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.
“My gut is my best friend, my conscience, my most lethal asset.”
“He makes me feel wanted. Valued and important, like I’m someone worth protecting. Knowing this man would give his life to shield me, guard me from pain or danger–it’s a heady thing.”
“The Queen was right. Love isn’t a cure; it doesn’t magically solve every problem. But it makes solving those problems worth it. Love is our inspiration, our motivation….and our reward.”
Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! Did I ever love this book! Royally Endowed enchanted and captivated me. From swoon worthy moments to moments that just gave you all the feels, this book consumed my heart and was more than I could have ever imagined….
Told from dual points of view, Royally Endowed is the third book in the Royally Series and it follows the story of Ellie and Logan. For as long as Ellie can remember, she had her sights set on Logan. He was her fighter, her protector, he closest of friends. He is fierce and intense and everything that Ellie could ever want. But, Logan and Ellie could never be. Her attraction to Logan is forbidden as he is her bodyguard. Even knowing that they could never be more than friends, that doesn’t stop the pull Ellie feels for Logan. Ellie is young and doesn’t know where she sees herself in 5 years, but she does know one thing: she wants her own HEA….Logan has spent his life working hard and building the career and life he’s always dreamed. He is respected and hard working. You will never find a more loyal man. He has everything that he could possibly want…that is except for one thing; the woman that makes his heart sing. For years Logan has done his duty and watched over Ellie. But, as the years have gone by, his feelings have progressed. The pull is becoming too hard to fight. Logan knows that he and Ellie come from two different classes, but sometimes want and need are more important than logic. When it comes to love, there is a thin line between right and wrong, life and duty. Will Logan and Ellie get the happiness and life that they’ve always wanted?? There is only one way to find out…
Royally Endowed is by far and away my favorite story in this series to date. It’s no secret that over the course of this series, author Emma Chase has enraptured me with her smart writing and brilliant story-lines. The characters just call to you and before you know it, they consume every piece of your soul, making you fall desperately for them. And that most certainly is the case with Royally Endowed. I fell for this story straight away. I mean how can you go wrong with royalty and the hot bodyguard. Knowing just that little tidbit, you just know this story is going to be amazing and I promise you, it does not disappoint. Logan and Ellie’s story draws you in from the very first page and just utterly consumes you. Before you know it, you are blowing through the pages at a rapid pace. Ellie and Logan’s story pulled at my heart, while giving me all the feels. My emotions are all over the place in the best way possible and I seriously can’t get enough.
Royally Endowed was everything that I wanted and needed in Logan and Ellie’s story. It was full of angst and romance and swoon worthy moments. There was action and a bit of suspense. And just when I thought I couldn’t get enough, this story gave me a little bit more. I truly enjoyed everything about this story and couldn’t think of a better way to spend my day than getting lost in Ellie and Logan.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for 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.
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.