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Simply Sinful (Simply Series #1)

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  2,308 Ratings  ·  67 Reviews
Detective Kane McDermott might be fighting a bad case of burnout, but that doesn't mean he's taking things easy. His latest assignment is to investigate Kayla Luck, to discover if the etiquette school she runs for awkward businessmen is really some kind of escort service. It looks cut-and-dried...until he sets eyes on Kayla. She's smart, but she's also trusting to a fault- ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published September 17th 2012 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2000)
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Yuska Vonita
Yuska lagi kesambet setan Harlequin!

Akhirnya, lengkap juga Simply Series gue, walaupun belinya di dua OL shop berbeda, karena stocknya Bukabuku terbatas. Setelah selesai membaca dan mereview Simply Sexy yang merupakan buku terakhir dari Simply Series, gue malah mulai membaca buku pertamanya ini. Kalau Simply Sexy lebih chicklit dengan latar belakang dunia media, Simply Sinful lebih berbau suspense dengan tokoh utama seorang detektif yang menyelediki kasus sekolah kepribadian yang memiliki bisnis
Jun 10, 2010 Anastasia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, 2010, romance
Let me start by saying, I really wanted to like this book. The storyline seemed interesting, if not your typical contemporary romance plot of girl meets boy, they fall in love quickly, deny their feelings for one another then come to their senses and live happily ever after.

That aside, the story started off well; the main character, Kayla Luck, inherits Charmed!, an etiquette service for business men. Detective Kane McDermott, however, has reason to believe it's a cover-up for a high class esco
Another template: they meet under false pretenses, she falls for him, he’s wracked with guilt, she discovers his secrets, decides to help him despite his lies, he keeps pushing her away, she’s in danger and he realizes he loves her, but he still pushes her away, until the very end when he realizes he cannot live without her.

It started great, I loved the premise of a male-polishing-school possibly being the cover for an escort service and the police sending someone undercover, someone who cannot
Nov 22, 2012 Ne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Com o mesmo titulo que um dos livros de Kate Pearce, Carly Phillips apresenta-nos uma pequena história, sem grande desenvolvimento e sem grande profundidade. Com muitas repetições, de sentimentos e discursos, o texto vai fluindo bastante bem, apesar de tudo. Digamos que é uma história para relaxar, com muito romance mas também com muitas dúvidas emocionais.
Normalmente isto não acontece ou se encontra muito nos romances, mas neste caso, Carly Phillips fez questão de colocar os personagens a tomar
Sep 25, 2013 JenniferJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, z2013, library
Very quick and fun read..practically read it in one sitting. I found it to be funny despite the circumstances with Kane pretending to need etiquette classes.... It was just one of those stories where you can kinda guess what's going to end up happening but still it's perfect when you need a simple story that wont bog your mind so much.
Dec 30, 2016 Afifah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So many pages I skip-read.

Average story, low characters, really cant understand what the hero thinking. (view spoiler) And the steamy scenes was not so steamy.

I was considering to give it 2 stars, but I like the cover. :D
Nov 27, 2013 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, sexy
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Karena dirasa terlalu stres dan memerlukan hari libur, Kane McDermott seorang detektif kepolisian, diminta oleh atasannya untuk mengambil sebuah kasus ringan, dimana mengawasi sebuah sekolah etiket yang dicurigai merupakan kedok sebuah jaringan prostitusi. Awalnya Kane merasa tugas ini tidak cocok untuknya, tidak sampai dia bertemu dengan pemilik sekolah etiket tersebut.
Sepeninggal bibi dan suami baru bibinya dalam kecelakaan, Kayla Luck mewarisi sekolah etiket yang sudah dijalankan bertahun-tah
Another example of "telling instead of showing" – the heroine is supposed to have a higher than normal IQ; the only "proof" shown so far is that she likes having books around her. She's had two one-night flings in her whole entire life (one-night only not from her decision), but she jumps so easily in bed with the hero.
The hero understands from "nothing" that she cannot be the mastermind behind a prostitution ring.
Why did I pick this one up? It was cheap; I knew I could read it fast. I remembere
Mar 03, 2013 Anita rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Boring, uneven, lame, disappointing, repetitious – those are just the few adjectives that come to mind. I really expected better after all the glowing things I had read about Carly Phillips. I may try another book, but two is my limit when it comes to sex starved heroines and heroes who constantly have a hard-on – as if that makes a book plot.

Kayla Luck has inherited a business called Charmed! from her aunt. She is also a beautiful, built babe. The plot says she is smart, but I don’t buy that.
Jessica Alcazar
I loved the premise of a male-polishing-school possibly being the cover for an escort service and the police sending someone undercover … it actually made it quite funny and easy to read. The ‘mystery’ part of the book really needed some development and so did the romance. This book should have been a bit longer. Or at least better developed …
Too quick but a fun read. I found it to be funny despite the circumstances with Kane pretending to need etiquette classes.... It was just one of those stor
Perdani Budiarti
Dari sinopsisnya aku pikir buku ini akan menarik untuk dibaca. Namun ternyata yang kutemukan adalah romance ringan ala seri harlequin biasanya yang dipaksa dibalut dengan sedikit misteri yang menurutku tidak berkesan.

