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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.

©2000, 2005, 2012 Pamela S Thibodeaux (P)2019 Pamela S Thibodeaux

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An intense, engaging Inspirational Romance

An exciting, heartwarming story about two damaged people and their journey to finding love and to finding the blessings God has bestowed upon them, in spite of the tragedies they’ve suffered. The characters are relatable and well-drawn, and the setting comes alive. At times funny, other times heart wrenching, Tempered Hearts never fails to entertain. .

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Lovely

I got this story via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. This was a feel-good story that had lots of drama, family loyalty, betrayal, and so much love mixed in. Loved the first scene. That set the story up for a great set of interactions. All of the secondary characters were important to the story and brought it to life. There were some spots when I was not sure how I got from where I was before to where I am now. But they did not detract from the overall story. Sorry that grandpa did not get to see the baby, but he did get to see his grandson married and happy. The narrator was good with each character and you knew who each person was as they spoke. Wonder if Shorty can get a story.

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Cute romantic inspirational story

Tamara is a veterinarian hired to work on the ranch by Craig's grandfather. She is a little spitfire who can hold her own against Craig. Craig is a domineering overpowering rancher, who expects everything done a certain way. Strong attractions evolve between them, but With her strong faith in God, she tries to keep her emotions in check. This Inspirational story talks about belief and finding God. , testing their faith in trying times. Terri England's narration is very good in this story. I received a free narration for an honest review.

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Temper Temper

Tempered Hearts : Pamela S Thibodeaux ***The GoodReads blurb for this book is incorrect!!!*** When fire and fire meet in the form of an arrogant rancher and a hurting lady vet, you can bet sparks will fly. The love-hate-love flipping attitudes get to be a bit much. I don't expect any relationship to be smooth as glass all the time, but these two seem to trip each others triggers and the battle is on. Tamera Collins wants to wait for marriage before sex.Craig Harris thinks his sex life is separate from his spiritual (or lack there of) life. What will happen if these two get together? It was a good quick listen. The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Terri England. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Warm hearted listen

Tamera, a vet is hired to work Craig's ranch for the summer. Not being consulted about this, the somewhat jaded cowboy is not happy and voices his displeasure. These two have a rocky start, but it's not due to lack of attraction. Craig is a difficult personality, but with a nickname of Temper Tantrum, Tamera s not easy either. As time goes by, and their constant faith in God, they do find their way to love. Their relationship has many highs and lows, much like real life which makes this listen a good one. The situations are realistic, from the fear when injured to dealing with grief and love. I enjoyed the interaction with Craig's grandfather with his sage advice and warm personality. It's a feel good listen. Narrated by Terri England, the story comes to life. I truly enjoyed England's performance. It's my first listen of hers, and she has a great pace and a wonderful variety of voices. She easily transitions between characters and I found that she brought out the true personality of each person. A good portrayal and I will be watching for more of her work.

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Edgy Christian Inspirational

This story is edgy and deals with trust and issues of rape. Both of these characters are emotional and need the love of God in their lives. With the help of Craig's grandfather, Tamara learns to trust God again, but Craig rules the ranch. Craig learns that passion isn't what God created him for and he must learn to put his faith in God if he is to have Tamera. Craig and Tamera learn to work together and trust that they will be there for each other as they find that the love they have for each other is greater than the desire. Tamera and Craig learn to temper their hearts to find the will of God. The narrator does an excellent job of dramatization, and the character come alive in this audiobook.

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Great story

I loved this story! And I loved the narrator's accent with each character. Absolutely beautiful.

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Great Potential

First impressions are important. On the way to her new job, she runs into a rude and arrogant man. After telling him off, she finds out that the man is the boss she's heading to see. They are constantly at each other's throat. Somewhere along the way, they find that even though they can't stand each other, they love each other. When they start to get close, Tamara's past gets in the way. I think this is a very cute book. It is very clean and religious. Sex is mentioned, but there are no graphic details of sex. I love horses, and this book is about horses. Tamera is actually a veterinarian. That's why she took the trip to take the job. Craig and Tamera are both strong-willed. I also love Craig's grandfather and his best friend, Scott. They are intense characters that should have played a bigger role in the story. I want to start off by saying that this book does contain a trigger warning. It doesn't go into the graphic details about it. There are so many things I didn't really care about in this story. There were too many gender stereotypes that were thrown in. I also didn't care for the main characters all that much. Craig and Tamera are both very selfish and spoiled. They throw tantrums when they don't get their way. They also get physically aggressive with each other when they are angry. Another red flag. The biggest thing is that Tamera runs away every single time something goes wrong. It's insane. This book was narrated by Terri England. I would love to know where she's from. I'm almost scared to look because I'm afraid to find out that she's not from the south at all. I'm born and raised in Georgia and I don't have a southern accent that authentic. Just saying. Anyways, it made the story really enjoyable to listen to. I would definitely listen to other books that she narrates. I wanted to fall in love with this book. I just really couldn't get into it as much as I wanted to. The main characters could use a lot of work and maturity. I would have also loved to see more of the secondary characters. Especially of the grandfather. I would have loved to have actually seen some of the stories from his point of view. It would have been really interesting. I think the biggest thing I had an issue with was the constant men/women comments. It just got redundant and frustrating.

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A Faith Based Christian Romance, Down on the Ranch

3.5 Stars: This is a Christian Romance where faith is tested, tempers fly and love and romance wins out in the end. The main characters were fun and realistic. We see arrogance, tempers, lust (although it is not followed up on), anger and mistrust when we first meet them. Craig is not happy with the young, attractive veterinarian that his grandfather has hired for the summer. He often treats her like he doesn't think she knows what she is doing. What we find out is that Tamera has a lot of baggage. For a 24 year old young woman, she has been through way too much in her life. She also has misconceptions about men, particularly Craig and that sets her off. We find out that her father nicknamed her Temper Tantrum, or Temper for short and it is obvious she earned that name. I love the Craig's Grandfather's character. He was the calming influence in the story. He also had a good sense of humour and lightened things up. The animals also added much to this story. The horses were special to the characters and I enjoyed seeing them as an integral part of their lives. The thing I didn't like was that the story itself was pretty formulaic. The sweet, attractive young veterinarian comes to town to escape her past. She meets the antagonistic, hornery cowboy who wants her gone, yet he is also immediately attracted to her. They have a few explosive and emotional episodes, then realize they can't live without one another. The faith aspect was also very much a part of this book, which I didn't mind, but if you are not a lover of Christian fiction, this might put you off this book. Overall, it is a sweet, romance about new beginnings, forgiveness, faith and trusting God and each other. I listened to the audiobook narrated by Terri England. She did a nice job with this story. Her voices were okay and it was very easy to identify who was speaking. I liked her expression, but thought the pacing was a bit slow. I listened to it at 1.25 speed and that took care of the pacing issues for me. I received a copy of this book through Audiobookworms upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.

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Good Characters Added To Story

Tamara and Craig sparks fly, with their bickering, attraction there also. A good love story and good characters, made this an enjoyable story. Add the narration which was good. Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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Great 'inspirational' romance

A heartwarming story, in a beautiful western setting, where the main characters at first misunderstand each other and sparks fly. When they learn they have more in common than they have differences, their romance really takes off. As a horse lover, I like the fact that the horses are important 'characters' in the story, and I also liked the fact the Christian message is an important part of the story, but it is never 'preachy'. I also thought the narration was well done and easy to listen to. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good 'clean' romance.