Reviewed by Heather C
Title: Good Bones
Author: Kim Fielding
Series: Bones #1
Heroes: Dylan & Chris
Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance
Length: 60,671 words
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 2012
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Skinny, quiet hipster Dylan Warner was the kind of guy other men barely glanced at until an evening’s indiscretion with a handsome stranger turned him into a werewolf. Now, despite a slightly hairy handicap, he just wants to live an ordinary—if lonely—life as an architect. He tries to keep his wild impulses in check, but after one too many close calls, Dylan gives up his urban life and moves to the country, where he will be less likely to harm someone else. His new home is a dilapidated but promising house that comes with a former Christmas tree farm and a solitary neighbor: sexy, rustic Chris Nock.
Dylan hires Chris to help him renovate the farmhouse and quickly discovers his assumptions about his neighbor are inaccurate—and that he’d very much like Chris to become a permanent fixture in his life as well as his home. Between proving himself to his boss, coping with the seductive lure of his dangerous ex-lover, and his limited romantic experience, Dylan finds it hard enough to express himself—how can he bring up his monthly urge to howl at the moon?
I chose Good Bones for my book to read during Kim Fielding Week here at TBG…AND ITS ABOUT A WEREWOLF!!! Ha! If you know me well, then you know a rarely volunteer to read a shifter book. But this one was a bit different…
A few years ago, architect Dylan Warner was bitten by his werewolf boyfriend; and now, every 28 days, for one night, Dylan turns furry from dusk until dawn. He has no control over it and has had too many times of almost not making it back home from work in time to lock himself in his reinforced spare bedroom for the night. He makes a deal with his boss allowing him to telecommute and purchases a rundown, old farmhouse with “good bones” out in the middle of nowhere. The only downside: Chris, Dylan’s hot, new neighbor, lives a little too close. When Chris offers to work for Dylan helping with the remodel, it isn’t long before the two become a lot more than just “neighborly”. But with Chris getting so close, how will Dylan keep Chris and his secret safe? And what about that old boyfriend that bit Dylan in the middle of the night…?
Okay, I concede! I found another shifter book that I REALLY LIKE.
I really liked how I slowly learned throughout the book how Dylan was changed into a werewolf, instead of getting all the detail in an info dump all at the beginning.
I really liked the setting of seclusion… how Dylan and Chris were together for the majority of the story…out in the middle of now where with no one else around for miles.
I really liked the attraction and intensity between Dylan and Chris; they were yummy hot together.
I really liked that the story was not heavy on the world building. It’s not even said where werewolves come from, which is perfectly okay since Dylan doesn’t know anything about werewolves himself…other than he was bitten and now turns furry once a month.
I really liked Dylan and Chris together, even though they were both stubborn and frustrating men who couldn’t communicate.
I even liked that it was predictable and there was really no surprises at all.
I really like that there is a sequel, Buried Bones, and I kinda already have an idea of where the story is probably headed.
Overall Impression: I Really Liked It
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*