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Timber Falls #2

Must be a Mistake

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He just wanted to kiss her. Now he's locked in the tool trailer with his brother's best friend...

After ignoring his feelings for Ainsley for years, emergency room doctor Kyle Durand finally decides it’s time to act. But the same day he makes his move, he finds out she may already be engaged. Engaged? How’s he supposed to get close enough to find out without making a fool of himself? Not a simple task for any man, autistic or otherwise...

First-grade teacher Ainsley Buchanan’s been pouring herself into Timber Falls for years on committee after committee, and this school year looks to be no different. But when the town's most eligible bachelor signs up to her Habitat for Humanity build not knowing one end of a hammer from the other, she can't help but be suspicious about why he’s really there...

Ainsley wants to believe that Kyle’s focused attention on her means he wants something more. But she believed that before, with another man, and found out she was wrong in the harshest, most public way possible.

Can she believe that this is anything other than a mistake?

Must be a Mistake is the second book in the Timber Falls romantic comedy series, set in small-town Oregon. This book contains scenes of bullying against religious minorities and sensual ice cream licking (not related), but no open-door sex scenes. Fans of Hart of Dixie love the Timber Falls series! If you like kid-prompted shenanigans, communities that come together to help each other, and over-the-top proposals, pick up this book now!


First published June 9, 2020

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Fiona West

25 books111 followers
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 2019. Could Be Something Good, the first book in her new Timber Falls small-town romance series, is out now. Find out more about Fiona at http://www.fionawest.net or sign up for her newsletter at http://www.subscribepage.com/westwind.

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Profile Image for Shivani (shivsreads_ ).
119 reviews37 followers
July 19, 2021
"Kyle wasn't a romance hero, Kyle was a dragon. She'd read, watched and listened to Lord of the Rings enough times that she should've seen it immediately. He was protective, intelligent, and often lacked commonly accepted manners. But when he found a treasure, he added it to his cache and let no one touch it. He certainly did seem concerned about her safety. "

Must be a Mistake was a fun and happy story of how Kyle finally gets up his nerve to ask out his brother's best friend Ainsley. This was a clean, sweet ,real and fast paced story.

Kyle is an ER doctor who is on the autism spectrum. I loved how he loved his brother even though he kept griping at him. It was very sweet to see a vulnerable side of this otherwise grumpy man.
Ainsley is a quirky school teacher who goes out of her way to help everyone in need in the town of Timber Falls. She is dealing with some insecurities due to high school trauma. But she is strong and stands up for her friends.

I loved their chemistry and their banter. The inclusion of their friends and family was so well written that I am going to read all the other books in the series.
Must be a Mistake also deals with some serious topics such as bullying and racism. But Fiona West has done a tremendously good job with this book.

I highly recommend this book for readers who like a grumpy, sweet heroes, smartass heroines and an amazing grand gesture.

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Profile Image for nick (the infinite limits of love).
2,120 reviews1,348 followers
April 3, 2021

A sweet and heartfelt small-town love story between a school teacher and an autistic doctor. There's a softness to this book that I completely adored.

CW: racial microaggresions towards a Somali Muslim immigrant by one of the townspeople
Profile Image for Stephanie.
750 reviews1,021 followers
May 12, 2021
Alright, I don’t know if I’m continuing with this series. While the writing is pretty good, there’s definitely a Christian undertone to the romance. Ainsley’s dad leads a prayer every Saturday before people start working at Habitat for Humanity… Kyle wants to wait to get married before he has sex… I’m just very not religious so I’m not used to reading about “Christian values” in my romance.

I think that not having a physical aspect of relationships at all hinders the book. At least if it was “fade to black” we’d know as readers that they’re getting it on… but since there’s no premarital hanky panky, there’s no sexual tension or build up so I’m kind of like, “are you two even good together?”

Because similar to in book one, after a short time of dating, the hero proposes marriage so they can bone.

