Werewolves don’t have a how-to manual—nor do men embarking on a new life together.
It’s been a few weeks since Dylan Warner wolfed out and killed Andy, the crazed werewolf who originally turned him and later tried to murder Chris Nock. Architect Dylan and handyman Chris are still refurbishing Dylan’s old house as they work out the structure of their relationship. They come from very different backgrounds, and neither has had a long-term lover before, so negotiating their connections would be challenge enough even if Dylan didn’t turn into a beast once a month.
To make matters worse, Dylan’s house is haunted, and events from both men’s pasts are catching up with them. Dylan has to cope with the aftermath of killing Andy, and Chris continues to suffer the effects of a difficult childhood.
In his quest to get rid of the ghost, Dylan rekindles old friendships and faces new dangers. At the same time, Chris’s father makes a sudden reappearance, stirring up old emotions. If Dylan and Chris want to build a lasting relationship, they’ll have to meet these challenges head-on.
When I enjoy a book, there’s nothing better than a great sequel. Buried Bones is an extension of the first story in the series, Good Bones. Dylan and Chris are together from the first page and they grow stronger and tighter as the pages fly by. Which makes this a clear follow-up and not a stand-alone. They are an unlikely couple for many reasons but Dylan’s alter ego is the most challenging hurdle they must overcome. Once a month Dylan lets his wild side free and he’s terrified of not being in control and potentially hurting Chris. He wants to shelter him from that part of him, keep him far away and safe. But Chris doesn’t want ninety percent of Dylan, he wants every piece….furry bits and all. Dylan has to learn to trust himself, completely, but he’s just begun to accept this part of himself, let alone trust it. Soon they discover, true mates faces everything (good and bad) side by side. They love each other, protect each other and trust each other through and through…and as it turns out, they are going to need to bind together to survive the paranormal forces trying to destroy them.
As I said, this is an established couple story and it was lovely watching the last few restraints fall away and see them one hundred percent committed. They did sexy well in the first book and attempt to outdo the passion here. I found the haunting very well done. The adrenaline spikes when a gang of ruthless wolves enters the picture. Then Chris’ long-lost father stumbles into their drama. Definitely no shortage of action-packed scenes here! The pace is steady and the narrator, John Solo, does a phenomenal job separating the voices and keeping you on track. I was greatly impressed with the narration and look forward to more books by Solo. Seriously, go check him out!
When all the snarling teeth and freaky ghosts drift away, the core of the story shines brightly. Love. Dylan and Chris love one another unconditionally. They crack jokes and have smartmouths (Chris!) but at the end of the supernatural day, they love each other deeply and completely. Fielding does pure love so so well. I loved watching them realize there is no expiration date on them. They are forever and their joy overflows from the pages, leaving my heart happy.
Family drama that ends with forgiveness. A new character so bright he needs his own story. And some sweet sappy love with a heavy dose of hotness.
Audiobook lovers will want to snatch up this paranormal goodness! And if you enjoyed Good Bones, I suggest you check out this extension of Dylan and Chris’ story…and if you haven’t, go back to the beginning, it’s worth it.