I admit openly I cannot cook, never could, and never will. I can prepare and on occasion warm stuff up but my cooking is dreadful. Now my husband can really cook and is amazing in the kitchen as well as the bbq. He reads recipes and makes them his own and I swear the stuff that looks good on TV is even better after he gets done with it. Nothing is better than his smoked ribs that I swear literally fall off the bone, and amen to that.
I have read and reviewed HOT UNDER PRESSURE by Louisa Edwards that I received from St. Martin’s Press. Now it is time to let someone else enjoy it and provide this copy to one lucky winner. To be eligible to win please leave a comment on “do you have a signature dish?” You must come back on Sunday – May 20th to see if you have won and then email me with your address.
As a fan of Claude Monet’s I am always moved by how he took the negatives in his life to make them positives. No one liked his paintings, they criticized his innovative style, and what he thought was okay he went with. Life may knock you around but look for the one shining moment in the day and celebrate a Little Victory.
REVIEW from Mary Gramlich "The Reading Reviewer"
Should you ever put love on the back burner?
The competition may be about who is the greatest chef, but with Henry Beck and Skye Gladwell it is also about healing deep wounds. Beck and Skye seemed to throw their love away but neither of them really ever walked away. Both of them have been running from childhood trauma and past imperfections but always believed they were at their best when they were together. It has been ten rocky years of building a life while living apart. All it takes is one kiss proves time is on their side not fighting against them.
While the cooking competition gets intense the attraction Beck and Skye have for each is showing it never went away. With each signature dish they prepare, they show off more of the hidden secrets inside that no one should see. Life is far from perfect and these two show how those imperfections can be whipped into one flawless soufflé.
Louisa Edwards knows how to combine the perfect ingredients to make the relationship sizzle, and the story hot. Even the secondary characters are lighting up the night, good work indeed.