Monday, August 14, 2017

Royally Endowed by Emma Chase Blog Tour


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.

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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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Book 3
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Ellie

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.






Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Angela☆☆☆☆☆
Oddly enough, I’m going to quote myself to start off my review. It’s a post I made to Facebook when I was 60% into the book. “You want to know how I can tell a book is good and an author is good at their craft? When I'm reading a scene, bawling right along with a character, feeling devastated at the news they just received, yet I know it's not what it looks like and the person they fear is dead, isn't. Well done, Emma Chase, well done.” Obviously, Chase has once again written a book that has the power to render me into a sobbing mess, but as expected, she also provided plenty of laugh out loud moments and heartwarming scenes along the way, making Royally Endowed a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a Saturday.

Being the third book in the series, Royally Endowed shifts the focus from the immediate members of the royal family – after all, both of the princes have found their princesses – to an extended member of the royal family, Ellie, the younger sister of Olivia. With the manner in which Chase has written the book, you could read this installment as a standalone because its beginning coincides with many of the events from the first book in the series, Royally Screwed, while Olivia was in Wessco and Ellie still in the U.S. However, I would recommend starting with book one because your reading experience will be richer for it as you’ll know most of the major players in the story and understand the events that have shaped not only Ellie and Logan, but the rest of the royal family – who play significant roles in their story.

Giving the author her due, Chase does a wonderful job in how she moves Ellie and Logan’s story along by jumping forward in time to show us the important moments in their lives, while still telling their story in a linear fashion – well, after she hooks you with the prologue, that is. The time jumps may be a few days to a few months, but it’s done in such a way that I didn’t feel cheated as a reader by missing out on their courtship, nor did I feel burdened down with unnecessary and mundane details. I got to enjoy Ellie and Logan’s journey as Ellie became a royal by marriage and Logan tried to ignore his feelings so that he didn’t have to choose between love and duty. Equally impressive is that the author is able to weave major events from Nicholas and Olivia’s marriage and Henry and Sarah’s relationship into Royally Endowed, giving series fans a chance to catch up with the previous couples, yet doing it in a way that it did not overshadow Ellie and Logan’s romance. I absolutely loved watching the princess’s sister and the East Amboy bodyguard fall in love and make a go of it, bumpy ride and all. And I can only hope that Tommy’s love troubles revealed in the epilogue are a set up for another book in the Royally series – or a spin-off for the men of S&S Securities (hint, hint).


Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance – YA to adult
Triggers: Click HERE to see Avid Reader’s review on Goodreads for trigger warnings.

This is a sweet story. It spans several years and I would recommend reading the previous books before this one, because there are several characters who are seen in the previous stories.

Ellie is a sweet kid who has a crush on her bodyguard, Logan. Like any young girl, she takes notice and then, after a while, thinks that she will find her fairytale ending. While she has her crush, she is able to make sure that she finishes her schooling and achieve her goals.

Logan ensures that Ellie is protected, cared for, and that nobody messes with her. At first, he knows that she has a crush on him – he knows that his job depends on him being able to keep himself in check. He watches Ellie grow and mature in to a beautiful woman and his resolve falters.

There is a lot of love, a family who not only sticks together but stands up for one another, and a grandma who is less than likeable. I think this has been my favorite story thus far and I hope that Tommy gets his own story, as he was such a sweet character in Ellie's tale.

Love does conquer and sometimes, it brings you places you never thought to imagine.




Also Available in the Royally Series

Book 1
Buy Links

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B&N  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo 

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Royally Screwed Blog Tour.


Book 2
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo 

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Royally Matched Blog Tour.




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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Royally Endowed (Royally #3) by Emma Chase to read and review for this tour.

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