Royally Endowed (Royally, #3) by Emma Chase

Title: Royally Endowed

Series: Royally, #3

Author: Emma Chase

Genres: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 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, 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.
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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.

               

Royally Endowed (Royally, #3)Royally Endowed by Emma Chase
Laura's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones

I freaking LOVED this book!!! Emma Chase has done it once again. This is the second book that I have had the opportunity to review by her, and she has gained a fan for life. Her writing style is engaging, witty, sexy and down right awesome. I found myself laughing at the crazy one-liners and antics of the characters. Her characters are well written and believable. I was hooked from the very first page.

Logan St. James grew up on the wrong side of Wessco. Born into a family of criminals, he fought to free himself of that life at the young age of fifteen. Enlisting in the military saved him from a life in prison or an early grave. Now he works protecting the royal family, that is until they send him stateside to watch over Ellie Hammond, the younger sister of his bosses fiance. Seventeen-year-old Ellie is a spitfire, smartest girl in her graduating class and works like crazy in her families little diner and pie shop. She is snarky, funny, and loves life. Her motto is to "Suck the Lemon out of life." Something that she wants permanently tattooed on her body.

I loved how Ellie and Logan's relationship developed slowly. Ellie has had a crush on him for a long time and now that he is permanently in her life, the crush grows into something more. Their love story spans years as we watch Ellie grow from a young high schooler to a college graduate when she finally cannot take the attraction she has to Logan any longer and must tell him. What ensues is nothing short of explosive. Keeping their relationship hidden is something that Logan cannot do and he is prepared to walk away from his job to keep Ellie in his life. Will they both be strong enough to weather the storm that their relationship brings or will the royal family intervene and end them before they even have a real chance at happiness?

I also loved the fact that we get to catch up on past characters and there is a bit of suspense thrown into the story where Ellie's sister is concerned. When lives are threatened and choices are made, good and bad will they all have the HEA they deserve?

5+ iScream Stars

Ellie

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.

      

         

 

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