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The Only Option by Megan Derr

The Only Option by Megan DerrThe Only Option by Megan Derr (Dubious #4)
Published: OmniLit on 2016, eBook, 114 pages
Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
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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.

What a sweet little book! I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book, partly because the cover and the series name makes it look like a much darker book than it actually is. It looks like it’s full of drama and depressing things and angst, but it’s almost completely the opposite. I mean, there’s still a little angst, but it’s the good kind, the delicious kind that makes the sweet goopy parts that much more fun.

It also has many of my favorite story elements: grumpy dudes being pursued by rays of sunshine; dragons!; wizards!; accidental/forced marriage; road trips; and pining. So much pining! I’m a huge sucker for pining– as long as it ends happily, of course– and I”m especially a sucker for pining between the aforementioned grumpy/sunshine characters.

Rochus and Tilo are so adorkable, and I so wish there were more books with them! They’re sweet, and this story was comfortably fluffy– with just a little angst to keep things from tipping over into cotton candy land. Loved it!

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