Simply Sinful - Carly Phillips

Simply Sinful

By Carly Phillips

  • Release Date: 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Romance
Score: 4
From 396 Ratings


He’s not the man she thought he was. But when danger lurks, he’s the man she needs.

Any rookie on the force could verify if Charmed! is a legit etiquette school for businessmen, or…something else. But coming off a wrenching drug bust, Detective Kane McDermott’s captain gave him a choice. Take the fluff case, or take enforced time off.

The moment Kane meets Kayla Luck, he's in trouble. She’s fierce, keen-eyed intelligence in a body built for sin. And when they touch, the jolt of desire reminds him it’s never wise to mix police work with pleasure.

Kayla is used to handling men who are more focused on her curves than her mind. But when her newest client arrives for lessons in foreign language and business etiquette, she’s the one who can’t tear her eyes off all those muscles wrapped in a sexy, double-breasted suit.

Dinner out leads to a hot night in bed, and Kayla falls hard and fast. Until she learns the business suit hides a badge, and she calls it quits. But Kane’s already lost his heart—and discovered she’s in danger. And if he can’t convince her she’s safe with him, he’ll lose the woman he loves.

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


  • KaCee

    By kcbeme
    Ooooh….. I loved it!
  • Simply Sinful

    By rjbor
    Really good love love story. Enjoyed the story line. Read in one evening. Thank you
  • A good read!

    By Cheryl SDS
    This is book one in The Simply series and it features Kayla Luck and Kane McDermott. She’s sensible and very beautiful but doesn’t know it. He’s big and sexy but the amount of baggage he  carries from his past, won’t let him lead any normal kind of life. She took over the family business after her aunt passed away. She never thought anything shady could be connected to it until Detective Kane McDermott walked in. Their chemistry was instantaneous! There’s a lot of push and pull from Kane that, in my opinion, drug on too long.  The story line is good.  The characters are fantastic!   Overall this book was enjoyable to read.  Looking forward to book 2.
  • Great reread update

    By Jmoms
    Simply Sinful was an earlier released book by Carly Phillips. The story centered on Detective Kane and Kayla Luck owner of Charmed!. Kane first visits Kayla’s business as part of an undercover operation to see if she was running a prostitution ring out of her business. After confirming that Kayla has nothing to do with prostitution Kane finds himself stay in her life when she is attacked. Determined to keep her safe and find the man responsible Kane and Kayla get closer than either had planned and find that despite their rocky start they have something special between them. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Simply Sinful

    By Jen G F
    ARC for honest review with no compensation. Received from BookSprout Simply simple is book one in the re-written Simply series by Carly Phillips which has been updated and released. Kayla takes over the “Charmed” etiquette school/business her late aunt and uncle were running before their untimely death. When Kane, an undercover cop shows up for classes, sparks fly between them ! Kane is investigating a prostitution ring that the police believe was being run from the business… Upon further investigation Kane believes that Kayla has no idea about it but is now in danger and he is determined to keep her safe and discover who is behind the ring… Mystery, suspense, chemistry, laughter, kidnapping, a quick read and looking forward to the other books in this series!
  • A great beginning!

    By 12toot
    This was a good start to a “new” series. Kyle was the first man to look beyond Kayla’s physical appearance and see her for the intelligent, thoughtful person that she was. Kayla was the first woman to get under Kyle’s skin. A great beginning for another “new” series from Ms Phillips.
  • Strong Female Lead

    By charlligirl
    I love Kayla Luck. She is a strong female who can hold her own. Yes, she has feelings and gets scared/nervous, but all in all she is one strong cookie. She stands up for what she believes in and fights for what is right and does not let anyone walk all over her. Kane is a cop with a mission. And whether she likes it or not, Kayla needs to do as he says. Yeah, right. Unfortunately, Kane is falling for the person he is supposed to be protecting. It started as a job and ended up being personal. Now he needs to turn off his emotions and leave her before she interferes with his job and his safety and the safety of those who depend on him. Neither Kane nor Kayla have much family. Both lost their parents at a young age. Neither has allowed themselves to get involved in a relationships. They are both all about business. Well things are going to change for each of them. Question is, will they recognize the changes? And, how will they react to the changes?
  • It’s more than Luck

    By Newberryd
    Instant attraction happens between Kayla and Kane. Too bad for Kayla, Kane is working undercover tying to take down her recently inherited business. Solving a family mystery while staying safe means many hours together. Sizzling chemistry and emotional connections may not be enough to overcome past guilt and independence. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Great rerelease

    By tree7404
    Kayla Luck is built like a blonde bombshell who everyone underestimates and when in fact she is smart and savvy business women who ends up taking over her family’s etiquette business. When there is a tip to the police department that the etiquette company is a front for a prostitution ring, Detective Kane McDermott is sent to investigate and be undercover. After setting up a “date”, and getting to know each other Kane realizes that Kayla wouldn’t and doesn’t run a prostitution ring. But they really hit it off and when Kayla comes in to danger Kane is called. Can they learn to trust each other. This was a great read and I could not put it down for the second time. Carly Phillips never disappoints.