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Publisher's Summary

The would-be heroine...
Aeron wants nothing more than to continue to live out her very long, solitary life in a small metal room listening to communications for the Federation Military. It's not glamorous. It's not even charming. But it's safe. There's no chance of getting hurt.
When she intercepts a communication about the impending genocide of the Qurilixian people, she has no choice but to act. No one at the Federation seems inclined to do anything about the threat and suddenly it's up to her to save a whole planet. Enlisting the help of her degenerate sister, Aeron finds herself signed up as a prospective bride to the very barbarians she's trying to save.
The man who did not need saved...
Dragonshifter High Duke of Draig, Lord Bron, is not looking forward to his seventh failed attempt at a marriage ceremony, but when he sees the lovely Aeron he knows instantly his years of waiting have finally paid off. The gods have blessed him with a life mate... or have they? His new bride is insistent she's not there for marriage, but for a mission. It's up to Bron to convince her to stay, or risk spending the rest of his life alone.
ABOUT THE SERIES: The Noblemen brothers aren't new to the sacred Qurilixian bridal ceremony. After several failed attempts at finding a bride, it's hard to get excited about yet another festival. No matter how honorable they try to live, it would seem fate thinks them unworthy of such happiness - that is until now.
With very few words spoken and the shortest, most bizarre courtship in history, they will bond to their women forever. And once bonded, these men don't let go... Too bad nobody explained this to their brides.
©2012-2014 Michelle M. Pillow (P)2014 Michelle M. Pillow
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5 out of 5 stars
By kelcor on 04-11-15

Finding love while trying to prevent genocide

Where does His Highness The Duke rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love the Dragon Lords series by Michelle M Pillow. This book just adds to the story of the Draig. It's hard to rank it when the whole series is so good.

What was one of the most memorable moments of His Highness The Duke?

When Queen Mede explains to Aeron about the Draig marriages. She has to much patience with Aeron and takes the time to welcome her to the family.

Have you listened to any of Melissa Barr’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first book I have listened to that was narrated by Melissa Barr. The way she narrated made you want to keep listening to see what happens next.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Aeron explaining to Bron about how her home world was destroyed and why it was so important to her to do whatever necessary to prevent that from happening to another planet.

Any additional comments?

This is the fifth book in the Dragon Lords series. I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were very interesting and full of life. It's a wonderful book about a person who cares enough about others and is willing to do whatever needed to prevent another tragedy. I can't wait to read the next one in the series.

Aeron is a civilian analyst for the Federation. She intercepts a communications transmission about a possible genocide attack of the planet of Qurilixen. When the Federation does nothing about it because Qurilixen is not part of the Federation, Aeron decides she has to do something. Unfortunately, the inhabitants of Qurilixen don't allow many ships to land on their planet. She steals a ship and head to place her sister, Riona, is to ask for help in getting the info to the inhabitants. Aeron interrupts Riona just as the dice is thrown in a game causing Riona to lose the game. Riona's solution to getting to Qurilixen is by signing up with Galaxy Brides to be part of the Draig Breeding Festival.

Lord Bronislaw, the High Duke of Draig, is not looking forward to the Breeding Festival. It's his seventh year of attending but it's his duty to attend since his royal cousins are attending for the first time. Bron just knows he is not going to find his bride again and doesn't pay attention to the brides as they walk past. He is shocked when his crystal lights up and he realizes he missed her. After the other grooms collect their brides, he walks past all the other brides to figure out which one is his. He finally stops in from on Aeron. It takes convincing to get her to go with him. Things don't go as planned once they reach the tent. She is obsessed with getting to the King to tell him of the planned attack and tells Bron over and over that is the only reason she is there. Bron tricks her into taking off his mask and that's when things really get out of hand. They end up consummating their marriage when it is forbidden. Bron leaves her in the tent by herself all night to atone for his sins.

The following morning he must present her in front of the council as his wife. She becomes obsessed with the crystal when he gives it to her to break. The King and Queen are very upset about the way Aeron reacts to the crystal. Bron has to take it away from her, pick her up then drop her on the crystal to get it to break. Once broken, Aeron remembers why she is there and tries to tell the King while denying she is married. When Aeron doesn't shut up about it, the King drugs her and orders Bron to take her to the hunting cabin so he has time to get his marriage in order.

Aeron awakens during the trip to the cabin. She is adamant that she is not married to Bron. While there, Bron disappears. She starts heading down the mountain and runs into his brother, Alek, and his new wife, Kendall. After Alek finds Bron in an ancient dungeon, Bron takes Aeron back to the castle so he can talk with the King about the possible attack. King Llyr tells him to look into it and take his bride home. They reach Bron's home and find that his brother, Mirek, has married Riona who is in a coma.

How will Bron get Aeron to accept their marriage? You will need to listen to this to find out.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Tammy Payne on 05-31-16

Is it finally his turn at love?

What did you love best about His Highness The Duke?

The Lord Bron finally has gotten his forever love but is not an easy task. Aeron is one tough female.

What other book might you compare His Highness The Duke to and why?

All of the books I have listened to in this series. Each male finds a bride but has to work hard to gain them.

What three words best describe Melissa Barr’s voice?

Strong, Clear, Good

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Aeron learns all that is involved in marrying Lord Bron and when she learns of her sister.

Any additional comments?

I was gifted this audible for my honest review

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5 out of 5 stars
By sar1386 on 10-29-16

Why so short!

I enjoyed these characters and was just getting into the story and relationship then it was over! Why?

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