Friday, February 11, 2011

Book Spotlight: Tempered Hearts by Pamela S. Thibodeaux

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.

Read an excerpt!

Tamera trembled as his fingers brushed over the exposed skin of her shoulders and across the top edge of the blanket. Her flesh burned where his touch lingered. She heard his sharp intake of breath, trembled with an answering shiver and kept her gaze lowered for fear of the need glowing in his eyes, afraid of the hunger that reached into her soul in ways she didn't understand. Gently, very gently and slowly, his finger traveled from the top of the blanket to lift her chin. When it became obvious he was waiting for her to look at him, she raised her wary gaze to his.

"Why are you here?" he whispered, his voice so thick, breathing so sharp and painful, he could barely get the words past his raw throat…….

….Though confident about her knowledge and skill with the horses, Tamera found herself painfully shy and naive when it came to him. Especially the way he watched her, his gray eyes glistening with undisguised hunger. So she concentrated on the filly in her arms until the flush of excitement turned into heated embarrassment and she found herself aching in ways she never knew existed. And thus began her duties at the Rockin' H ranch.

Read the reviews!

"Tempered Hearts is well written and a pleasant surprise from the normal contemporary romances of sex and mayhem. I like that Miss Thibodeaux makes her point on premarital sex and faith, without shoving it down the readers throat. She doesn’t ignore the characters’ sexual feelings, they are there, in titillating ways, without consummating. The author explores them with detail, depth and innocence, without losing the story line. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a good book, with faith and a lot of zip. I would especially recommend Tempered Hearts to those teen readers on the verge of becoming adults."

--K.L Frizzell for Simply E-Books

"Pamela's inspirational romance "with an edge" is a lovely, fast-paced read that satisfies on many levels. Two talented, headstrong people, repeatedly clash and resist the growing attraction between them. Worldly, rancher Craig and innocent, resident vet, Tamara can't resist the explosive chemistry between them for long. When Tamara is critically injured, Craig's protective nature and deep love for Tamara surface. But she has been emotionally damaged in the past and Craig's intense assault of her senses with one passionate kiss has Tamara fleeing the ranch to return home and face the past on her own. This is a deeply moving story of loss, reconciliation, healing and the immense God-given gift of love. Pamela writes sensual romance that is at the same time, sweet and tasteful. I highly recommend this novel to general romance readers and inspirational romance readers alike. Beautifully written."

--K.M. Daughters, author of Jewel of the Adriatic and Rose of the Adriatic


Tempered Hearts book 1 in 4-part series
© 2005
Publisher: ComStar Media
ISBN# 0-9769960-2-2

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