The Reluctant Lord by Michelle M. Pillow
An uninhibited woman to match his untamed soul. That would be this alpha dragon’s ideal wife.
Dragon-shifter Lord Vladan is not like his noble brothers. Adopted into their family after a mining accident killed his parents, he is every bit as titled as his new brothers, and every bit as welcome into the fold. Yet he can’t help but feel the pull of his commoner past. He loves his family, and will always do as duty demands, but a part of him still yearns to shift into dragon form and run free in the wild. It is a side he indulges every chance he gets. This is how he knows his bride will be the most wild of creatures, for he wants passion, not perfection.
Surely the gods are mistaken when they bind him to the most refined, reserved, frustratingly perfect creature in the universe.
Polished, dignified and reserved in all things. That is a true noble.
Lady Clara of the Redding, a living statue of perfection, has been raised a true Redde noblewoman. She has been taught to never show emotion, to never raise her voice, to touch as little as possible, and to never act wildly or rashly.
According to her people’s custom, the new generation cannot begin until the current one is settled. She is the last of her siblings without a husband and her pregnant sisters will remain in stasis until she’s married.
After Clara denies all suitable males on her home world, her parents are left with one choice–send her to a primitive place where several alien noblemen await mates. The men hardly appear picky about their choices, and her parents think it a perfect arrangement for a reluctant bride.