I think fade to black / slow burn is much different than the tones of this book/series - which is “don’t have premarital sex”.
Profile Image for Varsha (bansheesbookstagram) .
150 reviews4 followers
June 11, 2020
Note: Thank you to the author, Fiona West, and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest thoughts 😄
I think I enjoyed Must Be A Mistake more than Could Be Something Good! Honestly, I think it was the 'Falling for your best friend's brother' trope that did it for me. I've always loved that trope so much (thus an explanation for my love for the Princess Diaries books) and this book handled it so well, I can't!
'You're the sunshine babe. And I'm the rain on your parade, but together we make a rainbow. I love you, I love you and I can't lose that.'

KYLE DURAND YOU HAVE MY HEART. I swear to god, have you ever seen such a sweet boy anywhere? I loved how shy, how awkward and how adorable he was, and I also loved how fierce, passionate and sensitive he was too! It's safe to say that he's made it onto my list of bookish boyfriends! ❤️
Ainsley and Kyle made such a good couple! She's the fierce to his calm, the chaos to his composed and the yin to his yang! I loved how well built their relationship is, and honestly I think the best part of the romance was how realistic it felt! It made me believe that I could have this someday too, and I think that's what I loved the most!

Other things I loved about the book:
1. Teachers rock: I loved that our protagonist was a teacher, because they are so seldom represented as main characters in contemporaries and I loved how amazing Ainsley was! Made me love my teachers more ❤️
2. Families and Friends: I think this series has a lot of heart. It is all warm and lovely, with such amazing families and friends of the protagonists' that you don't want to stop reading about them!
3. The slow-burn build: Slow-burn is antagonising, but also such a pleasure to read. I was shivering and had butterflies in my stomach at so many points, and that's the sign of a well written, beautiful slow-burn romance!

Final verdict: 5 ⭐ for this adorable, beautiful romance that had me swooning at Kyle's charisma and chivalry, and had me loving Ainsley's fierceness and her protected loving towards her family and friends and people she loved, and had me laughing and loving EVERY SECOND OF IT!

A fast paced page turner, recommended to everyone I know who loves Rom-coms! ❤️

Can't wait to read more from this author! 😍
Profile Image for Heather (Bookedwithheather).
120 reviews17 followers
June 24, 2020
He just wanted to kiss her. Now he's locked in the tool trailer with his brother's best friend...
Ummm..😍Hello Kyle Durand!.
Kyle has been ignoring his feelings for Ainsley for years and decides it’s finally time to act. Ainsley is the town go to and when she finds out Kyle is helping with the Habitat for Humanity build she wants to believe, no hopes he is there because of her. Will this turn out for the best or be just another mistake?.
First we had Daniel and Winnie, now we have Kyle and Ainsley and next is Martina and Carter! To say I am giddy over these books is an understatement. I am impressed with Fiona West and the fact that these books just keep getting better.
**WHAT I LOVED...This story is amazing, and happy and funny and all the things in between! The characters are so likeable and real. The falling for your brothers best friend trope is one of my favorites. The fact that Kyle isn’t your “normal” hunk makes the story so much better. The importance of family and friends throughout the book gives you the warm fuzzies. It’s nice to have that in a book. Makes it feel like home. A steady buildup of the storyline that makes you want to keep reading because you just know something good is about to happen.
**What I DIDN’T LIKE...When the book was over 😔 I just wanted to read about Kyle and Ainsley forever! They are my new favorite couple!.
Must be a Mistake the second book in the Timber Falls series is out now. I highly suggest grabbing yourself a copy!.
Profile Image for Vanessa  Ramirez .
536 reviews2 followers
June 19, 2020
***I received an ARC from Fiona West for an honest review****
Eekkk!! I literally have no words!!! I thought Daniel and Winnie's story was amazing, but Kyle and Ainsley story was brilliant! I absolutely loved it and it's one of my favorite 2020 reads! I adored Kyle and really liked how he isn't your "normal" perfect character. I loved getting to know him and his neurodivertity. He was super sweet, shy, protective, and caring and made my heart so happy. Ainsley was fierce and brave, and she wasn't perfect either which made the story so much more relatable. Together, they were a "rainbow". They balance each other out and were absolutely perfect together. I loved their banter and their fighting. I seriously couldn't stop smiling throughout the whole book. I also really enjoyed that the book tacked some serious issues like racism and bullying. And like the first one it shows us the relationships between the characters and their families, which helps you truly fall in love with the characters. I can honestly say without a doubt this is one of my favorites and can't wait for the next one to come out! I have fallen in love with Timber Falls and all of its loving characters!
Profile Image for Christina.
535 reviews3 followers
April 13, 2021
This book was one I was excited to read because of the Autism representation and I liked that the author didn't make it be a big deal and focused on the romance and other conflicts in the story, however, there are moments where it felt more like the person who had the Autism was making fun of neurotypical without any context. Other than that, there are trigger warnings for racial discrimination (particularly with Somalian people)a. , bullying, and a ton of miscommunication (although because of the situations, I can understand why there was a lot of miscommunication) As far as the relationship itself, it definitely was a lot more discussion based which I appreciated but also I liked the devotion that the man even more than the previous has towards the girl its a dream. Because of these points though, I have to give this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anna Reads Here.
873 reviews186 followers
June 23, 2020
How did Fiona West write such a brilliant book!? I loved Daniel and Winnie, but I was always rooting for Kyle and Ainsley and holy smokes. Also, the writing and dialogue in this book. I just can't.

