Thursday, 16 January 2020

Audio: Claiming of the Shrew by Shana Galen

Narrated by: Victoria Aston
Series: Survivors (Shana Galen), Book 5
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 12-17-19
Language: English
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Historical romance
In exchange for an honest review

I have read the other Survivors books, and this time it is about their Colonel, he was the one sending them to their death, while he had to stay behind.

But this is the book about how he met his wife. She needed a husband and picked him. Later she says that she waited for him to come back, though why? This was for show only, and their marriage was not even valid in Britain.

So Catarina comes back and wants an annulment. Trouble is on her heels as she now is a famous lacemaker and someone wants those skills.

Benedict is calm and omg woman trust him! He obviously wants the best for you! Sure, those things he said right there might not have been right, but omg woman someone is after you! He wants to keep you safe. Benedict, you are a hero, Catarina, you need to listen to him and trust him!

Yes there is these two falling slowly in love, and that trouble that she brings.

We also see two side characters that are in the coming books. And some old favorites too.

I enjoyed it 

I like Victoria Aston's narration, she fits historical romance very well. Some are sure a good fit for a genre. She does male and female voices well and accents

Lieutenant Colonel Benedict Draven has retired from the army and spends most of his days either consulting for the Foreign Office or whiling away the hours at his club with his former comrades-in-arms. He rarely thinks about the fiery Portuguese woman he saved from an abusive marriage by wedding her himself. It was supposed to be a marriage in name only, but even five years later and a world away, he can't seem to forget her.

Catarina Neves never forgot what it felt like to be scared, desperate, and subject to the whims of her cruel father. Thanks to a marriage of convenience and her incredible skill as a lacemaker, she's become an independent and wealthy woman. But when she's once again thrust into a dangerous situation, she finds herself in London and knocking on the door of the husband she hasn't seen since those war-torn years in Portugal. Catarina tells Benedict she wants an annulment, but when he argues against it, can she trust him enough to ask for what she really needs? 


  1. They always wanna keep the womenfolk safe. Even though they are safer together lol. But this sounds good.

  2. I really want to read more of this author. I don't think that I have had the opportunity to listen to this narrator yet.

  3. It's been a while since I haven't read a book by this author

  4. I'm glad to hear you seemed to have enjoyed this one.

  5. I'm not familiar with the narrator or the author. Glad you enjoyed.

  6. this sounds really interesting.

  7. Nothing like a good series that continues to work.

  8. Glad to hear you enjoyed it, but oof, I'm not really a fan of the title.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. I can't remember now if the other one had Shakespeare vibes too

  9. I'm glad you liked this one Blodeuedd, it seems like its almost a second chance romance since they never really had a marriage at first. Thanks for sharing

    1. I did count it as a second chance for my romance bingo ;)

  10. What is it with the women characters? Glad you enjoyed the narration and Benedict at least. :)

    1. Just listen you crazy woman! STay put, sigh

  11. Glad you enjoyed this one, I like the cover.



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