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.
To say I was excited about this book is a huge understatement. I adore Emma Chase's writing and I've been addicted to this series. When I found out this book was about Logan and Ellie I couldn't stop smiling-or counting the days until I could read it. This book had me swooning, sighing, laughing and falling ever so much more in love with these characters.
Ellie Hammond is one of the most fun characters I've read in a long time. We're introduced to her in Royally Screwed as Olivia's younger sister, and she seems to be a normal, funny, sweet young woman. Emphasis on young as she was still in high school at the time and going through some growing pains. Royally Endowed gives us the chance to watch Ellie grow into a smart, sweet, and strong young woman. I love the woman she becomes. She's funny and utterly charming. Ellie is the exact type of woman I'd want to be friends with. She has a knack for soothing others and she really shines in this book.
Nothing prepared me for Logan. Nothing. I knew I'd love him, but I didn't expect to LOVE him. He's so, so protective-a good quality in a bodyguard-but it's more than that. He has his own demons to fight in this book, some that I wasn't exactly expecting either, and watching him grow through them was a joy.
The longing in this book between these characters killed me in the best possible way. They have a spark between them, no matter how much Logan tries to fight it. Watching him finally succumb to those feelings? INCREDIBLE. Absolutely incredible. There was a scene that had me in tears, then had me smiling. Their relationship isn't the easiest but it's a wonderful one to read.
The supporting characters here had me grinning. I loved getting to sneak peeks back into Nicholas and Olivia's and Henry and Sarah's lives. These people are family, and they felt like MY family. I was invested in them all, in their happiness and success.
There was a twist I didn't expect here. There's a touch of drama that I thought for sure I had figured out but I was 100% wrong-and I was glad to be wrong. But it was so well written I just didn't see it coming.
The pacing of this book worked perfectly. As a reader I wanted to see Ellie, and Logan, grow and I love how the author handled that. The brief glimpses we got into them at different ages was just the right amount for me.
This is a book I'll go back and read again. I didn't want to say goodbye to these characters. As I mentioned, they felt like a family. This series ended in the best possible way for me-and I wouldn't want anything to have been handled differently.
If you haven't read the first book in this series, go!! Go read book one and two so that you can fully enjoy Ellie and Logan's story. This book was sweet, sexy and special. My eyes were puffy from reading through the night but my heart was overflowing after this book. I absolutely recommend this title.
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.