Simply Scandalous

· Simply Series Book 2 · Sold by CP Publishing
18 reviews

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He runs in high society circles…and he’s running circles around her heart.

In retrospect, it was all Gran’s fault.

Logan Montgomery has found his niche as an assistant district attorney. But Gran just revealed some worrying intel—dear old dad and his political cronies are about to maneuver him into running for mayor.

But Gran has a plan. A pre-emptive strike involving a pretty blonde caterer with supple curves—and a family history literally dripping with scandal. There’s just one flaw in his grandmother's scheme: Logan’s not a player. And there’s a delicious spark of attraction that makes him want to try for something special with Catherine Luck.

It’s a mystery to Catherine why Logan, who sits at the very top of the social ladder, would even look twice at someone like her. Maybe he has a thing for disgraced, overworked caterers. But his gentle concern, delivered in that velvety chocolate voice, can’t be real and Cat knows better than to mix business with pleasure.

Raw desire and genuine affection unexpectedly tip them into forbidden territory—love. Until Catherine gets a stark reminder that the Montgomerys never do anything without an ulterior motive.

Which means Catherine’s luck in love is about to run out ...

Note: This title was originally published in 2000 by Harlequin Temptation, Blaze. It appears here in its original glory, without substantial revision.

Ratings and reviews

18 reviews
Sandi Ramirez
May 18, 2021
This is the second book in this series but defiantly can be read as a stand-alone. Catherine or Cat Luck is the younger sister of Kayla who we met in Simply Sinful. Cat is an amazing chef and she has opened a catering company with her sister. Right now Kayla is married to Sheriff Kane and is pregnant and on bed rest so Cat is running the catering company all by herself. She receives a call from Emma Montogmery to cater her tea and it is the biggest party she has served yet. At this party, she meets Logan Montogmery the grandson of Emma and the son of one of the biggest judges. This judge and his wife both happen to be snobs. Emma has decided that her grandson and Cat will make the perfect couple so she is playing matchmaker... with a side of "stick it in her son the Judge". This book has lots of feel goods and fun things. Cat and Logan in my opinion are certainly the perfect match. But she needs to see this before love can win out.
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Tracy Roberts
May 22, 2021
I really enjoyed this story. I enjoyed both sisters books but I would have to say this one was my favorite. Catherine and her sister Kayla own a catering company. Catherine was hired by Emma, to cater the annual Garden Gala party for the Montgomery family. Emma is the grandmother of Logan, the assistant district attorney, and the mother to Judge Montgomery, Logan’s father. Emma hired Catherine for one reason, to help Logan with his father’s pursuit to get Logan to run for Mayor. What Emma didn’t expect but is not disappointed to find out is that Logan is attracted to Catherine and wants more than to use her family name for his gain. Catherine is not trying to find a man to help keep her bed warm. And she is definitely not looking for a rich man. But Logan has other thoughts about that. Logan is attracted to Catherine but in no means wants to use her. So if his father wants him to run for Mayor, he has another thing coming because Logan is happy in his job and has no intentions of running for Mayor. What Logan does plan on doing is pursuing Catherine, the attractive woman who is catering this event. Attraction between Catherine and Logan is off the charts HOT! Can Catherine let her walls down and believe Logan when he says he wants more with her than a one night stand? Or will she give up the one man that can make her dreams come to. Can Logan convenience Catherine that his words are as truthful as his heart? Or will he lose the one woman he has ever loved? LOVE HEA!!!
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Liza Brown
May 13, 2021
Simply Scandalous is another winner from Carly Phillips. Logan Montgomery and Catherine Luck were brought up in two very different worlds. Logan comes from a very affluent family, while Catherine's family struggled to make ends meet every single month. Yet Logan's grandmother Emma is absolutely convinced they are perfect for one another and has a plan to make it happen. I had mad love for this much that I literally read it in one sitting. I love how Logan knows how he wants to live his life and makes no bones about it to his father the judge, even while the judge ignores pretty much everything he says. Catherine is such a smart, sexy, and feisty woman. She is hard working and not afraid to go after what she wants in life. Logan and Catherine together gave me all the happy feels and their chemistry was off the charts hot. I had mad love for their story! While I loved Logan and Catherine so much as individuals and as a couple, I have to say Logan's grandmother Emma might just be my favorite character in the book. She had me laughing out loud at her antics and I could absolutely feel how much she loved her grandchildren and had their best interest at heart. Simply Scandalous is a fast-paced story that pulled me in from the very first page. It was filled with love, laughter, and even a few tears, and was a fabulous story from start to finish. I highly recommend this story to fans of contemporary romances. Rating: 5 Stars (A) Review copy provided by publisher
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About the author

Carly Phillips, whose real name is Karen Drogin, was born on July 7, 1965 in New York. She received an undergraduate degree from Brandeis University. She eventually became a lawyer, but never really enjoyed practicing law. After having her first child, she decided she wanted to write a romance novel. Seven years later, she sold her first book, Brazen, to Harlequin Temptation. She is now the best-selling author of numerous romances including Simply Sinful, The Playboy, Summer Lovin', Hot Property, Cross My Heart, and Lucky Break. She also writes the New York Times bestselling Dare to Love series.

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