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What do women want? Newspaperman Colin Lyons needs to figure it out--fast! Because advice columnist Rina Lowell is waging a sexual campaign against him that he can't withstand for long. Not that he wants to.... Rina is as irresistible to him as her column is to her readers. The problem? The newspaper's in the red, and all fluff pieces have to be cut. Still, faced with RinaWhat do women want? Newspaperman Colin Lyons needs to figure it out--fast! Because advice columnist Rina Lowell is waging a sexual campaign against him that he can't withstand for long. Not that he wants to.... Rina is as irresistible to him as her column is to her readers. The problem? The newspaper's in the red, and all fluff pieces have to be cut. Still, faced with Rina's seductive powers of persuasion, Colin can't resist taking her to bed. Little does she guess he's about to put her out of a job, too.......

Title : Simply Sexy
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ISBN : 9780373772841
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 264 Pages
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Simply Sexy Reviews

  • Magpie67
    2018-12-27 04:03

    A science experiment for Rina Lowell as the newly appointed advice columnist and a committed challenge for Colin as he tries to get the paper out of the red. His adoptive father groomed him to be a newspaper man/anchor man and when the world bit him on the ass, Colin left... ran far far away. Now, Colin has to save the paper from ruins as his step-mother has other ideas how to run the paper while her husband is re-couping from a stroke in the hospital. She thinks advice columns and other fluff will change the direction, but long time ad accounts are not happy. Can Colin get the paper back in the black and enjoy seducing Rina? Will the plan backfire and lead him into permanent temptation? Rina may be to hot for Colin, as her two year hiatus from being a widow is all about change... for the better. Cute story, nice second chance for both characters, holiday cheer and plenty of hot romance make this an easy, quick read for the day. Always and forever a fan of Carly Phillips stories!

  • Char (1RadReader59)
    2018-12-30 23:08

    Loved, loved, loved this book & the way she wrapped up all the characters. I just love the character she created named Emma who was in all but one of the books & of course that was the book that was the hardest for me to get through. She just brings life to the pages a slunk that you want her as you 80 yr. Old friend. The fact that she befriends Rina just adds more levels to this book since Rina is looking to start her life over in a new town after her husband's passing & her realizing with it her identity which she know now she really didn't care for. So, self appointed matchmaker Emma is there to help she thinks. I highly recommend this book.

  • Samantha
    2019-01-06 05:42

    Fun romance. If you are in the need for a holiday read Id say read this! This book can be read independently as well as part of a series:

  • Amafle
    2019-01-21 00:02

    Simplemente... una grandiosa historia

  • Bonnie
    2019-01-22 07:06

    Simply Sexy is number five and the last book in the Simply series by Carly Phillips. I was so happy to see funny, energetic, romantic, elderly Emma in all five books. This book brought the characters from ALL five books into this book. Colin Lyons returns home to run the newspaper, when his adopted father is in the hospital. His fathers second wife is not doing a good job. She hires two women to do romance series. Instead of local and national news. Emma is one doing a romance series for elderly people. Rina Lowell is hired to do a series on "What women want". How to get to a man. Rina does her seductive powers on Colin. It is sooo funny. A very good read. All five books are a good read.

