The Paramedic’s Second Chance – Love In Lavender

The Paramedic’s Second Chance

A Hawthorne Harbor Romance

By Elana Johnson

Spoiler Alert!




A widowed florist, her ten-year-old daughter, and the paramedic who delivered the girl a decade earlier… Love’s second chance on the beach!

Paramedic Andrew Herrin delivered Gretchen Samuels’s daughter on the side of the road when she and her husband couldn’t make it to the hospital in time. When their paths cross again in small-town Hawthorn Harbor, she’s a widow and the baby is ten-year-old Dixie.

Dixie gets along great with Drew, and Gretchen finds herself falling in love with the man who’d rescued her twice now. But when Drew’s ex-girlfriend comes back to town, Gretchen’s trust issues rear their ugly head. Can she and Drew find their way toward finding love in the lavender?

This is a full-length sweet/clean contemporary beach romance in the vein of your favorite Hallmark movie by USA Today bestselling author Elana Johnson.

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Adult Point of View

I’ve discovered that two of the most popular genres of books purchased are horror and romance. With that in mind, I’ve decided to read a few romance novels again – even though I’d previously given up because everything I’d found left me a little cold. I believe one of the ways to really enjoy a sweet contemporary romance is to suspend disbelief. This is the same thing we do when reading a fantasy with dragons or other monsters, so why not in a romance?

I’m noticing that the sweet contemporary romance genre is a master of finding a fun quirk for the characters to focus on. In this story, Drew is a paramedic, his family owns a lavender farm and he’s obsessed with making ice cream. Gretchen has lost her husband, is trying to make ends meet as a single mom and follow her dream as a florist. Match made in heaven? Or at least in a lavender field? Not until they have plenty of misunderstandings, and agonize over moments wondering why they’ve fallen for the other person, who has become unobtainable for said misunderstandings.

I’ve decided I’m a fan of this style of romance because I know it won’t get too racy, the characters are always fun and quirky, and in the end, I know it will work out. The fun is along the path, seeing how the author will create a happily ever after.

4 out of 5 stars

4 star

  • Michelle

If you’ve enjoyed The Paramedic’s Second Chance try anything by Chelsea Hale. As an author, she promises nothing but sparkles and butterflies. I just finished her book, The Undercover Resort Billionaire.

About Tales Untangled

I am a mother of four children and have a passion for reading. I love sharing my treasury of books with my kids. I also do experiments in cooking which includes such things as Indian Tandoori Chicken slow-cooked in a tagine. I write stories and illustrate in ink.
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