Romance: 3.5/5 Raunch: 3/5
Redonk Nutshell: Security guard becomes attached to his stubborn charge
Ellen Callahan is an entertainment lawyer who lives with her young son and works mostly from home with various musicians, including her superstar heartthrob brother, Jamie. When paparazzi threaten to overwhelm her quiet lifestyle, her brother takes it upon himself to hire her some security. The firm outsources to a local group, Caleb Clark stepping in to take over the detail. Caleb is a formal military man looking to make a way in civilian life. Ellen isn’t pleased to welcome Caleb’s intrusion. In fact, she’s downright hostile at times. Yet Caleb is not easily dissuaded, especially since his attraction to her is nearly impossible to push aside. He gradually works his way into her graces, and Ellen, ever so slowly, starts to let Caleb into both her and her son’s life. When overeager paparazzi start to cross lines, Ellen is forced to concede a victory to Caleb’s demands, and their relationship begins to stray into grey areas.
I adore Ruthie Knox’s stories. They are romantic, funny, and relatable. Along Came Trouble is no exception. I enjoyed the tale of “forbidden attraction,” and when these two finally give in to their impulses it makes for some pretty serious sparks. I didn’t find this as memorable as other of Knox’s stories, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. It would make for a great afternoon read on a breezy day.
Along Came Trouble by Ruthie Knox