  • Yuska Vonita
    2019-01-08 01:42

    Harlequin... Gue sempat alergi mendengar nama penerbit yang identik dengan novel romance yang 'dangkal' dengan plot yang tidak greget. Kenapa sih kok gue kaya gitu? Karena gue punya pengalaman buruk dengan novel Harlequin. Waktu masih kerja (kalau nggak salah waktu itu gue sedang hamil AJ), ada bursa buku murah Gramedia di ITC Permata Hijau. Gue ke sana sama seorang teman, dan seperti beli kucing dalam karung, gue membeli beberapa novel Harlequin yang dibandrol harga 15 ribu. Teman gue bilang, kakaknya dia fans berat HQ. Banyak yang bagus.Dengan riang gembira, gue menenteng kira-kira 5 novel HQ bersegel dengan judul yang romantis dan hot khas HQ. Pas gue membaca satu novel berjudul Kesatria Idaman Sang Pustakawati karya Cindy Gerard, gue bengong, karena novel itu nggak ada konflik yang berarti dan flat banget.Sejak saat itu, gue kapok membaca Harlequin. Semua buku HQ yang gue punya (termasuk 5 pararom yang gue beli di Periplus), gue hibahkan pada teman. Pokoknya, no Harlequin novels at home. Jauh-jauh dah sana.Empat setengah tahun berlalu, gue iseng browsing di OL shop. Gue menemukan obralan Simply Series-nya Carly Phillips. Wait a sec, that name sounds familiar. Tentu saja, gue melipir ke Madame Goodreads untuk mencari tahu sinopsis dan review dari para pembaca. Not bad,agak chicklit-ish jadi sepertinya gue bakal tahan bacanya. Yep, I found my guilty pleasure, hihihi. *siap-siap dikepruk temen-temen yang anti HQ. Jadi, ceritanya dibuka dengan adegan Emma, nenek tua berumur 80 tahunan yang bekerja di Ashford Times sebagai kolumnis. Colin menyelamatkan Emma dari rumah jompo. Di kantor, Emma bersahabat dengan janda yang suaminya meninggal, Rina. Emma yang hobi menjadi comblang, mulai berpikiran untuk menyomblangi Rina dengan Colin, si lelaki berambut hitam dengan mata biru mempesona (langsung terbayang Ian Somerhalder). Colin adalah anak angkat Joe dan Nell (almarhum istri Joe). Joe yang sakit keras, menyerahkan perusahaan pada Corrine, istri barunya (yang mengingatkan gue dengan Nicole Kidman). Di tangan Corrine, Ashford Times berubah menjadi koran gosip, menyebabkan para donatur dan pemasang iklan mengeluarkan ultimatum bahwa mereka tidak akan mengucurkan dana jika Ashford Times tidak kembali seperti semula.Dalam misi penyelamatan kantor, Colin ingin memikat Rina agar ia berpihak padanya, sedangkan Rina melakukan test drive observasi terhadap perilaku pria jika wanita melakukan make over.Sudah bisa ditebak ke mana arah cerita ini. No spoiler, gue akan berhenti sampai di sini.Jujur, gue suka dengan penuturan Carly Phillips yang simpel dan menggelitik. Beberapa bagian terasa kocak, membuat gue tertawa. Bagian lain membuat gue tersipu. Novel ini adalah novel HQ kedua yang membuat gue betah membaca sampai akhir. Ada satu novel HQ bahasa Inggris yang gue baca dan sangat chicklitish. Judulnya Suddenly Single dari Harlequin Flipside. Review hereKarakter di Simply Sexy yang paling gue suka adalah Emma. Pengen kaya dia kalau tua nanti, hahaha. Walau sudah berumur, Emma cerdas dan elegan. Mengingatkan gue akan Helen Mirren. Oiya, masih ditemukan typo nih. Gue menemukan 5 diantaranya. Simply Sexy seru untuk dinikmati tanpa berpikir. Bacaan yang menghibur sarat dengan adegan sexy. It's pure entertainment. Just sit back, relax and enjoy it with a hot drink.Oiya, Simply Sexy adalah buku kelima dari Simply Series. Tidak perlu dibaca berurutan. Ceritanya sebenarnya stand alone namun para tokoh dalam seri ini saling berhubungan.I'll definitely read the whole series.Quote yang paling gue suka adalah:Penampilan yang cantik tidak berarti apa-apa jika wanita itu sendiri tidak merasa dirinya cantik. (hal. 122)

