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Can't Stand the Heat

(Will Cook for Love #3)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  25 reviews
In Peggy Jaeger’s delectable series, delicious food is just an appetizer for life’s main course: the kind of love that feeds your soul.

With three successful TV series under her belt, including her cousin Kandy’s, executive producer Stacy Peters is ready to helm her own show. But to make that happen, she has to do her network boss one favor first—spend two months on a
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 357 pages
Published April 3rd 2018 by Kensington/Lyrical Shine
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Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
Stacy has successfully produced three cooking shows for the EBS network and is known for being able to get the job done. She recently pitched a new idea for her own show, one her boss is interested in, and tells her he’ll green-light it, if she’ll produce a show for him in Montana. Figuring she can deal with eight weeks on the road, Stacy agrees, only to discover after that the director is one of the best and most difficult in the business.

Nikko doesn’t need anyone from the network looking ove
Donna Simonetta
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Peggy Jaeger’s book Can’t Stand the Heat, is the third book in her ‘Will Cook for Love’ series, and I have to say––it is my favorite one so far. And that’s saying something, because I loved the first two books!
I really enjoyed the setting of this book, on a location shoot for a cooking competition show. It was an interesting glimpse into the workings of a reality television program, and it also served to get the female protagonist out from the shadows of her more flamboyant family members and le
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cute and fun
This is my first book by Peggy Jaeger.

What I liked:
The writing style
The characters
Part of a series: Will Cook For Love

I look forward to reading the other books in this series.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from NetGalley.
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Can't Stand the Heat from beginning to end. The cooking show premise and the ranch local was easily relatable, especially to a fan of cooking shows. Stacy Peters, executive producer that knows her way around an active set and uses smiles and understanding to get the best out of people. Nikko Stamp, director and Stacy's polar opposite. He is arrogant, pushy, demanding, and doesn't want anyone telling him how to do his job. When these two butt heads,both on set and off, the tension is so ...more
Becky Burciaga
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story is amazingly emotionally engaging and forthright. With Melora's story running parallel to Nikko and Stacy's there were some very heartbreaking and at the same time heartwarming moments. The way the author has written an extremely important message within the pages of the main one, captivated me from the onset. I was moved on more than one occasion due to how well the characters' joys, sorrows, and challenges were interwoven into the fibers of the story, set in the backdrop of an indus ...more

Executive producer Stacy Peters is a very determined woman. All she's ever wanted is to helm her own show and now she's finally going to get her chance. Yet, first she has to survive the favor her boss asks of her. Stacy knows she has her work cut out for her, especially when she'll be working alongside Dominic 'Nikko' Stamp -- the director a lot of people find difficult to work with -- for two months on Beef Battles. Will Stacy discover that working with Nikko is the best thing to happen to her
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: already-read
I am not a romance genre fan. I loved this book. Couldn’t put it down til I found out the ending. Part of the reason I enjoyed this book was its setting and the occupations of the characters. Maybe I should add that I also loved the book because the storyline was about producing cook-off reality television shows. Not just reality cooking but on a ranch out West, learning to cook the freshest beef and ingredients ever. A beautiful ranch in the West, wow.

I am never ever this much of a cheerleader
K.T. Castle
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Peggy is a great writer, so I didn’t think twice about reading her new romance. Plus, she was the most awesome cooking tips throughout any of her stories and is happy to share with us her knowledge. Her stories are about love, but you can always see her passion for cooking in her words.

Stacy Peters is hands down a wonder woman. She is compassionate, she is driven, and she is crazy handy… she can honestly solve any difficulty presented in the line of duty. It’s impressive. This woman is a walking
Tena Stetler
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Will Cook for Love series. I’ve read Cooking with Kandy (first book) A Shot at Love (second book) and figured I would enjoy the third book as well. I was right.
What’s it about?
In order to get a chance at her own show, executive producer, Stacy Peters agrees to spend two months on a ranch in Montana wrangling a notoriously difficult director, Dominic Stamp. Yet things are not always as they appear. Underneath it all, he is a loving father to a teenage daughter with
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful read!

Loved the concept - Behind the scenes of a cooking show
Loved the setting - Montana ranch

Nikko is a flawed hero, scarred by the accident that killed his first wife. He struggles with his injuries and with a teenaged daughter battling her own demons related to the accident. Intro Stacy, the perfect heroine to guide these two through their healing process. The problem is that she's agreed to work as an executive producer on a troubled cooking show, to manage Nikko, a demanding direc

I was actually pleasantly surprised by this story. I was reluctant to give the second book a four star rating, but not so with this installment! I was engaged and enjoyed my time reading it!

