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Some Like It Hot

Recipe for Love

Louisa Edwards

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Sexy, single, and even sweeter than the treats he bakes, New York pastry chef Danny Lunden is trying to stay focused on food—not females. With the Rising Star Chef competition approaching, he doesn’t have time to get all steamed up over the gorgeous woman he encounters on the plane to Chicago. Even if she is Eva Jansen—the billionaire heiress in charge of the contest…

Danny assumes that “Eva the Diva” is a spoiled rich girl who doesn’t share his passion for food. But when the two meet up again in an elevator—alone—they share more than just passion. They share a kiss hot enough to start a kitchen fire—and they’re hungry for more. To indulge their new secret craving, Eva and Danny have to break every rule in the cookbook. But—like chocolate and caramel—some ingredients are  are so sinfully good together, one scrumptious bite is never enough...

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Praise for Some Like It Hot

Red-Hot Raves for Lousia Edward’s Recipe for Love series

JUST ONE TASTE

“The third addition to Edwards’ contemporary, culinary-based love stories is a rare treat that is certain to satisfy readers with its delectable combination of lusciously sensuous romance and irresistibly clever writing.” —Booklist

“Laugh-out-loud funny, Just One Taste was a surprisingly tasty story of two unlikely people meeting and falling in love…A fun, light read with plenty of humor and passion, Just One Taste makes it to my keeper shelf and has me searching for the book preceding this one.” —Affair de Coeur

“Awesome characters, delicious food and even more fabulous sex makes for a super sexy and fun read!  Edwards does it again.  Her stories are fun but so meaningful, and I will definiltey be reading her next book!” —The Book Lush

“This is a wonderfully tasty series. Once you take the first bite of this story you’ll be hooked to the very last bite.” —Once Upon A Romance (5 Stars)

“There are a lot of elements in Just One Taste, and Edwards juggles them like a pro. The addition of mouthwatering recipes at the end of the book enhances the excellent reading experience, and draws you into the world of cooks and cooking. A very enjoyable contemporary romance with plenty of bite and heart.” —Sacramento Book Review

“I absolutely love Top Chef and Iron Chef America but have never really picked up a food/chef related novel before. I’m happy to report that Just One Taste was fun, sweet, and deliciously romantic.”—PS I Love Books

“This is my first ‘taste’ of a Louisa Edwards book, and I’ll be going out for the others in this series. If you want a story with sweet romance, definite sensuality and enough laughs to make your day, then you need to read Just One Taste.” —Long And Short Reviews

“Rosemary is probably one of the most intricately sketched heroines I’ve ever seen in a book, and the romance is, in a word…intense, and the blending of the story was richly presented. Make it a point to read this Perfect 10 today!” —Romance Reviews Today

“Rosemary and Wes are each so very charming on their own, and together they just capture your heart. Just One Taste by Louisa Edwards has plenty of clever teasing between characters, and the tension and emotion keep those pages flipping like flapjacks!” —The Romance Readers Connection

“Funny, entertaining, and simmering with sexual chemistry.” —Bookloons 

ON THE STEAMY SIDE

On the Steamy Side is an instant re-read, a fresh, emotions-first take on the food-infused romance and, quite simply, a stellar example of the health and vibrancy of the American contemporary romance.  I’m betting it ends up on any number of Best of 2010 lists.”—Michelle Buonfiglio, Barnes & Noble’s Heart to Heart

“A delight from cover to cover…My favorite aspect is how skillfully Ms. Edwards weaves emotional subjects throughout the novel…On the Steamy Side is much more than a sexy romance. It [has] depth and humanity. This series is headed for my keeper shelves.” —A Romance Review

“Edwards cooks up the perfect combination of compelling characters and an intriguing plot that delivers a marvelous confection of irresistible details about the fascinating world inside the kitchen of a gourmet restaurant.”—Booklist (Starred Review)

“The snappy, fun-loving dialogue and overall comradery with this cast of character makes for great reading.” —Babbling About Books

The plot, the humor, the angst and the romance are superb, and Edwards’ writing style is as crisp and clean as a freshly starched toque-blanche. Reader, party of one, your novel is ready.” —Reader to Reader

“Louisa Edwards continues her Recipe For Love series with her latest book, On The Steamy Side. And boy, is it ever steamy! You could fry an egg between these pages of bubbling hot romance! With the popularity of the Food Network, Louisa Edwards’ delicious series will be a huge hit with foodies and romantics alike.” —Fresh Fiction

“Steam up your reading with On The Steamy Side by mega-talented Louisa Edwards.”—SingleTitles.com

