In Review: Royally Endowed (Royally #3) by Emma Chase

Posted May 19, 2018 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 1 Comment

In Review: Royally Endowed (Royally #3) by Emma ChaseRoyally Endowed by Emma Chase
Series: Royally #3
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: August 14, 2017
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eBook, 275 pages
How I got it: I bought it!
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Reading Challenges: 2018 Tackle My TBR Challenge
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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, 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.

in review my thoughts

There was a moment while reading Royally Screwed that I had to stop reading and pull up Goodreads to see which characters would get the next two books in the Royally series. I was only vaguely excited for Henry’s book — yet wound up loving it — but I straight up yelped and cheered when I saw Logan and Ellie would be paired up in Royally Endowed. There was something about the chemistry between them that had me shipping them from the start. Waaaaay before I probably should’ve been, to be honest. I loved knowing they would be end game and I was very much looking forward to their story. And guess what? It was everything I wanted and more.

Ellie and Logan had this great slow burn thing going on and this book covers quite a span in time. I’m not usually big on when there are large jumps in time while I’m reading, but it worked really well here. I feel like they had to advance it some for it to feel “right” to root for Ellie and Logan. It was delightful to watch how they grew — and how things grew between them — from bodyguard to friend to much more. The whole progression just felt so real. I was so here for it, too.

While I loved each of the couples in the Royally series, there was just something special about Ellie and Logan and their story. Maybe it was because we knew them for such a long time in book world? Or maybe it was just because they were who they were. The Duchess’s little sister and one of the Duke’s body guards? The one who just happened to be keeping her safe, too? Perfection. I couldn’t get enough of their chemistry and banter in the beginning, innocent as it was at the time, and loved the passion later even more so.

I love the woman Ellie became during this series. Logan was super freaking swoony and amazing, too. Together they were basically perfect. Their story was so sweet and fun and sexy, with all the feels I want in my reading. I loved it so much. I can’t wait to see what comes next in this series!

FAVORITE QUOTES

I love caffeine. Love it. The high, the rush, the feeling that I’m Wonder Woman’s long-lost cousin and there ain’t shit I can’t do.

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’ll give it to you sweet, Ellie. I swear I’ll make it so fucking sweet you’ll ache… but now I just… I need…”

Life changes us, with its twists and turns, in ways we don’t always see coming. It changes what we want, what we dream, lays blessings in our hands better than anything we could’ve imagined.

About Emma Chase

By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.

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