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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 fir ...more
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Published (first published December 1st 2000)
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
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 bagga ...more
Maria Chapman
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*** I am reviewing the audio copy of this book. ***
This was a wonderful story!

I was hooked from the very start.
This book wasn’t slow at all. Sparks flew between Tamera and Craig right away.
The teasing and even bickering, added a nice element of humour.

The characters were floored and sometimes there faith wasn’t strong. .
They also had tragedy, joy and Triumph. This made the story realistic. I loved watching the characters grow and learn in faith.
As the story developed, so did the characters.
Gram
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Maria Hooley
Apr 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 charac
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Lillie
I liked the way the characters grew in their faith. The author used formulaic characters—the arrogant, rich rancher and the feisty young woman alone in the world—and added a Christian theme to a traditional romance.
Felicia
3.5 Stars

A clash of personalities and wills before they’re even introduced sets the stage for the spirited relationship between Tamara Collins and Craig Harris.

She’s a young veterinarian trying to move on past tragedy and trauma, and he’s the grandson of the wheelchair-bound rancher who hired Tamara for the summer. Craig’s past is no less traumatic than Tamara’s, and part of the reason for his hard, gruff exterior.

Things don’t get any better after the couple is introduced. Craig is determined to
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Nicole Dunton
Mar 23, 2020 rated it liked it
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 d
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Patty
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
LAWonder10
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Craig was a difficult, intimidating man. With the arrival of Tamara, a veterinarian new to the town, Craig met his match. After an irritating meeting at the local café', both were devastated when they later met at the ranch... This was just the first of many challenge's endured that summer.

This is a delectably dramatic contemporary romance novel. it addresses several moral issues, with accompanying adventures.
The characters are very endearing and well-developed. The book cover and Title depict t
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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
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Danielle Carpenter
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 ot ...more
Peni
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed Craig & Tamara's story very much. The story is very realistic with just a couple exceptions. I liked how the story starts when they first meet and took me through the birth of their first baby.

Being a Christian myself I appreciated all the references to scripture and prayer which are abundant. A few extra kernals of wisdom are also thrown in as well. Craig's trigger temper is concerning throughout as well as some of his threats, I felt were unnecessarily violent or scary. These could b
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Aurélie
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
How the characters act is not realistic. Though the plot in itself is okay, I did not enjoy the continuous sexual tension. Even though nothing is crude, the constant reminder that Craig is aroused is of bad taste. What I liked is the fact that he respected Tamera in a way that made him wait for marriage with patience and love instead of making her change her mind. However, the constant sexual context was just too much.
Ellen White
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
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
Kaye
Sep 02, 2019 rated it liked it
The story was good although a little frustrating in parts. The narrator on audible had a voice that I didn’t like, it sounded fake.
Mindy
Sep 02, 2019 rated it liked it
I listened to the audio version of this book.
I liked the stroy line and the characters. Not to keen on the audio narrator the diffrent voices that she did took me out of the story.
Kameron
Oct 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
(request submitted by author for an honest critique)

I have mixed feelings on this book. At times, I felt connected to Craig and Tamera. Case in point, the snake bite/hallucination scene. I can't see many readers not getting invested in the pain pouring out in those pages. Delusional from the venom, Tamera "sees" her father and begs to join him and her mother in Heaven. Craig's heart was literally ripping in two.

Powerful!!

However, the rest of their love story fell flat for me. I didn't like Ta
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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 and 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." ...more

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