Reviewed by Heather C
Title: Bone Dry
Author: Kim Fielding
Series: Bones #1
Heroes: Ery & Karl
Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance
Length: 214 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 10, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Ery Phillips’s muse is MIA. He’s pretty sure his job as a graphic designer is to blame, because let’s face it, what kind of muse wants to draw grocery store logos and catheterized penises?
When Ery’s friends Dylan and Chris head off on a European vacation, Ery jumps at the chance to stay on their farm, hoping a stint in the country will encourage his muse to reappear. To be sure, the farm has attracted a few oddities—Dylan is a werewolf and the place was recently haunted—but Ery isn’t canceling his plans just because his friends warn him that there’s something strange going on in their pond. What he doesn’t expect is Karl, a beautiful naked man who appears at the water’s edge.
With Karl as his inspiration, Ery creates amazing paintings and begins to achieve the success he had previously only dreamed of. But Karl comes with certain challenges, causing Ery to question his own goals. Creating the life of his dreams with an unusual beloved may be more challenge than Ery can handle.
I’ve been looking forward to Ery’s story ever since I read the first two Bones books: Good Bones and Buried Bones. I don’t usually like M/M romances with shifters, but this is one series I really enjoy.
Ery Phillips has lost his muse. Hoping she will finally make an appearance, Ery housesits for Dylan and Chris during their two week European vacation. Ery has his own studio and small apartment in the couple’s barn. After painting a horrific multicolored penis, Ery attempts to change the scenery by painting down by the pond. But what comes out of the pond will change Ery’s art…and his heart forever.
I really enjoyed this, even though it had a different “feel” compared to the previous two books. There wasn’t really any suspense and certainly no mystery this time. Just a sweet, building romance between Ery and Karl.
I really liked the uniqueness and vulnerability of Karl’s character. Totally different from anything I’ve ever read before. He was so sweet and adorable, too! I really liked Karl and Ery together, and even though their romance was kinda fast, it wasn’t insta-love because Ery fought the inevitable for so long. The pace worked perfectly for me.
I think the imagery of Ery’s art was very well done. I wish the book cover could have been as beautiful as I imagined the art to be…because I am NOT digging this cover at all.
Some of my favorite scenes actually included Dylan and Chris; they are so funny and sexy together. Now, I wish I would have read the Speechless books, Speechless and The Gig, so I would have already known Travis and Drew since they were also mentioned a few times.
Recommended to everyone who is a fan of Bones.
Overall Impression: I Really Liked It
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*