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!!> BOOKS ✺ Can't Stand The Heat ✰ Author Louisa Edwards – Reptileclassifieds.us

Can't Stand The HeatFor Sharp Tongued Food Critic Miranda Wake, The Chance To Spend A Month In Adam Temple S Kitchen To Write An Expos 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 With His Hands Than Simply Preparing Sumptuous Food.

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  1. says:

    3.5 stars.Good, entertaining read Maybe a little too long Set in New York Plenty of food references so make sure you have had your food before you start


  2. says:

    3 stars Contemporary Romance I was hoping for a spicy culinary romance similar to Hot in Here by Sophie Renwick, and although this has a sexy chef hero and is somewhat steamy, the myriad details on the inner workings of running a restaurant were a tad boring at times for me I thought the heroine Miranda was rather b tchy, an...


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    Can t Stand the Heat is not usually the kind of book I read But when Mandi called out for a reviewer, I thought, why not And I m glad I did, because Can t Stand the Heat was a really fabulous read I was pulled into the story from the get go Miranda, who I liked instantly, is my favourite kind of heroine feisty, independent, a woman who on the outside seems prickly and hard, but is really soft as putty with a kind heart and just needs the right man to bring out that side of her nature Miranda has a sad past Her parents died when she was only eighteen and left to look after her ten year old brother, Jess, so she had to grow up fast and become the parent This was a huge responsibility but she rose to the challenge and took night classes and two jobs just to keep the family services at bay Deep down Miranda is quite vulnerable, but hides it well as she sees it as a weakness Enter Adam, the gorgeous, sexy, sweet, adorable ahem, hard working chef with cute dimples my favourite kind who has high standards and runs his own restaurant called Market After lots of banter and eye glaring, he eventually sees behind all the bravado and falls madly in love with her Although, occasionally he still gets a little miffed that she wont open up to him I found Miranda and Adam s characters to be really well rounded and totally believable The relationship between...


  4. says:

    I don t know if it s a new trend or if I m just really bad at picking out new books, but this year of reading has been overflowing with awful heroines Less than ten years ago, I remember thinking that all of the heroes were jerkasses, but now the designation of jerkass has switched It s like current authors are trying so hard to prevent their heroines both contemporary and historical from ending up as doormats that they sacrifice the poor womens souls at the Altar of Plot Device That was my problem with Can t Stand the Heat the heroine is a heartless shrew.But how do I really feel Read on SUMMARY Miranda or as I like to call her, Beelzebub is a biting food critic with a point to prove She basically does to chefs the same thing I m doing to this book, only with 100% less soul Anyways Miranda ends up making a bet with up and coming chef Adam who s totes hot that she can stand the heat in the high stress atmosphere of a NYC restaurant But really, all she wants to do is gather all of the restaurant culture s secrets and regurgitate them int...


  5. says:

    PRAISE THE FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER Glad I m done with this one.At about 30% in I knew this book would end up with only two stars by me Hell right now, I feel so angry I may just lower it to 1.5 Seriously I cannot remember disliking hating a heroine as much as I dislikehate Miranda Wake She is a hypocritical, judgmental, homophobic, idiotic woman My aversion towards her manifested itself from the beginning of the book Something about her attitude rubbed me the wrong way She is too self righteous, too arrogant and not an ounce of charm that would make any of these negative traits tolerable No matter how much the author tried to make me like her I just couldn t Also, I do not understand how is it that Adam got infatuated so fast She s so damn insufferable and stupid I could see from a mile away how her plan to write a tell all book would blow up in her face One of my biggest problem with her She acted as if her 19 year old brother is incapable of making decisio...


  6. says:

    Just discovered this new author Her debut book is fantastic Combining two of my favorite things romance and food, Edwards writes a wonderful story between a chef and a food critic, with lots of chemistry and sparks Oh And there are tons ...


  7. says:

    I liked the secondary love story featuring Jess and Frankie Their relationship is adorable, except one episode see in Disliked things the close relations in the restaurant, as they work together, their respect for each other, for food, and for guests, and their endeavor for perfection Adam, the hero he is hot, provocative, passionate not only in bed, but in h...


  8. says:

    Because of the mixed reviews of this series I umm d and aarr d as whether or not to get it but I am glad that I did.It has been described as a bit of fluff and yes that is true but you know what..it was good fluff When you are in the mood to read a well written, light, easy, relaxing sort of book then this is for you In fact I would compare it to a Harlequin sort of story but with steam The sex scenes are a lot graphic than a Harlequin but would not be considered an Erotic there was enough content there to keep me happy as I do like to read about the sex scenes on the page and not be left to my imagination We basically had 2 love stories being told but I get the impression that 1 of those we will be following throughtout the series We have the main story revolving around Adam Miranda and then we have Jess Frankie M M romance wh...


  9. says:

    This should be two 1 2 stars because though I loved the first half, the second half killed the book for me I would not re read, but I ll be getting the sequels This was very good for a debut author and lives up to its goal it s a romance about food culture in New York However, I had some serious problems with a couple three of the plot points, the first two are minor but the third is a doozy I m going to have to get spoilery to discuss those, so if you ve got firm plans to read the book, you might want to skim over the rest of this review for now Problem One I ve read a lot on chef culture, and one of the plot points is that Miranda can write a gossipy tell all about kitchen staff So, basically, Heat without the interesting bits on food I didn t think it was believable that a publisher would care about the dirt about kitchen staff, let alone kitchen staff for a relative unknown the chef hero was basically the sous chef for a Bobby Flay type.Problem Two Anyone who is really into food culture is going to be able to source all the insights into kitchen culture Most are lifted from Kitchen Confidential The stuff on food sourcing is all from Alice Waters I m all for pushing those two sources to a wider audience, but I d like to see some original observations As I read through this, my mental cross reference was binging all over the...


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    The cover of this book caught my eye I don t know why but I think it s really sexy I think it s the bare feet and long jeans sorry, Hannah, I know how you are about feet Maybe it s that the model looks tall you know how I am about tall men.Miranda Wake is a food critic She s apparently very good at what she does, and has a reputation as a tough cookie Adam Temple is a chef who s finally opened his own restaurant At the press soire a few nights before the grand opening, Miranda has a few too many drinks and starts to insult Adam, who replies with a challenge to come into his kitchen to see what it s like from the other side of the table He doesn t expect her to accept, but she does The PR people for both Miranda and Adam love it all the free publicity and the challenge turns into Miranda spending a month in Adam s kitchen Miranda plans on writing a tell all book about her experiences in the kitchen, using the proceeds from the book to finance her younger brother Jess s college tuition After a very prickly start, Adam and Miranda realize they re attracted to each other The scene where he takes her to his home to teach her to cook was soooo sexy I really liked Adam s character and didn t want Miranda to publish her book Every time she started having second thoughts, I thought to myself Don t do it Don t do it.This book had an ...

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