Review: GOOD BONES by Kim Fielding

Title: Good Bones
Kim Fielding
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date: April 20th 2012
Genre: M/M, Paranormal, Werewolves, Contemporary, Romance
Length: 200 pages
Source: NetGalley
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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?

Dylan is a wolf one day a month. That might not seem a huge problem to most, but considering how his first shift went, Dyl is terrified of himself and instead of running under the moon like a normal were – if there is such a thing – he locks himself in a small room every month. His life is stressful until he comes up with the bright idea of moving to the country so he can roam free when a wolf. When Dyl meets his only neighbour, Chris, he’s not impressed – well, except for his naked backside, lol.

As the two men work together rehabbing Dyl’s new home they grow closer and the sexual tension is so thick it’s a wonder they don’t choke, lol. The biggest problem isn’t Dylan’s wolf, though he thinks it is. No, it’s a common issue with far too many men . . . lack of true communication.

I spent a large part of the story wanting to jump in and either watch their sex OR smack them both for not talking! 

Good Bones is not your typical werewolf book but it a great shifter romance. It was both enjoyable and believable. The sex was H O T! The secondary characters were a hoot, lol, the perfect support for Dylan as he figures out love and fur. I both recommend this book and am eager to read more from Kim Fielding. 

Kim Fielding has migrated back and forth across the western 2/3 of the United States and currently lives in California. She’s a university professor who dreams of being able to travel and write full-time. She also dreams of having two perfectly-behaved children, a husband who isn’t obsessed with football, and a house that cleans itself. Some dreams are more easily obtained than others.

In addition to the novels she has written under her nom de plume, Kim has published successful textbooks, two of which are now in their second edition. Kim donates 100% of the royalties from her novels Stasis (2009), Flux (2011), and Equipoise (2012) to Doctors Without Borders.

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1 comment

  1. Great review. Ha, I’ll have to check this one out. Sounds good.

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