Romance Books

Royally Endowed by Emma Chase

royally endowed

Title: Royally Endowed
Author: Emma Chase
Rating: 4 stars
Genre: Romance
Where I got it: Audiobook from Public library

Goodreads 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, 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.
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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 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.

Review

I have been trying to find a copy of this book for a while now, and finally succumbed and listened to the book. I am generally not a fan of audio books, but I enjoyed this one. I liked the accent on Logan, voiced by Shane East. I felt the voice of Ellie was a little older than Ellie, but I liked her.

So we met Ellie and Logan in book 1. Ellie is Olivia’s sister and Logan is Nicolas’s bodyguard.  Logan stays behind and keeps an eye on Ellie when Olivia goes to Wessco for the summer after she starts dating, and even though she’s only 17 and a senior in high school, she knows that Logan is the guy for her.

Over the course of the next five years, we watch (listen) to Ellie and Logan grow and change. Ellie graduates from high school and moves to Wessco to be closer to Olivia. Logan, of course, goes back as well. He knows how Ellie feels about him, but he fights his feelings for a long time.

This is a SLOW burn romance. 5 years slow. But I enjoyed Logan and Ellie’s story. Logan grew up poor, on the wrong side of the tracks. Ellie’s mom died, sending her father into alcoholism, leading her to believe she’s the reason.

Ellie is such a sweet character. She’s smart and optimistic. Logan is tough, yet vulnerable when it comes to Ellie. I enjoyed seeing their relationship bloom.

Book 4 comes out soon and I’m getting an ARC so I didn’t want to be behind. I would recommend this, any way you can get it.

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