Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Erin La Rosa is heating up our summer...plus a book giveaway

Photo by Cathryn Farnsworth
We're pleased to welcome Erin La Rosa to CLC today, to celebrate the publication of her debut rom com, For Butter or Worse! The premise is as sizzling as butter in a frying pan, so we know you're going to love it. Thanks to Harlequin, we have one copy to give away!

Erin La Rosa has written many highly engaging...tweets, as a social media manager. But on her way to writing romance, she's also published two humorous non-fiction books, Womanskills and The Big Redhead Book. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three daughters (one human, two felines). 

Visit Erin online:
Website * Twitter * Instagram * TikTok

All chef Nina Lyon wants is to make a name for herself in the culinary world and inspire young women everywhere to do the same. For too long, she’s been held back and underestimated by the male-dominated sphere of professional kitchens, and she's had enough. Now, as co-host of the competitive reality TV series The Next Cooking Champ!, she finally has a real shot at being top tier in the foodie scene.

Too bad her co-host happens to be Hollywood’s smarmiest jerk.

Restaurateur Leo O’Donnell never means to get under Nina’s skin. It just seems to happen, especially when the cameras are rolling. It's part of the anxiety and stress he has come to know all too well in this line of work. So nothing prepares him for the fallout after he takes one joke a smidge too far and Nina up and quits—on live TV.

To make matters worse, the two are caught in what looks like a compromising situation by the paparazzi…and fans of the show go absolutely nuts. Turns out, a “secret romance” between Nina and Leo may just be what their careers need most.

Now all they have to do is play along, without killing each other...and without catching feelings. Easy as artisanal shepherd's pie. Right? 

“With great tension, simmering heat, and clever banter, FOR BUTTER OR WORSE is a mouthwateringly delicious enemies-to-lovers romance.”
—Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author of The Heart Principle

"For Butter or Worse is a melt-in-your-mouth good time. A deliciously fun take on enemies to lovers with just the right amount of sweet and spice. From page one I was rooting for Nina and Leo to put aside their past differences and embrace their show-stopping chemistry."
 —Bridget Morrissey, author of Love Scenes

In one sentence, tell us what the road to publishing was like for you.

Loaded with bowls of ice cream, very late nights rewriting pages, and getting to know fellow 2022 debut romance authors so we can vent to each other.

How is Nina similar to or different from you?
I saw a lot of myself in Nina, in that I've been in situations at work where I felt I was outnumbered by men and had to stand my ground. But because of that, then became somewhat misunderstood or known as being "tough." I think many women have been put in a position where they're made to feel bad for acting exactly as a man would, and that's where I drew a lot of inspiration from for Nina.

If For Butter or Worse were made into a movie, who would you cast in the leading roles?
·  :::sends this message into the movie universe and hopes for it to happen::: I compared Leo to Jamie Dornan, and I think he would play the role of a secretly sweet hero very well. And for Nina, Kat Dennings was someone I pictured as I wrote. 

What food item tastes best with butter on it?
Ha! This is a great question, because I immediately have an answer: cinnamon raisin toast. That was an early childhood comfort food, and remains that way now.

Which TV series are you currently binge watching?

Love Island UK—if you love reality TV (and I do!) there are so many episodes, and the drama is really fantastic. 

What is the last thing you had a good laugh about?
I just turned in edits on my second book, and my husband knew how hard I'd worked on it. So when I finished, he came into the room shouting, "Go honey! Go Honey! Go Honey! Go Honey Go!" and dancing wildly, and that made me very happy and laugh quite a lot!

Thanks to Erin for chatting with us and to Harlequin for sharing her book with our readers.

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Giveaway ends July 31st at midnight EST.

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Melissa said...

Definitely bread! A classic slice of bread, toasted with butter is always so ideal and comforting for me!

Anonymous said...

Well bread of course! Karen S

Lindsey said...

Definitely bread and a baked potato.

Mary C said...


Toni Laliberte said...

Biscuits fresh out of the oven, are the best thing to put butter on. Yum.

traveler said...

A fresh baguette.

Rita Wray said...

Baked potato

Anonymous said...

Susieqlaw: popcorn

bn100 said...


Mary Preston said...

Mushrooms cooked up in butter.

diannekc said...

Bread or rolls while still warm.

holdenj said...

Toasted English muffins! Nooks and crannies!

Suzanne said...

Fresh, warm bread! No doubt!!!

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