Title: Betting on Grace (Dead Heat Ranch, #1)
Author: Nicole Edwards
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: July 29 2014
New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards is continuing to heat things up with Betting on Grace, a sexy new ménage novel which is the first book in a hot new series called Dead Heat Ranch.
The tables have turned on Grace Lambert. For a woman familiar with long days and hard work, she just recently discovered just how hot the sultry Texas nights can get. Finding time to spend with her two smoking hot cowboys, Grant and Lane, isn’t exactly easy, but she’s forging ahead with what has turned out to be the hottest relationship she has ever been in. The true test comes in standing up for what she wants.
Grant Kingsley has landed his feisty cowgirl, Gracie, and an equally sexy cowboy, Lane Miller, but everything outside of his romantic life has gone from routine to chaos in a matter of days. Unfortunately, he’s become rather acquainted with Murphy’s Law as he is inundated with a string of bad luck. His mother is missing, his father, a gambling addict, is worried about only one thing these days, and when Grant refuses to give in, all hell breaks loose on the ranch.
Lane Miller will be the first to admit that he falls in love easily. And he’s done so again, with both Gracie and Grant. Only this time around, he’s not giving up or giving in. Cowboys don’t know what it means to back down and Lane will ensure that the two most important people in his life get all of him, no matter what it takes.
Don't forget to read Boots Optional, the prequel to Betting on Grace, before you dive in!
Betting on Grace is the first full length novel from Nicole Edwards’ new Dead Heat Ranch series which focuses on five sisters living and working on a ranch in Texas with their father. The first book centres around the relationship between Grace Lambert, one of the sisters and two of the ranch hands, Grant and Laine. I recommend reading the prequel novella, Boots Optional, to see how these three got together in the first place.
Get ready for some more explosive hot cowboy action – we join our threesome several weeks into their secret relationship and, as hot as it is, things are not really going that well. They’re struggling to find together and keeping their unconventional relationship a secret is taking it’s toll as Grant appears to be attempting to put some emotional distance between himself and the other two, fearing the wrath of Gracie’s father when and if he eventually finds out that his beautiful daughter is sleeping with two of his men!
Grant is a very conflicted cowboy. He loves it when Laine calls him baby but a wretched childhood has left him unsure about love and commitment but he really comes to value the relationship he has with these two and there’s some fairly emotional scenes in store as he eventually opens up to them, possibly for the first time in his life. Watch out for his no-good father who will slither in to attempt to spoil things for him.
Laine is very different from Grant – he’s very open and very receptive and he knows that this relationship he has with Laine and Gracie is something very special. He knows that he loves them and is pretty sure that they love him too. He has it all clear in his head but Grant’s reticence and Gracie’s fear of her father discovering their relationship puts his his happiness on the line and he begins to despair that the other two will ever open up and admit their feelings.
Gracie is a feisty, kickass heroine who is desperately in need of the love of these two cowboys after she has never really gotten over the death of her Mother. I felt a bit sorry for her as she seems to have thrown away all her hopes and dreams and just settled for what she has now. Grant and Laine are perfect for her – no way she could ever choose between them.
It’s so good to be back in Nicole Edwards’ sexy Texas where the weather is hot and the cowboys are even hotter. She does a fantastic job of depicting a hectic, busy ranch and laying good foundations for the rest of the sister’s stories which are still to come. We have a little insight to all of their possible relationships, not a lot but enough to truly whet the appetite. As always Nic does an amazing job of combining super-hot erotic scenes with real, heartfelt emotion and this is another fine example of a ménage relationship based in true love.
Can’t wait for the rest of the series
4 menagetastic stars
Series Reading Order
0.5 Boots Optional
1. Betting on grace
News from Nic
Nicole Has a new Pen name, Timberlyn Scott, and will be writing more Contemporary/New Adult style romance. The style will be softer, less explicit M/F and will be written in the 1st person POV The first book is coming out later this month and we have a trailer to share with you.
Unhinged by Timberlyn Scott
New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards launched her professional writing career in July of
2012. Having been an avid reader all of her life and a huge fan of creative writing, it seemed the likely
path for her to take. Since then, she has released fifteen books and has no plans to stop. As her full-time
career/hobby, Nicole writes steamy contemporary and erotic romances.
Nicole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who was born and raised in Texas. Married
with three kids and four dogs, she has plenty of interaction to keep her imagination brewing. Her books
have been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After segment as well as Indie Reader’s best seller list.
She has forged her way as an independent author.
Although she has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, she prefers to be hiding out in her writing
cave, talking to the fictional characters that have built up in her head over the years.
When she isn’t writing or plotting her next book (sometimes translated to “playing on Facebook”),
Nicole loves to read and spend time with her family and her dogs.
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