  • Kathy
    2018-12-28 22:43

    Setting: Montgomery mansion; newspaper office; his and her apartments;Theme: Learning about self and one’s limits; staying put; falling in loveCharacters:Rina Lowell: “HotStuff’ column; her parents and Corinne’s parents know each other… and is how Rina got the job; after a year of mourning and considering, though left well off, she decides to use her talent for writing, and her insights into people to write this column; she comes to realize that though she loved her husband and vice versa, he wanted her to fit into a certain mold, without respect/consideration for her desires – and she had too meekly complied;Colin Lyons: ‘Ashford Times’; orphaned when 12ish, taken in by Joe and Nell, who later adopted him; though they loved him as their own, he always maintained a bit of emotional distance, not wanting to hurt if he lost them too; marriedgs a bit young, but wife fooled around on him; he up and leaves… most recently freelancing journalism in South America; comes home when hears father had a stroke;Joe : loved Colin dearly; respects his independent need to find his own way; turns over power of attorney to his new wife, not wanting his son to feel obliged to step in; planned to talk it over with him at Christmas, but had stroke; Nell: Joe’s first wife, passed away, loved deeply by Joe and by Colin;Corinne: Joe’s second wife; has vision for newspaper of more human interest than hard news – something to bring the town together… made some bad choices, lost some advertising dollars, but unwilling to give up her vision… spending money indiscriminately – like for a holiday part… spends money on self… but genuinely loves Joe and is trying to make things better;Emma Montgomery: ‘Meet and Greet: Matchmaking for the Aging but Still Sexually Inclined”; writing said column, as way of preventing her son from putting her in a home; is being ‘chased’ by a widower – and she is reluctant to play… even after all of matchmaking she’s done;Summary:Strong attraction –and though Colin plans to get Rina’s cooperation / insight into the paper – with the intention of letting her go… he conversely acknowledges and deals with her on a diplomatic, equal footing… which resonates with Rina – what she needs; though Colin trying to put paper first, he can’t bring himself to hurt Rina or Emma (his college friend’s grandmother); Colin is also dealing with anger at Joe for picking Corinne over him… but, with Rina’s help, makes peace in his mind… and then is finally able to talk with Joe and Corinee, where all is ironed out, feelings soothed, and they form a plan together….real news in the paper… and new section that will keep Corinne’s new readers;Memorable scenes:“…but Colin arses feelings inside me that Robert never even touched. Physical and emotional.”“Rina humbled him. He’d had more invested than just sex in that one encounter, all the while knowing he’d hurt her in the end. Hurt himself, as well, since losing her was inevitable.”“Corrine’s turning the paper into a fluff-fest”Emma’s meddling – mistletoe over Colin’s desk – then making sure Rina knew… sending flowers in Colin’s name after they have a fight;Rina – in her observation mode – comes to town, and dresses down… hair in pony tail, baggy clothes, no make up… after 6 weeks she ups her looks – and notices the different reactions she gets…. And though Colin likes her (not her looks exclusively), he notices the differences… she uses the changes in others in her first article.

  • Meliana
    2019-01-22 04:45

    Colin Lyons terpaksa pulang setelah JOe, ayah angkatnya, jatuh sakit dan karena Joe meminta Corrine, istri kedua Joe, mengelola perusahaan korannya. Colin tidak bisa tinggal diam setelah banyak investor marah dan mengancam menarik investasi mereka karena Ashford Times, yang notabene adalah koran penyaji berita menjadi koran gosip murahan, bahkan Corrine berencana untuk menjadikan Ashford Times menjadi tabloid wanita. Bahkan kini ada pekerja baru yang menulis kolom asmara yang tengah digandrungi dan Colin tidak menampik bahwa kolumnis itu sangat menarik dan menggoda.Rina Lowell merasa hidupnya begitu hampa walaupun mendiang suaminya mewariskan banyak kekayaan untuknya. Tidak ingin menyia-nyiakan hidupnya, Rina memutuskan untuk kembali bekerja dan dia kini menemukan passionnya yaitu dengan menjadi penulis kolom asmara. Kehidupan Rina kini lebih bewarna, karena selain bekerja bersama Emma, seorang nenek yang masih produktif bahkan gaya bicaranya vulgar, Rina juga menemukan sensasi baru bernama Colin Lyons, atasannya yang selalu bermuka kusut tapi seksi. Colin harus melakukan sesuatu supaya Ashford Times tetap mendapatkan investor, satu-satunya penghalangnya kini adalah kolumnis, RIna Lowell. COlin harus menemukan cara untuk membujuk Rina tanpa mengetahui bahwa Rina juga tengah melakukan misi risetnya untuk bahan kolom asmaranya yang baru.--Akhirnya.. tiba juga di buku kelima, buku terakhir dari Simply Series. Kali ini giliran Rina, adikdetektif Jake (buku ke empat, Body heat) yang mendapatkan happy endingnya. Yang bikin aku suka baca buku ini karena Emma, nenek keluarga Montgomery (dari buku kedua) yang suka menjadi makcomblang muncul lagi dan sukses juga mencomblangi Rina dan Colin.Aku suka cerita ini dimana karakter Colin yang sangat rasional dipertemukan dengan karakter Rina yang penuh perasaan, geli-geli sendiri sewaktu mereka saling gengsi mengakui perasaan mereka. Mungkin karena Colin dan Rina masih takut kehilangan orang yang mereka sayangi menjadi faktor mereka nggak mau membuka hati mereka buat cinta yang baru. Momen yang bikin haru pas Colin akhirnya jenguk Joe di rumah sakit dan mengutarakan perasaannya selama ini, dan Joe punya alasan kenapa dia meminta istri keduanya mengelola perusahaan koran tersebut. Akhir cerita, semua senang, Emma pun nggak jadi kehilangan pekerjaan juga, hahahahaha. Menurutku sih buku ini bacaan yang ringan dan seru sama seperti empat buku sebelumnya. Sama-sama tipis juga, hehehe. Dan buku ini cocok juga dibaca akhir tahun karena bernuansa Christmas juga. Baca deh.