“Fast paced and scintillating…Boiling and searing love scenes aside, the complex relationships and self-discovery shared with the unique backdrop of the cut-throat and competitive culinary arts forces the reader to consume page after page as voraciously as the chefs can dish it up.” —Romance Readers Choice 

“Louisa Edwards’ fast-paced, sparkling On The Steamy Side has sizzling sex scenes, complicated relationships, and unique settings, with an undercurrent of humor.”—Long and Short Reviews

“If you need a real feel-good, make your heart sing, and your body tingle kind of afternoon this is the perfect recipe for success” —Coffee Time Romance

CAN’T STAND THE HEAT

“Exceptional culinary detail and page-singeing sexual chemistry combine with a fascinating group of characters to produce a sophisticated modern romance.”—Library Journal

“In her wickedly entertaining debut, Edwards dishes up a captivating contemporary romance expertly seasoned with plenty of sizzling sexual chemistry and deliciously tart humor.” —Booklist

“The simmering chemistry comes to a boil in this deliciously sensual and delightfully amusing debut.”—Orlando Sentinel

“This playful culinary confection is a lighthearted and entertaining romance that will delight readers…Steamy and satisfying fare, indeed” —Fresh Fiction

From start to finish, I devoured and enjoyed every moment of this book.…a little sweet and a little spicy with an end result to make you say ‘Wow’.”—Cheryl’s Book Nook

“I LOVED Can’t Stand The Heat. Louisa Edwards has written a great debut novel, and I look forward to reading more of the ‘Recipe for Love’ series.” —Beautiful Reads

“A deliciously fun read. The plot and eccentric characters are well written, and the kitchen sizzles with hot passion.” —Romance Reviews Today

Can’t Stand the Heat is a delightful blend of chemistry, competition, and cooking, and it was just what I was looking for. I loved the fast-paced scenes that make you feel the controlled chaos of a restaurant during dinner hour, as well as the slower-paced scenes such as Adam teaching Miranda how to cook…I am eagerly awaiting Edwards’ next release in the series. Here’s hoping it’s as good a read as this terrific debut.” —All About Romance

“Snappy, exciting, adventurous, and totally unexpected. Can't Stand the Heat... is one of the best light-hearted culinary, romantic novels this reviewer has read in a very long time! Grand job, Louisa Edwards.” —Crystal Reviews

Can’t Stand the Heat is the first novel in her ‘Recipe for Love’ series, and what a start it is…I love the sensuality as well as the conflict. I have become a fan of this author and cannot wait to read more in her series!”—Coffee Time Romance (5 Stars)

“Make sure that you have a good lazy day to spend with Can’t Stand The Heat, and don’t start reading this one in the evening, or I guarantee you will be up all night!”—The Romance Reader   

“A funny, lovable story about two unlikely people falling for each other. The plot, characters, and setting comes together to form a wonderful, light-hearted, culinary romance that is a blast to read and I can't wait for the next ‘Recipe for Love’ novel!” —The Book Lush

“Delish! Creative debut author Louisa Edwards will have you eating out of her hand as you read her witty, insightful, foodie romance… Can’t Stand the Heat is filled with steamy passion, realistically described settings, a distinctive plot and characters that beg for their own stories.  Watch for more to come from this talented new author.” —SingleTitles.com

“Mmmm... Louisa Edwards’ debut effort—Can't Stand the Heat—is yummy!! The witty repartee between Miranda and Adam, the snappy dialog between Adam and his staff, make this a fun, sizzling, read… And all the food talk in between these covers? Make sure you’re not reading while hungry.” —Drey’s Library

“An exquisitely prepared romance seasoned with scorching hot love scenes, Can’t Stand the Heat is truly an unforgettable dish. You can’t miss this delectable and mouthwatering debut!” —New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole

“Smokin’ hot chefs, sizzling passion, and a big dash of charm--no reservations required for this smart, stylish romance!”—New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter

Can’t Stand the Heat is HOT in the kitchen and everywhere else!” —New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Louisa Edwards

  • Louisa Edwards is the author of Can’t Stand the Heat, On the Steamy Side, and Just One Taste. She grew up in Virginia, where at the age of 11, she was already sneaking Harlequin romances from her grandmother’s suitcase, much to her parents’ horror. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College before moving to Manhattan to work in book publishing—a dream job that allowed her to earn a living by reading romance novels. She later moved to Ohio, where she worked as a restaurant reviewer. The Recipe for Love series combines her love of food and romance. When she’s not writing, Louisa eats at as many wonderful restaurants as possible—purely for research, of course.
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