About the Book
Bachelor paramedic Mason Ruddick doesn’t know what he’d do without Lindsay Hudson. The widowed mom is his sounding board, his neighbor and, since the death of her husband and his best friend, his lifeline. Only lately, Mason can’t stop noticing just how beautiful and special Lindsay is. Or how often he thinks about her. Now Mason’s heart is caught between the best friend he lost…and the one he’s falling for.
In My Opinion
I’ve read all of Tanya Agler’s books and enjoyed meeting the people in this small Smoky Mountain community in North Carolina. I’m also a huge fan of friends to more romances, so The Paramedic’s Forever Family seemed like it would be the perfect bouquet of things I love to read in a book—there are also kids, a dog, and a somewhat meddling grandfather.
This book started out well with Mason and Lindsay meeting up in the evenings to talk and share about their days. Then there are some complications thrown in there to keep life interesting. But too much of this book is spent with both Mason and Lindsay stuck in the same place they start at.
Mason doesn’t commit, and even though he thinks Lindsay is different, he’s so set in his no-commitment mindset that he doesn’t allow the friendship to blossom into something fuller until much too late. The same with Lindsay. And that made it hard for the book to hold my interest. It took me almost three times as long to get through it because I would set it down to do something else before coming back to it the following day.
I did enjoy catching up with some of the characters from previous books and Agler gives us just the tiniest hint of what might be coming next. But overall, this particular book lacked the charm of the previous books.
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