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Along Came Trouble (Camelot #2)

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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,
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Published March 11th 2013 by Random House Publishing Group
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Feb 20, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it

When Ellen Callahan's brother, Jamie a famous pop singer, falls for Ellen's neighbour, Carly the paparazzi descend. To protect both Ellen and Carly, Jamie hires security. Caleb Clark has spent fifteen years in the military police, so knows what it takes to keep clients safe. Heading up his own business, Camelot Security, Caleb may be a security specialist but keeping someone safe can be a whole lot of trouble.

Ruthie Knox is one of my favourite contemporary romance authors. This is book #2 in her
Duchess Nicole
I'm really surprised that not only did I NOT like this book, I actually DIS-liked it. I'm going with two stars because I reserve one star ratings for utter crap. This one is just my preference on characterization and such so...2 stars :D

First off, my like. Yes, singular. I liked Caleb. He was an amazing, sweet, stubborn, level-headed and patient man. An extremely considerate lover, a damned good brother and son, and toward the end, I felt like I wanted to shake him because he was almost TOO good
Nov 14, 2015 Susanne rated it really liked it
This was a sweet contemporary romance. If this book would have been candy, I think it would have been 70 percent dark chocolate. It was a sweet, sexy and fun read!

"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."
She laughed, and some internal switched flipped from Maybe to Definitely.

Ellen Callahan is a divorced single-mom (loved that!) who grew up in the shadow of her brother and married an abu
Mar 06, 2013 Crista rated it it was amazing
Review originally posted:

5 BIG stars!!!

Along Came Trouble is the second book in the Camelot trilogy that features three siblings: Amber, Caleb, and Katie Clark. Amber and Tony’s story was told in How to Misbehave , Katie and Sean’s story will be told in the upcoming Flirting with Disaster (out in June), and Along Came Trouble tells the story of Caleb and Ellen.

I have been trying to come up with something that I didn’t love about Caleb Clark’s character, and ho
Ruthie Knox is soon becoming a favourite and this book is all Caleb, the returning soldier, responsible son, brother and now a security expert. His new assignment gives him the biggest trouble, Ellen, a single mother of a two year old boy and sister of super-star Jamie, who is in the news because of his romance with the pregnant neighbour Carly. Caleb is supposed to well, secure Ellen's house but she is having none of it

The heroine Ellen is a tougher nut and hard to like. Her inability to give i
4 Stars!! Along comes Ruthie Knox with another great book! More fun times in Camelot with the scrumptious Caleb...YUM!!

Review to follow...

ARC courtesy of Random House Publishing via NetGalley**
Sep 04, 2013 Jonetta rated it really liked it
Ellen Callahan is a lawyer and single mother who could do without all the current drama surrounding her twin, megastar brother Jamie, and his girlfriend who lives next door. What she resented even more was the bodyguard Jamie dispatched when the paparazzi started getting out of hand. Caleb Clark, fresh out of the Army and Iraq, thought this would be an easy assignment but he hadn't yet come up against a woman as stubbornly independent as Ellen. Nor had he expected it would be so hard to resist m ...more
Charlotte Stein
Dec 31, 2012 Charlotte Stein rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this in a completely different way to How To Misbehave. HTM prompted a visceral reaction, this was more of a "sitting back in awe of the skill" reaction. I cannot write this sort of layering for the life in me - the different elements all coming together to make one unified whole - and it totally slayed me reading this. Also absolutely loved Ellen and Henry. I know some people will find Ellen too this or too that but I'm not that kind of person. I won't hold a romance heroine to a differ ...more
Jess the Romanceaholic
This book was so, so good, and that's coming from someone who doesn't even like contemporary romance in general.

With relatable characters (despite their sometimes celebrity status), plenty of realistic ups and downs, and a decent secondary romance that didn't take away from the main love story, (not to mention the yummy chemistry) I couldn't put it down.

4.5-5, full review and final rating to follow.
Feb 21, 2013 Paula rated it really liked it

-- A Romantic Book Affairs Review

Ellen Callahan is furious. There is a paparazzi photographer on her yard, trying to spy on her pop star brother's pregnant ex-lover, Carly. Not only that, but he's stepping on her plants. No matter how much she yells and threatens him, he will not leave. Then, tall, dark, and handsome Caleb Clark shows up. Ellen's knight in shining armor immediately saves her by getting rid of the photographer casually with his stern 'I will kick your ass and enjoy it' voice.

