The Royally Series Book 3
By Emma Chase
Release Day: August 14th 2017
5 Lemon Sucking CROWNS
Emma Chase has always been a favorite of mine, but she has truly created something fantastic with this series of standalones. Each story and each character has hit the bulls-eye every single time, and Royally Endowed completes the hat trick.
Ellie Hammond stole the show for me in this one. Her whole aura and attitude for life drew me to her character, making it clear to see why Logan would have been enamored with this spitfire. The way in which Emma Chase writes her character makes Ellie vibrate with life, like readers can feel the essence of her character through the pages. Ellie makes readers want to live life freely and taking every single moment it has to offer. It is intoxicating and lovely, and readers, as well as Logan, have no choice but to succumb to the charms of this woman.
Logan is the perfect bodyguard. He is honorable and brave with just the right amount of aloofness to give off the impression that he doesn’t care, but readers get to see glimpses of his heart and his depth of emotion for Ellie. With each moment with her, readers fall more and more in love with Logan and his heroic persona, and when he finally opens his heart to Ellie, the passion he emotes and shows her will leave readers in a puddle on the floor.
This is another slow-burn, but readers will love the way Emma Chase has chosen to tell their story. She opens the story by dropping readers into the middle of the story leaving them on the edge of their seats, knowing that they will be coming back to this scene. The pacing and passage of time. thought, allows readers to get glimpses of these two through the years. They get to see Ellie and Logan evolve in a natural way, allowing their feelings to grow and develop authentically. The author shows readers their struggles with admitting how they feel and how they flirt with the line of truth. With all the build up, it is explosive when these two finally come together and admit how they feel. The conflict of the story is relatively clear from the beginning, but the way Emma Chase details each moment of their issues will make readers feel every break of their hearts, only to have their hearts racing as a result of climax and falling action of the story. As with all royal fairytales, Emma Chase delivers the conclusions that is Disney-worthy, showing readers a happily-ever-after that will have them cheesy grinning without a care in the world.
I have absolutely loved this series of standalones. Everything from the world she created to the stories she told enraptured me. It will be one of my very favorite romantic series because not only does it give readers epic stories of love but it also shows readers that love is for everyone.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
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.
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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.
About the Author:
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.