Cover Reveal: IF YOU CAN’T TAKE THE HEAT
It’s cover reveal day! From James Beard award-winning author Michael Ruhlman comes If You Can’t Take the Heat, a coming-of-age story about finding a new life and love in the kitchen…and trying not to get burned along the way. On shelves June 18, 2024!
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Cover art Cannaday Chapman, cover design by Mary Claire Cruz
When high school football star Theo Claverback breaks his leg just weeks after a devastating break-up, he’s forced to call an audible on his summer plans and put his college ones on hold. He soon finds himself in the most unlikely of places for a jock on crutches: the kitchen of an upscale French restaurant, where he’ll work as a line cook while his heart and leg heal.
But it’s in the kitchen where Theo finds new purpose and a new romance. As he becomes a trusted employee to Chef and is welcomed into his inner circle, Theo begins to discover the true costs of running a restaurant—and what happens when you get into hot water with the wrong people.
Set in Cleveland, Ohio in 1980, If You Can’t Take the Heat is a gritty look inside the belly of an upscale kitchen where love and danger boil behind closed doors.