Title: Bones Bundle
Author: Kim Fielding
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 10, 2016
Page Count: 573
Reviewed by: Lily G. Blunt
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: Overall 4.3 stars out of 5
Skinny, quiet hipster Dylan Warner just wants to live a normal life—despite being a werewolf—but when he buys an isolated farmhouse, it comes with more adventure than he anticipated! In Good Bones, Dylan’s sexy neighbor Chris Nock helps Dylan renovate the house, but how can Dylan reveal his furry secret? In Buried Bones, a brand-new relationship is hard enough to handle, but the appearance of a ghost and Chris’s dad threaten to bring Dylan and Chris’s relationship toppling. In The Gig, a chance encounter introduces Dylan and Chris to Drew Clifton and Travis Miller of Speechless. In Bone Dry, artist Ery Phillips is house-sitting for Dylan and Chris when a strange—and beautiful—man appears by the pond and inspires his muse.
This bundle includes three books from the Bones series, plus a short story from another series that features the main characters.
Good Bones (#1) was definitely my favourite story, followed by Buried Bones (#2). Both books centre around Dylan and Chris and their developing romance. What makes the stories fabulous is that Dylan is a werewolf and the pair have to deal with issues relating to that in both these books. There’s drama, suspense, humour, and some lovely hot scenes between the two of them. And what’s more, #1 is available as an audiobook and is superbly narrated by Nick J Russo. I’ll certainly snap up #2 if it’s released on Audible.
Although short, The Gig gives us an update on Dylan and Chris as well as a sweet story featuring the guys from Speechless. The Gig can be read without having knowledge of Travis and Drew, although I’m going to check the other story out.
Ery appeared as a friend and confidante in #2 and his story is told in Bone Dry (#3). Most of the story is set on Dylan and Chris’ property and we are treated to more of these two hotties. Ery falls for Karl, a nix/water spirit, who emerges from Dylan’s pond, and in doing so finds his muse and starts painting again. The story was a little slow in its development for me, but the romance that developed was sweet.
I always enjoy Kim Fielding’s writing and the way she weaves intricate plots and produces well-developed characters. She excels in world-building and made the werewolf aspect entirely plausible. I particularly liked the interaction between Dylan and Chris and the chemistry that developed between them in the first two books. Overall, this is an enjoyable set of stories and well worth reading if you are a fan of paranormal and contemporary romance.
Good Bones 5*
Buried Bones 4.5*
The Gig 3.5*