Usen's SEDUCING THE PLAYBOY has hard work, long hours, friends, family, ex-girlfriends and lovers, lots and lots of food that made my mouth water, parties, the beach, laughter, fun, travel, tears, heartache, sadness, angst, disappointment and unhappiness. It also has lots of chemistry between Jenna and Roman and family and friends are kept in the loop through phone calls and texts until Jenna's family and Roman's mom make an appearance in the story. There is lots of lust, steamy sex, romance and ultimately love. The descriptions are vivid of the locales, the food and their emotions. We get to know Jenna and Roman's true selves and feelings little by little throughout - although they have a hard time telling not only each other but their families as well. There is nice closure but I hope there are more stories in this series to see if their dreams and visions do come true. Usen is a new to me author and I look forward to reading book one in the series, INTO THE FIRE, and filling in some of the holes regarding the friendships made at culinary school. I will also be adding her other series, THE SEXY CHEFS, to my ever growing TBR pile! On the author's website there are many recipes from her books along with her other favorites, some of which I will definitely be giving a try!