A proper, clearer review coming when my brain isn't mush from all the feels.

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507 reviews532 followers
July 25, 2020
edit: I JUST GOT THE BONUS EPILOGUE!!! my heart is like 😍💞💕😂🥰💗🥵💖🔥🔥🥰💓💖💘

4.5☆ | I've been waiting for this book since the first chapter of could be something good so I'm obviously biased when I say this was perfect but THIS WAS PERFECT. Kyle and Ainsley are the softest babies in Timber Falls I love them so much 🥰

I want Starla and Sawyer's book SO bad! she deserves a healthy relationship and also Sawyer doing sweet things for her I'm— 😍💘🥰💖 CAN'T WAIT
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75 reviews12 followers
August 8, 2020
Must be a mistake is exactly what i thought about this book .
So What was wrong with this book ,you may ask ???
_First zero chemistry
_Bad representation of autism
_Lack of plot
_and i felt like every character got on my nerves
Profile Image for Jen .
2,559 reviews27 followers
June 13, 2020
Disclaimer: I received and eARC copy of this book to read and review from the author. The thoughts expressed are my own and not influenced by receiving the book.

This was the story I was expecting to read in the first one. Not complaining, just saying the wait was worth it!

This is the story of Kyle and Ainsley and I really enjoyed it. It was unique to me, as Kyle is not neuro-typical, but he is aware of it, as are his family and friends and they all work together to understand his needs and he tries to work through when he realizes he needs to understand something in a different way. His way isn't shown as being wrong, just different and he isn't trying to change who he is, while those around him aren't all trying to modify everything for his comfort. It's a delicate balance of understanding and respect by all parties and it was great to read. (Also, he was the one who didn't want to engage in sex before marriage. It was the "wrong order" for him. And Ainsley respected that. They did kiss a lot though. So some steam. I liked it, not too much and nothing off-page even.)

As with the first book, all secondary characters are fleshed out and they are built upon in this one, making them more solid and I'm not going to lie, I want Starla's story next! Though her story is going to take more time to evolve, since she has a scum bucket for a husband that has to be dealt with first and the healing that needs to take place after said husband becomes an ex. I can see that happening during the course of the next books in the series. Not necessarily front and center, but with enough given that when her book comes, it's going to rock the reader!

That's my prediction anyway. The author has amazing writing chops and can weave the stories of the secondary characters in with the primary story so well, all of the characters feel real to me.

Oh and HUGE props re: Habitat for Humanity and the Somali refuge family that felt REAL and not like they were shoe-horned in. I loved how Ainsley stood up for her friend, though it was rather dangerous the way she did it the second time around. I would like to see if that character changed at all, though to be honest, not all people get over stupidity and hatred, so I'm not sure I want to see a redemption arc, but people DO grow and change. Just, unfortunately, not as much as we would like.

