Bone Dry (Bones #3) by Kim Fielding #mm #review @KFieldingWrites @dreamspinners

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Sequel to Buried Bones

Ery Phillips’s muse is MIA. He’s pretty sure his job as a graphic designer is to blame, because let’s face it, what kind of muse wants to draw grocery store logos and catheterized penises?

When Ery’s friends Dylan and Chris head off on a European vacation, Ery jumps at the chance to stay on their farm, hoping a stint in the country will encourage his muse to reappear. To be sure, the farm has attracted a few oddities—Dylan is a werewolf and the place was recently haunted—but Ery isn’t canceling his plans just because his friends warn him that there’s something strange going on in their pond. What he doesn’t expect is Karl, a beautiful naked man who appears at the water’s edge.

With Karl as his inspiration, Ery creates amazing paintings and begins to achieve the success he had previously only dreamed of. But Karl comes with certain challenges, causing Ery to question his own goals. Creating the life of his dreams with an unusual beloved may be more challenge than Ery can handle. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 A-nony-mouseTAG

I loved the first two books in the Bones series so I jumped and got book 3 as well, even though it wasn’t about Dylan and Chris. Oh man. I’m so glad I did. Can I just say I absolutely adored Ery and Karl?

Ery, a friend of Dylan’s is having a mid-life crisis early. He’s towing the line, but the line isn’t getting him anywhere. He’s stuck at a job doing graphic design when all he wants to do is paint. One run in with a water spirit named Karl and Ery’s muse which had been untalkative of late, suddenly wakes up and Ery is unable not to paint. And who does he paint? Why, the sexy, naked water spirit he has sweaty, exciting sex with.

But things can never be cut and dried, can they? Especially when after spending one night together, he finds Karl practically dead because he needs the water to survive. How can a human and a water spirit ever be together?

And isn’t that just the question? Fielding has a wonderful knack with her secondary and main characters. They jump out of the page and grab hold. I was so happy that Dyldo (yes, it’s his nickname) and Chris were back and the scene at the end when they walked into the gallery? I actually squealed. Now, let me explain I was in public and I’m sure I got a lot of really weird looks, but the ending was THAT GOOD.

I see she has gone on to other series, but I can only hope that Fielding returns to Bones for some more mystical creatures and the human men who love them. Because I sure do 🙂

5 stars.

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