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Heidi Hart

By day, I'm a domestic violence prosecutor. By night, I read romance to restore my faith in love, relationships, and humanity in general. 

Subplot Overshadows the Romance

Flirting with Disaster  - Ruthie Knox

I have not enjoyed the Camelot series nearly as much as Ruthie Knox's stand alone contemporary romances (About Last Night, Ride With Me), which I loved. This latest edition, like the rest of the series so far, is good but not great. The main characters are complex, complicated, sympathetic, likeable people (character development is definitely one of Ms. Knox's talents), and the dialogue is sharp and funny, and the sex is HAWT, but the plot just... lacks a certain something. Katie and Sean are paired on a job for a security firm owned by Katie's brother: their task is to find out who's threatening has-been singer-songwriter Judah Pratt and put a stop to it. Perhaps because the threats are so vague and nebulous and never acted upon, I found it difficult to work up much interest in this plot line; and then it resolved in an entirely predictable and anticlimactic way. Judah is also struggling with working up the courage to come out of the closet, but even that wasn't very compelling at all: as Katie observed early on, it seemed he wasn't ashamed of being gay and it would be a relief when the news broke, so the process didn't really generate much dramatic tension. In all, I felt like a whole lot of the book was devoted to Judah's story, which really wasn't that interesting. (And now that I've written that, I realize that was the problem I had with the first full length book in the series, Along Came Trouble, too: I liked Ellen and Caleb well enough, but could not stir myself to care about Jamie and Carly, the secondary characters whose on again/off again romance paralleled the main couple's relationship.)