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Could Be Something Good

(Timber Falls #1)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  425 ratings  ·  150 reviews
It was love at first brush-off...

Dr. Daniel Durand wanted Winnie Baker the minute he laid eyes on her. Never mind that she's his attending physician's daughter, can't stand him, and she's a few years older than him. Giving up would've been the smart thing to do when the hot blonde midwife gave him the cold shoulder at the elevators his first week of residency at Santiam, b
Published May 29th 2020 by Tempest and Kite Publishing (first published May 11th 2020)
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Alloverthebooks ✎
Review English/ French :

I really liked this novel, it's different from what I usually read.
Here, it's the female character who is older than the male character.
I loved that Winnie rebelled and chose her own path.
A lot of the scenes are cute, especially when Winnie's ex intervenes and Daniel marks his territory.
The pop culture references in the novel are just great.
There's a very nice dynamic throughout the novel. It's well paced; there are no big twists and turns, but the actions in the nove
nick (the infinite limits of love)

Picked this on a whim when I saw it on KU and it was a great decision. It has a very sweet older woman-younger man romance. The hero is adorable and 100% so into the heroine. I also really loved the secondary cast and look forward to reading their books!
Paula Terrado
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, 2020
Thank you NetGalley, the author for being so accommodating, & Tempest and Kite Publishing LLC for providing a review copy!

(🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 out of 5 stars)

"𝚈𝚘𝚞 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚐𝚎𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚌𝚑𝚘𝚘𝚜𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚘𝚠𝚗 𝚊𝚍𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎, 𝚌𝚑𝚘𝚘𝚜𝚎 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚐𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚖𝚎𝚊𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐. 𝙸𝚝'𝚜 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚞𝚗𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚠𝚊𝚗𝚝 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚘𝚠𝚗 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎." (𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐞𝐥 𝐃𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝 - 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐁𝐞 𝐒𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎)

Dr. Daniel Durand was currently doing his residency in Timber Falls Hospital. He came from a family of doctors and he was the third one to finish. His father was the first Dura
Charishma 🦋 the bookworm review 🦋
**I want to thank Netgalley for giving me this ARC in exchange for an honest review**

This book is about Winnie and Daniel.
Winnie works as a nurse/midwife in the same hospital as Daniel, who is a doctor. This book is about love at first sight, age gap, dyslexia and being accepted for the choices you make.

I won't give spoilers, but i liked the chemistry between the main characters. I just wish that the depth of their feelings for each other was explored more. The author has done a great job with
Ryley (Ryley Reads)
Thanks so much to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.

This book follows Winnie, a thirty-one-year-old midwife and Daniel, a twenty-something resident, both working at a rural hospital. For Daniel, meeting Winnie is love at first sight. For Winnie, however, the feeling is not mutual. At least, not really. But when Winnie needs a date to her mentor's wedding, she decides to bite the bullet and invite Daniel, mostly in an eff
Pretty cute rom com type novel that I picked up as a Kindle freebie. The girl was older than the guy which provided some new and interesting dynamics. I don't normally care for hospital settings but it actually worked really well here. Cute couple, the male lead in particular impressed me.
Dropped a star because part of the "tension" keeping the couple apart is a bet that they won't have sex for 8 weeks. And all I can say is that if they couldn't last 2 months immediately after they started dati
Moras Dela Paz
Jan 06, 2021 marked it as dnf
Small town romance between a doctor and a doula/midwife. Younger man/older woman. Lovable side characters, I cared enough to check out their books.

I love cheesy romance but the hero was on the cringy side, I don't blame the heroine if she didn't find him attractive at all. Lots of fillers, to a point that this feels like it crammed a lot of things in one story and I wasn't a fan of the number of filler characters introduced to make you feel like you're in a small town where everyone kn
Dec 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-books
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May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5 stars!
I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Once again, I’m reading a genre that is very unlike me! I never read adult romance novels, usually because I have trouble finding clean ones, but I couldn’t resist the cute cover! It’s much better than the covers that most adult romances have. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this book! The best part is that it was the first in a series of romance books that all take place in the same small town so I’m loo
Shay | Books Are Magic Too
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Love gives no cares to age.

