Thursday, August 17, 2017

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.

Ellie Hammond wants to live her life to the fullest and this is an attitude that fits her fun and perky persona.  After her sister married the eldest Prince of Wessco, their life changed for the better and it was in that process she met the man who’s occupied her fantasies for years now.
Logan St. James is a tough guy.  A working-class man, from the wrong side of the tracks who worked very hard to crawl out of the hole he grew up in to prevent ending in jail and becoming another statistic.  He’s been close to Ellie since the time Prince Nicholas took his now wife, Olivia, on her first trip to Wessco and he was left in charge of her protection.
I have come to every book of this series thinking I can’t possibly like it better than the last and I’ve been wrong every time.  Ms. Chase has done a great job giving each couple such a different identity from the others it’s hard not to fall in love with them all.  That said, I just loved this book as much as the others and don’t bother asking me which one is my favorite because each one is perfect in its own right.
Logan and Ellie feel the attraction from early on, but her being underage and then becoming a relation to the royal family prevent everything in Logan from acting on it.  Ellie, on the other hand, feels he can’t see past the little girl and tries to live on until she realizes she won’t really “suck the lemon” of life until she tackles the situation head on and finds out if Logan feels the same way.
I was taken by both characters.  Ellie is fun, loving and so full of life is hard to miss her while Logan is just a man’s man.  Loyal, hardworking, always aware of his duty, but more than anything, he’s devout to Ellie and he won’t’ hesitate when it’s time to choose.  As a couple, he’ll take care of her and she’ll bring the love, appreciation and enjoyment he’s been missing in his own life.
I really enjoyed the slow burn of this story, the years of yearning and fantasizing this couple goes through until the reality of the frailty of life comes crashing and he decides it’s better to have love and lost than not love at all.
As usual, the writing is amazing and the story is funny, sexy and romantic and one you won’t want to miss.

5 Book Corner Stars

Logan has been assigned to watch Ellie as she is Princess Olivia's sister. There is an attraction there but they won't/can't act on it. The story jumps from months to year. I get why the author did it but it was hard for me to connect to the characters at first. Once they spent more time together I ended up loving them as a couple. Logan never thought he was good enough for Ellie and she made sure he knew what his worth was. There is one scene in the book that made me swoon and I knew Ellie was the perfect match for Logan. They balanced each other out and gave the other what they needed in life.

 I also loved how we got to catch up with the other couples, especially my favorite couple Prince Nicholas and Princess Olivia. Nicholas just keeps getting better and I LOVE the love her has for Olivia. Henry is just as funny and charming as ever. This series has been one for the books! I loved the stories, the writing and the feel good feeling I have after reading these stories. Whenever I read these books it's like reuniting with old friends.  I have read several books by Emma Chase and she definitely knows how to keep the reader entertained. I smiled, laughed, had my heart slightly broken and swooned all while reading this book. I love it when an author can make you feel a slew of emotions without it being too over the top.
4 Book Corner Stars


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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