Message From The Author

Ruthie Knox

Genre: E-book, Contemporary Romance

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Author's Message

So I wrote this book about a bodyguard and single mother. 

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “I’ve read this book before. Here’s how it goes: harried single mother ends up in a situation where she requires a hunky ex-military bodyguard; harried single mother doesn’t want to be protected for some reason having to do with her feistiness and utter lack of sense; hunky ex-military bodyguard tramples all over her rights because he knows better than her; harried single mother finds this inexplicably hot; sexy times ensue, someone gets shot, and at the end there is a wedding.”

I’m with you. I’ve read this book, too. We love this book!

Except, well, we kind of hate everything about it, don’t we? We get irritated at harried single mother for being ‘too stupid to live’. We throw our Kindle at the wall when hunky ex-military bodyguard gets away with being a jerk face misogynist, just because it’s his job to keep harried single mother from getting murdered in her sleep. We wonder what’s up with the adorable child of harried single mother, who sleeps for fourteen hours every night and takes veeeeery long naps, and who never randomly pukes up dinner or interrupts harried single mother’s conversations with hunky ex-military bodyguard over and over again.

Along Came Trouble is not this book.

It is a book, instead, about a single mother who’s more or less found her feet. Yes, there was that nasty divorce and that period of her life when she was far too dependent on the wrong man’s regard—but she’s figured out how to be independent, and oh, she loves it. Possibly a little more than is healthy, but that happens when you find something good that you needed in your life.

It’s about a security agent (he’d rather you not call him a “bodyguard”) who’s a really nice guy. I mean, really nice. Like, really. He’s so nice that he’d just kind of like to fix everything for everyone he loves, and save his parents and his little sister, and make life easier for this single mother he’s got the hots for. Possibly it’s a bit unbalanced, the degree to which he’d like to take every single responsibility for everybody in his whole life onto his shoulders—but that happens when you’re a nice person who’s spent most of his adult life getting the job done by whatever means are at hand, and you come home and discover that your family needs you.

Along Came Trouble is about what happens when a woman meets the right man at the wrong time and has to decide how much of herself to give him when she doesn’t feel like she’s got any self to spare. And most of all it’s about how hard it is to find a balance between dependence, independence, and interdependence—and how love can lift our burdens and help us become better versions of ourselves, if we are brave enough to let it.

- Ruthie Knox

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