Royally Endowed

Emma Chase
Royally Endowed
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Publisher
Emma Chase LLC
Release Date
August 2017
ISBN
9781682307779
Series
Book 3 of The Royally Series
Genre
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

SUMMARY
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.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Aug 17, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
101 people found the following review helpful
5 sparkly tiaras for ROYALLY ENDOWED!

Logan St. James is no blue blood. As a lad from the wrong side of the tracks, there's nothing Logan is prouder of than protecting Wessco's royal family. When he's charged with watching over the prince's future sister-in-law, the young and perpetually bubbly Ellie Hammond, he takes his charge seriously. As the years go by, Logan watches the barely legal valedictorian turn into the smart, caring, headstrong and sexy as hell woman who constantly knocks him off his feet. Ellie is tired of waiting for Logan to acknowledge what's right in front of him, and she's decided it's way past time to claim her man. But actions have consequences, and neither of them could anticipate just how far-reaching their decisions could be.

This is such a fun and sexy series! I'm not a huge consumer of the fabulous, poofy world of royal families, but the Royally series is one I would pass out to my HEA loving friends like candy. Book 3 in the series, ROYALLY ENDOWED, is a long, smooth ebb and flow by a royal bodyguard and the woman who drives him mad. I loved watching Ellie's juvenile flirting turn into confidence and poise. She handled the Queen of Wessco as easily as she handled baking pies, and her effortless charm had everyone half in love with her. Logan was rough around the edges, but pulled himself off of the path his whole family skipped down and was seriously proud to serve his country. He's been half in love with Ellie since he met her as jailbait, but watched her grow into a stunning young women way too good for the likes of him. Their chemistry is undeniable, and even though a large portion of ROYALLY ENDOWED was sex-free, when the good stuff went down (literally), it was to.die.for! Great series individually or as a whole!

Bottom Line: No OM/OW or sharing; no condom use; no BDSM/kink; no sexual assault; mild violence and murder.
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Book Review by Pip (reviewer)
Feb 25, 2019
37 people found the following review helpful
I'm leery of getting into royalty-type, aristocratic stories.

There you have it, my confession.

Not just because royalty stereotypes tend to mirror the British royal folks too much (writ large, with many liberties taken especially with the playboy princes), but because I've also a huge hang-up when the series revolves around a fake country - where the hell is Wessco? - that pops up in my own mental map of the world.

I decided to give Emma Chase another go years later, when 'Tangled' just didn't work out for me, but also because 'Royally Endowed' involves peripheral characters who are associated with the royal line and not the royals themselves. It's essentially, a bodyguard and mark love story written along New Adult lines with the ongoing fairy-tale of princes and castles already in full swing.

And in short, there were parts that I liked despite the predictable journey: Ellie Hammond and Logan St. James were clearly made for each other despite dancing around for 5 years. The sudden tumble into hurried confessions and scorching sexy times did kind of work after the slow, slow burn.

Yet there were parts that were cringeworthy (getting it on in the throne room without security cameras?!) and too ridiculous to buckle down and believe. Chase's execution of Ellie/Logan's 5-year-ride was done bumpily, with small developments at several points in the journey that didn't seem significant enough to record - basically, with several scenes that I thought should be shown rather than told and vice versa.

That said, Chase's writing is easy to get through within a few hours or arm-chair travelling to 'Wessco': there's enough fire between these two to keep the burn going and if the bottomline of romantic fiction is to produce a pairing that readers can and want to get behind, then I'd say 'Royally Endowed' has got it made.
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