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Friday, 23 March 2012

ARC Review: Hot Under Pressure by Louisa Edwards

Hot Under Pressure
by Louisa Edwards
(Rising Star Chef # 3)

Please let these covers fool you!  The heroes in this series are all drool worthy and sexy!  And Beck is no different.  He first caught my interest while being the "ass" and "mysterious" in book one.  Then he threw me for a loop in book two when we find out he actually has a wife!  And she just happens to be part of a team he'll be competing against.

Now they are down to three teams in the Rising Star Chef competition and Beck and Skye will have to confront their problems.  As their story unfolds and we find out more and more about their past relationship, I couldn't help but feel that some communication would've done wonders for their relationship.  But, refering to my first impression of Beck, he doesn't talk.  And he assumed and made decisions that in the end might've brought his life in a path different than where it should've gone.  At the same time, my heart was breaking for everything they had to go through.

However, the Lunden family did wonders for him and I think without them he wouldn't be able to face Skye again now.  Except Skye now wants a divorce.  Using the competition as a way to get Skye one more time, Beck finds himself enthralled with the hippie girl he fell in love with 10 years ago, and who he realizes he never stopped loving.

Their chemistry is amazing, even though there's a slow buildup because of their past issues, we also get some glimpses of their past together.  And be prepared for an emotional ending!  The final challenge won't be all about food, they will have to put their heart and soul into that last meal.

Of course there's also the side romance with Kane and Claire.  I've come to care for them a lot and seen the change in both their characters throughout the series, so I was very happy to see a resolution to their affair!

I will miss these sexy chefs! 
*ARC provided by publisher
Release Date: March 27, 2012

Purchase Links: Amazon


erin said...

Thanks for the awesome review! I haven't read any of Louisa's books unfortunately, but they are definitely on my wishlist! I'm not a cook by any means, so reading about chefs and cooks is fascinating to me :)

Unknown said...

Thanks Erin! They are fascinating!! Ohh and you do get some recipes at the end of the book if you wanted to try ;)


GzNKz4evr said...

Okay - that did it. If I wasn't sure about reading the series before, your review caught me. Adding to my TBR list now. Thanks so much for the awesome review.


Di said...

The covers to this series certainly catch the eye - it's good to know that the stories do them credit.

ClaudiaGC said...

I so wish there'd be more "food-romances". I love Louisa's books and this one ooks great again!

miki said...

i haven't read any food romance yet but your review make them seem really interesting

cutiephinphin said...

Thanks for the awesome review. I haven't read any of Louisa's books but will definitely start with this series.

Sophia Rose said...

Thanks for the warming that there might be a few tears involved. I have to be in certain moods to enjoy books that make me cry. I am eager to read Beck and Skye's story so I'm sure I can get past it. (-;

Thanks for sharing your review!

Joanne said...

Great review. This book sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it.

Joanne B

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you get to enjoy the book. Few things can be sexier than a man that can make you moan with a meal (as well as other ways)


Jen B. said...

I often find that I want to know more about the "ass" in a story because they seem to have some sort of hidden depth. I am looking forward to reading this installment!

Timitra said...

Great review Francesca!!! I'm definitely checking this series out!!!

Mary Preston said...

It begins with the cover & then just continues to be a book I must read.

Unknown said...

Thanks!! And I agree, those characters are the ones that usually have more depth.


ParanormalRomanceFan said...

Thank You for the Great Review of "Hot Under Pressure"...I haven't read this Series yet, but after reading your Review & LQQking at the HOT Cover Art, I am most definitely adding them to my "to buy" list.

Take Care & Best Wishes,
PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)

divavixenqueen said...

Very nice review. Definetely on my TBR wishlist.

Danielle West said...

This series has some of the hottest covers. Not to mention the sexiest chefs :)

Pat L. said...

Waiting for thios book.

Pat L. said...

Waiting for thios book.