  • Mia Adorable
    2019-01-12 06:53

    She's a great witty author, Ms. Carly Phillips. I read this last book of the series first because I couldn't find the first ones. It's a great read and very energetic. You'll love the empowerment she often gives her heroines and Rina's character is no different. Her books are always filled with chemistry so you must read this book as well although i'd suggest you read the 1st in the series first ;0). Rina is a columist and Colin is the head/owner of the newpaper she's currently working for. Both been hurt by marriages come together intendedly for a short-term love affair but it doesn't turn out that way in the end. Rina is witty and compassionate and passionate - everything Colin really intended for her to be and both fall in love ....

  • Kim
    2019-01-21 00:05

    I enjoyed this book very much. It about a Newspaperman Colin Lyons needs to his life out and fast because. He could be letting the woman of his dreams get away who just happens to be a advice columnist at the same newspaper Rina Lowell. Rina is waging a sexual campaign against him that he can't hold off much longer but she is as irresistible to him as her column is to her reader.

  • Tanya
    2018-12-28 23:05

    What a fast and cute read. I have to be honest, though. Since it's been a little while since I read the previous books in this series, it took me a little bit to remember who the characters were. BUT...you can read this book by itself and understand!

  • Linda
    2019-01-10 03:42

    Quick, fun read! Definitely a keeper, as I will most likely read it again!

  • Jane
    2019-01-12 00:59

    an average, light romance. Would be good for a plane ride.

  • Carrie
    2018-12-27 00:44

    I loved watching Colin give Rina a reason to take a chance, and Rina give Colin a reason to stick around. Good chemistry between these two. Very hot!

  • elstaffe
    2019-01-08 07:05

    Meh.

  • Jody
    2019-01-18 01:58

    Romance and humor! Fun, fast read.

  • Jude
    2019-01-21 00:40

    Quick read romance. Happily ever after.

  • Dee
    2019-01-24 04:56

    Cute, funny - an easy read for a rainy day. I enjoyed it and would recommend reading it to anyone who needs a laugh.

  • Mia London
    2019-01-18 04:09

    My thoughts are this was not Phillips's best work. Seemed a bit predictable. Seduce Me is still my favorite from Phillips.

  • *Nan*
    2019-01-25 05:04

    3.5 stars

  • Christine D
    2018-12-29 05:53

    steamy sex scenes but just an ok plot

  • Eli
    2019-01-13 03:04

    Quick read that ends w/a petty, ridiculous, passive-aggressive power play by the heroine that I couldn't get to the end fast enough.

  • Blaire
    2019-01-23 02:49

    ADORABLE!! This story was so fun!

  • Jo Vry
    2019-01-17 23:00

    AWESOME BOOK!!!

  • Lynn
    2019-01-05 23:40

    Perfectly predictable. Some stories are ruined by the predictable- these love stories are made perfect by being exactly what I need them to be.

  • Christine H
    2019-01-04 02:57

    Another fun read from Carly Phillips! I do so love her characters. And it puts me in a great mood for Christmas!Now to get caught up with her recent publications ...

  • Jennifer
    2018-12-29 01:52

    Fun, easy read! Liked the return of Emma!

  • Jen
    2019-01-17 01:03

    Perfect lying on the beach read. And lots of, ahem, sexy stuff.

  • Haylie
    2019-01-24 04:48

    awesome! love this author!!!