Published by Self Published on 8/14/2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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, 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.
Royally Endowed is ALL THE THINGS. It’s perfectly paced, consuming the reader with a complex dynamic between a girl who finds herself suddenly royal and the man who keeps her safe. The longing and the unrequited attraction she feels for him, their snarky banter and their growing friendship, his refusal to look at her as anything but the sister-in-law of his Prince… It’s all just too freaking good.
5 “This was Everything” Stars
“The princess’s sister and the East Amboy bodyguard don’t make sense— we’ll never last.”
I couldn’t get enough of this freaking book. It’s just TOO GOOD. Emma Chase does good romance, she does good Rom Com, she does good steam. And here with Ellie and Logan’s story, she does damn good slow burn. What’s between these characters is a bit forbidden, a bit unorthodox. The notion that a lowly palace guard could possibly end up with a woman who’s essentially become a member of the royal family, even if it is just by marriage, is deemed an impossible match in the eyes of tradition. Ellie is the sister-in-law of Prince Nicholas of Pembrook. Logan is the trusted guard charged with protecting her. He’s witnessed her wild antics, her moments of despair. She sees him as her hero, an untouchable constant she secretly pines after. Their sexual tension is off-the-charts, their friendship is as sweet as it is dependable. And watching them circumnavigate their unwanted feelings is so addictively tortuous, deliciously emotional, and so freaking intoxicating. I loved every single second.
“…knowing he’s here, watching over us like a powerful, invincible guardian angel, settles my nerves and, like always, makes me feel safe and cared for. Because Logan would never let anything bad happen to any of us. And I believe with all my heart that there’s nothing he can’t do.”
I’ve loved these royal boys, these defiant princes torn between duty to their country and desire for women who don’t quite fit in with what tradition demands of them. But I have to say, as much as I thought I was taken by Prince Nicholas and Prince Henry, they don’t hold a candle to all I felt for Logan St. James, their royal bodyguard. Logan is, hands down, my FAVORITE hero of this series. Like the royal princes, Logan is chained by his own sense of duty, forbidden to dip into a dating pool he’s not suited for. With his stoicism, his loyalty, his need to protect, Logan is a delectable force and he completely melted me with his boyish smirks and that damn accent that I swear could hear in my dreams. He’s the kind of hero you wish were real because he’s just too irresistible not to want him for yourself. I. JUST. LOVED. HIM.
“I promised her. I swore I would keep her safe. Be her guard, her wall, so she could fly free. And I will not fucking fail her.”
Royally Endowed is ALL THE THINGS. It’s perfectly paced, consuming the reader with a complex dynamic between a girl who finds herself suddenly royal and the man who keeps her safe. The longing and the unrequited attraction she feels for him, their snarky banter and their growing friendship, his refusal to look at her as anything but the sister-in-law of his Prince… It’s all just too freaking good. A blissfully romantic story layered with complicated emotion, lush sensuality, and a heart-wrenching forbidden attraction set against the backdrop of palaces and crowns and tradition… YES PLEASE!!! Royally Endowed is the most perfect book in this series and I don’t say that lightly. I’ve LOVED every book in this series HARD. But Logan and Ellie are just on another level, the perfect storm, two characters that I loved individually with every fiber of my being, but together they are explosive and beautiful and I wanted them to happen so badly.
“Somebody once told me a slow-burning fire is the hottest— and it must be true. Because Logan and I are a fucking inferno.”
I never wanted this book to end. Everything from Emma Chase’s mesmerizing writing style to this unforgettable, royally romantic storyline was PERFECTION. There are moments in this book that sliced my heart wide open, scenes I never saw coming that almost gutted me, words so exquisitely romantic they took my breath away. The chemistry, the attraction, the dialogue between these characters who are too right and too wrong for each other, I seriously couldn’t get enough. Royally Endowed is so much fun to read, so incredibly sexy, so well done, so utterly unputdownable. This is absolutely my favorite book in this series, it’s one of my absolute favorite books from this author and it’s easily one of the best freaking books I’ve read this year.
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.
About the Author
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.