Otherwise Engaged

Otherwise Engaged Miss Amity Doncaster world traveler is accustomed to adventure and risk Benedict Stanbridge a man of science and a spy for the Crown has faced danger in the darker corners of foreign lands But the

Miss Amity Doncaster, world traveler, is accustomed to adventure and risk Benedict Stanbridge, a man of science and a spy for the Crown, has faced danger in the darker corners of foreign lands But they are about to face a threat that is shockingly close to home .One does not expect to be kidnapped on a London street in broad daylight But Amity Doncaster barely escapMiss Amity Doncaster, world traveler, is accustomed to adventure and risk Benedict Stanbridge, a man of science and a spy for the Crown, has faced danger in the darker corners of foreign lands But they are about to face a threat that is shockingly close to home .One does not expect to be kidnapped on a London street in broad daylight But Amity Doncaster barely escapes with her life after she is trapped in a carriage with a blade wielding man in a black silk mask who whispers the most vile taunts and threats into her ear Her quick thinking, and her secret weapon, save her for now.But the monster known in the press as the Bridegroom, who has left a trail of female victims in his wake, has survived the wounds she inflicts and will soon be on his feet again He is unwholesomely obsessed by her scandalous connection to Benedict Stanbridge gossip about their hours alone in a ship s stateroom seems to have crossed the Atlantic faster than any sailing vessel could Benedict refuses to let this resourceful, daring woman suffer for her romantic link to him as tenuous as it may be.For a man and woman so skilled at disappearing, so at home in the exotic reaches of the globe, escape is always an option But each intends to end the Bridegroom s reign of terror in London, and will join forces to do so And as they prepare to confront an unbalanced criminal in the heart of the city they love, they must also face feelings that ne

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Otherwise Engaged

About Author

  1. Pseudonym of Jayne Ann KrentzThe author of over 40 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic suspense, often with a psychic and paranormal twist, in three different worlds Contemporary as Jayne Ann Krentz , historical as Amanda Quick and futuristic as Jayne Castle There are over 30 million copies of her books in print She earned a B.A in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries.Ms Krentz is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington Pseudonym s Jayne Ann KrentzJayne CastleStephanie JamesJayne BentleyJayne TaylorAmanda Glass


Otherwise Engaged Comment

  1. Unlike the author s long winded style, I can sum up what is wrong with this book in two words Endless repetition It could have been cut down significantly for greater readability Saying As I said , or as I mentioned before doesn t give a character license to repeat things For example, often characters would mention, over and over again how very well connected with the Polite world they or their families were In every single chapter In the midst of the book s generally very awkward stilted conver [...]

  2. 3.5Porque hasta el ltimo momento no he desmenuzado todo el qu de la historia Amanda quick repite esquema, un esquema que funciona, asi que supongo que para qu cambiarlo.Protagonistas que se encuentran, ella moderna e independiente l suele ser un hombre al que le gusta la ciencia y con una opini n moderna sobre las mujeres, a la que tratar como una igual.Un misterio que resolver y ya tenemos la trama.Amanda en esta novela juega con m s de un frente abierto, al final todo queda bien atado y cohere [...]

  3. I listened to this on audio, and I enjoyed it I didn t get quite as into this as other reads by this author on audio I felt that the romance wasn t as well developed It seemed almost arbitrary, whereas the mystery was much stronger The Bridegroom storyline was dark and twisted, and well thought out The Bridegroom was one creepy piece of work One thing I really liked was that Benedict felt awkward about himself as a romantic prospect He felt that he might be too boring for a woman to want to be m [...]

  4. The first thing to know about this book is that despite how many lists have it as part of the Lantern Street series, this is a standalone with absolutely no paranormal element And it was nice to go back a traditional historical story.Amity Doncaster is a globe trotting adventuress who is writing a lady s travel book and has learned a variety of useful skills During her time on one island she finds a man shot in an alley He asks her a favor of getting a letter to his Uncle in London While she do [...]

  5. 3.5 Stars I think that you are the kind of woman who is able to cope with unforeseen circumstances This is my first Amanda Quick novel but it probably will not be my last I liked the writing style and the blend of the romance and mystery enough of both but not too much of either My normal issue with some Historical Romance Fiction is that most of the angst is in the non communication of feeling due to the stringent speak and properness of the culture of the time It becomes incredibly frustrating [...]

