Claimed Royalty: (Crowned and Claimed Series, Book 1) By Betty Shreffler. From Page one I knew I was in for quite the ride. This story may not be for everyone but I’d still recommend it to anyone if you want a story to sink into. With wonderful characters and a storyline that keeps you on the edge your seat, you won’t be disappointed in this story. When you have no choice but to live a certain way life can be very limited and hard to deal with but times change and people grow. The author does a wonderful job of writing characters that readers fall and root for. The attention to details is amazing and I’m so glad I picked up this book. I’m giving this book a four star review and recommend it.
Claimed Royalty by Betty Shreffler
I really enjoyed this story and the characters! Fiora is the princess who truly is warrior that will stand up to bullies. She is picking suitors as well as proving she can be a strong leader. Matheas will do anything for Fiora, and he means so much to Fiora. This story spins a world of love, honor, destiny, the unknown, and fighting for what you want. It is a great new series by Betty Shreffler that I cannot wait to read more of it.
Betty Shreffer is becoming one of my favorite authors to read; every one of her books just pulls me in and leaves me wanting more. Claimed Royalty was an amazing forbidden romance with a side of great steamy moments. To me this was a different take on a royal story, instead of the guy trying to find a queen; we have a princess. Fiora is looking to become Queen but first, she has to go through trials to prove that she is strong, brave and a quick thinker, all along with finding her King. One major problem she doesn’t want any of the royals children, she only has eyes for childhood friend/Arms Man, Matheas.
So many good/bad things happened in this book that I don’t want to spoil them. I can’t wait for Twice Claimed I have to know what is going to happen next.
Reviewed by @jbruno26
Claimed Royalty by Betty Shreffler is the first book in the Crowned and Claimed series. This book is fast paced and intense and will have you hooked from start to finish.
This is an author I normally enjoy and this book did not disappoint. You are drawn to the main characters and their journey, it feels like you go on it with them. Their was a depth and complexity to everything about this book.
As the first book in the series this is a brilliant way to start it. I really cannot wait to see what else is to come.
Brilliantly written! Claimed Royalty is book 1 in the Crowned and Claimed Series by Betty Shreffler. This story follows Princess Fiora weeks before she is crowned Queen of the Anauka Territory. In these following weeks she is to perform her trials or her tasks to prove herself suitable as queen. During these trials she will spend time with different suitors and by the crowning she will choose one has her King. Although, there is one who she is not allowed to choose but he is the only one she wants. Will she be able to remain pure for crowning or will she give up her purity for this man? Fiora’s character is elegance at its best and what you would believe a princess to be. Strong, Fierce, Beautiful and mostly Graceful is how if feel that Fiora’s character is portrayed and it is amazing to see it unfold. I really did love the way that this author constructed this book and how her words sucked me right in. The whole story ebbed and flowed seamlessly. I cannot wait for the next book!
Review by @vegasdaisie
Wow what a story! This is my first story by Shreffler and I don’t know what took me so long to read her. Claimed Royalty is set in a futuristic world where a princess is becoming a queen. A world where she must prove her strength and intelligence. A world where she must choose a king to rule with her.
This story was so good from the very first chapter. We are introduced to Fiora. She is the princess on the verge of change. I love Fiora’s fierceness. Her devotion and her all around greatness. And then there’s Matheas. Oh man is this one yummy character. He is the total package, except he is not of a Royal House. Which simply means he can not be King, right?
This story is full of surprises. I recommend this to those readers over 18 because there are some sexy scenes. Some very sexy scenes.
Reviewed by @shannonlovesbooks
Claimed Royalty: (Crowned and Claimed Series, Book 1) by Betty Shreffler is a fantasy romance story that is refreshing and new, exciting and sexy, sweet and tempting and it captures you from the very beginning. What a great start to this series. Betty sets a scene and a world that is easily imaginable and descriptive and in my minds eye, majestic. The characters are imagined as being real and whole. This is an adventure and a journey where I was swept away and often on the edges of my seat. In this new world we see a Princess who is proving she is fit to be the next Queen. Where she must choose a suitor to become her King but will it be the man she loves? Will there be heartache on the horizon? Most of the characters I loved and some I hated with a passion, which goes to show how well written they are.
However, there are several big twists, and the proverbial rug was ripped out from under everything I thought was going to happen. Agggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh! now I have to wait for the next book in the series to see what happens.
Reviewed by @jennadb
Claimed Royalty is book one in the Crowned and Claimed series by Betty Shreffler. This author gets to me every time. I get lulled into the story and stay blissfully immersed until the very last word. I get lost in this style of writing and the clever way the story was delivered was incredible. Fantasy at it’s finest.
The Queen has a dilemma. She has so many suitors, and her heart wants none. Age honoured tradition forces her to consider these men, while choosing one seems an impossible task. The author takes the reader on an anxious and exciting adventure. One where I fell for the Queen and her strong personality, her love for the taboo, and her tenacity.
Claimed Royalty had it all. Forbidden love, dastardly deeds, secrecy, passion, suspense, and potency. Sinister characters were also at play, keeping the anxiety levels at fever pitch. This author knows how to keep her audience hanging off every word, desperately eager to find out what is instore for the Queen. But more than one man has captivated her attention. What will happen next? Stay tuned for book two.
A riveting and totally spellbinding story that will hold your attention captive, dazzle you, impress you, and frustrate. All this in one fantastic fantasy. 5 stars.
Betty Shreffler’s Claimed Royalty is the first book in the Crowned and Claimed series. The theme of this story is unique and the author has tackled this in a creative and thrilling way. Fiora, who is the Princess of this story, is torn between duty to her country and following her heart. Reading how this unfolds, I enjoyed the story more by each chapter. Life certainly isn’t easy when tough choices have to be made, including choosing between multiple suitors. Then there is Matheas, Fiora’s bodyguard, who stands out on his own within this story. There is drama, steaming chemistry, suspense and danger throughout this first book of the series which keeps the reader fully engaged. I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series knowing how well this story was written. I need to know what happens next!
Reviewed by @hbahm
Betty Shreffler could write a book turds and rainbows and it would still be awesome because she wrote it. Claimed Royalty is no exception. It was hot and the story was so well written. I love the imaginary world she came up with and I love her characters. She has easily become one of my favorite authors. Her ability to tell stories is second to none. The lead is Fiora and she is a strong amazing woman who is an amazing leader. And Matheas who is a major stud. I loved it and can’t wait to read others 5 star rating!