Saturday 14 June 2014

✪ Blog Tour ✪ Keeping Thyme (Thyme Trilogy #3) ✪ TJ Hamilton ✪


Miranda is back and shes back with a vengeance. Her sight is set and her target is Tench. Too many people in her life have fallen at the hands of the man who has a strange obsession for with her. Could Miranda be his next victim?

She knows how her friend Sally died, but she still doesnt know why. Could this information be the key to unlock everything the Agency needs to put Tench away forever? Or is an unlikely ally and a piece of her past the answer to it all?

Her heart may be torn with grief, but her head is filled with a burning reprisal. Could Tenchs unhealthy desire for Miranda be her best weapon against him or will she push him too far?

ARC received from author for an honest review

Oh.... my.... god!!!  After the mindf&*k that was the end of Making Thyme, I have been impatiently waiting for the final installment in the Thyme Trilogy, Keeping Thyme.  Maybe nagging her a little for this book too lol.

You will need to have read Buying Thyme and Making Thyme first, these cannot be read as standalone books.

And it was well worth every second of the wait!

Starting just hours after Making Thyme ends, Mia is dealing with the aftermath of what happened (I don't want to say as it will ruin it if you haven't read the whole series) and while she tries to come to grips with things, she is dragged right back into the thick of things.

Ms Hamilton, what a tangled web is weaved with Keeping Thyme!  Mia is back in her Miranda persona to take on Tench and his henchmen.  She was like Jasinta Bourne!  There were so many things going on with Mia, Tench and all the main characters of the series.  It was fast paced and action packed.

I loved that we got to delve at bit into Mia's past in this book (if you have read You Can Call Me Miranda you will have an idea of it, but there were some other things that took my by surprise).  Her emotions jumped off the page, the sadness, the fear, the hatred.  She is such a conundrum - so strong and smart, but with such terrible self esteem issues at times.

I did enjoy the little insight into Tenc.  Through the series he has been a character I loved to hate to love.  There are two sides to his character and it is hard to pin down which is the real man.

But what I really loved?  There is something that happens that was what I really hoped would happen - I know, very vague but I can't say what it is without spoiling things.

I have loved this series from the minute Ms Hamilton asked me to read book one, Buying Thyme, and now this is me that the series has ended:

I can't wait to see what Ms Hamilton has in store for us next!!

1. My husband is a model. He was the face of Tiffany & Co for years ... and is at the same modelling agency as David Gandy! True Story!

2. I worked as a cop in the roughest part of Sydney, so I was trained in Riot Control.

3. I also worked in intelligence and surveillance for the police. We targeted organised crime.

4. I met my husband on a beach when I was sun baking. He came back with a box lined with a bag, filled with ice & corona's & won my heart instantly. We married 6 months later.

5. Give me a dead body any day, but if I see an animal dying, I go to water!

TJ Hamilton is a former New South Wales Police Officer who worked in various areas of policing around inner city Sydney. She also holds a degree in Criminology through Griffith University. Her love of crime and mystery started at an early age after she read her first Agatha Christie novel at the age of nine. Her fascination with the darker side of life came from living with a high-class escort when she first moved to Sydney in her early twenties. She developed a close understanding of these ladies of the night over the years and loved the stories they told, most of whom she has still remained friends with to this day. TJ writes about her first love, the city of Sydney, and the wonderful places around this fabulous location. Her attachment to fashion is also present within her stories, thanks to her handsome Husband and his successful international modelling career. Writing came after leaving the Police Force when she was pregnant with her daughter, she sat down one day and started typing and has not stopped since. Nowadays TJ lives a quiet life in the tropics as a devoted mother and wife who loves her kitty-cats, far from the gun-slinging and criminal-catching days of the past. The action packed life she may have once had is now relived through her sexy fictional stories of mystery and intrigue.