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Claimed Royalty
Betty Shreffler
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Claimed Royalty

(Crowned And Claimed #1)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  469 ratings  ·  181 reviews
In a world where a woman’s purity is the fine line between being Queen and being killed, he was given one duty—to protect my purity and above all, to protect me. Both were a battle we weren’t ready for.

Forced by tradition, and as their chosen Queen, I must endure my trials and the suitor phase, ultimately giving myself to a man from the Royal Houses. Each one competes to
Published 2019
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Helen Whitelaw
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Just WOW!!!! What an incredible story I’ve been completely hooked!!

This is very different to what I normally read but I soon got sucked into the period style and I have to say I loved it! The story is fantastic, I loved how in-depth and imaginative the story became and I’m now on the edge of my seat to read book 2 in the series to find out what happens next!

The story is super hot considering it’s the tale of a virgin but I love the fact it really brings to life that she has desires too. Thi
Sue Bashford
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What an action packed book! Lots of lust, threats, rivalry and just plain fun. The characters came to life in front of my eyes. When I saw the list of characters I never thought I’d keep them straight in my head but, Betty Shreffler has such a fantastic ability to involve me in her plots that I had no trouble at all remembering a single one.

Fiora is such a feisty, strong, warrior princess that I’ve fallen in love with her. She loves her subjects, her land and wants nothing but to become th
Tre Talbot
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. We’re given a great blend of a reverse harem, romance as well as non stop action and adventure. Fiora wants to follow her heart but she’s out into a predicament where if she takes that path the consequences will effect so many others whom reside in Anauka. I’m #TeamMatheas all the way, this man gives his all and then some. To be so close yet so far away from your desires is truly a struggle. Kellan is my favorite of the suitors and second ...more
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! I love this book! It is so intense, it captivates from the beginning to the end. Ms Shreffler's writing takes you to a different place, she brings her characters to life through her books. Claimed Royalty is a phenomenal book full of suspense and hot steamy romance scene. Ms Shreffler ending has an exceptional twist. You will want to read this book. I am waiting patiently waiting for her next one. I highly recommend this book to all my friends.
Nikki Reeves
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Ms. Shreffler has become a favorite author for me, and I enjoy her books so much, but this one is so completely different than her others. I literally was consumed from start to finish. I honestly don’t think I did anything at all, until after I finished, but oh my God, it was so, so worth it. I wish I could give this more than 5 stars.

It’s time for Fiora to step into the role of queen, but she has to go through her trials first. She has to follow the rules, but deep down, there is so much
Cierra McCauley (Cierra's Corner)
Claimed Royalty was Exciting and New! I really enjoyed the world Shreffler has created! Strong female heroine, Check Check! I loved Fiora! She is a warrior princess, made to be Queen! I loved how strongly she cared for her people and lengths she has gone through all these years to prepare herself for the future. I felt all her love and confusion. Shreffler really does a remarkable job connecting her reader to the character. I so badly wanted change for her, I wanted her to be free to love who sh ...more
SBee Reviews
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Riveting royalty romance

—>>> She is the most coveted female in the country, but she just wants to be like everyone else, with freedom over her body, mind, choices, and obligations.

Over the years, the love, respect, admiration, and devotion has only grown between Princess Fiora of House Tridore and Matheas, her personal bodyguard and Anaukin soldier. It is everlasting and passionate but taboo between a Royal Family member and an arms soldier. Fiora is a fierce, skilled, and focused participant in
Jenny  (Jenz Book Jewels)
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I had the honour of beta reading on this book.

If I’m being totally honest I’m not really into this genre, if you’re into The Hunger Games but with bring the heat factor, then this is the book you're looking for.

The book gives you descriptive activities of the harsh trials that are undertaken, the pressure she feels about being the future Queen. The massive decisions she has to make over the hot, handsome, sexy suitors, the heartbreak she faces over not being able to follow her heart and then t
Deanne Taylor
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was not what I was expecting when I heard there was a new book coming.......I mean really, she's wowed me with Paranormal, MC, Contemporary, we've had all the range of emotions, at least I thought so!
Fiora is an amazing woman, raised to be the future Queen, her whole life has been regimented and controlled, even to the point that her purity is monitored. She still grew to be an amazing woman people were loyal to, first and most loyal, her Arms Man...Matheas.
And I just, well crap.......don'
Teresa Lara
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love Fi And Matheas need more now.Intense forbidden emotional heartwrenching. Beautiful love story
2 stars 🌟

Buddy read with Melanie A. 😊

I could waste m energy reviewing this but I choose not to.

I went into this book looking for some kind of romance but the only thing I got was boredom. Hours of it.

I thought of dnf'ing this but made it to the end!
Jun 09, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is going to be a short review and sort of sketchy. To say a lot would be giving this away so that's why I won't say much. Fiora is the soon to be Queen and must chose a King from the Royal House. Even though Matheas is her true love, she can't chose him because he isn't of the Royal House! Or can she? This was a totally unexpected story for me from Betty Shreffler and it took me by surprise. The details, the twists, the turns.... all made for a book that I couldn't put down. The ending is a ...more
Dawn Nicole Costiera
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Claimed Royalty by Betty Shreffler is action packed, suspenseful and sexy! The swirling danger had me at the edge of my seat. Think The Hunger Games, Spartacus and Game of Thrones all rolled into one!! The world of Anauka has a bit of everything. It's the first book in Betty's new fantasy series. It's filled with a lot information, vivid details and many character introductions.
All of it forming this new imaginative world.

