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.
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.
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~ 4 Stars ~
Royally Endowed is the newest addiction to Emma Chase’s Royal Series. This was a fun and entertaining read. I will admit this isn’t my favorite of this series, but I would still recommend this book.
I thought the storyline for Logan and Ellie was great and interesting. I absolutely loved both Logan and Ellie. My only real problem with this book was that I felt Ellie and Logan’s story got lost in the shuffle at times. There were times in the story that the author focused more on Nicholas and Olivia, and Henry and Sarah that we lost Ellie and her love story. Now I know this might sound weird, but I also loved that we got to see the continuing stories of both previous couples. Just wish they would’ve been in the background more often.
Ellie and Logan’s story is one with a forbidden side to it. I loved that in this story we get to watch Ellie grow up. When we first meet her in this story she is still in high school. This story kind of overlaps with the two previous books, but you don’t have to read those to follow along with this book. What makes this forbidden is two things, first that Ellie is too young for Logan when they first meet and then it becomes forbidden because Logan is assigned to protect her. So he knows he can’t cross that line. What this story gives us is a slow burn between two people who are attracted to each other, but are fighting against their feelings.
Royally Endowed is the third and I believe the final book in this series and can be read as a complete standalone. With this story overlapping Emma does a great job filling in the questions a reader might have if they don’t read the first two books. This book is told in Dual POV. There is NO cliffhanger and is a complete story. This story had a little bit of everything….I found myself laughing quite a bit, but there was also swoony moments, scary moments, and even some heartbreaking moments, but overall I ended reading this book with a HUGE smile on my face.
I thought this was a great ending to this fabulous series. I loved how all of the storylines were wrapped up all nice and happy 🙂
I would 100% recommend this series and book to anyone who loves a Royal love story. One that isn’t over the top cheesy, but will have you laughing and swooning and of course falling in love. If you are a fan of Emma Chase’s books then you should definitely read this book!!!