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PRE-RELEASE REVIEW: “Bone Dry” by Kim Fielding

ABOUT:

Sequel to Buried Bones

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.

 

REVIEW:

It’s here. IT’S FINALLY HERE! Bone Dry, OMG!  Sorry. I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this book pretty much since it was a twinkle in Kim Fielding’s eye, so yeah…BONE DRY!

If you read the first two books in the Bones series, you’ll remember Dylan and Chris. They live in the boonies of suburban Portland, Oregon on this gorgeous, secluded swatch of land. They’ve been through some serious stuff together, including Dylan being a shape-shifting werewolf, Chris’ house being haunted and just general familial and life woes. Mercy, I love Dylan and Chris, maybe more than any of Kim Fielding’s other characters (and I read a lot of Kim Fielding!).

That being said, I was a skosh disappointed to find out Dylan and Chris aren’t the MCs here. They do, though, make more than a few appearances, so it was fun to see what they had going on and where they were with farmhouse renovations and such. ;)

MC Ery is a good friend of Dylan’s from back in Dylan’s college days. He’s in serious need of some R&R, so he heads out to Dylan and Chris’ place to keep an eye on things while they’re on vacation. At the farm, Ery finds his lost artistic muse and he stumbles onto the super sexy–and always naked–Karl.

Karl, it turns out, is this perfectly ethereal, mysterious, mercurial man who’s seen some heartache in his day. Which, well. Allow me to gush about Fielding’s writing style (again), because I love her for it, dammit…

There’s something so freaking perfect about the way she connects the Lost Guy and the Sensitive Damaged Guy, GAH.  Ery, strong but troubled, meets Karl, equally strong, but caring, sweet and oh so lovable=stick a fork in me, I’m done.

Ery and Karl are meant to be, but there’s some business standing in their way, like that teensy little detail of Karl’s need to be near (very near) water. And what about Ery? Poor guy isn’t sure what he wants out of life, he just knows it’s gotta be different from what’s happening to him right now. Never fear, though. Things will work out in the end…right?

Bone Dry made me laugh and smile and swoon. I loved the crisp writing and the detail and ALL the supporting characters–Ery’s grandma was divine, bless, but there were so many others who worked so well within the scope of the plot. As per usual with Fielding, the sexy time was simultaneously sweet and smoking hot.

Bottom line: I fell in love with Ery and Karl, and I can’t wait for all you Bones fans out there to get your hands on this book so you can fall in love, too.

 

RATING: 4 STARS

BOOK INFO:

Title: Bone Dry
Author: Kim Fielding 
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press 
Pages: 214
Release Date: Oct. 10, 2014
Purchase Links: Dreamspinner, ARe, Amazon

 

 

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This entry was posted on October 9, 2014 by in Contemporary, Fantasy / Fairy Tale, PNR / UF / SF / DYS, Reviewer: Jenni and tagged , , , .

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