Small towns have a way of taking your heart, even when Winnie did not come to Timber Falls for anything but focusing on work. A midwife with a doctor for a mother as well, the last thing she needs is to fall for the younger doctor in her hospital.

Winnie and Daniel were a cute fun couple of characters and I really liked who they were as individuals and how they came together as a couple throughout the story. I thought West did a great job setting up all the characters
Angela Boord
Jul 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I'm a little biased because I beta read this book, but if you're looking to de-stress with a feel good romance, small town romance, this is a good one to pick up. One of the things I like most about Fiona's books are that her characters aren't typical romance novel types, and though her romances are "clean", that doesn't mean they don't pack a little bit of heat. If you like romance that colors outside the lines a little bit, then I'd recommend trying any of Fiona's books. ...more
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really cute!

I loved that the author made Daniel dyslexic and gave him the courage to not let it stop him from becoming a doctor. Winnie was intimidated by her mom, and at first, let it box her in. But Daniel brought her out of her shell, and it made her loosen up. Once she stood up to her mother, I think it allowed her mom to loosen up a little too.
I enjoyed this book and would recommend it.
Anne Z.
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Super Cute book. Loved it!
Full review coming soon
Peggy Jaeger
Apr 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
It's difficult for me to give feedback on this book without sounding too picky, but I'll try.

I liked this sweet romance a lot. But...there were a few things that gave me pause. First of all, I felt Winifred, the heroine, at 30, acted way older. Maybe that was a purposeful device by the author to make her seem out of date, isolated, and a loner. If it was, it worked.
If she intended to make the dyslexic hero who is a medical resident act like a nerdy teenager, she succeeded.
If she intended this b
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in Fiona West’s new Timber Falls series. If you like small town shenanigans and wholesome characters this is for you! Could Be Something Good made me feel all warm and fuzzy - like an episode of Gilmore Girls but with less shouting 😂

Winnifred and Daniel were great main characters. There was definitely a case of insta love from Daniel when it comes to Winnie but I still enjoyed the story because he has to work to win her over. Daniel was charming and patient. He knew when t
Lene Norway
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
Could Be Something Good is my first bokk by author Fiona West, but it won't be my last. This is a fun, sweet and charming read. I enjoyd the characters and their chemistry.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing

"It was love at first brush-off...

Dr. Daniel Durand wanted Winnie Baker the minute he laid eyes on her. Never mind that she's his attending physician's daughter, can't stand him, and she's a few years older than him. Giving up would've been the smart thing to do when the hot blonde midwife gave him the cold shoulder at the elevators his first week of residency at Santiam, but he never did give up easy. After bonding over early-morning Mexican food, can he convince her that he's just the arm cand

Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Varsha M
May 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
*A HUGE thank you for NetGalley/The publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*

I'm fairly new to reading adult romances, and have read around two or three at the most, so I didn't know what to expect going into this book. Honestly, it was so well written, so full of emotions and so relatable, that I couldn't help but love it! ❤️


1. Portrayal of mother-daughter relationship: th
May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Winnie is a midwife and Daniel is a resident. Daniel is attracted to Winnie immediately, but because of their age difference, Winnie resists his advances. Daniel is 24 yrs old, and Winnie is in her 30's. Winnie is abrupt and no-nonsense, whereas Daniel is more of a free spirit with a little bit of rakish reputation. However, once he sets his sights on Winnie, he is 100% devoted to her.

Winnie's mom wants her to be a doctor, but she's happy as a midwife. Winnie's father died at a young age, but Da
Jessica Svajgert
May 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arc
*Thank you to Netgalley for providing this ARC for an honest review. Pub date: May 29, 2020

Welcome to Timber Falls in the first of a 6 book series. We start off with not 1, but 2 [seemingly] hot doctors, while the women are in stereotypical “female” rolls (nurse, beautician, teacher, librarian) and the one female doctor is portrayed as a cold, tough character.