Perkenalan kedua tokoh utama yang terjadi karena penyamaran sang pria terasa setengah hati. Karakter Kane sebagai calon klien kurang meyakinkan dan langsung berubah cepat saat mulai mengajak kencan Kayla. Bahkan rasanya adegan percintaan keduanya terjadi terlalu cepat sementara aku
Jan 27, 2016 Candace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love Carly Phillips Books. They are well rounded and character based and I enjoy that. The characters are well developed but not to the point that you begin to skip over.

Kane is a man of many ghosts and Kayla is a smart but innocent in so many ways. She is a strong Heroine and I like that. H/h dynamic is easy, free flowing and gives you the feel of being there.

That's what I love the most about Carly's Book, They make you feel like you know them and that for me makes them all the better.
Mar 20, 2015 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would probably give this book a 3.5 if I could. It was one of her older books and you can really see how much she has improved through her writings.

Kane McDermott was a detective who needed a rest so his boss assigned him to check out a business that they thought might be a front for an escort service. What he ran into was the niece Kayla Luck who was determined that her Aunt had nothing to do with illegal dealings. They went on a quest to prove that both of them were right. Unfortunately, the
Trang Nguyen
A nice light read about Kane a police detective with a bad childhood who meets Kayla a former accountant who just inherited an etiquette business from her late aunt. What Kayla doesn't know is the purpose of Kane's courtship on the innocent, Kayla is that he believes she is running a prostitute ring. What Kane doesn't realize is that he falls for Kayla versus keeping her under surveillance for his job.

Another one of my light reads to read in between the deeper books.
May 31, 2016 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was very interesting and I like it very much. I would recommend it to anyone to ask me about the book or what to know about the book. I have read this book a couple of different time to see if I get a different view of the book. And I don't the view is the same very time I read the book. About Detective Kane McDermott who been battling a case of burnout. His assignment is to investigate Kayla Luck Etiqette School to see it she is running a shady business for men.
Laura Boggs
Sep 20, 2013 Laura Boggs rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
I was really disappointed in this book. The book never developed any kind of character depth at all. I tried to give this series a chance by reading the first two but by the third I gave up nothing about these books was compelling me to keep on reading. I have read other books by this author and some of them I have enjoyed but not this time.
Lori Whitwam
Dec 10, 2010 Lori Whitwam rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I've read other books by this author that I liked a lot more. This one felt thin. The hero/heroine were okay, and the danger was plausible, but the internal emotional dialogue and decisions felt forced, and I just didn't buy it. I did buy this book as part of a "bundle," though, so I have 4 more to read, which I hope will be better.
Sep 19, 2012 Carrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: guilty-pleasures
He's a big, badass cop who keeps everyone at arms length, and she's a brainy, blonde it a bombshell's body. When Kayla inherits her family's charm school she has no idea that it may be a front for something more, and when Kane goes to investigate that something more he has no idea what's in store for him with Kayla.
Jan 25, 2009 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't expect to like this. I picked it up at lunch when I forgot my book at home and I literaly just grabbed a random book from a pile and the cover didn't discourage me so I took it to lunch. I remember thinking - Hu. This is pretty good! I read it in 24 hours and then looked for more from this author.
E que mal começo o desafio! Tinha bastantes expectativas para este livro e a culpa é toda da capa original (ver capa abaixo) mas desiludiu-me um pouco. A premissa até é bem interessante mas depois a execução deixou muito a desejar.

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Jan 14, 2012 Amanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super quick read, but not a lot of substance. And the answer of what actually happened in the mystery portion of the book, was never really explained. But I really like this author! Just not my favorite book.
Dec 29, 2007 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, series, 2007
First of a three part series. Fun, quick read with interesting characters and a touch of mystery. It isn't classic literature, but it makes for a couple of fun hours.
Heran.. Sampai akhir cerita gak dijelasin siapa pelaku yg mengancam Kayla. Lumayanlah utk romance, tapi parah utk suspense. Pas baca gak ada deg2annya krn aksinya sangat sangaat kurang! Padahal bisa dibilang ini tipe story suspense romance. :/
Jun 17, 2011 Michelle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
quick easy read! I love me some Carly Phillips!! =) The Chandelor brothers is my favorite series by her! This was a quick, fun summer read! Starting book 2 after I do a load of laundry and finish the dishes.
Mar 01, 2008 Tanya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've had this book for a very long time and wish I didn't wait so long to read it! It was a nice, refreshing break from all of the mystery/thriller books I've been reading! I am currenty on the second book in the series, Simply Scandalous.
Tobi Scaggs
Jul 30, 2008 Tobi Scaggs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who like a little spicier romance novels.
I was shocked how fast this book read. I'm a huge Jennifer Crusie fan and hadn't read too many of Carly Phillips books, but having read this one I'll be reading more of hers soon.
I read this a while back and this series stays true to its roots. The characters are sexy the story is fast paced and the dialouge is funny, and tight. You'll love it.
Jul 27, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story. An easy, fun read. When I'm in the mood for something light and easy to read Carly Phillips never disappoints. Humor, romance and a bit of scandal all rolled into one neat package!
May 06, 2010 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my second Carly Phillips novel and it was a good, quick read. It was fast-paced, and light without losing the story line.
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