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Along Came Trouble (Camelot Series): A Loveswept Contemporary Romance [Kindle Edition]

Ruthie Knox
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

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Book Description

RITA finalist Ruthie Knox’s Camelot series heats up 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?

Praise for Along Came Trouble
 
“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.


Editorial Reviews

Review

“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

From the Author

AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO THE CAMELOT SERIES
From How To Misbehave

How To Misbehave is the first in a series of novels and novellas about the Clark siblings--Amber, Caleb, and Katie--and their adventures finding love in sleepy little Camelot, Ohio.

I didn't set out to write this series. It just sort of happened. One day, I was musing about how cute Justin Timberlake is and how much I would like it if he mowed my lawn shirtless. As one does. The next thing I knew, I found myself plotting a novel about a pop star who visits his twin sister in the small college town where she lives and ends up having an affair with the woman who lives next door.

Now, don't get too excited. I didn't actually write that book. I thought I would, and I started working out the subplot for it. The Timberlake-ish hero has a sister, see, and the sister falls in love with the security guard who gets assigned to her when her idiot brother's affair lands the town of Camelot on the front pages. I loved this idea! I got so excited about it, I sat down and wrote a few scenes for the subplot, and the next thing I knew, Ellen and Caleb had hijacked the entire book. The result is Along Came Trouble--Caleb Clark's story, due out in March 2013.

While I was writing Caleb's book, I gave him two sisters, one of whom shared his house and turned out to be a lot more interesting than I had anticipated. One thing led to another, and suddenly Katie had a love interest, a big secret, and a book of her own on the horizon. Katie's story, Flirting with Disaster, comes out in June.

Amber and Tony actually came last. Because--world's-most-obvious spoiler alert!--they are already married when the action of Along Came Trouble takes place, I decided I wanted to go back in time and tell their "how Amber met Tony" story. Thus, How To Misbehave.

I hope you get as big a kick out of reading these Camelot stories as I did writing them!

Product Details

  • File Size: 3472 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Loveswept (March 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009CGE8II
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,471 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not up to Knox's usual excellence December 2, 2013
By Claire
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I had been postponing reading this book because I had enjoyed all the other Ruthie Knox books and was saving this one for a treat. I shouldn't have bothered because this one doesn't even begin to rise to the level of her other books. The heroine was extremely annoying and not worthy of this nice Hero. They both "fell in love" without knowing the first thing about each other and while instant lust makes sense, "forever love" just did not! Also, it was very hard to see how this heroine was so instantly attractive to Caleb: she had no common sense, she was extremely negative, she was self-obsessed and self-pitying and seemed to lack any empathy for anyone except her son (and maybe her brother.) I started to seriously dislike her which made it hard to enjoy the story. And though she redeemed herself near the end, the damage was done for me. I couldn't feel the connection and kept wondering why Caleb was so taken with this witchy person.
Also, it was very hard to get into this story: it started off very slowly and the only reason I kept going was because I knew how good Ruthie Knox's other books were. I finally got to the end but it wasn't with a feeling of satisfaction but rather a strong feeling of relief!
Knox's other books were much better than this one; I recommend giving "Along Came Trouble" a miss.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ellen September 2, 2013
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is the problem for me. This is the 4th Ruthie Knox book I've read in recent days, and I'm very impressed with her writing ability. Her heroines are typically variations on a theme: recently divorced or a single mom or pregnant & alone (or some combo), career woman, overwhelmed w/ demands of life. But typically funny with it, interesting & sympathetic. Ellen, though - to me, she's just a selfish itchbay. I don't like her. She has no sense of humor, no caring or compassion for anyone in her life except her son, her brother & neighbor (the romance that should have been written). Certainly not an ounce of anything besides total self-centeredness when it comes to the H.

But then, that's just me. If you like no apparent connection between the h/H besides "Ooh! So Hot!", lots of stupid conflict cause the heroine is stubborn/reactionary/unthinking (even though she's a lawyer & has a toddler child to protect), hop-into-bed within a day of knowing each other, and aren't looking for an engaging or empathetic heroine, you might like it.

I'd recommend every other book/novella I've read by Ms. Knox, but this one, not so much.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet and Funny April 27, 2013
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I loved this book! I laughed at Nana Short, she was hilarious! I liked were Carly made Jamie work his way back into her heart even though he was famous, she didn't cave easily.

