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Title: Royally EndowedMy Review:
Author: Emma Chase
Series: Royally #3
Published by: Indie
Release Date: August 14th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Format: Kindle Book
Reading Challenges: Lenoreo's 2018 #LetsReadIndie Challenge, Lenoreo's 2018 Beat the Backlist Challenge, Lenoreo's 2018 Finishing the Series Challenge, Lenoreo's 2018 New Adult Challenge, Lenoreo's COYER Winter Switch 2017/18
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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.
4.5 stars — Every time I read a book by Ms. Chase, I’m reminded why I love her. There’s just something about each and every one of her characters that draws me in, makes me laugh, makes me feel for them, even when they’re all entirely different. And their interactions are beyond amazing! Always witty and sassy and just the best quips and bantering. This book gave me all that and more.
I wasn’t sure how Ellie and Logan’s story was going to go, where it would start, and what parts we would get to see. I was pretty ecstatic when it started back in the summer they first met (coinciding with the timeline of book one), because I was given a taste for what each of them were thinking and feeling. And they didn’t disappoint. Ellie was just as adorable as I expected, so young and optimistic and fun! And Logan was so torn, wanting to do his job to the best of his ability, but also not being able to help what he was slowly feeling for her. I was a bit dismayed with the little time jumps on occasion…I kept wondering how things were working in the interim. Did the security detail rotate between Nicholas, Olivia and Ellie, so that he was occasionally guarding her? That’s what I’m assuming. I think my favourite part was Ellie’s birthday and the paintball game…made me laugh and grin and squee.
It was kind of an interesting love story in that way, because it truly was slow-burning. Both had feelings for the other, but they danced around them assuming it wouldn’t work, and just pining quietly. You could see things shifting a bit at a time, but it was slow. I appreciated the tension that it built, and that we got to see them develop a solid base before their relationship moved to a new level. And hoo-boy, once they got to that new steamy level, DAMN!!! Chemistry for days!
I made some guesses about the bad guy, and was totally wrong…I think Ms. Chase set up a red herring, and I’m disappointed I fell for it.
I LOVED that after the action-y climax, we got a sort of extended epilogue where we got some closure with the other couples as well. And I LOVED the *actual* epilogue. Good stuff. All in all, this series was DA BOMB DOT COM. I have zero regrets, other than wanting more time in my life to read it again.