Royally Endowed by Emma Chase

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“One of these days . . . I’m going to save you back.” 

Royally EndowedI have this ongoing competition on who can top Drew Evans as my favorite Chase guy. But for the record, the title remains his.

For this third book, I feel like Ellie and Logan are the most serious and matured pair among the three. There’s a different sense of role and responsibility exuding from these two. Come to think of it, the first two books were of two princes but I felt more weight, more maturity and more accountability in Logan than I did with the other two Royally boys. It felt like he was carrying the weight of everything and being the royal bodyguard that he is, he truly executes his functions flawlessly.

On the other hand, we’ve seen Ellie first in Royally Screwed and it’s nice to see how she turned out to be such an intelligent, feisty and responsible heroine. I first saw her as Olivia’s little sister but I feel proud of the kind of woman she became – lovable, wise and endearing.

There was banter and the usual Chase humor however, as much as I love a good slow burn, I felt as though it became too slow for my taste. That or maybe I was not expecting that the story would be stretched to a number of years. 

As much as I loved Logan and Ellie’s dynamics, I felt like they were still under the shadows of the first two pairs, like they were still side characters thrown in to add flavor. This is their own book but I still felt like they’re just tiptoeing along the storyline. I also have to admit that I felt being dragged for a while, mostly during the first half of the book. It was later when it picked up that I truly found myself enjoying the story.

As much as I feel like Logan and Ellie are still in the background, I did enjoy seeing past characters again. The love, the banter and humor – everything is still done flawlessly. This royal family sticks together and will go to lengths to protect one another.  

Oddly, there was also a mystery thrown in but the reveal felt anticlimactic to me. It felt unnecessary and rather irrelevant to me – taking the spotlight away from Logan and Ellie yet again.

All in all, it was a fun, good read – perfect for Chase fans especially those who followed the Royally series faithfully.

Also, do I smell a Tommy book next?

3.5 STARS.

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Review Headings -  Blurb

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, gorgeous 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 call him hers. 

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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