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Just One Taste

A Recipe for Love Novel

Louisa Edwards

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Bad-boy chef Wes Murphy is dreading his final-semester cooking class Food Chemistry 101 until he meets the new substitute teacher. Dr. Rosemary Wilkins is a feast for the eyes, though her approach to food is strictly academic. So Wes decides to rattle her Bunsen burner by asking for her hands-on advice on "aphrodisiacs"

Rosemary is a little wary about working with Wes, whose casual flirtations make her hot under the collar. But once they begin testing the love-enhancing power of chocolate, oysters, and strawberries, it becomes scientifically evident that the brainy science nerd and the boyish chef have some major chemistry together "and it's delicious"

Praise For Just One Taste: A Recipe for Love Novel

“Exceptional culinary detail and page-singeing sexual chemistry combine with a fascinating group of characters to produce a sophisticated modern romance that ties into the current foodie craze. This debut—first in a projected ‘Recipe for Love’ series—will win over most contemporary romance fans.—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   

“The author blends love and recipes into a fun romp…Fans will enjoy the pizzazz and flavor that Louisa Edwards brings to her warm tale.” —Genre Go Round Reviews

“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.” —

“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

“Can't Stand the Heat? I say, get into this kitchen!” —

“ 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

St. Martin's Press, 9780312356477, 335pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2010

About the Author

Louisa Edwards is the author of Can't Stand the Heat and On the Steamy Side. 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.