By: Emma Chase
Logan St. Jams 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 the 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. 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.
Ellie and Logan's story is a slow burn, forbidden romance between the princess's sister and her body guard. The story takes place over the course of 5 years as they struggle with their feelings for each other.
Ellie has always been the young one. Everyone sees her as underage and unattainable. However, as time goes on, Ellie is the one left behind. Everyone has moved on without her. Her sister is in love and her dad is a drunk. She feels like no one really protects her but herself. When Logan arrives, he gives her the security she seeks. This comfort makes her fall even harder for the broody bodyguard.
Logan wants to be a part of something big in his life. He knows in order to do that, he needs to stay focused and loyal to the royal family. Falling in love with Ellie is not part of the plan. He tries to hide his feelings, but over time, the truth comes out.
This was my favorite book in this series. It had more suspense than the others which had me turning pages as fast as I could. You could feel the love these two had for each other and see how love can overcome all obstacles. It also continued to show the lives of Nicholas, Olivia, Henry, and Sarah. It was an amazing closure to the royal family's story.
Now I will just sit here and secretly hope for Tommy's book. I mean the other smoking hot bodyguard needs a happily ever after too. Right?