Publishers Weekley Review of Hot Under Pressure!

Publishers Weekly gave Hot Under Pressure a lovely review, saying “San Francisco scenery, delicious menus, and warm relationships finish Edwards’s Recipe for Love trilogy on a high note.” The reviewer called it a “warm and authentic tearjerker” and I have to admit, that line had me tearing up a little! Read the full review here. Thanks, PW!

Hot Under Pressure Excerpt Posted!

The first three chapters of Hot Under Pressure, are now posted. Just to tide you over until the book hits shelves on March 27th!

Attention Bloggers and Romance Reviewers!

My super efficient publisher made up a whole batch of review copies of Hot Under Pressure before I’d managed to turn in the epilogue for the series. If you received one of those bound manuscripts and would like to read the epilogue that will be in the back of the printed book when it hits shelves on March 27th, 2012, please contact me at, and I’ll email you a private link to the final chapter of the Rising Star Chef trilogy!

Covers For All Rising Star Chef Books!

It’s official! I’ve got covers for all three Rising Star Chef books, and let me just warn you now...they are HOT. Check them out in the Books section of the site.

All About Romance Review!

I’m happy to announce my first ever DIK (Desert Island Keeper) rating from the tough critics at All About Romance! Their A- rave review of Too Hot to Touch had me popping open a bottle of bubbly to celebrate. (Thanks for the excuse, AAR!)

Trading Cards!

Check out Louisa's new Romance Trading Cards featuring pictures (and a few secrets) of each of the major characters in the upcoming Rising Star Chef trilogy.

A New Free Read—the Love Affair Continues

Since it will be a few months before I can share an excerpt from my new trilogy, I’ve posted the next installment of Violet and Jonathan’s love story, “Simmer Down.” It picks up about three weeks from the last encounter between our fiercely independent pastry chef and her sexy organic farmer. Enjoy it here!

Too Hot to Touch Excerpt Posted!

The wait is almost over! For those of you who have been clamoring to know more about the gorgeous hero on the cover of Too Hot to Touch, here’s an excerpt to introduce you to sexy wandering chef Max Lunden, and his heroine (and rival chef) Jules Cavanaugh. This is just a quick bite to whet your appetite for the book’s fast approaching release date of August 2nd! Note: Chapter 3 was added to the excerpt on 07-14-11. And the Rising Star Chef competition will continue in Some Like it Hot, due out November 29th, followed by Hot Under Pressure next April. Enjoy!

Louisa Edwards announces new Recipe for Love trilogy for 2011

Readers who fell for the eccentric cast of characters from Market will be glad to learn some of those familiar faces will grace Louisa’s new Recipe for Love trilogy—the Hot series. Book 1, Too Hot to Touch, takes readers behind the passion-filled scenes of the Rising Star Chef competition. Here’s the cover, which more than lives up to its sizzling title. The book comes out August 2, 2011.

The other two titles in the trilogy — Some Like it Hot and Hot Under Pressure — will follow quickly after the first.

Enjoy Just One Taste Prequel

To tide readers over until Just One Taste arrives in bookstores August 31, I’ve done a little prequel vignette for my third Recipe for Love novel. It provides a little context as to what put the “bad” in our bad-boy chef . . . and what Wes will have to overcome to win the fair and brainy Rosemary. Enjoy it here.

Voila! The Cover for Book 3!

St. Martin’s did such great covers for Can’t Stand the Heat and On the Steamy Side, I couldn’t wait to see what was in store for the final book in my Market trilogy: Just One Taste. The end result was perfect. What could be better for a story about aphrodisiacs (and the powerful connections between love and food) than strawberries dipped in chocolate? I love it!

Edwards’ Novel: ‘a perfect 10’

According to a recent review by Romance Reviews Today, Louisa Edwards’ second Recipe for Love novel—On the Steamy Side—is: “a solid effort from an amazing storyteller and worthy of a Perfect 10.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Louisa on Recipe4Romance

Louisa shares a family recipe and her views on what makes for a romantic dinner at Recipe4Romance—drop by to share your ideas of the perfect romantic dinner.

Taking Off from “Spring Fever”: Free Read 2

My first Free Read, “Spring Fever,” was so well received, that it just seemed fitting with a new book out this week to send another little thank-you gift to all the readers of my Recipe for Love series. So let’s return to Market, where love is simmering between Violet the tough pastry chef and Jonathan the sexy organic farmer in my next Free Read installment, “Too Hot to Handle!”—you can even download the story in a darling pdf format at Borders.

Free Read 2

Rhapsody Book Club Taps Novel

Rhapsody Book Club has selected On the Steamy Side, Book 2 in Louisa’s Recipe for Love series, as a Featured Alternate Selection. The novel will be released March 2 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks.

Reviewer Warms to Miranda had this to say about Louisa’s debut Recipe for Love novel: “With well written characters not afraid to be flawed, Louisa Edwards has penned an enjoyable contemporary romance with Can’t Stand the Heat.”

Reviewers Recognize Can’t Stand the Heat

Reviewers at Romance Junkies have tapped Can’t Stand the Heat as a Blue Ribbon Favorite for December 2009. The reviewers’ list of top reads for the month—including Louisa’s culinary romance—are posted at

Fresh Fiction’s October Fresh Pick ...

Can’t Stand the Heat was chosen as the 2009 October Fresh Pick at the reader website

Here’s My First:  Free Read

To give you a taste of what the Recipe for Love series is all about, here’s a little amuse bouche to wake up your palate and introduce you to the fast-paced, vibrant, Manhattan culinary scene my characters inhabit. Explore the Union Square Greenmarket, soak up the sunshine, have a couple of fresh strawberries, and enjoy this scene between a jaded, cynical pastry chef and the organic farmer who thinks she’s sweeter than the first breath of spring. Click here to read the original short story, “Spring Fever.”

Free Read

Sue Grimshaw Weighs In

Borders romance expert Sue Grimshaw features Can’t Stand the Heat in her September Must Reads!

Read the Latest Review

The verdict on Can’t Stand the Heat is in from veteran Library Journal reviewer Kristin Ramsdell, and here’s what she had to say: “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.”

Recipe for Love #2 Due
Spring 2010

In Spring 2010, I’ll return to Adam Temple’s Market restaurant and a cast of old and new characters in
On the Steamy Side. 

The release month is: March.


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