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Simply Scandalous (Simply Series #2)

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  1,876 Ratings  ·  46 Reviews
Wealthy Assistant D.A. Logan Montgomery needs to ruin his reputation--fast That's the only way he'll be able to convince his father that he's not cut out to follow the family tradition of going into politics. His plan? To indulge in a "very public" fling with a woman whose family is a scandal in itself. It should have been the perfect solution... . Only, the more time ...more
Paperback, 265 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Harlequin Books (first published April 1st 2000)
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Jacob Proffitt
Normally, I'd have probably enjoyed this book more. The story was a bit rote, but nothing that couldn't have been saved with a little nuance or individualism. Unfortunately, the tension in this story revolves around a deeply ingrained classism and unquestioning political tropes that are just a little too intrusive to be tolerable. Logan is a plastic, one-dimensional strawman, at best. A lawyer from a well-to-do family who chooses to "live off his earnings" and ignore his trust-fund. His ...more
Char (1RadReader59)
I really enjoyed this story of a couple who was brought together by a very sneaky grandmother Emma to Logan. She wants to see him married off before she dies. Off course she healthy as an ox now after a mild heart attack which she uses to her advantag. She meets Cat & likes her instantly & knows with her shady background that she could kill two birds with one stone. Get her grandson off the fast track that his father want Logan on to be mayor & give him a scandal at the same time by ...more
As for the previous one, it's rather poor in terms of plot, of characters' study.
The hero and heroine are once again supposed to fall in love with each other, with a great depth of feeling, because they really understood who the other is beneath his deceptive appearance and façade, all that while they have not talked yet or not more than 50 words, but have just looked at each other.
There were however some better moments than expected later on in the story.
1.5 stars only
Dec 29, 2007 Kelly rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, series, 2007
2nd in the "Simply" series. Sweet little romance between a possible candidate for mayor and a woman from the wrong side of the tracks. Could it ever work between them?
May 11, 2010 Kim rated it really liked it
Just finished this one! I think the first was my favorite of the two, but still a good, quick read!
Jul 27, 2009 As12600 rated it liked it
Hot romance insues between two least likely persons. Fairly tale like thanks to a grandmothers love for her grandson. Leads a woman to love she never thought possible.
Jul 27, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it
LOVED it. Emma was awesome!!! I get a huge kick out of the way Carly adds an eccentric, busybody old person to her books. Gives them a comical edge.
Nov 01, 2008 Unapologetic_Bookaholic rated it really liked it
My first Carly novel, and I LOVED it! This book made me and instant fan and I wanted to go out and buy every Carly book I saw!
Biasanya harlequin sekali duduk sudah selesai tpi Butuh waktu amat lama untuk selesai membaca ini. Harus menunggu sampai part 9 untuk ada konflik. Dan romantisme hero dan heroine seperti tidak ada chemistrynya. Gak heran kalau perlu waktu berminggu-minggu untuk selesai baca...
Oct 06, 2016 Carol rated it did not like it
Couldn't get into this book
Nov 29, 2013 Kathy rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, romance, sexy
Setting: Hampshire (outside NY city) - Garden Gala, family mansion, his fix it home on the beach, her sister’s home

Finding each other; overcoming disparate backgrounds;

Logan Montgomery: Assistant DA; family of judges and politicians and money; he wants to make his own way – living off of what he makes (no trust fund), not joining the prestigious law group his father arranged for him, etc; father currently trying to railroad him into running for mayor;

Emma Montgomery: Logan’s g
Jun 15, 2015 Meliana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: harlequin
Logan Montgomery tidak ingin mengikuti pemilihan walikota seperti keinginan ayahnya sang Hakim Montgomery. Logan memiliki pandangan yang berbeda dari ayahnya karena sejak kecil dia diasuh oleh neneknya, Emma, sementara kedua orangtuanya sibuk. Mengetahui dilema Logan, Emma pun mengenalkan Logan dengan seorang wanita pemilik catering yang biasa dipesan Emma.
Catherine Luck terus bekerja keras mendirikan perusahaan kateringnya karena dia tidak ingin menjalani kehidupan susah seperti sewaktu dia ke
Feb 18, 2012 Kimberly rated it really liked it
This is the 2nd in the Simply Series and I couldn't put it down. It is a smaller book (264 pages) so it is a quick read.

