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Betting on Grace (Dead Heat Ranch, #1)

by Nicole Edwards

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This is the first novel in another big-family-from-Texas series by Nicole Edwards. Ms Edwards introduces us to five sisters and their widowed father running the family dude ranch. There is a prequel novella to this series (Boots Optional) and, while it does give a pre-book-One introduction, particularly to the early days of Grace's, Grant's and Lane's relationship, it is not required reading for this story.

If you are not familiar with Nicole Edwards, particularly as it relates to her two other series (Club Destiny or Alluring Indulgence), Ms Edwards writes series with big families, highlighting a different person/sibling in each book. Both her men and her women are intelligent, capable, strong, sensitive and insatiable. The loving relationships she creates include varied ccouples -- "traditional" heterosexuals as well as bisexuals, and homosexuals. If you are not comfortable with menage situations or polyamorous relationships, pick your Nicole Edwards book carefully, as you can find what suits you among her writings. Know that all of the relationships she creates are of loving, open, deeply caring individuals with insatiable appetites -- if you crave more drama and less bedroom (or bathroom or kitchen or sofa or up against the wall or....) scenes, you just might need to move on to another author. Don't fault the author if you are not comfortable with what she writes.

If you are familiar with Nicole Edwards, you will find little new to this series -- yes, this is only book 1, but it is very similar in feel, pace and story line as the other series. If you like the familiar, you'll like this. If you're looking for something fresh or different, it is not here, yet. While we know that Curtis and Laura Walker have a deeply loving relationship, in this series, it is quite possible that the Dad, Jerry, might get his own book -- a very nice addition since, I, for one, would like to read of an "older" couple working it out!

I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for a review through Audiobook Jukebox. The audio version of this 300 page book ran about 10 and a half hours and is narrated by Vanessa Edwin, J D Franklin and Gus Evans. They did a fine job with their accents, pace, emotion and alternate voices (while this book is written in three points of view, each narrator's POV calls on having a voice for the other two POVs and each handled this well.)

Thank you Nicole Edwards, Audiobook Jukebox and Blackstone Audio for gifting me the opportunity to listen to this book ( )
  olongbourn | Mar 1, 2015 |
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New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards is continuing to heat things up with Betting on Grace, the first full-length novel in the sexy Dead Heat Ranch series.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 gambling-addict father 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!… (more)

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