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Taming Tess Barbara Raffin Romance Heat Rating: 3

When architect Tess Abbot’s house catches on fire during renovation, she blames building contractor Roman St. John for the blaze. A man of his word, Roman honors a boast Tess had goaded him into making, that if the job wasn’t done on time she could move into his house. As bad an idea as moving in with a hot, marriage-minded man is, the career-minded, never-going-to-marry Tess stubbornly holds him to his word. But escalating sexual tension and close quarters confound her determination to keep her hands off the one man who could reduce her to the “June Cleaver” status her father has planned for her. While Tess adds the spark to Roman’s life, Roman tames Tess with the magic words. “Don’t need me. Want me” in this modern day Taming of the Shrew story. Review: It was a thoroughly enjoyable read and it had a lot of laughs. At first, Tess and Roman like one another initially when they corresponded by emails, text and phone. Then they couldn’t stand one another when they started working together. Roman thought she was a harpy, but Tess didn’t think much of him either. But once they really got to know one another they eventually managed to get along quite nicely. A nice, enjoyable read you’ll like. | Reviewer: Cassandra Graham |

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