Good Bones

Good Bones 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 han

  • Title: Good Bones
  • Author: Kim Fielding
  • ISBN: 9781613724859
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 uSkinny, 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

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    1. 4.5 starsWerewolves, Kim Fielding style! I was going to read the third Bones book as a standalone, but decided I could always do with more Fielding and am happy I didn't skip Dylan and Chris's story. I loved these MCs. I'm a fan of the remodeling trope, and Fielding did well with the metaphors here; sound structure, good bones: a great foundation for a house and a relationship. Chris, handyman extraordinaire and jack of all trades, is mouthy and irreverent but insecure and so damn lonely, and Dy [...]

    2. This is a new author for me -- and while I'm weary to try new authors these days, at the same time I'm still a sucker for shifter stories (*head desk*). I do keep my expectation low, though. I find it as a great start for any story by new author :).Turns out that I really like it. Although the story involves werewolf, but there's no possessive-you-my-mate theme that easily be found in others. Instead, while Dylan feels lonely because of his secret. He is afraid to be in a relationship because he [...]

    3. Good solid writing and I like the way the story and romance develops. I enjoyed it a lot, you get a real feel for Dylan's struggle and worry over his shifting. Much better than the usual high drama of pack politics and finding your mate scenario. Dylan and Chris are great sparring partners, while working on the renovation of the farmhouse. Initially I didn't think they would mesh well together as Chris is a moody guy, then I worked out he was terribly lonely and Dylan was perfect for him. Temper [...]

    4. Another book that most of my Goodread friends adored but fell a bit short for me.This book was better than good for me but not great. I think my main issue with it is that I didn't quite ever feel like Dylan and Chris were ever fully connected. I just didn't see why they loved each other. Liked, I understood, but I didn't feel the love. They were both too reticent and controlled for my liking. I felt a bit detached from the story the whole time. It just didn't come together for me in the way tha [...]

    5. Back to nature by necessity.Dylan's got a problem, something he can't change and he needs to find a way to manage his life better. So, he decides to move to the country. Finds a charming old farmhouse backing onto some nice open land, he can run wild here, except for one little thing--the next door neighbor. Chris provides a set of advantages and a drawback to Dylan's plans. They start off on the wrong foot, but can they come around and see the truth inside them both? Smooth writing, kept my int [...]

    6. Review written February 14, 20163 1/2 Stars - A sweet story with interesting charactersJust finished the nearly six hours audiobook well narrated by Nick J. Russo. A good werewolf PNR. I'm happy! *********************************************Dylan Warner is an architect who was a ordinary guy (other men barely glanced at) until a stranger turned him into a werewolf. In the need to change unpractical life-stuff-things (like being a wolf once a month in locked in the spare-room with a steal door) h [...]

    7. Its hard to find a new slant in a genre that has flooded the market to the point where most stories feel tired and repetative, especially when it comes to the paranormal - vampires and werewolves in particular.How refreshing to find a werewolf novel that bucks against the trend. I loved this, the paranormal aspect was cleverly done and the underlying danger and tension in the story works into the plot perfectly.Kim Fielding writes a really good book that considering its premise never feels far f [...]

    8. I liked this take on shifters because (ludicrously) it seemed realistic. There wasn't any mating/bonding scent, knotting, Alpha-Omega stuff. This is more of An American Werewolf in London-style shifter book. Because, ow, yes it would hurt. If werewolves existed, and an average Joe got turned, I can believe they would be just like Dylan.Actually, the main focus of the book is on the renovation of Dylan's old farmhouse, and this was very enjoyable. This is what I hoped A Better Man would be; two s [...]

    9. A werewolf architect? Can it be a good story? Yes let me tell you why. Dylan is a nerd, a geek, and never had a serious relationship. No one even look twice to him in his life but not now in present time, while he tell you his story. People like to flirt with him, people want him but Dylan don't want anyone. He fear his wild nature, he fear his werewolf inhumanity.Looking for a quiet place to live and work, Dylan will buy a farmhouse,and unfortunately, he is not happy no, it's perfect, it just n [...]

    10. This book cries out for a sequel. It has a great ending but I want more to the story. I really enjoy reads like this, it's such a nice sweet romance that happens to have a werewolf or two. ETA: I just did a re-read of this book in anticipation of the sequel that's being released later this month. I'm glad that I did, I forgot how prickly a character Chris was with his history and how tortured Dylan was being a werewolf. This was just a good a read the second time around. Especially wonderful for [...]

    11. This story started out nice and slow, building not only the house but the relationship between Dylan and Chris.Just when I was thinking the paranormal aspect was not going to get its due the last third turned it around.I liked lots of things about this book it's not too heavy on the sex ,there are vulnerable heroes and no evil women! A very enjoyable nice long read.

    12. Dylan is adjusting to the life of being a werewolf. He wasn’t always a wolf you see but after a bad hook up one awful night his life was forever changed. One thing Dylan won’t do is ever do this to someone else, so Dylan moves way out in the country to protect himself and others. He finds a dilapidated old farm house about an hour outside of Portland, still close enough that he can commute once a week to his job and far enough away from civilization that he can safely be himself - both human [...]

    13. 5 Satisfying Shifter Stars! I love shifter stories! I am not ashamed of that, I seek them out whenever i can, and this one left me feeling quite shifter satisfied! The story captured and kept my interest, there wasn’t too much sex, so yep I am feeling pretty good right now. And Kim Fielding wrote it, whom I just recently discovered is quite an awesome writer! I read Brute and loved it, and then I read The Tin Box, OMG OMG I still get choked up over that one! Any who, back to this story. This o [...]