My chief complaint was with Stacy, because I foun
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the Will Cook for Love series and I just loved it! The fact that both Stacey and Nikko had to work through their pain made the story so relatable. The location shoot and multiple personalities were so well written they added flavor to story.
Nikko is a man dealing with not only his own physical pain but his daughters as well. These factors and his terrible temper make Stacey not think much of him at first. In her usual calm and unflappable way Stacey takes his temper an
Ruby Scalera
Peggy hits it right out of the park with this book! As much as I adore Kandy and Gemma's tales of love, I think Stacy's story might just be my favorite! In addition to dynamic, flawed, individual characters that evolve organically and fall in love in believable, wonderful ways, Peggy addresses complicated issues of grief, physical pain, and the emotional issues that often follow loss, all in a true, honest and respectful way.

The setting is unique, the story is real and the love is well-earned.
Mar 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, arc
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆  I liked it a lot   (equivalent to 4 stars on Amazon)

"Can't Stand the Heat" is my first taste of Peggy Jaeger's writing and the third instalment in her  "Will Cook for Love" series, which follows the lives and loves of the Laine sisters (six of them) and their family, such as their cousin, and our heroine, Stacy Peters. All novels in this contemporary romance series are standalone and have a Happily Ever After (HEA).

On 20 March 2018, Peggy Jaeger wrote a piece for our blog
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book. It is romantically, intense, a story about family drama and struggling with pain and loss. I loved both Nikko and Stacy. She was an amazing character, caring, loving really a women warrior like her grandmother had said. She was trough so much already in her life and had learned how to be strong and operate in her working field. Nikko although very arrogant and at first unpleasant is also a great person. He was bitter because of his past and he was in c
Katie O'Sullivan
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Peggy Jaeger delivers once again, with a captivating contemporary romance full of slow burn chemistry that sizzles off the page. If you haven't read one of Ms. Jaeger's books yet, you're in for a treat! If you're already a fan, Can't Stand the Heat will not disappoint.

First though, can I complain a little about the cover art?

I may be overly picky, but Kensington is a big name publisher, right? I'd like to think that the cover artists try to reflect the characters in the actual story. The blonde
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read. I have Peggy in Audio. . This story was great. It had lots of twists .
Stacy is the Heroine. Nikko is the hero

Stacy gets an opportunity to do her own project. She’s excited about it. There is one catch. She has to produce Nikkos next one in Montana. Stacy doesn’t know what she agreed to
Nikko has a bite always seeming he’s angry with the bite.
But slowly he and Stacy learn to give and take ..... so they can do the cooking competition
Books and Spoons
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
An emotional, fun, and ardent story set in the middle of a television cooking show.
I have enjoyed immensely Peggy Jaeger's Will Cook For Love series. The way she tells a story it pulls you in the middle of the heat, so to speak. It is alluring, making it impossible to put the book down until the end. You are engaged with the character, you are cheering for them, and you will want to know their destiny, how they will work things out, will they be able to do the hard things, and open their mind a
Miriam Wolfe
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy.

Whew! This book is hot! Stacy was just so calm & cool and Nikko was just the opposite - but not always in a good way. It was fun to watch as he would get so upset and Stacy would come along and he could feel her then calm down.

Throw in Nikko's teenage daughter who has anorexia, which you just can't help but feel for her in spite of her angst. Stacy not only has a good influence on Nikko but his daughter, Mel.

But you know without conflict, the story
Joanne Guidoccio
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Having thoroughly enjoyed the previous two books in the Will Cook for Love series, I looked forward to reading this latest installment. An evening or two with Ms. Jaeger’s delightfully flawed characters and well-plotted storyline can be compared to a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Hot and sweet enough to satisfy the most discerning of tastes. After reading Can’t Stand the Heat, I would go one step further and add a delicious scone to the mix. Ms. Jaeger has surpassed all expectations and presented ...more
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: trilogy
This is the third book in the Will Cook for Love series. It is an enjoyable read. Stacy Peters, who appeared in the two previous installments, has an idea for her own show. Her boss says he'll allow her to do the show if she goes to Montana and serves as executive producer for a show called Beef Battles. The show is directed by Dominic "Nikko" Stamp who is notoriously difficult. Stacy thinks two months are worth having her own show. When she arrives, Nikko is everything she's been led to believe ...more
Kari Lemor
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can't Stand the Heat by Peggy Jaeger is yet another great romance by this author. These characters were outstanding. I love the feelings that were pulled out of me when this story unfolded. Each unique individual was well-crafted and exciting. I'm not a fan of typical arrogant alpha males but we got to the heart of this one allowing us to understand his choices. It was so nice to see how much he cared for his daughter and that she was his first priority. Lovely! I hope this author has more for u ...more
Barbara Bain
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Stacy was great very humble and helpful

Cool calm and collected in the time of a storm. Wanted her to have fighting drama like her cousin. I believe she could have taken jade. Someone needed to take her down with all that mess she had started.
Feb 21, 2020 rated it did not like it
Stopped halfway as the H was too much an asshole to bear with. Skimmed to the ending, felt the h forgave H too easily
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Peggy Jaeger is the award winning author of the popular WIll Cook For Love series which includes Cooking With Kandy, and A Match Made in Heaven Series,

Peggy is a contemporary romance writer who writes #RomComs about #strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them.

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