Friday, December 18, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: Engaged in Danger by Barbara Venkataraman

Title: Engaged In Danger
 Author: Barbara Venkataraman
 Series: Book 4 A Jamie Quinn Mystery
 Publisher: Self published
 Format: PDF
 Source: Received for review from author
 Star Rating: 5 out 5
 Reviewed by: Marlene

 Jamie Quinn is in over her head when Nan Glasser wife of notorious lawyer Marvin Glasser wants a divorce and for her to represent her. Even though she tried to pass her along to another lawyer, her and her friend Grace end up taking the case. Along with helping her neighbors, Sandy and Mike find out what happened to Sandy's twin sister Sara and her husband Jamie has her plate full. If that isn't enough to keep her head spinning, her boyfriend Kip has left for for Australia for three months on the eve of her mother's anniversary death, Duke, her go to private eye is in the middle of his own relationship drama and soon her and Grace are at odds.

 While her world personally and professionally spirals downward and out of control she finds her inner strength to keep on moving through it, sometimes with the help of a bottle of wine and her friendemy cat Mr. Paws (Previously known as Mr. Pain in the ass, I think). Through exhaustive research and investigating she soon finds that not everything and everyone is not who they seem to be. As soon as she thinks she is getting the hang of what is going on around her, her and Grace have an attempt made on there lives. Thus, one act causing all pieces to fall into place.

  This is quite the story full of drama that is action packed, with twists, turns and it doesn't stop. It was like reading a maze. I also love the characters, they are very relatable. I identify with Jamie quite a bit, her insecurities, feeling out of place in a career choice that sometimes doesn't suit her anymore, her quirkiness with her friend Grace. She's great.

 Then there is Grace and Duke two good friends that no matter what have her back. I also enjoyed Marvin Glasser, I think he is the perfect example of the male ego. Doing what he wants to get what he wants without consideration of others till someone finally stands up and says enough. Then he's off running trying to do damage control to contain his mess. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story and look forward to the next in the Jamie Quinn series.

FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are honest and our own.

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  1. Engaged in Danger sounds good. Thank you for introducing me to Barbara Venkataraman's books.

  2. I have read a couple of Barbara Venkataraman books and enjoyed them. Thanks for the giveaway, I missed your blog, glad your back.

  3. This is a great series. Just started the first book & really enjoying it so far. Love to have book 4.

  4. I have read all the others and enjoyed them. I would love to read this one too.

  5. I have read all the others and enjoyed them. I would love to read this one too.

  6. I enjoyed the other books in this series. I would love to read this one also. Thank you for the contest!



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