Tempered Hearts (#1 Tempered Series) by Pamela S. Thibodeaux, Terri England (Narrator)
Audiobook Published June 10th 2019 by Pamela S Thibodeaux Enterprises LLC
Length: 7 hours 30 minutes
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Series: Tempered, Book 1
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.
About the Book: 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 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.” Sign up to receive Pam’s newsletter and get a FREE short story!
About the Narrator: Terri England is a radio personality, podcast host and book narrator. She is the mother of two daughters and one very stubborn (but smart) Doberman named Jackles. She loves music, both stars (Wars & Trek) and is obsessed with the supernatural. In her own words, Terri is “a geek and proud of it.” Oh, and I love a great book.
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