  6. Hac a mucho tiempo que no le a nada de Amanda y me he reencontrado con una gran autora El libro se lee muy bien , es gil , r pida y la historia consigue atraparte sin problema y con ganas de seguir leyendoMe ha encantado que no solo sea una novela rom ntica m s si no que haya misterio, asesinatos , esp as y acci n Qu ellas sean fuertes y resolutivas y que ellos tengan puntos d biles y los muestren Es una lectura que merece la pena

  7. it pains me to say this because Amanda Quick is one of my favourite authors but everything about this book is just so lukewarm

  8. Thoroughly enjoyable Good story line with enough mystery and romance to keep me reading The heroine, Amity, is a very modern free thinking woman in London She also travels the world and is writing a book for globetrotting women While on a Caribbean island she comes upon a man who has been shot and ends up stitching him up and saving his life.They travel by ship to New York, then he continues on to California while she returns to London.When they are reunited a few weeks later, they are thrown in [...]

  9. I ve given this a B at AAR, so 4 stars.For some reason, although I ve listened to a number of Amanda Quick s books in audio format, I ve never actually read one, so I decided to rectify that situation by reading the author s latest release Otherwise Engaged is an enjoyable romantic mystery which displays many of Ms Quick s hallmarks an adventurous and independently minded heroine, a highly intelligent, slightly quirky hero, romance, danger, and an intriguing mystery.Miss Amity Doncaster is a rat [...]

  10. Amanda Quick Jayne Ann Krentz scores again with this entertaining romantic suspense novel set in Victorian era London The first scenes are set in the Caribbean, where Amity Doncaster stumbles across a gentleman in an alley, bleeding from a gunshot wound A doctor s daughter, Amity quickly staunches the wound, summons help, and proceeds to nurse her patient back to health as they sail for New York.Cut to London, to which Amity has returned after several years away A soon to be published author of [...]

  11. Otherwise Engaged4 StarsWhen Amity Doncaster saves the life of Benedict Stanbridge, she unwittingly becomes the target of a deranged serial killer known only as The Bridegroom Narrowly escaping the madman s clutches, Amity must join forces with Benedict to stop the killer s reign of terror before he strikes closer to homeAnyone expecting something innovative and original from JAK is bound to be disappointed as Otherwise Engaged follows the same formula as the majority of her historical romances [...]

  12. DNF page 177I feel bad not finishing this book but when I realized I was only only reading this to finish it, that I wasn t enjoying myself at all, I knew I had to stop Otherwise Engaged is a predictable novel, if you ve read JAK before then you already read this book Even the characters are typical JAK, nothing new there Usually that doesn t bother me, but this time it felt like there was too much going on There was a russian spy, a serial killer, a american investigator, an abused spouse, etc [...]

  13. When I saw this on the bookstore shelf, I got excited I usually favor stories that date prior to the Georgian era, since books from the later periods are, IMO, over represented in historical romance.Seriously But I have a weakness for Victorian Edwardian romantic thrillers Otherwise Engaged pits intrepid travel writer Amity Doncaster and amateur spy Benedict Stanbridge against deadly Russian spies, AND a serial killer known as the Bridegroom Toss in a pool of excellent suspects, add in some gene [...]

  14. It is nice to read a non paranormal romance from Quick for a change It has all her standard characteristics original and independent h with limited family and a unusual and steady H that like each other from first meeting.What I enjoyed Amity could really take care of herself I really want her fan Benedict view spoiler wasn t a full time spy, just a one time favor hide spoiler Wasn t insta love as Amity and Benedict had plenty of time to get to know each other during the voyage Inspector Logan w [...]

  15. Bieeeeeeennnn dando saltitos de alegr a Por fin una novela nueva de Amanda Quick de ambientaci n hist rica sin un solo elemento paranormal DD Por lo dem s, los protagonistas no es que tuvieran mucho feeling pero me sigue gustando que no sean los t picos personajes de clase alta sin nada que hacer Y sobre todo me encanta que sus personajes femeninos sean mujeres independientes y modernas, feministas un ejemplo claro el hecho de militar en una Sociedad que defiende un uso racional de la vestimenta [...]

  16. Story reminds me a little bit of Tess Gerritsen and her The Surgeon because of murderer s creepy madness I like Otherwise Engaged than Quick s another paranormal series and her female and male characters are strong, independent and intelligent I absolutely approve that.

  17. First of all, the beginning chapters probably the first six or seven were absolutely the most disjointed, jumbled, abrupt chapters of any book I ve ever read Each chapter held a different scene with no lead in, no introduction, no segue, nothing One chapter, our dear heroine was on an island The next, on a boat The next, in London I found it a bit confusing, to the point where I kept checking the page numbers because I thought there were missing pages Then there were the characters We ve seen AL [...]

