Review Blitz: ROYALLY ENDOWED by Emma Chase

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.


I absolutely adored reading both Royally Screwed and Royally Matched (click the links to see my reviews). When I saw that there was going to be a third book, my first thought was “who could this be about?” After reading the synopsis I was immediately hooked. Who doesn't love a little forbidden romance? The sister to Princess Olivia can’t be with a mere bodyguard or so thinks Queen Lenora.
“Logan winks. And, right there in that dim little coffee shop, he steals a piece of my heart forever.”

Pushed into the royal family by marriage Ellie’s life completely changes. The Prince himself has sent Logan as security detail for his wife’s younger sister. Ellie has had a crush on Logan since she was in high school and he was assigned to watch over her. They've both felt the attraction from the moment their lives were pushed together. But Logan knows that falling for her will completely change the course of his life. A life he’s worked so hard for. He can’t let his feelings get in the way of his job.

"I meant it when I said I would die for her . . . and right now, I feel like I am."

Over the years, Logan and Ellie’s paths continue to cross. Ellie has never been able to let go of that schoolgirl crush. She’s gone through boyfriend after boyfriend but no one compares to the fantasy of Logan St. James. Logan has always made her feel special, something she isn’t used to feeling. Logan enlisted in the military to escape the terrible life he came from. He can’t let one girl take that away from him. He’s watched Ellie grow into a beautiful young woman and when danger at the palace threatens everyone’s lives, whom will he choose to protect?

"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."

Guys, this book was so much more than I ever imagined. I laughed, I cried, I swooned, I cringed, and most of all I feel in love with this story. Because of their circumstances this is a slow burn romance. But trust me, it’s worth the wait. For anyone who has read the other two books, you will be happy to hear that we get quite a few guest appearances! I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did.

"Somebody once told me a slow-burning fire is the hottest – and it must be true. Because Logan and I are a f------ inferno"

    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.

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.

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