Rancher Craig Harris and veterinarian Tamera Collins clash from the moment they meet. Innocence is pitted against arrogance as tempers rise and passions ignite to form a love as pure as the finest gold, fresh from the crucible and as strong as steel. Thrown together amid tragedy and unsated passion, Tamera and Craig share a strong attraction that neither accepts as the first stages of love. Torn between desire and dislike, they must make peace with their pasts and God in order to open up to the love blossoming between them. It is a love that nothing can destroy when they come to understand that only when hearts are tempered, minds are opened and wills are softened can man discern the will of God for his life.
About the Author
Award-winning author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, "Inspirational with an Edge!" and reviewed as "steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message."
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Tempered Hearts based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This rated at an average read... sorry but I was disappointed! Even though by most of the content you would feel as though you are reading a christian based book... I hate to point out, but it was lacking in christian morals. There were several times the language was an issue for me. Not to mention the fact that the guy ( a jerk of a cowboy) who I guessed claimed to be a christian atleast towards the end.. he makes several statements about "beating" the girl... ?? Not sure what was happening with that. Also he kept trying to sleep with her, sorry but pre-marital sex don't really cut it with my veiws! I understand passion and the natural feelings that arise when you fall in love.... but it felt a little more like lust only, as I read some parts...
What I enjoyed most about this book is the characters, and while I do enjoy reading inspirational novels, this one had a more realistic resonance because of those characters. As the novel starts, readers see the worst sides of both characters, but it's almost like two magnets drawing together, and it's definitely hard to stop reading because you want to know how they get past those flaws and who they will become once they do. I think that's the biggest reason I like to read--to see who the characters will become and hope that by sharing their journey I find myself changed. While I'm probably just as bad about picking up books based on cover art, I wasn't really fond of this cover so I'm glad I gave the blurb a chance. It's definitely a gem worth reading, and I'm looking forward to starting on the next book in the series.