This has all makings of a small town romance. We learn how entangled this cast of characters is early on and you can’t help but be excite
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
**Thanks to NetGalley and Tempest and Kite Publishing LLC for the ARC in exchange for an honest review!**

Could Be Something Good...could be something good! I really liked this book, but it wasn't a home run for me. I think because in the first chapter, the set up for Kyle and Ainsley's story was so POTENT, that I almost immediately lost interest in Daniel and Winnie's story. I can't wait for that one to come out because the longing on page is just...A+ level pining and I am a sucker for unrequit
Just Love books
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Daniel suddenly knew he had a soul for the first time , and its first order of business was declaring that it had found its mate."

Dr.Daniel Durand has decided that he wants to get serious and find the woman of his dreams, he just didn't think she would be his attendings daughter. It was love at first sight for Daniel, Winnie stole his heart and then went on to blow him off, this however didn't stop Daniel. With the help of his older brother and dad, Daniel continues to pursue Winnie and prove t
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Wow! What a lovely surprise. I can't believe how good this book was, i think i'm rating it 4.5 stars but only because this one is very light on the steamy side and i would have loved for it to have at least one sex scene.
Could be something good is an amazing rom-com between a doctor and a midwife who work in the same hospital. I adored these two characters and espe
Paula Leite
May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
4,25 Star Read!

Thank you to Net Galley and Fiona West for allowing me to read and review this book!

I'm a new Fiona West fan! Did you get that? This was my first book from her and I'm already in love!

Dr. Daniel Durand has just started his residency and while that's all fun and games, he can't get his mind off of Winnie Baker, one of the nurse/midwife's at the hospital. She might think that they shouldn't be together, but he's got different plans. He's going to crash her barriers and show her just
Gabby (Bibliogabby)
"You should get to choose your own adventure in life, choose what giver your life meaning."

This was such a cute story! Winnie is a midwife working at the same hospital Daniel is doing his residency in. He is smitten the first time he lays eyes on her, but she is determined not to fall for his charms – until she does, of course.

Daniel was just a great guy, so respectful and invested in his career and his relationship with Winnie. I also loved his family! The mother daughter relationship between t
Apr 09, 2020 rated it liked it
This adorably sweet romance follows Winnie, a midwife/nurse in her 30's who falls in love with a handsome twenty-something doctor. Initially my eye was drawn to the bold and bright cover (hurray for awesome cover art!) but it was truly the synopsis that made my heart sigh. This book had feel-good written all over it and it was exactly what I was in the mood for.

I really loved that this book touched on ageism with women, dyslexia, and the complexities of families. I also was 1000% in for all the
Apr 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, 2020, romance
Thank you to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

I thought Could Be Something Good was a cute and easy read. It is a Romance between a 31year old midwife and a twenty-something med student who meet because they work in the same small town hospital. The book is very much focused on the love story but dives into some other interesting themes: dyslexia, early death of a parent, age gap (in which the woman is the older party), difficult relationships between parents and their (gr
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Daniel and Winnie's meet-not so cute was brief,succinct and exhilarating to read, setting the stage for Winnie's witticism and Daniel's arrogant confidence.Winnie, an ambitious midwife with goals to accomplish and distractions to avoid after a recent breakup, moved to a small town with hopes of getting out from under her prominent, controlling mother's shadow.She is anxious to establish herself as a success, independent of her mother, as evidenced by the push-pull conversations and interactions ...more
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Fiona West is an American author living in the Pacific Northwest. Writing romance is her favorite thing, followed closely by reading, knitting and drinking tea while looking out the window. When she’s not doing those things, she’s spending time with her husband and two kids. Her debut novel, The Ex-Princess, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was named one of their Best Books of ...more

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