Series: Royally #3
Published by Self-Published on 08/14/2017
Logan St. James is a smoldering, sexy beast. Sure, he can be a little broody at times—but Ellie Hammond’s willing to overlook that. Because, have you seen him??
Sexy. As. Hell.
And Ellie’s perky enough for both of them.
For years, she’s had a crush on the intense, gorgeous royal security guard—but she doesn’t think he ever saw her, not really.
To Logan, Ellie was just part of the job—a relative of the royal family he’d sworn to protect. Now, at 22 years old and fresh out of college, she’s determined to put aside her X-rated dreams of pat-downs and pillow talk, and find a real life happily ever after.
The Queen of Wessco encourages Ellie to follow in her sister’s footsteps and settle down with a prince of her own. Or a duke, a marquis…a viscount would also do nicely.
But in the pursuit of a fairy tale ending, Ellie learns that the sweetest crushes can be the hardest to let go.
Logan St. James grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in a family on the wrong side of the law. But these days, he covers his tattoos and scars with a respectable suit. He’s handsome, loyal, brave, skilled with his hands and…other body parts.
Any woman would be proud to call him hers.
But there’s only one woman he wants.
For years he’s watched over her, protected her, held her hair back when she was sick, taught her how to throw a punch, and spot a liar.
He dreams of her. Would lay down his life for her.
But beautiful Ellie Hammond’s off-limits.
Everybody knows the bodyguard rules: Never lose focus, never let them out of your sight, and never, ever fall in love.
No wonder everyone loves Emma Chase. Her books are lighthearted yet emotional and come with a unique blend of funny and sexy. Royally Endowed hits all of these marks as it lands on my shelf of favorites.
I absolutely swooned (oh whatever) over Logan. I appreciated his inner conflict, and felt the validity of how it was worked into the story. I fancied Ellie quite a bit as well. She was cute as a button and funny. A “real” or genuine heroine. I love those. I was also totally invested in their love story and happily witnessed their backstory. I’m so glad the author decided to flush this out for us, showing the beginning of their connection and how it built up over a long time. Even in their innocent friendship you could see them falling in love. It was sweet, however not saccharine.
The chemistry and love story between the two was enough for me to not be disappointed overall with the book even when I didn’t care for a few things. Like, no sex – or kissing even! – before 50%. I mean, I know whyyyy (re:backstory) but I was seriously dying for some sucking face by the halfway mark. If you’re good at reading between the lines this means Emma did an excellent job of building up their connection and relationship and just HAD me. Good job. I also felt the secondary storyline that ultimately caused the conflict between Logan and Ellie…not that strong. Did it fit? Yes. Was it my favorite? Nope. *shrug* But, I didn’t hate it either.
I definitely recommend Royally Endowed, however suggest reading the first two books in the series prior to it. Not for some necessary or overwhelming story arc or anything but, you know, just for funsies.