Series: Thyme Trilogy, Book 1
Release Date: April 17, 2013
Source: Copy provided by author
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.
A story about a hooker conflicted between her two johns. Hmm, did not seem that catchy but as I was given this copy for an honest review I decided to give it an honest effort.
Miranda is more of a high-class call girl than your basic hooker and that made it a little easier to get into. The writing style and ease of the story made it easier for me to continue reading. Miranda was hired for a weekend jaunt with sexy Joe Tench, he is a billionaire with a dark side and connections to the dark side of Australia. But he and Miranda have a wonderful weekend complete with candlelight dinner and it was very sweetly written. Miranda is questioning her future as a call girl and her possible future with him. It was easy to forget her profession and just see her as a regular girl. It was almost easy to accept her job choice.
Then she meets Tom Smythe who buys her time but only wants to talk to her, only wants to be her friend and get to know her. She begins to meet Tom outside of work and they slowly develop a true friendship. She has never really had a male friend before and finds herself falling for him, while still having feelings for the dashing Joe.
Miranda needs to decide if she wants a relationship with the possessive and domineering Joe and if she wants to take a chance on the sweet and unassuming Tom. Then a tragedy befalls one of her fellow workers and everything that she thought she knew is questioned as she starts to put her life in perspective.
This story was very well written, although some parts were kind of easy to guess the majority of the book was certainly a pleasant surprise. The characters were all very nicely fleshed out. The sex scenes were extremely well done and played around with a little bit of bondage and some fancy costume changes. I was very surprised at how much I did enjoy this book and anxiously await the next two installments. I would have to rate this book a 4.5/5. Good job!