Eleanor (The Book Hammock)
Dec 07, 2012 Eleanor (The Book Hammock) rated it it was amazing
Where do I begin?

You know how you read a book and you feel like you're THERE? Not even one of the characters, but a bystander looking in on what goes on. And it makes you feel involved. Emotional. That's how it was for me with this story.

Seemingly, a textbook contemporary romance. But it was so much more. Ellen Callahan is faced with Caleb Clark *thud* when a paparazzi stomps her yard trying to get a shot of her neighbor. Her neighbor who's pregnant and was Ellen's twin brother's girlfriend. A b
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

ALONG CAME TROUBLE is book two in the Camelot series. If you haven’t read the first book in the series, HOW TO MISBEHAVE, fear not! The two books seem so different that I don’t necessarily think you need to read one in order to understand the other. Both are good as any other standalones.

Ellen Callahan is a driven woman who is a single mother and lawyer. She is tough as nails and Caleb Clark seems to enjoy poking fun at the attractive woman every chance he gets. When Ellen’s brother, the intern
Mar 11, 2013 Jess rated it really liked it
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: B

Ellen loves her singing superstar brother Jamie so much, but not so much when he and her next door neighbor Carly break up causing a paparazzi frenzy at Carly’s house, which by extension includes Ellen’s home. Jamie, now back in LA, arranges for security to help keep the photographers at bay and provide protection to Ellen and her son as well as Carly, who’s pregnant. Caleb’s security company is hired and he starts butting heads with Ellen i
Jun 04, 2013 Janey rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, netgalley
An ARC was received from Random House Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review

We meet Ellen Callahan at a point in her life where she is an established entertainment contract lawyer half the week, and a single mother, to little Henry, the other half. Her marriage to Richard the poet had broken down each time he filled up on alcohol or his eye had strayed towards the multitude of students he taught at the local college.

She'd been let down, disappointed and was determined to be an independent
Feb 02, 2013 Sunny rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Along Came Trouble is Book Two in the Camelot series. This book is not a single story, but rather several stories woven into one narrative. The primary story is between Caleb and Ellen. Caleb is immensely likable. He's the kind of guy who you would trust with your life, woo in your bed, and have a beer with. However, I found it really difficult to connect with Ellen's character - she is rather mean to Caleb and it takes some time to discover why that is so. Once it is revealed, it makes sense, ( ...more
Claire Robinson
Jun 28, 2013 Claire Robinson rated it it was amazing
Another brilliant read.

I want my own Caleb, and a Henry, he was just too cute for the pages!!!

The Camelot Series is funny, exciting, engrossing and thoroughly unputdownable.

I am just miffed I haven't discovered the awesomeness that is Ruthis Knox earlier.

Onto Flirting With Disaster for me.
Jenny E
Mar 20, 2013 Jenny E rated it liked it
I was so disappointed with this book! I love LOVE Ruthie Knox, but this book just did not work for me AT ALL! First, the book was WAY too long. There was a lot of repetition and filler, and it was too easy to set down even though Caleb, the hero, was a hottie as per usual in Ruthie Knox's books -she can write swoony boys. Ellen, the heroine, however, was infuriating. There is a fine line between feisty/strong-willed woman and bitch, and Ellen, the mother, and Carley crossed that line IMO. The wo ...more
After reading (and loving) How to Misbehave, I was ready to be swept off my feet with the first longer novel from Ruthie Knox.

And. Well. I wasn't.

And I'm trying to put my finger on why that was, exactly. It wasn't that I didn't enjoy the book; I did. Three stars to me means I liked it. But, well, 3 stars for a book by Ruthie is rather low.

