible to others again. At times they each seemed to struggle with these new paths and sometimes these paths were at odds; but with fantastic dialog and extremely creative analogies




 “Day in and day out, she walked around with all the sexual power of a Twinkie…”

 

that often made me chuckle; Ruthie Knox created a book I had a hard time putting down. Enough attention and detail was given to the other characters in the book that I feel vested in this series and look forward to my return to Camelot!




4 1/2 STARS!





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Kame received this e-book from the publisher in exchange for her honest review.
*Note: Quote used belongs to Ruthie Knox; Kame and TBQ's Book Palace do not claim it*
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Meet Kame:

Kame is part of a family of readers; one day she picked up the Nook she purchased for her husband and discovered her love of e-books. A few months later he purchased one for her so he could have his back! Kame’s Nook is never far, and she is hard pressed to pick a favorite book, genre or author. As long as there are characters that make her want to sit down and have a chat and a plot keeps the pages turning, she’ll read it.

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Thanks for another great review, Kame! :) I read this one earlier this year, really enjoyed it as well, but, unfortunately, didn't have time to do my review... I look forward to the next book in this series, and I was happy to see that she'll be doing a novella to revisit the hero and heroine from book 1!


Have you read Ruthie Knox before? If not, I highly recommend it! :) My all-time favorites, so far, are About Last Night and How to Misbehave!




Enjoy!



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5 comments :

  1. Loved this book! Great review Kame!

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  2. Thanks Pat - I am looking forward to reading Flirting!

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  3. I'm pretty excited about this series, myself. I really enjoyed this book. Great review, Kame!

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  4. Me too - and Flirting is good - or at least as much as I have read - I was having focus issues so I am doing a reading palate cleanser right now....

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  5. Ooo I want to read this one. I keep meaning to pick hers up. Sexual power of a twinkie is too funny.

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