It was refeshing to read about a princess who would ultimately be the mi
Melissa Carlton
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An amazing story ending in a cliffhanger.
Fiora is a royal preparing to become Queen of Anaukin with a lot of pressure to find a suitable husband from neighboring royal families. The problem is that her heart lies with her devoted bodyguard Matheas. She is put through trials that rival the Hunger Games, just to prove herself worthy of being queen. She has to date the different royal suitors in a manner similar to the bachelor, and some of them have more to offer than others in terms of personali
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Honestly I was surprised. I didn't expect this story to take place in an imaginary realm but it really gave more depth and layers to this lovely tale.
I loved Fi and Matheas. Their love for one another seeped through the pages. I loved Fiora's heart, quick wit and backbone. She truly was perfect to lead her people.
I loved Fi's father, the King but hated her mother, the Queen for her antics. She obviously didn't have a warm and affectionate relationship with her daughter and despite being in a ver
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was honored to receive an arc of this book. I've loved all of Betty's other books. This book is different but left me in emotional turmoil. I was left feeling so many emotions from Fiora and Matheas. Fiora is meant to be Queen and loves Matheas who is her man of arms. Then when you think you know what's going to happen 4 suitors come into the picture. I found myself rooting for 2 of the suitors and the twist and turns this books took left me wrecked. I can not wait for the next book. Betty kno ...more
Gina Burkart
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a heartfelt read that you will love this is a must read that has a amazing twist that will have you hooked on this book tell the very end. I felt this book will have you going through a amazing heartfelt story that will have you hooked throughout. This story will take you on a ride of emotions that will tear your heart melting.
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not what I expected at all, this was my first ever fantasy world themed book and I liked it.

The story has a hunger games sort of feel along with historical due to the Royal traditions and settings etc.

Claimed Royalty is Enchanting, sexy, sultry and with danger and angst.

The main characters are Princess Fiora and her bodyguard, friend and trainer Matheas.

Fiora is about to start trials, trials set by each house in a neighboring kingdom, she must complete battles, dodge fire and danger and prove
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fiora is set to be Queen, and as Queen, she must marry. Faced with various suitors, she must spend time with each of them and decide which one will rule by her side. In addition to picking a King, she must also face trials set forth for her, and they aren't always easy, but Fiora is a strong woman, she's knowledgeable and talented in a variety of skills, so this will be quite the event for spectators.

Matheas, the man who has always been by Fiona's side, has fallen in love with her, and she retu
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, adventure
Wow! This has been an amazing adventure, full of passion and intrigue. I quite enjoyed it. If you are looking for a unique, exciting, and romantic story to read then this book is definitely for you. And as always the author does not disappoint with her ability to weave a story which will keep readers on their toes and the ending will blow their minds. Seriously, I am so looking forward to reading more in this series and can't wait to see what other adventures are in store for Fiora and Matheas.

Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I don't know where to start. First I would say is a cliffhanger, but an awesome cliffhanger. I loved Fi and Matheas, the way they fit together. They're perfect for each other, they know that they don't have a future . Story is amazing, well written and I loved it.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
This book messed with my mind and emotions. It started off great and then things got better. But then they took a turn. This author had me hooked on every word, every step of the way. I feel that needs to be said. Her writing is amazing. It flows well. The characters are properly developed. All those other things that mark a good writer, it was all here. But I started to get very nervous about where things were headed. I thought she was going to break my heart. And then, all the sudden things go
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fiora (Fi) a princess that is getting ready to start the trials to prove that she is worthy to become the Queen of Anauka,before her coronation. There are 4 different trials, from 4 different houses that she will participate in to prove her abilities.
Fiora also must select a husband, during the trials, she will meet a suitor from each of the houses to possibly choose her husband from. The biggest problem is that she is in love with Matheas. Matheas is her arms man that has taught her many thing
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Claimed Royalty by Betty Shreffler is the first book in a serial and tells Fiora's story.
Fiora is the crownprincess, groomed to be the future queen. She lives a controlled life and to become queen she has to master difficult trials - and she has to chose a king. The problem with this quest is, she's deeply in love with another man - no spoilers here.
Matheas is her head of security and they share a deep connection. But their time together is about to end.

Claimed Royalty is a heart-wrenching story
Kerry Pruett
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the journey to a new land, and the people in it. The adventures that the princess goes thru to prove that she is to be an acceptable queen captured my interest right away. Her personal body guard grabbed my attention also right away. I could just picture his beautiful blue eyes she described. I couldn't put it down wanting to know what was in story for the princess and her body guard. I was left waiting to see what was to come next when I reached the cliff hanging end. I am sure that n ...more
Mona williams
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
this was a really great book! she must choose her prince but she wants someone she cant have. now she must chose or die . you have to read to find out what happens.
Katrina Haynes
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Omg, what can I say about this book is that I loved the whole thing which I think you will too.. It was hot and sexy then towards the end I wanted to cry as I am reading it.. Lol.. I so ready for the next book in the series which can't get here any faster because the ending.. Well done 🖤🖤🖤
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing read. Such a unique story. Definitely different than anything I’m used to. Fiona was written beautifully. She is full of grace and strength. Matheas and Luther both melted my heart. I’m anticipating the next book and excited to see where the story goes.
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG I floved this book soo much. Such a great story I love how badass Fiora is. Everything about this story was amazing and didn't turn out the way you would expect it to.
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Betty Shreffler is a USA Today and International Bestselling Romance Author. She writes sexy and suspenseful stories with hot alphas and kickass heroines with twists you don’t expect. She also writes beautiful and sexy romances with tough women and their journeys at finding love. Betty is a mix of country, nerdy, sassy, sweet and a whole lot of sense of humor. If she’s not writing or doing book ev ...more

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