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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  1,906 ratings  ·  151 reviews
A sizzling debut novel starring a sexy TV chef who steams up more than just entrees...

She wasn't his kind of dish-until someone turned up the heat...

Celebrity chef and infamous ladies' man Bryce Ryder can't believe the thoughts he's having about his old friend Jenna McCabe. She's always been the shy girlnext- door, but when some bad publicity threatens everything he's bui
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Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by NAL (first published April 21st 2009)
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UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick

Minor plot spoilers, nothing too detailed

This was exactly the kind of read I needed right now. Fun, sexy, light but not fluffy, awesome characters, believable plot – indeed, it was exactly what I needed!

Bryce Ryder is a celebrity chef with a playboy reputation whose mouth has gotten him into trouble with his fans. His ratings are sinking and he’s about to lose the financial backing necessary to open a new restaurant. What he needs now is some serious damage control.

Enter Jenna McCabe, Public Rel
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Auntee
Aug 13, 2010 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of erotic romance
Ohhh, my heart starts to race just thinking about this memorably sexy read! Oh God, if you like a bad boy hero who specializies in dirty talk and dirty, sexy deeds, then you will love, love, love this book! This book certainly lives up to its title, let me tell you. Oodles and oodles of hot, steamy, sensual, passionate, no-holds-barred sex--all expertly related by the author with some smokin' hot, dirty dialogue and vivid descriptions that make the pages come alive! And thankfully, it's not all ...more
Dina
WOW! This book was HAWT! Where can I find my own Bryce? ;)

I was going to write a review, but several of my GR friends have already written great reviews and I agree with all of them. Plus, I'm feeling lazy, LOL.

So, I'm just going to share with you one of my favorite scenes:

Bryce: "I came in here, not knowing what I was doing. Everywhere I looked, everything, it just brought me back to you. Everything in this house, this kitchen, is a reminder of you — of us. It’s the memories of the past — it’s
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Shawna
5 stars – Contemporary Romance/Erotica

Food and sex, two of life’s greatest pleasures, are a celebrated erotic treat for the senses in this contemporary romance gem with a friends to lovers theme.

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Bryce Ryder is getting some negative press for his playboy ways, so he decides to hire his lifelong best friend Jenna McCabe, who now owns a successful marketing firm to do a PR campaign to help him get back in the good graces of his female fan base. Jenna’s always been t
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Kathleen
This book was so darn good that I read it in less than 24 hours because I could not put it down. Bryce, the hero was to die for sexy, knew his way around the kitchen and more importantly the bedroom too. Jenna the heroine had been in love with Bryce from the moment they met 10 years ago. This was one SCORCHING romance and I have to Thank my good friend AJ for getting this book for me. I had no idea about this book and she knows how much I love Charlotte Featherstone's book's so she sent it to me ...more
♥ Beth

4.5 Stars

Hot in Here

This book should have been named Hot as Hell in Here!!! NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY, DiRtY Talkin Chef Bryce Ryder can cook for me any day!! This is one hot and steamy book with lots of super sexy dirty talk, smoking hot sex and some very decadent and naughty food + sex scenes!!!! Sophie Renwick has given us a beautiful, sexy, romantic, friends to lovers story that does not disappoint!! I really love the way she writes!! Her stories just flow and she keeps it real so it’s easy to connec
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Catherine
I swear, there must be something wrong with me. Everywhere I looked people were reading this book and talking about how smoking hot it was. I heard it again and again and again. How could I not try it too? Well, obviously my idea of hot and the majority's opinion of hot do not align. The main phrase that comes to mind when I think of the sex scenes in this book is "trying too hard." It was so over descriptive and wordy that I was bored. I like dirty talk, but you're doing something wrong if you ...more
Rain ~miss kinky knickers~
A miss... HUGE miss! Sorry, but this is so wrong that it's "I need to do a review" level of wrong.

Here goes...
Bryce is a chef with some reputation trouble, caused by his “I like my women the way I like my recipes: fast, easy and full of variety.” blabber, that made his fans turn their backs on him. He needs a U-turn in his career, so he calls his friend Jenna - PR girl - to make a strategy. The same Jenna - plain Jane, shy and insecure - that's in love with him for ten years... ever since she sp
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Rhonda
WHEW!!! It’s definitely HOT IN HERE!!! *wipes sweat from brow* Our womanizing Bryce Ryder who has a very blasé attitude toward women since being betrayed by one, suddenly finds himself lusting over his best friend since high school Jenna McCade. Jenna who has secretly been in love with Bryce since high school , would love nothing more than a happily ever after with Bryce. But Jenna knows all to well Bryce’s womanizing ways, and feels like she’s not at all his type, since he has always been with ...more
Stephanie
Stephanie has a new favorite author....