Now Ellen and Caleb (the main characters)...Ellen was wanted her independence and Caleb wanted to protect her. Caleb did not give up on her even though she was extremely difficult. I wanted to smack her and tell her to quit being so mean and open her eyes.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story March 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this book, it had a great story, loved the characters, there were a few annoying problems however. The main female character is a lawyer who had a childhod where she was ignored by her stage mother's need to foster her twin brother's pop star talent and ambitions. She married a condescending alcoholic and is finally free of him. It is completely understandable that she needs to control her own life and make decisions for herself and her son. This woman however, takes independence to an extreme and alienates people who are trying to help her and along the way potentially puts herself and her son in danger just to make her point. She gets a little annoying after a while. The hero is a really great guy who is trying to get his security business off the ground after leaving the military. The h/h had great chemistry and ultimately got their HEA, but by the time they did, I was almost rooting for him to get tired of her and find a nicer woman. That said, the story was good, with several plotlines, there was no huge danger or mystery, just a lot of people and paparazzi swarming all over. I did enjoy this book and will look for others by this author. As long as the reader is willing to overlook some irritating character traits in the heroine, I think most will enjoy this story.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A hero who does it all March 11, 2013
By Jessica
Format:Kindle Edition
I love romance heroes who do it all. Caleb Clark, the very alpha ex-military hero in Ruthie Knox's upcoming release Along Came Trouble. Besides having an awesome name, Caleb runs a security company, maintains his parents' ageing rental building, offers a job and opens his home to his sister while she recovers from a bad breakup, lends a supportive shoulder and a sympathetic ear to his pregnant best friend, keeps the crazies off the lawn of a local lawyer who happens to be the sister of a famous pop star, and romances the short-shorts off said lawyer in between rescuing puppies and saving the world. Okay, I made up the part about the puppies and the world-saving, but the rest of it is kosher. Did I mention he's great with kids, too?

Along Came Trouble had me charmed from page one. Divorced mom Ellen must set boundaries in her life, otherwise she'll lose all that hard-won independence she fought so hard for after leaving her adulterous ex. Caleb's mission is to protect Ellen from the backlash of being the twin sister of a pop star and next-door neighbor to said pop star's pregnant girlfriend. Both characters know what they want, and they aren't afraid to negotiate their patoots off to get it. Unfortunately, they are both excellent negotiators, and compromise is the name of the game.

Will Ellen and Caleb ever get ALL of what they really want? You'll have to read Along Came Trouble to find out. In the mean time, here's a teaser of a line to whet your apetite:

"Rangy and muscular, his build fairly announced, I ran fifteen miles before you got up this morning, and I still have energy left to bayonet the enemy."--Kindle Location 161

Oh yeah. That's Caleb. I hope you become as smitten with him and I did.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars good, but predictable
Love, insecurity, and all that comes in between. A good, quick read. Though the plot line is completely predictable after the second chapter.
Published 2 months ago by SeattleVA
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this story it seemed like it was rwo stories ...
Really enjoyed this story it seemed like it was rwo stories in one as the brother and sister both seemed to find their happily ever after. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Story
Sweet story, just the way I like them. A Manly Man, and a Prince Charming to boot. I read 2 to 4 books a week I've gotten used to love at first sight...LOL
Published 3 months ago by Annette L. Dahl
5.0 out of 5 stars Along Came Trouble
Another book by Ruthie that I find Awesome!!

I can't say enough how much I loved this book. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mineliz
4.0 out of 5 stars Ruthie Knox is just good!
Loved Caleb, also loved the sweet secondary story that was going along with this romance. I wish there had been more at the end. There was some drama but it all came out ok.
Published 6 months ago by ~Nichole Hart ~ Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but Has A Lot of Distractions
Along Came Trouble picks up several years after How to Misbehave, and though they are connected, can be read as a standalone. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Andrea Thompson
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
The basic story was good but I do not need to read detail sexual experience. Almost soft porn.
Published 7 months ago by Susan Gandee
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Ruthie Knox is quickly becoming one of my favorite reads
Published 9 months ago by ArkansasCyndi
4.0 out of 5 stars This book was so good!
I really really liked this book. It is simple, too the point, light. Perfect. The writing is superb and the story was great. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars along came trouble
Very funny and a sweet love story. I enjoyed it a lot. I want to read more. Good book, enjoyable
Published 9 months ago by Patricia Jiordano
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More About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Ruthie Knox writes contemporary romance that's sexy, witty, and angsty--sometimes all three at once. After training to be a British historian, she became an academic editor instead. Then she got really deeply into knitting, as one does, followed by motherhood and romance novel writing.

Her debut novel, Ride with Me, is probably the only existing cross-country bicycling love story. She followed it up with About Last Night, a London-set romance whose hero has the unlikely name of Neville, and then Room at the Inn, a Christmas novella--both of which were finalists for the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award. Her four-book series about the Clark family of Camelot, Ohio, has won accolades for its fresh, funny portrayal of small-town Midwestern life. She also writes New Adult romance as Robin York.

Ruthie moonlights as a mother, Tweets incessantly, and bakes a mean focaccia.

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