Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Along Came Trouble (Camelot, #2)” as Want to Read:
Along Came Trouble (Camelot, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Along Came Trouble

(Camelot #2)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,855 ratings  ·  309 reviews
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,
ebook, 416 pages
Published March 11th 2013 by Random House Publishing Group
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Along Came Trouble, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Along Came Trouble

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.78  · 
Rating details
 ·  1,855 ratings  ·  309 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Along Came Trouble (Camelot, #2)
Feb 17, 2013 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
Feb 14, 2013 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
Oct 14, 2012 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
Charlotte Stein
Dec 31, 2012 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.
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**
Aug 11, 2013 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
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 int
Mar 12, 2013 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
Eleanor (The Book Hammock)
Dec 06, 2012 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
Sam (AMNReader)
3.47, I usually (always?) enjoy Ruthie Knox.

The characters in this one (Caleb & Ellen) fall into a relationship quickly and I can buy or suspend that--it's typical Knox. I really appreciated how this was the story of two mature adults learning the give-and-take when neither both have dominant, independent personalities. Caleb's leadership and military background were clearly part of his character, and his competence as a security guard were very clear. In addition to showcasing both characters
Jul 29, 2012 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.

Jan 28, 2013 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
Dec 04, 2012 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
Mar 15, 2013 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.
Ellen Callahan is a single mother who has worked hard for everything she has. When her brother becomes a pop star it brings the paparazzi to her door. Used to taking care of matters on her own, Ellen plans to do just that until Caleb Clark shows up on her doorstep claiming to be her bodyguard.

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 El
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
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
Jenny E
Jul 30, 2012 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
Lisa Hutson
Nov 04, 2012 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
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
The covers in this series do absolutely nothing to show what a fun, charming set of stories this is. If I hadn't taken somebody's word for it, I never would have given these a shot. I loved this book. It was quick, funny, charming and sexy: exactly what I was looking for. It was nothing too deep but I enjoyed the heck out of it, especially Caleb.
Mandi Schreiner
Dec 06, 2012 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
Aug 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Originally posted at Romance Around the Corner

Source: a review copy was provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

I’ve been gushing about Ms. Knox’s books for the past year, and as I keep saying, I think she has one of the best and freshest voices in Contemporary Romance. But all good things must come to an end (or in this case, a small bump in the road) so today’s review won’t be a gushing one.

Along Came Trouble is the first full-length book in the new Camelot series (there’s a prequel novell
Jaime Arkin
Aug 06, 2012 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
Jan 01, 2013 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
Kathie (katmom)
Feb 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is available 3/11/2013.

Caleb. I don't think I can say enough about Caleb. He has a security company, which is hired by Ellen's rock star brother's security firm to keep Ellen and Carly (his ex pregnant girlfriend) safe.

Caleb enters the scene just as Ellen pours iced tea down the neck of a paparazzi who is standing on her plants while he's trying to get pics of the pregnant Carly who has kicked Ellen's brother, Jamie, to the curb.

Caleb handles the situation, quite nicely and Ellen appre
Aug 14, 2012 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
Jan 02, 2013 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 nothin
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Sweet Stuff (Cupcake Club, #2)
  • The One You Fight For (The Ones Who Got Away, #3)
  • Playing It Cool (Sydney Smoke Rugby, #2)
  • Nice Girls Don't Ride
  • The One You Can't Forget (The Ones Who Got Away, #2)
  • Babycakes (Cupcake Club, #3)
  • Love Lettering
  • Under Her Skin (Blank Canvas, #1)
  • Playing for Keeps (Heartbreaker Bay, #7)
  • More Than Sexy (Sexy #1)
  • Boyfriend Material
  • The Playboy (Chandler Brothers, #2)
  • Strong Enough to Love (Jackson Hole, #1.2)
  • Rebel Hard (Hard Play, #2)
  • Not Like the Movies (Waiting for Tom Hanks, #2)
  • The Dating Charade
  • The Wedding Date Disaster
  • Love Hard (Hard Play, #3)
See similar books…
USA Today bestselling author Ruthie Knox writes contemporary romance that’s sexy, witty, and angsty—sometimes all three at once. 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 f ...more

Other books in the series

Camelot (5 books)
  • How to Misbehave (Camelot, #1)
  • Flirting with Disaster (Camelot, #3)
  • Making It Last (Camelot, #4)
  • The Camelot Series 4-Book Bundle: How to Misbehave, Along Came Trouble, Flirting with Disaster, Making It Last

News & Interviews

You know the saying: There's no time like the present...unless you're looking for a distraction from the current moment. In that case, we can't...
26 likes · 10 comments
“she wiggled closer to him, throwing her thigh over his. Not exactly initiating another round, but hanging out her shingle, anyway, to announce she wasn’t altogether opposed to the idea.” 0 likes
More quotes…