Whew, did this book ever live up to its name! I needed a glass of water and a towel the whole time I was reading.
This was a great story with characters and secondary characters that I loved right away, despite Jenna's tendency to jump into a fit before she got her facts straight. However annoying, it was easy to understand considering Bryce’s track record with women. This is a classic best friend’s to lovers’ story, and WELL worth the read!!!!!
The author se
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Mahyar
Sizzling hot, laugh-out-loud funny and heartbreakingly beautiful!

It was perfect. Love scenes were so different to other erotic novels. And God, NO ONE can talk dirty like Bryce does! Their thoughts at the beginning were just breathtaking. Thank God I didn't to go to work today; I couldn't have laughed, cried or enjoyed its hotness if I did.

P.S. Will there be a book for Trey and Sarah? They deserve one. Soon.
Cheryl
Great book... lots of steam... very hot hero, Bryce!! Bryce is a chef and owner of a restaurant and has a cooking show on television... he gets very creative with his food and loves a woman who can enjoy eating his creations as much as he enjoys making them... and he also enjoys using his woman as a dinner plate!

Fun book and I hope that Sophie Renwick will be able to continue with the other characters from this book... Bryce's brothers Trey and Tyson... and the heroine Jenna's sisters Sarah and
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Adrienne
This was a great friends to lovers read for those of us who like our sweet romance with a bit more heat and wow did things get hot:).

Bryce and Jenna have known each other for years but have never got past the friends stage. Bryce needs Jennas help to get him out of a predicament and her business skills are called upon. Both them start to realize what the other means to them and with (unsolicited) help of some mischievous matchmaking from Bryces brother and Jennas sister (for Bryce) and some "ma
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Kelly
The book was fun,fast,hot,sweet and everything in between. It is a super fast read (after pg. 40 for me) I recommend it highly.

WHAT NO BOOK FOR TREY????? I can't stand this! Although Bryce and Jenna got an HEA I still need more from Trey. I love him!

Note to Renwick - Pick up that pen. This mans story needs to be told!
Is Sarah to be his HEA? What the hell happened with the two of them?
The banter and chemistry between them is smoking off the page!
Lady Heather

I LOVED THIS STORY!!

Sophie Renwick (aka Charlotte Featherstone) is one of my FAVORITE erotica writers.

The things that I loved about this story:

* Bryce & Jenna.

Bryce is an attractive, famous Chef with a cooking show.
Bryce grew up in a home where his parents ignored him and his brother. His parents were wealthy, but the children were their 'trophies' and that was all. So, when Bryce met Jenna in high-school, they became friends and Bryce ended up spending all his free time at the McCabe farm
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Jane Stewart
Too many conflicts based on inaccurate assumptions and vague communication. The story was weak. I wanted it to be over.

REVIEWER’S OPINION:
There were two events causing the couple to have two “big fights.” Both events were too predictable to be interesting. For example, someone sends an email to Bryce which would hurt Jenna if she saw it. Does Bryce delete it? No. Does Jenna see it later and break up with Bryce? Yes. She assumed that Bryce agreed with what the other person wrote which was not tru
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Holly
WOW!! Talk about a HOT book!!! I loved Jenna & Bryce! This book was fun, sweet and very NAUGHTY all wrapped into one! Jenna and Bryce, who have been friends forever finally take the leap to lovers and it couldn't be more explosive! I loved this book and really hope that we are well on our way to getting Trey and Sara's story, which IMO, I believe will be just as hot!!!
Ellie
Wowzers, that was hot, and not in one of those ways that borders on icky like you sometimes get with Maya Banks or Lora Leigh. No, this was just hot.

Although I didn't particularly like Jenna (and her crazy plans) or Bryce (and his reluctance to "love") I loved their dynamic, heat and romance. And there sex scenes. Whoo!HAWT. Sometimes cook or kitchen romances fall a little flat, but food, cooking food and eating food was super sexy in this story.

I loved the secondary characters. I am so curious
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Tracy74
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Caty
I loved, loved, LOVED this book.

What's not to like about a sexy cheff who knows how to play with food?

This story was sexy, fun, and heartbreakingly romantic. I trully enjoyed to see how Bryce and Jenna went from friends to lovers and had an awesome time getting to know all the great characters of this book.

I really hope Sophie Renwick is writing Sarah and Trey's story right now, 'cause i kinda fell in love with the older Ryder brother already.
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
Jul 05, 2010 Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to find interetsing ways to use chocolate sauce
Jenna McCabe has been in love with Bryce Ryder since she was 16, but for the last 10 years he has always seen her as just his best friend. But things begin to change as he realizes she is now a confident and sexy woman, and all the licentious things he is fantasizing about are not what one should imagine about doing to their best friend...

