Can't Stand The Heat: A Recipe for Love Novel

Can't Stand The Heat: A Recipe for Love Novel

by Louisa Edwards
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Can't Stand The Heat: A Recipe for Love Novel by Louisa Edwards

For sharp-tongued food critic Miranda Wake, the chance to spend a month in Adam Temple's kitchen to write an exposé is a journalistic dream come true. Surely Miranda can find a way to cut the hotshot chef down to size once she learns what really goes on at his trendy Manhattan restaurant. But she never expected Adam to find out her most embarrassing secret: she has no idea how to cook.
Adam's not about to have his reputation burned by a critic who doesn't even know the difference between poaching and paring. He'll just have to give the tempting redhead a few private lessons of his own—teaching her what it means to cook with passion…and doing more with his hands than simply preparing sumptuous food.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429929271
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: Recipe for Love , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 271,417
File size: 384 KB

About the Author

Louisa Edwards is the author of 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.


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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Can't Stand the Heat 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Maria_Geraci More than 1 year ago
Miranda Wake is a food critic with a secret. She can't cook! When she's challenged by Adam Temple, the sexy chef of NYC's trendiest new restaurant, Market, to spend a month in his kitchen, she can't resist. This will give her the juicy gossip she needs to write an expose on what really happens behind the scenes in the culinary world. She needs the money to keep her younger brother in college. Adam teaches Miranda how to cook and the sparks start to fly. The secondary characters in the book are fabulous, with a sub-plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Funny, steamy and well-written, Can't Stand the Heat is book 1 in Edwards' Recipe for Love Series. I can't wait for book 2!
Judy_F More than 1 year ago
Can't Stand The Heat by Louisa Edwards is a sizzling debut. Food critic Miranda Wise doesn't let many chefs avoid her sharp tongued critique of their cooking skills. She mistakenly picks Chef Adam Temple as her next target. But Adam turns the tables on her and agrees to let Miranda observe the workings of his kitchen at the restaurant called Market. Adam Temple wants to make his new restaurant Market a success. He has gathered over the years a well oiled team and doesn't want anything or anyone to mess that up. He is willing to put up with Miranda in his domain as long as she doesn't interfere with their jobs. Once Adam discovers that the food critic can't cook he offers to give her one on one lessons. But these lessons start out about cooking but turn into a sizzling affair in and out of the kitchen. Miranda is keeping a huge secret from Adam and his staff, will they be able to forgive her when it all hits the fan? Can't Stand The Heat is a smoking hot debut. It turns up the heat when it's in the kitchen or in the bedroom. Adam and Miranda turn each others temperatures up to a hot sizzle with just one look. Their chemistry is sensational. The secondary characters in both their worlds add another layer to this charming book. I will be looking for more books from this author.
Kate4queen More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book on so many levels. It's got a great hot love story, recipes to die for, more information about how a professional chef runs his kitchen than an episode of Hell's Kitchen, and a sizzling secondary love story that made my toes curl. I'm really looking forward to the next one!
oatmellow More than 1 year ago
CAN'T STAND THE HEAT is a beautifully written romance that takes place between a fiery food critic and a hot, temperamental chef. Water boils when these two characters are in the kitchen together! Edwards does an amazing job of blending a little Top Chef, a little Hell's Kitchen, and a whole lotta romance--including a heart-wrenching secondary love story that will stop your heart. It's hard to believe this is a debut novel. I can't recommend CAN'T STAND THE HEAT enough.
Heather222 More than 1 year ago
This book is Hot!!! One of my first books by Louisa Edwards and it's for sure not my last. Can't Stand the Heat makes you want to go find yourself a tempermental chef and have your way with him ( Ok, maybe not to that extent), I loved this book. I love that it doesn't just focus on 2 characters and their budding romance, it follows not only Miranda and Adams story but also Frankie and Jess (which are a gay couple). This book is funny, dramatic, sexy, and I loved the recipies at the end of the book.
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I do agress with others that the main character is often annoying. Frankie and Jess are not only more belivable but more interesting and likable. Unfortunately it was a chore to read on spots as the Miranda was so unlikable one could not emphathise with her nor the situation.
AbigailW More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good book, I'd recommend
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