Let's start with what I did like... The plot was interesting and engaging. I always enjoy small town stories, and the setting of Camelot, Ohio was no differen
The first full-length novel in the Camelot series is about Amber's (from How to Misbehave) brother, Caleb. He's recently gotten out of the military and returned home for good. He's spent the time since starting up his security business in and around his home town of Camelot, Ohio. Suddenly a job that will put him on the map comes along - musician Jamie Callahan wants security for his sister and the women he loved - and left. Reporters are hounding them, and it's now Caleb's job to keep them safe ...more
Lisa Hutson
Jan 15, 2013 Lisa Hutson rated it it was amazing
I love a family or group series. People who love and care for each other. I love the parents in this family. They are far from perfect. But they love each other They love their children.
This story has two wonderful, similar in some ways and very very different in others, love stories. Love stories. People with issues who still want what we all want, love. To love and be loved.
And probably, that's why most of us read these books. Because we love love. :-)
You will get your money and your times
Kellie G.
Jul 27, 2013 Kellie G. rated it really liked it
3 & 1/2 stars
I loved the über sexy hero Caleb, but I never connected with Ellen. The writing was good and I liked the secondary characters, but the slow first half kept this from being a 4 star read for me. I'm interested enough to check out the next book.
Mandi Schreiner
Mar 11, 2013 Mandi Schreiner rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I’m a big Ruthie Knox fan, and was anticipating this book as it’s her first full length. Her writing style again impressed me as she writes very smart, witty, sexy characters. I do have complaint about this one though, which I’ll get to in a minute.

Ellen lives in her peaceful hometown of Camelot, Ohio, except the peaceful part has gone out the window. Her brother Jamie is a very famous pop star who recently visited and had a passionate affair with Ellen’s pregnant next door neighbor Carly. But J
Mar 13, 2013 Rachel rated it it was amazing
I am sorely lacking in all the words I need to describe how much I loved this book. I couldn't stop reading it, but I wanted to stop, because if I stopped, it wouldn't end. There are so many things to love about this book. So many emotions and feelings attached to it. I laughed out loud, snorted, cried, name it, I probably did it. It hit me on so many levels, all of them good. Ruthie Knox just has an impeccable way of touching on emotions and feelings with a depth and clarity that ...more
Apr 30, 2013 Jill rated it liked it

Ellen is a divorcee and a single mum. She strives to be in control of her own life and never be manipulated by a man again. Unfortunately the paparrazi have descended on her quiet little suburb due to her pop star brother getting involved with her next door neighour.
Then her brother hires a security company to keep watch and make sure her and her neighbour are safe. Cue Caleb, he is an ex milatary police who has just started his own security firm.
He starts what should be a standard easy job on
May 29, 2014 Jen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yawn-snore, ebook
Ellen Callahan is pissed because paparazzi won’t leave her alone due to her pop star brother’s romance with her neighbor Carly. Caleb Clark, aka "Lady Killer" is hired to be her sort-of bodyguard. She’s pissed about that too because she can handle those media vultures herself. With iced tea! By the way, who on planet Earth doesn’t know that vulture is synonymous with paparazzi?

“The vulture.”
“What vulture?” He’d have remembered birds of prey. He wasn’t quite that hopeless.
“Jamie calls the phot
Sue Grimshaw
Jan 02, 2013 Sue Grimshaw rated it it was amazing
About the book:
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
Jaime Arkin
Dec 21, 2012 Jaime Arkin rated it really liked it
You all know I love Ruthie Knox and her writing. I'm not going to keep telling you all how you should immediately go purchase everything you can by her and read it ... now.

I was lucky enough to be approved for the galley of Along Came Trouble. A new series featuring the Clark family. This time we meet Caleb, who is back home after being deployed in Iraq, now working as a civilian, starting his own security company, but also trying to juggle his family.

We also get to meet Ellen Callahan, a divo
Mar 16, 2013 Pat rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 26, 2013 Dianne rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, own
Ellen Callahan is a single mom and a successful entertainment lawyer, relying on herself in the small town Camelot, Ohio. Life is quiet, if not sometimes boring until her rock star brother and her next door neighbor become involved. Chaos ensues, the paparazzi are everywhere, including Ellen's garden, looking for that perfect, invasive photo that could make them rich!

Jamie, Ellen's bother, hires a security company to protect both Ellen and Carly, Jamie's pregnant girlfriend and Ellen's neighbor.
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
Mar 18, 2013 Jillian (NetGalley Addict) rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review

Ellen is a single mother; she works hard and doesn't need a man in her life. Her brother is a celebrity and when the paparazzi start showing up on her property to get a glimpse at her neighbor, who was in a relationship with her brother, he hires a security. Caleb is Ellen’s bodyguard and while he is attracted to her, he is determined to ignore it. Ellen really bugged me in this book; she is so determined to prove she can do thin
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