    14. Young architect Dylan was turned during a vicious werewolf attack by a one night stand. He's been locking himself away one night a month to keep others around him safe but he's longing for a place where he can have the freedom to roam safely. He buys a run-down farm in the country and sets to work renovating it with the unexpected help of his gorgeous redneck neighbour, Chris. But their growing attraction is threatened by the return of Dylan's attacker.This is a well written story and Chris in p [...]

    15. This was a different take on the Werewolf theme, and that is part of the reason this one didn’t work for me.(view spoiler)[I like my fantasy werewolves to be fantasy; this one was more real so to speak. The realism in the hunting didn’t work for me. If anything the whole wolf part was too clinical and felt more like a nature programme on wolves habits. As Dylan only changed one night a month there was little Shifting involved. Instead it seemed more like an excuse to turn our hero from a 7st [...]

    16. I really enjoyed this story. The characters are well developed, and interesting. I love the difference in Dylan, and Chris, and how each man was so much more than the other expected. It would have been easy to make them the stereotype of their image, but Dylan was not just a hipster just as Chris was more than a hick. I like the way they play off each other, and their interactions made me smile. The secondary characters are well developed, and I love the bond between Dylan and his brother. It wa [...]

    17. A very good and nicely different “shifter” story about Dylan, a hipster architect who flees his city life for country living where he fixes-up an old house while trying to keep his monthly werewolf outing on the down-low. Lucky for him, his only neighbor is a hot guy who is handy with tools, is quite the cook, and possibly-maybe-could-be interested in guys. Dylan’s life of trying to minimize close relations to people just got more complicated (and sexy.)Probably my favorite part of this st [...]

    18. Paranormal romance is probably my favorite trope but I’ve become a PNR snob over the years. More precisely, I’m a shifter snob. I want to the shift to be intimate. I want to feel, taste and smell Bottom line? I want to experience the change from human to animal. A quick blink from man to beast doesn’t cut it for me. Fielding delivered what I was craving and left me drooling for more. Good Bones is a superb shifter romance highlighting the emotional turmoil of living in the closet (werewolf [...]

    19. What is with the blechy cover? These guys are supposed to be in their mid 20’s but here they look more like sneering kids. Definitely not like the grown-up hipster and the rough around the edges handyman they are in the story. I think I’d prefer one of those stock shirtless guy covers to this thing. Okay, covering eyes now so I can get on with the contents of the book.Dylan is an architect in a big city hiding a big secret. Once a month he turns all wolfy and stalks the land for fresh meat. [...]

    20. 3,5 starsHah! I finishedmiracles happenSpot-on review from Ami here.Only - and minor - niggle is the lack of paranormal feeling especially in the first part of the story.I would have liked the book a bit more werewolf-yGood writing,likeable characters,story low on angst with just the right amount of yummy stuff - means sex andod!A solid 3,5 stars.

    21. After reading and enjoying Astounding!, so much, I just had to read more from this author. I enjoyed Good Bones almost as much! I love shifter stories, particularly wolf shifter stories. This one is a bit more traditional, in that werewolves only change during the full moon and if they bite someone, but don't kill them, that person will be a werewolf, too.I really enjoyed the story and the characters, both main and secondary. Well, Andy was a self-centered jerk, but the others, I really liked. D [...]

    22. Good Bones is the story of Dylan, an accidental werewolf, and Chris, Dylan's new neighbor. Dylan has moved to the Oregon countryside becausewellhe's a werewolf, and he needs to let his wolf side run free when he shifts each month (theoretically so he won't hurt anyone). The story follows the two men as they start/build their relationship and work together to renovate Dylan's farmhouse. Chris is something of a redneck, while Dylan is a college-educated architect. I will admit that Chris's hillbil [...]

    23. 4.5 StarsSo close to 5 stars. This was a welcomed change after my last disastrous read and I thoroughly enjoyed the majority of this book. After riding high through most of it, the ending felt like a crash landing. It was more like "WhaNo! Where's the rest???" than an "Sigh" Still very much worth the ride.

    24. 4.0 StarsI'm convinced that there is nothing Kim Fielding can't write well, genre be damned.(Also, I'd rather have the first house Dylan designed for the Futon Queens; that modified Craftsman sounded divine. The FrankenHouse? Not so much.)

    25. 4.5 stars This has been on my Wishlist for soon long, it is right up my alley. M/M paranormal/contemporary romance with a shifter? Yes, PLEASE! And I wasn't disappointed. I knew that I would like this book as long as it was well-execute (and Duh, it's by Kim Fielding), but I especially enjoyed the audio version. I'm half and half on Nick J. Russo's narrated books, but I think that's all down to the writing. Because when I've liked him, I've really liked him. Truth in the Dark especially, and Und [...]

    26. 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 [...]

    27. I loved the clash of the hip and the hick in this one-- Chris had hidden depths, and Dylan had a hidden wild side, and between the two of them, they manage to build on the good bones of both Dylan's old house and the good men they both are. Their chemistry is engaging, and I can envision rural Oregon with all of it's beauties--and drawbacks--as they build a tentative relationship on a solid foundation. This was a likable paranormal romance, and I enjoyed it very much!

    28. Very good paranormal m/m romance about an architect who hides his unwilling werewolfism from everyone except his brother and sister-in-law. Eventually he moves to the woods, figuring it will be safer than hoping he's able to lock himself up in time every month but he didn't factor in his sexy next door neighbor.

    29. Ok, so I know the shifter plot is a bit overdone, and really, the plot is fairly basic (werewolf doesn't deserve love, later finds love, hides the werewolf fact from love, defends love from danger, finds acceptance). But. I really liked it! Quite a bit! Somehow the author manages to make the story feel genuine, sweet, and original .Kim Fielding is steadily moving up on my list of must reads

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