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Boots Optional (Dead Heat Ranch) by [Edwards, Nicole]
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Dead Heat Ranch Novella, #0.5

Note: This novella was previously published in the Some Like It Hot Anthology. Although the story has not changed, this version contains a short bonus scene.

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.

Erotic Romance
Mature Audiences

*contains m/f/m, m/f and m/m interactions.

About the Author

Nicole Edwards lives in Texas with her husband, three amazing kids, and four beloved dogs. Writing is her passion, something she's done since she was a teenager. If she isn't writing or chasing the dogs around, she's usually reading.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 986 KB
  • Print Length: 138 pages
  • Publisher: SL Independent Publishing, LLC (July 22 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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My rating: 4 of 5 hot spicy ⭐️


Holy Batman!!! Find yourself a quiet private place, with a tall cold drink, some cold compresses and enjoy!!

Grant and Lane both have worked at the Dead Heat Ranch for many years, friends for most of them. Both vying for Gracie's attention, one of the owner's five daughters, but recently they have started eyeing each other with lust in their eyes as well. Not so confusing for Lane, who is quite comfortable in his skin, but a very new experience for Grant. And Gracie, who has been able to avoid each of the cowboys individually for years, despite her strong attraction to both, has no defense against the force of these gorgeous men combined.

Nicole Edwards has turned on the heat!! To think this delicious threesome is only the appetizer for the first novel of a completely new series promises many quiet, flushed moments lost in the sensually charged daily life of the Dead Heat Ranch!!

✨A taste of a scorching hot new series!!✨

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What can I say there amazing. When are more books coming? I have read all of your books please keep them coming.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So Hott!!! July 29 2014
By Sandra Shipman - Published on
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This is my first Nicole Edwards book. My blog partner loves her so she was the one to put it on her list but when I saw the synopsis, I had to sneak it in onto mine as well. I already know is will be reading another one since I already bought Betting on Grace and starting on release day.

Grant and Lane work on a Dude Ranch in Texas and one night while they were hanging out in Grant's cabin things get hot. They were both holding the attraction to each other but they just couldn't take it anymore and they went there. What Lane did not expect was what would happen next but he was very excited about the possibilities....

Gracie is the daughter of the owner of the Dude Ranch and she also worked there. She was a hard shell to crack, she has known the two cowboys for years and tried her best to keep her distance. She was very attracted to both Grant and Lane but she didn't want them knowing that, they have been asking her out for the past two years. But she didn't want to get involved especially after what she had seen....

Grant and Lane both knew that Gracie liked them but was fighting it. Lane also knew she was up to a little fun from what he saw the other night. Could they all get what they wanted? Can they actually figure it out? Would feelings be in it or just sex?

This book is f*cking hot! I thought I was going to have to pick up smoking after reading it. I didn't but my god I was worked up. It is short, Hot and sweet. I can't wait to read Betting On Grace and luckily I don't have to wait long. Nicole has gained a fan...


Something to ease the pressure hopes that Grant would see that there was something between them even if he were scared to admit it.

Yeah, this wasn't going to easy. Not on any of them.

It was like she was at a buffet after spending an eternity without food. She wanted it all and she wanted it right now.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Preview Of The Series Sept. 6 2016
By chibilee02 - Published on
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Ever since Zane, my first Nicole Edwards book, she has become one of my most consistent and reliable authors. I know what to expect from her: charismatic characters, dramatic storylines and some NSFW hot love scenes. It doesn’t matter if it’s a full length novel or a short novella, she still manages to deliver to my expectations.

With Boots Optional, a prequel (for lack of a better term) for her Dead Heat Ranch series, she produces a great opening performance for the main show. She was able to introduce the main players for the series’s first book, Betting on Grace, along with an overview of the other characters for which I assume will eventually get their own story within the series. Even though it is a novella, you don’t feel short changed. You get a complete story that laid the foundation for the future. There was a little bit of everything: introductions to Grant, Lane, Grace and her sisters, tension/drama and steamy sex.

The best thing about novellas is it gives you an opportunity to preview a new author or to get a sneak peak at a new series. Or if you have an hour or so to kill, a novella is just the thing to help pass the time. Boots Optional (the title makes sense when you read the book) enabled me to do the last two. I pretty much know what I’m getting with Edwards, so it was just a matter of whether this was a series I’d want to get into. You can’t go wrong with some sexy hot cowboys and cowgirls getting together. Right?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Grace, Lane, Grant July 28 2014
By Julie H - Published on
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How is it possible that three like-minded sexual individuals would find themselves working on the same ranch? OK so it is unbelievable...but do we really care? No way! This book is so hot it is on fire! Grace works on her father's ranch & walks in one day to find Lane & Grant in a compromising position, one that surprisingly doesn't make her run. She stands, stares, longs to be the filling in between the Lane & Grant sandwich! LOL She is confused about her sexual feelings, and also wonders why Lane & Grant have both been chasing her for years if they really care about each other. Behind the closed doors of Grace's cabin she lets down her guard & slowly lets these two men seduce her while they seduce each other. The connection is hot & steamy but also serious. If they aren't behind closed doors what will they do? No one will understand the bond these three have & obviously there will be judgments about their "kinky" threesome. But before reality strikes we get to experience the wonderful positions these three put themselves in & holy cow, a great steamy menage read like nothing I've read before! We are introduced to Grace's four sisters so there is a lot of promise for future books.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fantastic introduction to a new series! July 26 2014
By Loves to Read Romance - Published on
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This novella first arrived to Nicole Edwards fans in the anthology "Some Like it Hot". I devoured it so quickly then I was drooling and dying for more. And the exact same thing happened when I read it again in this release in anticipation of "Betting on Grace", which is coming out Tuesday, July 29. I. Can't. Wait. Lane is so hot, HOT, as the seemingly dominant alpha in this trio. Grant isn't a weak alpha by any means, he's just not as aggressive because he's more afraid to lose Lane and Grace if he gives in to his deep desires for them both. And Grace is afraid of her own desires, but feisty and bratty because she's unsure of how giving in to the two men she wants, especially knowing they want each other, will work. We get a glimpse of just how powerful the feelings they have for each other become explosively fantastic in "Boots Optional", and I personally am waiting on pins and needles until Tuesday! You absolutely WILL enjoy this novella. I would suggest reading it before "Betting on Grace" so you get the background story on the start of the three of them. And, as always, Nicole's writing is HOT and beautiful!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another #hotness win from Nicole Edwards July 28 2014
By Jecca Reads-a-Lot - Published on
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Holy Hotness! Only Nicole Edwards could put that much HOTNESS into a short read like "Boots Optional." And now I’m totally hooked on her new series! Thank sexy cowboys, I had already pre-ordered “Betting On Grace” because I might have locked up Amazon with my extra-eager one-click finger. I can’t wait for more Grant, Lane, and Gracie!

Here’s a few quotes to support the HOTNESS factor I am talking about and to heat up the Reviews section of Amazon a bit:

H- “He’d spent the night entwined with Lane and Gracie…”
O- “One chance, Gracie. Let us show you.”
T- “The three of them.”
N- “Not yet, sweetness. Too much too soon and I’ll be out of commission long before I’m ready.”
E- “…encouraging Grant to go deeper while he reached for Gracie…”
S- “She was pretty sure she could’ve been content watching them.”
S- “Sorry. You can leave ‘em on if you want. Boots are optional.”

It’s hotter now, isn’t it? And you know you want more. HOT cowgirls, HOT cowboys, HOT menage… F*ck it—I’m moving to Texas! Yeah, you definitely gotta one-click this #hotness!

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