Taming Mariella (4.5) is a masterpiece. Mariella shifts from a self-centered woman to one totally focused on the man she loves. Ian transforms also, and Dara Girard does a wonderful job of allowing readers to get to know (and dislike) the characters at first, but soon they're cheering for them. Mariella Duvall, a model turned photographer, has the chance of her career to complete a project for Flash magazine. But working with the boss, Ian Cooper, is challenging. He refuses to indulge her whims and bad behavior. Ian is attracted to a woman who's everything he stands against -- and she was his father's mistress! But they change as constant colliding causes them to lose the chips on their shoulders and admit their feelings for one another.