We met Catherine in Simply Sinful (Simply #1). Cat has had a difficult life but nothing she can't rise above. But when the very rich Logan Montgomery walks into her life Cat begins to think that maybe she needs to remember she was born into a lower class than Logan and while he may just need a distraction from his life she needs to keep her life in order. Logan takes one look
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Catherine Luck a business owner of a catering business meets a dashing, handsome district attorney who was born of privileged. Logan hates everything his family is about. He doesn't like how his parents don't listen to him or how they are cold. The only family members he loves is his free spirited Grandma Emma and his sister who has ran far away from her parents. Catherine believes she and Logan can never have a future because she grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. That is basically the ...more
Oct 26, 2012 Debbie rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Another good and fast read by Carly Phillips. If your not into in-depth reads and want something to pass the time, then this is a good book. If you want a more in-depth plot, broader characters and twists and turns, this isn't going to do that for you. I gave this 3 stars but probably could have gotten away with a 3 1/2 star rating. Carly Phillips does a great job in giving the reader some much needed fantasy, and allows the reader to become embraced with a feel-good relationship. Would I ...more
Jan 12, 2016 Kim added it
Logan Montgomery is the Assistant D. A. and his father what him to run for office. But as Logan has decided his father is lonely giving him attention because he wants something from him then he forget that he even exist again. So Grandma Montgomery is at it again she throws a party and Luck's Catrer Service prepared all the food and appretized for the party. Logan meets with Catherine Luck and goes over the menu and the to of them hit it off. His is so upset with because Catherine Luck family ...more
Jessica Alcazar
Jun 22, 2015 Jessica Alcazar rated it liked it
Sweet little romance between a possible candidate for mayor and a woman from the wrong side of the tracks. Hot romance issues between two least likely persons. Fairly tale like thanks to a grandmothers love for her grandson. Leads a woman to love she never thought possible. I laughed a lot during this book. Grandma REALLY made this story! The only thing I can say is that it was very cute and easy to read. The H/h were really kindred soles. I wouldn't trip over myself to buy it, but it isn’t a ...more
Ochie Motskee
Saya hampir tidak pernah membaca serial Harlequin. Novel ini pun saya beli e-book nya di Gramediana karena saya terlalu malu untuk bawa-bawa bukunya dan baca di public transportation :p

Sebagai penggemar romance, saya suka dengan buku ini. Saya suka tema ceritanya dan caranya bercerita. Yaa..tentu saja buat saya ini tipe buku yang cukup dibaca sekali dan tidak diulang-ulang. At least, i enjoyed the romance ^^
Sep 19, 2012 Carrie rated it really liked it
Shelves: guilty-pleasures
Logan is not only from a wealthy family and has eye candy good looks, but he's also a do-gooder public defender who yearns for a quiet life...not exactly what his family had planned. Catherine is a small business woman with scandal in her family's past. He falls hard and fast for her, but it takes him a bit of "magic" to convince her that he's her Prince Charming and they can have the Happily Ever After.
Nov 12, 2013 Anne rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
I enjoyed reading this book. It did draw my emotions and I cared about the characters. They had their own ideas and lived their lives their own way. I would rate it more highly if the premise wasn't so unbelievable. It just happened so quickly, it seemed. Emma was fun. I'm looking forward to more in this series.

Ok I changed it from 3 to 4 stars. It's a 3.5 for me.
Aug 20, 2012 Laine rated it really liked it
Short yet very sweet. even if it was arranged by logan's grandmother emma that he meet catherine, she knew at once that they would be good for each other and indeed they are. loved how catherine stood up for logan and defend herself to his father. also simple gifts from logan means so much to cat and for any girl as long as it is sincere.
Sep 15, 2012 Chelcie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Similar to the first, the involvement of these two characters happens in 2 dates and feels completely rediculous. Liked the characters a little better than in the first, but not much. Have the 5 book bundle, but won't continue with the remaining three at this time.
May 08, 2008 Laurelina rated it liked it
a sequel to Simply Sinful and the same core romantic story, with the exception that this was a hook-up by Grandma Montgomery...
Sep 01, 2011 Judy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: category-romance
An OK read for me. I liked the first book in the series better. This one seemed a bit flat and I never connected with the characters.
Tonya Warner
Catherine has a bad family reputation and Logan is willing to risk his rich family reputation to get a little close to Cat. Ok, a lot closer to Cat.

A nice story.
Danielle Calabrese
Mar 01, 2012 Danielle Calabrese rated it liked it
I would give this book 3 1/2 stars...I liked the characters and the plot, but I just felt like it was missing something.
Mar 01, 2008 Tanya rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful, fun follow-up to Simply Sinful! I am about to start the last book in this trilogy, Simply Sensual! =)
ROMANCE! Setidaknya tipe ceritanya jelas *fiuhh*

Bagusan Logan & Cat daripada Kane & Kayla.

Lanjut... Simply Sensual =D
Sep 01, 2013 Kathleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cheesy-romance
cute, easy read - i feel like i've said that on a lot of book reviews lately!! but it's the end of summer, so i guess that's what i'm into reading at this point
Porque es a pesar de que me gustan los clichés, demasiado no estaba que dejaba el libro medio esto fue un verdadero acabose
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Other Books in the Series

Simply Series (6 books)
  • Simply Sinful (Simply #1)
  • Simply Sensual (Simply, #3)
  • Body Heat (Simply, #4)
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  • Carly Phillips's Simply Series Bundle

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