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, protective 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 bring him home to her family.
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.
Aww… what a sweet and delightful romance! Royally Endowed by Emma Chase is the third book in her Royally Series and features Olivia’s younger sister, Ellie Hammond, and her royal bodyguard, Logan St. James. Full of fun, passion, and suspense, this is one royal family that I just cannot get enough of!
I truly enjoyed the quirky characters in the story! Ellie was so fun and truly a simple girl at heart. Sharp as a tack and with a soul full of music, she was a free spirit wanting to live every bit of life to the fullest. Common sense wasn’t always her strong suit, and that’s where Logan came into play. Ellie always had her eye on the totally sexy and badass bodyguard but knew his concern for her was in doing his job and keeping her safe.
Logan protected Ellie Hammond for years and watched the independent and feisty young girl grow up and blossom into a beautiful woman of elegance. Logan was a man of conscience and skill, always focused on his duty of watching over her and ensuring her well-being with the rather precarious situations she found herself in. The royal security team was Logan’s everything, but soon Ellie quickly fell into that fold as well. Simple flirting turns into a spark which ignites a slow burning passion that grew steadily over the years leaving Logan questioning whether to sacrifice his career for his love.
Emma Chase is definitely one of my favorite storytellers, and there is a true comfort I always find in reading her novels. I love how she incorporates such fun and wit into her stories with references to everything from TV shows, movies, comic books, and of course, music (Justin Timberlake is my favorite)! Combined, they all make her characters so incredibly down to earth and realistic, and she just makes me laugh! The dual point of views gave even more depth into Ellie’s fun and quirky personality and revealed Logan’s soft inner side as well.
The writing was perfectly paced and not overly angsty, just enough to keep you guessing whether this unlikely pair could overcome their obstacles in being together. Chase did a fantastic job in really pulling me in with Ellie’s and Logan’s feelings for each other and it was a very emotional journey for them. There was so much heart to their story, and it certainly wasn’t an easy path for them, which also made the story quite suspenseful!
I loved seeing more of Nicholas, Olivia, Henry, and Sara from the previous books in the series, whose stories of finding happiness are equally amazing. Even Queen Lenora, compared to a ‘scarier, meaner Mary Poppins,’ shows her heart and true feelings with the children as well.
Emma Chase has done such a remarkable job in this Royally Series, making me adore this royal family, feeling as if it is one of my own, and believing that yes, fairytales and Happily Ever After’s do come true!
‘No, baby. Happily ever after isn’t just for royalty.’ My darling girl looks at me with all the love and adoration a woman can have for a man. ‘Happy endings are for all of us.’
*** 4.5 Stars for Me! ***
*** ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange of an honest review ***
But then the mood shifts, as if the air becomes thicker, weighted, more . . . sultry.
Because slowly, Logan sinks down to one knee in front of me—looking in my eyes the whole time. In this position, I could touch his shoulders, comb my fingers through his thick, dark hair. He’s the perfect height for me to bend down and kiss his mouth—the perfect height for him to kiss me back . . . in a lot of places.
My breath hitches. And I wonder he feels it too.
There’s a sound of tearing Velcro, and Logan takes something off his ankle—a holster, with a small silver knife, about three inches long.
“Keep this on you all the time,” he says seriously. “Just in case. If you wear a skirt, the strap will fit around your thigh.”
And I almost laugh. Most girls get a ring from a guy on his knees. I get a murder weapon. But still, it makes me feel safe . . . watched over. Like I’m something precious that deserves to be protected.
I take the knife from him, testing the surprisingly solid, heavy weight of it in my hand. I press my index finger to the tip.
Logan grabs my wrist tightly. “Careful. It’s sharp.”
There’s a small, painless nick, a tiny bead of blood, so I put my finger in my mouth, sucking.
And Logan’s watching me again.
Watching my mouth.
His chest seems to rise just a little faster, and his throat ripples when he swallows. He bends his head, curves his strong back, and then I feel his hands on my ankle, securing the strap. His touch is warm and self-assured. It’s the way he always moves—confident and experienced. Logan knows his body and he knows how to use it, in every way possible.
I almost moan. The sound is in the back of my throat, but I keep it trapped. I never knew the ankle was an erogenous zone, but it sure as hell is now. A hot pulse of pleasure streaks from Logan’s fingers on my bare skin, up my thigh, between my legs.
And I throb there, growing swollen and heavy as he keeps his hands on me.
Can he tell? Does he know? He’s so aware of everything, always so attuned, I wonder if he can sense my arousal . . . feel it in the air that clings between us.
Read the Series:
Royally Screwed (Royally #1)
Topped off with her wit, humor, and passionate characters, this romance completely touched my heart! Read my 5 Star Review
Royally Matched (Royally #2)
With incredibly sweet and passionate moments, this beautifully written romance has truly captured my heart! Read my 5 Star Review!
About the Author:
Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.
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