Series: Royally #3
Published by Self-Published on August 14th 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 seals the deal for me. It seals the fact that this is my all time favorite romance books that involve royalty to date. I couldn’t get enough of the first two books but this one? OMG! It was everything that I expected and so much more.
Royally Endowed revolves around Olivia’s younger sister who is Prince Nicholas’ wife who is featured in Book 1: Royally Screwed. Technically, Ellie shouldn’t be considered royalty but given how close she is with the Duchess she is bound to the Royal Family, therefore, needing security and protection as much as they do.
Logan St. James is a fierce, young and loyal bodyguard that was offered to protect Ellie beginning at the age of seventeen. He thought that she was beautiful back then but never acted on it. He respectfully kept his distance. As he witnesses her mature over the years however the attraction becomes so unbearable especially when Ellie discloses exactly how she feels about him.
There is a lot of back and forth between the two. I won’t go into the precise details (coz where is the fun in that?) but something potentially heartbreaking and terrifying occurs that throws all the stops out the window. From then on he becomes everything that she would ever need and want in life but as fascinating as the romance is between them their relationship doesn’t come as easy as one would predict.
The beauty of the series is how the previous couples become involved in their plight. Yes, I am happy to say that we see every single one of the couples of the previous books. You think it would be overwhelming? Not so much. Their lives are so deeply intertwined, Emma Chase made it out to where ALL of them complimented Ellie and Logan perfectly.
This is the one word I would use to describe this book – PERFECT. The angst, the romance, the intrigue, the fun and laughter and also the suspense played out beautifully throughout the entire book. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Royally Endowed is without a doubt a one-click-er. I definitely recommend reading the series.
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.