Review: The only option by Megan Derr

 Series: Dubious (Book 4), Standalone

Genre: LGBT (m/m), Erotica, Fantasy

Rating: 2/5 Stars

Cover: Best part of this book.

Goodreads: add

Trigger warnings: none

Description: 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.

Review: I haven’t read a story about necromancy before, so I was very interested and curious. Megan Derr doesn’t disappoint with this. Rochus is a little bit creepy and his necromancy plays a big part in The only option. I still didn’t really care much for him, neither did Tilo capture my interest. So their relationship was meh as well. I can’t even call this novella a romance, because there was… well, like nothing romantic about it. You get lots of fighting instead – too much for such a short story, if you ask me, some sort of.

More world-building, more character development is needed. Hard to accomplish in a novella, so maybe this would have worked better as a novel?

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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