Tuesday 31 December 2013

Review - Making Thyme by TJ Hamilton



She may have left prostitution, but can Mia face the demons of her past? Now working for a different kind of Agency, with a new set of rules and a new life. There is so much to learn in so little time. The world of espionage is not too far from the secret life of prostitution that shes trying to leave behind. Can she withstand the mental and physical training thats involved in becoming a secret agent?

Agent Nick Davis is Mias mentor. Hes also all that she desires. He is everything she ever wanted in a man and he is the one person who understands and accepts her. She may have known him before but the more she learns about him now, the more she loves. Their love may grow stronger by the day but is it strong enough to survive her return to Tench?

Her quest to find the truth about her friend may continue to lead her further into the dark life of crime boss Joe Tench. While at the same time, his obsession for her is developing into something sinister. Can she discover what evil he is orchestrating in time before he discovers the truth about her?

In Buying Thyme we read as prostitute Miranda struggled with her feelings for bad guy ~ very bad guy ~ Joe Tench, and all round good guy Tom Smythe.

At the end we found out that neither guy was who she thought they were.  Joe was worse than she thought, and Joe was really Agent Nick Davis of an agency that works outside the government.

Nick has tracked Miranda, or Mia, her real name she is now going by, down and she is now part of his agency, and she is tasked to help bring down Joe Tench.

Mia and Nick's romance is travelling along well - maybe going too easy?  But I just love these two together.  They did not have an orthodox start to things, but neither of them are exactly orthodox people in normal careers, which I felt helped them come together.

I do love that even thought Nick has all his alpha hotness, Mia does not fade into the shadows.  She is such a strong, strong woman that if she was anything less it would take away from her and the story.  They complement each other so well together, but we see growth from each of them while they are apart too.

Just when things were travelling along and things with the take down were starting to come together - BAM!!! Ms Hamilton threw real doozie at us!

Seriously, I was left thinking
I could not believe what I had just read!  I did message Ms Hamilton after finishing and told her "thanks for the mind f&%k"!

I love that this series is set in my home town of Sydney, and can picture the places she is talking about, showing the wonder and beauty of Sydney, as well as the seedy underbelly.
Even with the ending of Making Thyme and the cliffhanger, I am really looking forward to sinking my teeth into Keeping Thyme.  I am very curious as to how this trilogy will end!
Well played Ms Hamilton, well played.