(Deat Heat Ranch #1)
by Nicole Edwards
Release: July 29, 2014
My rating: 4 of 5 BLAZING ⭐️
"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 onething 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."
After the little 'amuse-bouche' I had in BOOTS OPTIONAL of Grace, Grant and Lane, I was eager to dive in to BETTING ON GRACE. Boy.... no disappointment there! Just as deliciously voluptuous as promised, but with a bit more 'bite'.
Grace has enjoyed the attentions of Grant and Lane in the past few months, very much so, but sneaking around on everyone is taking its toll. She would love nothing better than to be able to express her feelings for these two men out in the open, but how does one go about opening up when it is something she is not particular good at doing anyway? Besides, theirs is not the most conventional of relationships and how can she explain that?
Lane is probably more at ease with where their threesome is and where he would like it to go, than either of the other two. But even he recognizes the potential pitfalls. Although his biggest issue is not so much what the world at large thinks, but rather the level of committment of his lovers. Is he going to have to be content to be the only one of the three of them who puts himself on the line?
Even though Grant deeply cares for his lovers, his life is spinning out of control and for someone who at the best of times has difficulty expressing himself, this is cause for him to clam up even more. Confused, frightened and feeling without direction, he needs to balance of Lane and Grace to keep him grounded. But it is time for him to stand up and be counted as well.
The context of the story just deep enough to make it compelling, yet not too heavy. I still count this as reasonably light reading from an emotional point of view. A tad predictable, but that doesn't take away from the seduction of the story as a whole. A highly satisfying read on many levels!
A touch of angst, some intense family drama and wicked, wild monkey sex!! That is what Nicole Edwards is promising with BETTING ON GRACE and her new Dead Heat Ranch Series!
✨Wonderful, wild and wicked!!✨