The New York Times Bestseller! 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. Now 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. Yet Amity Doncaster barely escapes with her life after she is trapped in a carriage with the killer known in the press as the Bridegroom. 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 as they join forces and prepare to confront an unbalanced criminal in the heart of the city they love, they must also face feelings that neither can run from...
Praise for Otherwise Engaged "Quick...has outdone herself with the nineteenth-century protagonist of Otherwise Engaged.... A plot that sustains the suspense in a novel that never loses its sense of humor."- The Seattle Times "Stellar plotting, exquisite dialogue, and impeccable characterization."- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Plenty of humor, sassiness, romance, and mystery."-Heroes and Heartbreakers "Neatly complemented by equal measures of smoldering chemistry and lively banter, the action-packed plot is served up with plenty of dramatic flair and just the right dash of dry wit, making this a first-rate addition to Quick's canon of classic historical romances."- Booklist (starred review) "Clever main characters, complex plot and passionate connections...a fun, quick read."-Novel Reaction "Fans of the author in all her incarnations (Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle, Jayne Ann Krentz) will really enjoy this addition to her work."-Examiner.com
Amanda Quick ist das Pseudonym der erfolgreichen, vielfach preisgekrönten Autorin Jayne Ann Krentz.