Tempered Hearts (Volume 1) 3rd Edition
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Maybe this book just wasn't for me. Many others seemed to enjoy it. For. 99, it was a way to waste a couple of hours. If this is the type of story you are looking for try "Deep in the Heart" by Staci Stallings or "The Accidental Bride" and "A Cowboy's Touch" by Denise Hunter. While they aren't quite as sensual, the writing is much better. As my Mom used to say, there is a reason some things cost more.
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 run Tamara off until he witnesses her superior vet skills firsthand.
Tempered Hearts is well-written Christian Fiction and I applaud it for taking on the daunting subject of premarital sex. The story doesn’t shy away from difficult scenes, and they’re handled well. However, there were too many of them for me. How many times must one touch fire to know it’s hot?
The story worked best when this couple was talking, open and honest, without name-calling and attitudes. I got to see two people who cared for each other struggle with their own internal demons while each tried to get understanding from the other. And I cared.
But while I cared about those moments and their Christian journey, they were not my favorite people as individuals.
With her constant fits of attitude and name-calling, Tamara seemed more like a spoiled teenager than an accomplished medical professional. Craig’s irritable, grumpy chauvinist behavior was equally annoying. Their whole battle-of-the-sexes routine seemed over the top and outdated. Add the times she slapped him and he threatened to beat her, and I was eye-rolling myself into a migraine.
As a talented veterinarian trained in the care and breeding of animals, especially horses, Tamara’s naiveté about her own body and sexuality wasn’t realistic as her innocence was commented on often.
However, what kept dragging me out of the story was the constant references to Tamara’s looks. I don’t think there was a character in the story who didn’t say how beautiful she was… several times. They also spoke of her strong character and heart, but those comments were always prefaced with awe-struck statements of her outward appearance. It tainted the story with a shallowness I didn’t expect.
I did not dislike Tempered Hearts. I enjoyed the story and the realistic struggle of the Christian journey, but for me, the central characters transformed too quickly, shedding their flaws to come to understanding and a rushed ending.
(I volunteered to review this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. Opinions are my own.)
: 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.
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 be seen as triggers for some.
I recieved a free Audible copy of this story in exchange for a honest review.
Disclaimer: I received a promotional review copy of this audiobook.