The Wild Mountain Thyme Book Cover The Wild Mountain Thyme
Kathryn Scarborough
Paranormal, Urban, Romance, Suspense
The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
January 31, 2018
320

There’s a serial killer murdering Irish-American tourists all over Ireland. Jim O’Flannery of the Boston Globe and Megan Kennedy of the Irish Times, are teamed up to report on the killings. They want to work together, but also to stay clear of each other emotionally; there was A LOT of trouble with the opposite sex in the past. But, Jim’s guardian angel appears, as a leprechaun, to pester and cajole Jim into getting involved with Megan. Jim can see Seamus, Megan can’t.

Jim and Megan trail the murderer to the west coast of Ireland, piecing together his motivation and where he may strike next.

An attempt is made on their lives, and only Jim’s quick wits saves the two. Megan disappears. Has the killer kidnapped her? Can Jim, with Seamus’s help, save her from mortal danger?

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Reviewed by Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

Seamus has been a second class angel for two hundred years and he finally has his chance to get his wings. His assignment is to help James O’Flannery, a very very distant nephew to find love and renew his faith. After James’ girlfriend was caught having sex in their home he swore off women and now it is up to Seamus to unite him with the woman meant for him in spite of the fact that she lives in Dublin, Ireland.

James is a reporter for the Boston Globe and Irish-American men are being killed and James is given the assignment, of course he was given the assignment that would bring him to Dublin and Megan Kennedy the one woman meant for him. It didn’t hurt that his editor was getting messages in his ear by none other than Seamus. When Seamus introduced himself to James as his guardian angel James did not believe in him so Seamus decided to present himself as a leprechaun hoping that James would be believe in that.

Megan Kennedy has been assigned to help James and she is not happy about being his babysitter and chauffeur but she will do what is expected of her. Together they will be writing about the serial killer and it will appear in both the Irish Times and the Boston Globe. Like James, Megan also was hurt by a man she fell for. Richard was everything she thought she wanted until he showed his true colors now like James she is giving up on love, men and marriage.

Drawn together by a killer both James and Megan who have sworn off the opposite sex seem to have great difficulty keeping their attraction for each other from showing. Seamus has his job cut out for him and while James learns to believe him although not sure if he is Heaven or Hell sent his constant talking about a leprechaun makes Megan wonder if he is playing with a full deck.

Fighting their attraction they are drawn together trying to find clues as to who the killer is and when it appears that the killer is aware of what they are doing and that they may be getting close their lives are in danger.

James and Megan were wonderful characters and the murder mystery and suspense kept me glued to the book but the star in my eyes was Seamus. A tiny leprechaun/angel far removed from the twenty-first century made me laugh on more than one occasion. His job is to unite James and Megan but when James finally makes a move he is stopped by a shouting leprechaun saying “no patty fingers” till marriage only the higher ups can convince Seamus that things are quite different then when he grew up and much more liberal.

Loved this book and highly recommend it.