BBC news wrote "Of Ware’s tracks, the standout is Inside My Love, where ambiguous yet explicit sexual imagery is tempered by the innocence of Riperton’s vocal.
In a positive review Andy Kellman wrote "Each of the Riperton/Rudolph/Ware songs ooze playful sensuality, desire, and lust -- especially "Inside My Love" (a Top 30 R&B single), a swooning slow jam filled with double entendres."
"Inside My Love" became somewhat of a standard, enjoying numerous covers. A Tribe Called Quest sampled the song in "Lyrics to Go" on their 1993 album Midnight Marauders. Chanté Moore covered it in 1995 for the “New York Undercover” soundtrack and Trina Broussard did the same for the soundtrack to “Love Jones” in 1997. Jean-Jacques Smoothie sampled "Inside My Love" for his 2001 hit 2 People. In 2008, it was featured on Grand Theft Auto IV's fictional Soul/R&B radio station The Vibe 98.8. The song was also sampled by Timbaland for singer Aaliyah's song “Heartbroken” from her 1996 album, One in a Million with Timbaland deepening Riperton's whistle register vocal note that came during an instrumental break of the song. It was also covered by British musician Delilah on her album From the Roots Up and is also to be released as a single. The song has been sampled by Donell Jones in his song "Lust or Love" off the 2006 album, Journey of a Gemini. Also It was remixed in 2001 by Jean Jaques Smoothie which was on Now That's What I Call Music 50 which was released in November of that year Moloko also Did some of the remix. 2Pac also sampled the song on the track "Me Against the World" from his 1995 album of the same name.