Buying Thyme by T.J. Hamilton

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Miranda is a high-class escort at the most prestigious escort agency in Sydney, Australia. Her Madam, Miss Stephanie commands the highest standard from her working girls and has taught Miranda the very best in the art of seducing men. Although it was never the life Miranda imagined for herself, she makes more than a decent living from it and always seems to be in demand from the Agency’s top clients. 

American-born Joe Tench is one of Sydney’s most prominent businessman, owning the majority of the nightlife in Sydney, and across the country, but there is a dark side to Joe Tench. He is a regular client of Miranda’s, he is also demanding, dominating and hard to handle. Miranda finds herself falling for Joe Tench’s unfamiliar, yet enticing charm. Until she meets Tom Smythe, heir to a wealthy mining company and amongst the top ten wealthiest families in Australia. The two develop a strong friendship after a chance meeting. 

Miranda is caught between her feelings for these two very different men until a personal tragedy sees Miranda embark on a journey of discovery… and into a world she finds difficult to escape from.

 

~Amanda’s 4 Star Thoughts~

During the first half of this book, I kept telling myself the sex was HOT so just keep reading because I felt it was building to something but very slowly.  Then I got a little over 1/2 way thru and the story really started to pick up and by the end I knew I absolutely HAD to read the next book! 

This is the story of Miranda!  She works as a high class escort, but throughout the story you are constantly reminded that she is really just a normal girl trying to make a living. “Here we go again Miranda… it’s show time!”  I especially loved her life outside of the agency, and her friend Charlie is hilarious.  Some of the comments he made had me dying laughing!  But this story is about Miranda and her life.  She has many regular clients and one of them is Joe Tench.  I felt like he was a complete mystery.  Every time I thought I had him figured out, he would go and change my mind.  One minute he is sweet and caring man, and the next he is dominant and demanding (and not in an attractive way)!

“When I find a woman as rare as this diamond, it will be hers.  You can quote me on that.”

But Miranda finds herself confused and starts to develop feelings for him.  Then she meets Tom, who is a complete gentleman throughout the entire book.  He is so easy going, and caring but Miranda just can’t seem to find a balance between “work” and real life!  She struggles with her feelings that develop for 2 very different me… a personal tragedy… and the discovery that she is stuck in a world that is difficult to escape from.

I really struggled through most of this book but by the end I was left wanting more.  The sex scenes are H-O-T (fanning myself), her relationships and struggles are genuine, and for that reason I had to give this book 4 stars!   I hope that the end of this book proves the start of an amazing second book, and look forward to reading it!