- Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Loveswept (March 12 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345546636
- ISBN-13: 978-0345546630
- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 2.6 x 17.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 249 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,039,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Along Came Trouble: Camelot Series Mass Market Paperback – Mar 12 2013
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About the Author
USA Today 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. Ruthie moonlights as a mother, Tweets incessantly, and bakes a mean focaccia. She’d love to hear from you, so visit her website and drop her a line.
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Typically romance novels under $5, and even more expensive ones, frequently showcase females who fall into the "too stupid to live" category and over the top story lines that stretch believability. I am stunned by Ms. Knox`s ability to create such appealing, realistic characters. It is ironic that Caleb started out as a minor character, since he is so wonderfully developed (not just his body). Ms. Knox manages to build tension without the stereotypic kidnappings or dire health issues.
"Along Came Trouble" is a great steamy romance novel, with the BEST epilogue I have ever read. Imagine an author who takes the time not only to create a fabulous story, toss in some funny dialogue, and use symbolism. Kudos to everyone involved in the editing, as there were no distracting errors. This was a most enjoyable read and I look forward to reading all of Ruthie Knox`s writing. I will definitely be rereading this book.
Caleb: "It`s going to be fantastic, though, when we finally do it. Fireworks are going to go off. Pyrotechnic kissing. Your hair will probably catch on fire.
Ellen: She walked around with all the sexual power of a Twinkie. The women of magazines licked their lips and unbuttoned their tops and did stripteases to erotic music. She was fairly sure her stereo was cued up to play "The Wheels on the Bus."
Caleb: 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?
Ellen: "You don`t know my favorite position," she said defensively. Caleb: "Not yet. But whatever it is, I`m sure when I figure it out, it`s going to be my new favorite."
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
Caleb is trying his best to be stay professional with Ellen but it is getting hard to deny the attraction he feels for her. Caleb has a lot on his plate when he decides he is going to have Ellen, but can Ellen let Caleb in or will she push him away?
I loved Caleb, he is charismatic and drew you in right away. Ellen was a bit hard at first but she grows on you as you begin to understand her back story. Great book, looking forward to the next book in the series.
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.
While I wanted to smack Ellen sometimes, I had a lot of respect for how she was trying to live her life. She'd been relegated to second place while growing up with a super talented brother that their mother put on a pedestal. And then, when she married, her husband sort of took over her life, made her dependent on him, then totally stomped all over her. A child resulted from that relationship, but one he wouldn't really know due to his being an alcoholic and therefore having severely restricted access to his son. Not like that seemed to be a big deal to him since he often missed his designated visiting times. Nice guy. Not.
Ellen's next door neighbor is Carly. Carly's husband left her after she became pregnant via artificial insemination. He was shooting blanks, which emasculated him, poor baby. He sounds like a real winner, too. And at some point, Ellen's brother, pop star Jamie Callahan, came to Ellen's to visit, met Carly, and they had a wild fling. It ended when the paparazzi found out which caused an argument between them and Jamie fled back to California.
But Jamie being in the area and having a fling with a pregnant woman just fed the paparazzi's interest, so they're camped out, trying to get the perfect picture to sell. In steps Caleb, who is ex-military and now owns a security company in town. Caleb who is totally opposite of what Ellen normally goes for. Caleb who just wants to keep Ellen and Carly safe, but neither woman wants his help. Caleb who is instantly attracted to Ellen. And Ellen is attracted, too, but she's worked hard to be independent and doesn't want a man coming in to tell her how to live her life, which is sort of what Caleb is doing, but he's not overbearing about it. I *loved* how he negotiated with Ellen. About everything. To me, it showed he cared how she felt, but Ellen had this really thick wall up and it took her a bit to realize he was completely different from her ex-husband. And not only in the looks department.
So anyway, it was a really sweet love story in the end... two love stories actually, but I was more interested in Caleb and Ellen than Jamie and Carly. My heart was breaking for them for a while, but there was a very satisfying ending.
I look forward to #3!
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.