The Only Option by Megan Derr was an absolute gem! I simply DEVOURED this book! There was manipulation, intrigue, danger, and desperation. Throw in a bit of love and you got yourself a fantastic read, in my opinion anyway!
Rochus who is a necromancer (which was a first for me) is a sad lonely little guy who just kinda…exists. He does his badass necromancer stuff and then goes and hangs in his tower. That is until he gets summoned to see the Queen and on the eve of reaching her castle, he gets some interest from a guy, but not just any guy, a dragon.
I really loved Rochus and his snarky attitude and his outlook. He has a great dry sense of humor that I love. Though at times he really could be a bit TOO stubborn, he really makes up for it with his heroism in saving his new husband’s kingdom.
Tilo was such a great character to throw at Rochus. Though the initial reasons for Tilo to be in Rochus’s path were a bit contrived, once Tilo realized he liked Rochus more than he could have imagined, he really started his pursuit. Tilo is a bit younger than Rochus, but as a dragon king, he really is an amazing character. Sweet but with an amazingly strong will, which he really did need in order to convince Rochus that he really does love him.
All in all this book was fast paced, engaging, and really made it impossible to put down till I reached the last page. I really want to read all the ones that came before in the Dubious series.
I gave this one 5 stars. Honestly, how could I not? It had a bit of evil in there with a ton of love added to douse the evil into submission. I highly recommend this book to lovers of fantasy, especially if you like dragon shifters and dark brooding necromancers who are a little too stubborn sometimes!
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A desperate dragon. A lonely necromancer. A marriage neither wants.
When he is summoned to the royal castle, Rochus anticipates nothing more than a particularly difficult assignment. The bothersome journey is almost made worthwhile when he is propositioned by a young, beautiful dragon, Tilo, who seems untroubled by the fact that Rochus is a necromancer.
When Rochus arrives at the castle he is ordered to marry the very same dragon he spent the night with. Though Rochus would rather sign papers and return home, he is helpless against Tilo’s pleas for help, even if it means spending more time around a man he is desperately drawn to but who doesn’t seem to want him.