As the title implies, this book is certainly hot, and I loved it. You could see the attraction to each other bubbling under the surface. And not only does this
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Munk
Being someone who almost never cooks (hate it) I wondered if I would enjoy a storyline with a chef as our hero. What would be the selling point for me. Well that answer was easy after reading 10 pages of this book. Witty, sexy, funny and oh so lovable characters.



I fell for Bryce almost immediately. Sexy alpha male who is a little to used to getting his way. Poor guy never knew what hit him when his best friend Jenna decides she wants something more from him than friendship. Trust me when I say B
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Robin (RBBR)
I read this one with my husband for a steamy read on our cruise, not that we needed to create any mind you but sometimes its fun to read together. We're both hoping to read the next one in what looks to be a series. I'm not sure where to start except to say wow as my first thought and its a wonder Bryce isn't tubby. Maybe the only time he eats is with Jenna. Its amazing the amount of times you hear or learn about the couples that kept getting it wrong because they didn't see what was in front of ...more
I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com)
Oh! I just love a good love story! This was such a sexy and fun book to read. Jenna and Bryce have known each other their entire lives. Now, they are all grown up with successful careers, but neither one of the has a true love to share their success with... Of course you already know that they are each other's true love. But RELAX! I didn't really spoil anything because their is so much that happens in between that makes the story so delicious.

Oh please! Please! Please! Tell me there's gonna be
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VampFanGirl
Bryce Ryder is the ultimate player. After being burned before by a woman who nearly took him for everything he had, Bryce is terrified of commitment and has resolved to only partake in the one night stand. It's so much safer. Besides his number one loves are his restaurant and TV show, Heating It Up. When a gossip rag misconstrues the context of Bryce's words, he suddenly finds his reputation in ruins, not to mention the fact that Greenwood Financial is now ready to back out of a major deal that ...more
Erotic Horizon
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Characters

Bryce Ryder – Son, brother and first class cad when it comes to the ladies. Burnt once and not willing to take a chance again, he is looking at the real deal and don’t even realise it until it hits him in the face.

Jenna McCabe – Daughter, sister and stead fast friend to Bryce over the many years that they have known each other. The best at what she does, she takes no prisoners when it comes to business. Bryce needs her to help him and as much as it is business – she is pushing fo
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Maldivianbookreviewer
Hot in Here by Sophie Renwick is a title that has been sitting like forever in my to-be-read pile. Somehow I ended up reading a couple of pages into this romance penned by author Sophie Renwick aka Charlotte Featherstone that managed to grab my attention and hold on to it just because of the hero Bryce Ryder of whom I could not get enough.

27 year old Jenna McCabe who is to turn 28 that very night is a woman on a mission. That is the mission of making the man who has been in her heart for 10 long
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W.
I got about half way through the book and couldn't continue. The heroine, Jenna, had been in love with the hero, Bryce, since high school. She finally decided that she wanted to make him realize he loved her, so she came up with a plan. Then she gets talked into a new plan by a coworker, which was essentially playing hard to get. This meant having sex with him while repeatedly telling him she didn't want to date him and acting like an utter jerk. For some reason other guys started paying attenti ...more
Wendy
I'm giving this book 2 stars because of a MC

I liked Bryce, I truly did. He was an interesting character and I enjoyed reading about him. So the reason I'm giving this book 2 stars isn't him.
It's Jenna. Yes. I'm giving a book 2 stars because I despised her. Truly, I felt like hitting her upside the head 10 times a minute. She is so goddamned stubborn, refuses to believe that Bryce actually cares and she liked to piss him off... just because.


I would've given the book 3 stars, because the writing
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Awilk -never sleeps-
A quick and steamy read, but there wasn't anything new to the story. An ok read when you are in the mood for some smut. Loved Bryce, and his brother Trey, but unfortunately Jenna annoyed me. Could she of just once stopped to listen and not run off. She took away some of my reading enjoyment. The lack of trust issues, that happened over and over again made this turn a bit dull very quickly. If Jenna didn't come across as the most inconsistent character that I have ever come across, I would of bee ...more
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Some of my favorite authors are JR Ward, Shayla Black, Lisa Kleypas, Laura Lee Gurhke and Mary Balogh.
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“She could hardly believe it, not after ten years, but they were finally making out on her couch. And Holy Mother of God, Bryce Ryder could kiss!
He was slow and lazy with his kisses, but masterful. His tongue and fingers were thrusting forward and back, in and out, mimicking sex, winding her up so tight until she was rubbing her p#ssy against his hand while clutching his hair. More . . . she had to have more.”
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“Parting her sex, he stroked her clitoris with the tip of his forefinger. She moaned and twisted, but he held her in place with one hand on her hip as he penetrated her deep and slow. Over and over he stroked her clit, finding the rhythm she liked, and soon she was riding him hard and wanton, just as he hoped she would.” 2 likes
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