Review and Giveaway – Boots Optional/Betting on Grace by Nicole Edwards

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Note: This novella was originally featured in the Some Like It Hot Anthology. Although this story has not changed, this novella contains a bonus scene, along with an excerpt from Betting on Grace, DHR #1.

New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards is heating things up with Boots Optional, a sexy new ménage novella which is the first book in a hot new series called Dead Heat Ranch. Grace Lambert is familiar with hard work, long days, and handsome cowboys. She’s been working for her family’s dude ranch since she was old enough to ride a horse and she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty. What she is afraid of is the heat that’s been generating between her and not one, but two sexy cowboys who’ve set their sights on her. And each other.

Grant Kingsley and Lane Miller have both had their eyes on Gracie for years, but the feisty cowgirl has managed to keep them at bay. As far as they are concerned, cowboys don’t give up, and neither of them is ready to give up just yet. Not on her and not on the heat that transpires between the two of them.

Find out what happens when the sultry Texas nights get as hot as the fierce Texas days.


I am huge fan of Nicole’s Walker Brothers Series and could not wait to get my hands on this new series.  Hold onto your boots because this novella is a scorcher!  We are introduced to the new cast for her Dead Heat Ranch Series and I fell in love with Gracie, Grant, and Lane.  While I usually prefer first person POV, Nicole does an amazing job with third person POV for this book. The reader experiences what all three are thinking and feeling, not just one of them.  Lane, Grant, and Gracie have amazing chemistry together.  There is the added dynamic of the three working together at the Ranch.  When you add in Gracie’s sisters and Dad, you have perfect mix.  This sexy novella will have you begging for more.
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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.


I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you read Boots Optional prior to starting Betting on Grace.  You will miss the beginning relationship of this trio without it.  BOG begins where BO ends.  Happily, the hotness is off the charts with this book as well.  You will be squirming in your seat, I promise.   While there are phenomenal sex scenes, this book is beyond just sexiness.  Grace, Lane, and Grant must deal with complex issues from their families; especially Grant’s father.  Additionally, they must face their true feelings for each as it becomes apparent this is more than a fling. These scenes are emotional and realistic.  I enjoyed reading the issues that they face not only in their relationship but their every day life issues.  There is also action from Grace’s sisters. I cannot wait to see what happens with Mercy and the others. I foresee things heating up on Dead Heat Ranch.  This is great new series not to be missed!

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Edwards lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, their three kids, and four rambunctious dogs. When she’s not writing about sexy alpha males, Nicole can often be found with her Kindle in hand or making an attempt to keep the dogs happy. You can find her hanging out on Facebook and interacting with her readers – even when she’s supposed to be writing.

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