Reviewed by Tori (Vicki)
TITLE: Buried Bones
SERIES: Bones #2
AUTHOR: Kim Fielding
NARRATOR: John Solo
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 8 hours
RELEASE DATE: September 25th, 2017
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.
Ok, so there is a big spoiler in the blurb for this book, about something that happened in the last book! Yes, Dylan killed Andy, the asshole that turned him in to a wolf. And it appears that Andy may be haunting Dylan’s house. This book is all about dealing with the ghost.
Dylan and Chris begin to see strange things happening around Dylan’s house, noises, a graveyard smell, a broken window, eventually notes left for them. Dylan jumps to the conclusion that it must be Andy that is haunting them, and he’s not sure how to deal with it. Until he remembers a college friend had a grandmother that was in to ghosts. So Dylan contacts Ery, and asks if his grandma can help. This is actually a really good thing, not just for the ghost issue, but so that Dylan and Ery can reconnect. I loved Ery and his grandma! Anyway…. This leads Dylan on a quest to figure out what Andy needs, and that may be the help of a loved one. Unfortunately Andy’s family rejected him, and the other werewolves he bonded with are awful. No help there.
While all of this werewolf/ghost stuff is happening, Chris and Dylan run in to Chris’s father at a rodeo. Now Chris wants absolutely nothing to do with the man, even though Dylan tries to suggest he might want to hear him out. This all gives us a much better look at Chris. The perspective of this book changes, so we get to see in to Chris’s head which really helps as well.
So lots of things are happening in the book! The ghost, the werewolves, Chris’s dad, Dylan is still maintaining a job, and his brother and sister-in-law are multiplying! This keeps the plot moving fast in this book. And I loved it! Lot’s of energy, lots of drama, a little action, a good amount of sex, and a perfect ending. It had lots of emotions in this one, I felt a bit sorry for Andy as we get to know his story, same with Chris’s dad. Yes, both are assholes, but I had some sympathy for both of them.
I loved the continuing relationship between Dylan and Chris, yes they are an established couple and that takes away some of the will-they-won’t-they drama of a new couple, but these two are still working really hard to keep their shit together. Especially with everything going on externally. But they really do love each other, and that comes through. Especially at the end! Oh my gawd, the ending could not have been more perfect.
If you haven’t read the first book, you need to do that first. This is not a stand alone story. Read or listen to Good Bones, then go right in to this one! You’ll love it. Great writing, great characters, a great plot, great sex, and a GREAT ending!
I was a little freaked out when this audio book started up and I heard a different voice…. switching narrator in a series is not always a good thing. It did take me a couple of chapters, but I was able to adapt to John Solo’s voice, and it was just fine. My big issue with audio books is being able to distinguish the voices of the main characters especially, and that was not an issue with this narration. I was able to tell who was who, and I liked the voices he used for Dylan and Chris. The narrator got the emotions and passion across very well too, especially during the sex scenes.
Overall the narration was good, once I got over the switch!