"Hooked on Romance" contains original material by Doruyter, pianist Miles Black and bass player Rick Kilburn and marks Doruyter's debut as a singer/songwriter. Tunes such as "Touched by Love and the self-titled track present a smooth and seductive sound and a swinging way with a lyric.
Doruyter names Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Anita O'Day, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Carmen McRaye, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis and others as some of the musical influences in her life. Initially starting as a pop singer, it is apparent that Doruyter has found her true gift, and her band is a part of that success. As a listener, you find yourself hooked as Doruyter shows her love of jazz music.