Review: The Paramedic’s Forever Family by Tanya Agler

This was a sweet friends to more story where the two main characters had to overcome some pretty ingrained issues holding them back. Throughout the book, it was nice to see how close Mason and Lindsay had become as friends, with their evening times of talking and sharing their day being important to them both. It was clear that Mason was also very connected with Lindsay’s children and cared about them, which was sweet.

I think Mason felt that all he could offer Lindsay was this level of friendship and no more, because of his fear of losing any more people close to him. Lindsay carried a bit of that fear, as well, after losing her husband. I sometimes felt that Mason was a study in contradictions. He had some great examples in his extended family, such as his grandparents, of romances that lasted through the ages and remained strong, yet Mason was scared to commit. That was a bit frustrating at times and was the main issue that he had to deal with in his journey through this novel.

This story is book two in its series, yet it can be read as a stand alone book, even if you have not read book one in the Smoky Mountain First Responder’s series.

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


Sometimes “good friends”
Just isn’t enough…

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.

Smoky Mountain First Responders

Book 1: The Single Dad’s Holiday Match
Book 2: The Paramedic’s Forever Family



Tanya Agler remembers the first set of Harlequin books her grandmother gifted her, and she’s been in love with romance novels ever since. An award-winning author, Tanya makes her home in Georgia with her wonderful husband, their four children, and a lovable rescue beagle. When she’s not writing, Tanya loves classic movies and a good cup of tea. Visit her at or email her at

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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