  18. As a fan of Ms Quick s books no matter what name she is writing under I knew what I was getting into when I read her latest book Otherwise Engaged A lovely romance mystery set in the Victorian times in England and one I would enjoy no matter what I was right and am so happy I read it Amity Doncaster is a unique woman for her time She is a world traveler and on one of her journeys she comes across a man who has been shot and needs help Since she has had a little medical training due to her father [...]

  19. Time Vaguely the middle of the 19th century.Place A Caribbean island London.Characters Amity is a world traveler, self reliant and unflappable Benedict is an engineer aka part time spy, grumpy but stalwart Nothing new here Every character the leads and the secondary characters are average and predictable, two dimensional.Plot Amity meets Benedict during her travels He is wounded, and she saves his life Later in London, they thwart a spy plot and find a crazy serial killer who murders young women [...]

  20. Amanda Quick s books are always a good read She give you a great mystery, and her heroine is always a strong independent although quirky woman who draws the attention of a man of means, who is handsome and domineering He always thinks that he is going to be able to keep his head with this quick witted female who knows her own mined.The danger and intrigue in this book takes us around the world, from a Island in the Caribbean, to New York, California and ultimately to London, where the mystery of [...]

  21. This started out pretty well, then rather stalled out for a bit Not quite 4 stars I did like the characters, and they could certainly come back in further adventures.

  22. I ve been looking forward to reading a non paranormal book by Amanda Quick for a while now, and Otherwise Engaged is a good one It starts out with our heroine, Amity Doncaster, saving the life of the hero, Benedict Stanbridge, in an alley on a tropical island The intrigue starts immediately when he asks her to deliver a letter to his uncle in London as he is dying But Amity is not a timid miss, her father was a doctor and he thought her a few things She patches up his knife wound, and takes care [...]

  23. Posted on Les Romantiques Le forum du siteReviewed by FabiolaReview Copy from the PublisherOtherwise engaged is a stand alone, the first one from the author since several years The book is not connected to the Arcane Society and doesn t contain psychic nor paranormal elements What I love with Amanda Quick Her colorful characters with unusual names in this book, the heroine s name is Amity , her fluent and lively style that always makes me read her books in one go, her humour especially during od [...]

  24. Not one of Amanda Quick s best I think It s an entertaining read but the general storyline and characters don t have much in the way of staying power The characters don t seem as well developed as in some of her older titles I liked the mystery aspect of it, however, I did not feel the passion I have come to expect from Quick s romance novels The story and characters are already starting to fade from my mind making room for interesting stories There s nothing revolutionary here, but it delivers [...]

  25. This book was a hot mess The plot was so convoluted it made my head spin At first I was amused by the fast paced drama, but as the book wore on and the plot kept twisting and developing it became clear that there was no way the action would all be resolved in a manner that would be even remotely logical.However, there were a few things I enjoyed and I wished I had tracked during my reading Below are a few things you might want to tally if you do venture forth into reading this story 1 Skirt gath [...]

  26. Una novela al m s puro estilo de la autora Si eres adicta a Amanda Quick, no te la puedes perder Si no, es una historia de refresco , para leer en pocos d as, y pasar buenos ratos Dos puntos fuertes de la historia, en mi opini n, son uno, lo bien que encajan las personalidades de la pareja protagonista y dos, la ficci n creada a partir de una realidad que desconoc a y que es la investigaci n sobre la energ a solar en el siglo XIX Me ha resultado muy interesante Tambi n me ha gustado la relaci n [...]

  27. hhhmmm, well the story line was fun and fast paced I like both principal characters along with most of the secondary s I was excited by the prospect of the 2 mysteries contained in the book, but wasn t too pleased when they came together The concept was good though the execution not so much It really could have been that I listened rather than read the book, but it seemed to straggle along a bit towards disc 7 and I found that the sentence structure was a bit rough too many he said to end a sent [...]

  28. In my opinion, books by Amanda Quick differ a lot in quality Otherwise Engaged is one of the better ones It is also a welcome change after a series of her paranormal historical romances, although they are really good The strongest point of the novel are the characters Both Benedict and Amity are likeable, they are also interesting set as a couple The relationship between them is described in a way that the reader is able to believe in feelings between them, despite the fact that we are dealing w [...]

  29. I enjoyed it, but I get sick of the villains being mad alright, just insane then No paranormal elements in this one, but that s ok But with so many books under her belt Ms Krentz does bring back some well worn themes.Insanity h is a lady adventuress through necessity ie compromised in her naive youth by the guy who ends up being the baddest bad guy spectacular jewellery which is the obsession of the ex of the H H is a scientist and unintentionally scares off women with his Lab, though at least h [...]

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