Audio Review: Royally Endowed by Emma Chase

Audio Review: Royally Endowed by Emma ChaseRoyally Endowed by Emma Chase
Series: Royally #3
on August 18th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Andi Arndt, Shane East
Source: Audible
Goodreads
Reading Challenges: 2017 Audiobook Challenge, 2017 New To Me Challenge
four-stars

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
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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.

Emma Chase is a very popular romance author, but I’ve only read a few of her books. Last year, I started the first book in this series, Royally Screwed, and had the hardest time getting into it, and never finished it. It was all for personal reading preferences, and nothing about the book being bad, by the way. Anyway, I wasn’t sure if this series was for me. But the premise for the third book in this series, Royally Endowed, really appealed to me so I decided to give it a try. And I loved it so much!

Royally Endowed follows the sister of the heroine in book one, Ellie, and Logan St. James, a royal guard who helps keep Ellie safe. Royally Endowed is majorly a slow burn romance. It starts off when Ellie and Logan first meet, and she’s still a senior in high school (Logan isn’t a lot older than her, though, only about 4 years older than her), and goes all the way until Ellie has finished college. All this time Ellie has been somewhat in love with Logan, and Logan with her, as well. But they never pursued it. Until they can’t resist each other any more.

Ellie was such a wonderful heroine, and I loved her from the very start. She’s smart and intelligent and kind and spunky, and seriously I would love to be friends with her. And Logan totally, completely stole my heart. His job as a royal guard means a lot to him and he takes it very seriously. He can’t help but care for Ellie, and seeing these two pine for each other for years was so sweet. When they FINALLY got together, I couldn’t stop smiling. It just made my heart sigh.

I will say that I did every once in awhile get a little impatient for Ellie and Logan to actually get together. Chase spends so much time developing their relationship, which I loved, but also I wanted kissing right away! I also felt that some of the conflict once Ellie and Logan got together could have used a little more development. There was a particular scene that I wish we could have seen from Logan’s point of view, because it felt like it came out of nowhere. But still, it’s a mini gripe. I also felt like the suspense at the end could have used a bit more development as well. But again, small things here.

Royally Endowed is narrated by two people: Shane East and Andi Arndt. Andi Arndt was fine, but wow she really couldn’t compete with Shane East. His voice and his narration – a huge reason I loved Logan so much. On a side note, I think Shane East is Steve West (who co-narrated The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater). Anyone know for sure? Either way Shane and Steve have the most amazing voices and I would listen to him/them read the phone book and love every minute of it.

Royally Endowed by Emma Chase is an romance, especially as an audiobook. I loved the characters, the setting, the story, and especially the narration.

 

four-stars

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15 Responses to “Audio Review: Royally Endowed by Emma Chase”

  1. Nick

    I’m glad you had better luck with this one. I think this is my favorite in the series too. Logan was such a great hero. I sometimes struggled with Ellie but for the most part I liked her too and her romance with Logan was so great! I still think this series as a whole is a bit too cheesy for me, but it’s hard to avoid that with a book about royals.

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I can understand your struggles with Ellie. Sometimes she would do some really silly thing, right? But oh my gosh, Logan! The narrator was for Logan was amazing, too.

  2. Rowena

    This was such a great read. I’m glad to see that you enjoyed this one much better. My favorite is Henry’s book, mostly because I adored the heroine. Do you think you’ll go back and read the other books?

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I am really curious about Henry’s book. I really liked the woman (I can’t remember her name right now) in this one. I think I might give the second book a try. I’m a little nervous that Henry will annoy me a lot, but maybe it will be worth it.

  3. Nereyda Gonzalez

    YES! Shane East and Steve West are the same people! There is actually a group on Goodreads that lists a whole bunch of narrators that use pseudonyms which I found very interesting. Deacon Lee is also Jason Carpenter, which is how I found this group in the first place.
    Anyway, I hate royalty books, they are so cheesy. I did hear book one though and it was okay. I enjoyed it but nothing special. I heard this book is much better though.

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