Ready for a cover reveal? Today we’ve got a great one for you. Amanda Quick, aka Jayne Ann Krentz, is retuning to historical romantic suspense, and we couldn’t be more excited! Otherwise Engaged publishes April 22, but we’ve got the back cover copy to parse in the meantime. Let’s check it out:

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 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 they 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 neither of them can run away from…

Sounds good, right? Let’s take a look at the cover…

Gorgeous! We love the fancy brocade on the wedding dress, and the little details, the fan! The necklace! With a villain like the Bridegroom, we can only imagine what it means that there’s a bride on the cover.

Amanda/Jayne was equally thrilled, telling us, “I'm so excited about Otherwise Engaged and absolutely thrilled that the cover is being premiered here at RT. The venue couldn't be more perfect because this book is very special to me and so is RT.  Otherwise Engaged marks my return to straight-up romantic-suspense — no paranormal involved. If you know me, you know this is my favorite kind of story. I hope you enjoy it.

We’ve marked our calendars for the April 22 release of Otherwise Engaged, have you? In the meantime, why not check out more scandalous love stories on our Everything Romance page? 

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