Also in this series: Royally Screwed, Royally Matched
Series: Royally #3
on August 14, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Royalty
Narrator: Shane East, Andi Arndt
Length: 7 Hours and 32 Mins
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.
I saw this book at my library for audio and I just had to grab it up and man I don’t know why I took so long to read or listen to this book since it was fantastic and I loved seeing the development of this romance and it was a bit different than I was expecting. Its a slow burn romance that happens over a five year period and I really liked how Emma Chase handled it. Normally I am not a huge fan over a romance that goes such a long distance of time, I like something more quicker paced, but I did enjoy the dynamics that Emma Chase introduces to us here.
Our story starts our with a intense scene of the persent where we get the hint that something is terrible wrong and then it takes us back five years where our hero and heroine first meet. Logan and Ellie. Ellie is the sister to the heroine of the first book “Olivia’ and with her sister marrying a royal prince, Ellie’s life could be in danger because of the connection and since she is still in high school, she is assigned a body guard “Logan” who is also very good friends with Nicholas and understands his duty despite his strong attraction to Ellie. But he knows that she is off limits first her age but also the fact that she is Olivia’s sister and he is just a bodyguard who grew up in the slums but wanted something better out of his life especially after seeing his family still living there and how their lives have gone down hill.
The story begins with Logan and Ellie both have a attraction to each other, but its pretty much forbidden but they become good friends. Ellie is full of life and energy and a bit clumsy at times, but has such an open heart and loves everyone. Logan is determined to protect her even from himself. So he keeps his attraction at bay, and seeing her graduate from high school and then go through college and now she is back with living with her sister at the palace who is heavily pregnant and Ellie is bound to prove to Logan that they are worth fighting for and the love they have had for each other for years.
What a fantastically well spun story and with Emma Chase at the helm there is no doubt that it would be. I simply adored seeing this book come to fruition and the development of these two characters. I adored the ways that we see their attraction for each other and how they keep their chemistry at bay because of the difference of age and their circumstances. But what I really enjoyed is that Ellie doesn’t ever look at Logan as less just because he is a bodyguard or where he grew up and she tends to be a bit protective of him at times and I loved what a wonderful partner to Logan she is.
Another fun aspect to this book was seeing some old favorites have some action in this book, we get to see both couples from the first two books play a role and also the “grandmother” who is the Queen and boy she is a piece of work but I also really admired her too at times even if I felt she was a bit too self righteous. But boy seeing these couples grow and seeing what fun this family has together is so endearing and it was placed in the story to really balance it all out.
Overall I found Royally Endowed to be a stunning romantic tale that gives us a slow built emotional love story that is packed with emotion, witty laughter and enough drama to get you feeling all the feels!!WELL WRITTEN AND I can’t recommend this book enough!!