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Simply Scandalous (Simply Series #2)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  1,980 Ratings  ·  49 Reviews
The second title in the New York Times bestselling author's seductive Simply trilogy. Logan has no intention of following his father's footsteps straight into public office. And his very public fling with Cat can only help tarnish his already stained reputation. Reissue.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Harlequin (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 earnings ...more
Char (1RadReader59)
Feb 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2007, series, romance
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 06, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just finished this one! I think the first was my favorite of the two, but still a good, quick read!
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 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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!
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simply Scandalous is number two of Simply series by Carly Phillips. Another funny, romantic book by Carly Phillips. District Attorney Logan Montgomery's family has money. His day wants him to run for Mayor. Logan doesn't want to. He wants to open his own law office. Emma, his grandmother hires Catherine Luck to cater a party she was having. Emma is a busybody and wants her grandchildren married before she dies. Emma locked Catherine and Logan in a closet. There was chemistry between the two. Cat ...more
Phylisha Stone
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two people on the opposite side of the tracks meet, fall in lust then love. They then let insecurity, a distant father and a meddling grandmother come between them. Good Read!
Mindy Cossins
just another love story of bad girl gets a good guy (poor girl gets rich guy)
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book!
Nov 26, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 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 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Trang Nguyen
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 en ...more
Oct 24, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 recomm ...more
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 co ...more
Jessica Alcazar
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 ba ...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 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Anne - Books of My Heart
Oct 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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...
Sep 13, 2012 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.
a sequel to Simply Sinful and the same core romantic story, with the exception that this was a hook-up by Grandma Montgomery...
May 11, 2011 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.
Dec 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-books
Great book! 5 stars!
Mar 25, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: harlequin
Satu kalimat lagi untuk buku ini "terlalu tipis, jadi tidak berkesan" :(
Jo Vry
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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