Royally Endowed Published by Simon & Schuster on August 2017
Format: Audiobook, ARC
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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 twenty-two 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.
“I burn for you, sweet girl. I dream of you, even when I’m awake.”
Lots of fun! This third installment in the Royally series by Emma Chase is quick and easy and romantic. Ellie and Logan have been circling each other for years, her as the Princess’s sister and him as Captain of the Guard. As time passes, things heat up until they have to admit what they’ve known all along. They’re mad for each other.
I like Ellie and Logan right away, even though I don’t remember them from the previous book. Ellie is sweet but she has a strong side to her, which comes out more and more a she gets older. I really like Logan, alpha male and rags to riches. He worked his way up and up to become who he is, from a family of criminals. His story made him stand out among other alpha males I’ve read recently and it was a lot of fun to read him war with himself about his feelings towards this girl.
The story jumps time a lot, especially in the beginning and I found this to be distracting. I know they were trying to set up the attraction for a while, but the start of the book is them circling around each other a lot, him feeling protective of her and her wanting to jump him. Frankly, I don’t think it was needed. Some the the scenes didn’t really go anywhere and the felt forced. But once they stayed in one time line and things started heating up and the characters started to open up, that’s when everything became interesting.
The readers were spot on. I love the deep smoothness of the male narrator. His voice is strong an powerful and the female narrator was excellent with bringing Ellie to life. I really felt like her voice was Ellie’s and that made listening enjoyable, I believed I was listening to a person tell me a story instead of read to me.
Overall I think romance readers should give the Royally series a try. (Who wouldn’t want to fall in love with one of the two princes or this Captain of the Guard?) It’s fun and romantic and made my drive home very enjoyable.