Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Review: Engaged in Danger by Barbara Venkataraman

Cozy Mystery, #4 A Jamie Quinn Mystery Series


Barbara Venkataraman

Release Date:
September 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads...

Finally, life is good for reluctant family law attorney, Jamie Quinn--her father may get his visa soon, her boyfriend is the bomb, and her law practice is growing like crazy--but when she agrees to take on a high-profile divorce case, everything falls apart. What looked like an opportunity to work with her friend Grace and make some serious bucks has turned into a deadly game, one that could destroy their friendship and tear their town apart. Why couldn't Jamie just leave well enough alone?

My Review

Family attorney, Jamie Quinn, has quite a bit going on in her life at the moment. She’s trying to help her father get his visa, her boyfriend accepted a job in Australia and she reluctantly agrees to accept a high-profile divorce case. Her best friend Grace, another attorney, is all set to work with Jamie on this one, but their friendship hits a snag and they are barely speaking to each other. Suddenly Jamie’s life and her career is on the line and the one person she wants to be with is thousands of miles away.

Jamie pulls it together and does some investigating on her own. She quickly discovers the divorce case is much more dangerous than she thought, but she has no intention of backing off.

I’ve listened to the previous books in this series on audio, but this time I read it on my e-reader. I enjoyed the audio versions, but I was even more caught up in reading the words, although I kept hearing the narrator's voice in my head as I read. The narrator always does such a magnificent job of becoming the characters.

Reading the book is a different experience which I enjoyed even more. Jamie is a strong character and she’s surrounded by strong characters. One of my favorites is P.I. Duke Broussard. He’s funny, colorful and proves to be more than a colleague but a good friend as well.

It’s a fast-paced story. I wasn’t too surprised by the outcome, but I was tossing around a couple of different suspects. Overall, a solid entry in the Jamie Quinn story and I’m hoping this series continues. Definitely my favorite in the series so far.

For reading challenges:

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2016
Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge 2016
Cruisin thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2016

FTC Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.


Now it's time for a giveaway.   Thanks to the author, I can giveaway the first three Jamie Quinn mysteries to one lucky winner.  The winner will have a choice of either the audio version through Audible or an e-book version (mobi, PDF or gifted through Amazon.com only).

Just a few simple rules...

1) You must fill out the rafflecopter form below.

2) Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old

3) Open to all!

4) For one extra entry: Tweet about this giveaway.

5) For one extra entry: Leave a comment for the author.

6) For one extra entry:  Follow this blog...old followers, too!  Just let us know how you follow and under what name.

7) For one extra entry: Follow me on Twitter.

8) For one extra entry: Follow or friend me on Goodreads

No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited.

The giveaway begins on February 9th (midnight est) and ends on February 16th (midnight est).

The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. The winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner here on my blog.

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Love reading Barbara's book.
    Carol Smith

  2. I really enjoyed a series of essays by this author and this series has been on radar. It sounds really good!

  3. This series is on my TBR list. Thank you for the chance to win.

  4. This sounds really interesting - another series to add to the TBR!

  5. Thank you for the giveaway! This series is on my wish list on Amazon.

  6. Interesting! I love the cover!

  7. Thanks for the Giveaway. Another author for my TBR list

  8. Thanks for the Giveaway. Another author for my TBR list

  9. Sounds like a good series. Will have to add it to my TBR pile. Thanks!!


Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog! I always love reading comments and getting to know my readers!

After some careful consideration, I've decided to become an award-free blog. Although I appreciate and am honored by each and every award I've received, your comments and friendship are enough award for me. Thank you all so much for your thoughtfulness.

Due to way too many spam comments, I disabled the Anonymous User comments. We'll see if this works, otherwise I'll have to go back to word verification.