So this book wasn't all light and fluffy and romance. It had serious issues in it too, dealt with in a respectful and thoughtful way. So if you aren't into so much sugar you get cavities, this book will work for you. Perfect balance of sweet and reality.

I completely love this series and will promote it like crazy in the store, as well as gobble them up myself. 5, could you imagine any less, stars!
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
Profile Image for Megan.
302 reviews16 followers
June 15, 2020
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The second book in the Timber Falls series is here and it did not disappoint! After being introduced the town and some of the characters in the first book, the reader is once again taken back to Timber Falls to witness another adorable romance.

If you read the first book, the two main characters should be rather familiar to you. Kyle Durand, Daniel’s brother, and Ainsley Buchanan, Daniel’s best friend and Winnie’s roommate, take center stage in this book! Kyle is a doctor and is considered the most eligible bachelor in Timber Falls; however, he is autistic which plays a huge role in his life. Ainsley is an elementary school teacher who loves her job, but she has somewhat of a hard time when it comes to loving herself. When Kyle starts trying to get closer to her, she can’t help but wonder if they could ever have a relationship.

I loved this book, especially the characters! All of the Timber Falls characters are just so sweet! Kyle, who likes to stick to his routine and knows nothing about building homes, starts to participate in all kinds of activities that are unlike him in his attempts to get closer to Ainsley. He’s a huge sweetheart; while he makes plenty of mistakes, he truly loves Ainsley and is determined to make her happy. Ainsley is also adorable; dating someone with autism isn’t the easiest thing in the world and she does everything she can to help him out. For example, he hates yelling so she tries to avoid that by calmly explaining things to him and she tries very hard to be mindful of certain things that bother him. Ultimately, these two were super cute together! Plus, Daniel and Winnie occasionally appeared so it was nice to see them again!

I refuse to spoil anything, but the ending was my favorite part! It was one of those “AWWWW” moments! Fiona West is truly such a talented author. While this book is mostly a light-hearted rom-com, there are some deeper things discussed as well. Some characters are bullied for their religion/culture, Kyle’s autism is written very well, and Ainsley experienced bullying/public humiliation in her past that contributes to her insecurities. I loved watching the characters grow from start to finish! Family and friendship both also play a huge role in this book which makes it even better as far as I’m concerned! I thought this was a super enjoyable read and I would recommend it to any fellow romance readers!
Profile Image for Shay Tibbs.
466 reviews67 followers
June 14, 2020
“It felt much more crucial that he kiss her again.”

Thank you to the author, Fiona West for providing me an advance reader copy of this book after enjoying the first in the series, Could Be Something Good and really enjoying it.

I loved getting to be thrown right back into the familiarity of the characters from the first title, but expanding on another couple set - Kyle and Ainsley.

Ainsley, a first grade teacher, is THE woman around town - always involved, constantly lending a hand, never saying no even when she should.

Kyle is a doctor, a family tradition, though unlike in Could Be Something Good, we don’t spend a lot of time at the hospital in the story, most of it takes place around town as Kyle decides it’s finally time to let Ainsley know how he feels about her.

With Kyle, much like his brother Daniel, we get an incredible background of someone learning how to manage and live with a diagnosis that not everyone around him knows or understands. Done beautifully and realistically, this gave Kyle such a relatable vibe that made him falling in love with Ainsley and learning how to love even more endearing. His autism may make him want things a certain way, but is she going to change that for him? Find out in this adorable rom-com that has totally captured my heart!

& hello, that cover work?! This series cover art should be framed, LOVE IT!

A huge thank you to Fiona West and Tempest & Kite Publishing LLC for allowing me to read an advance reader copy of this title in exchange for my personal review, getting to know her on bookstagram has been so much fun & I'm already anxiously awaiting reading the third title in the series!
Profile Image for Janna.
591 reviews56 followers
July 8, 2020
General info

This is Ainsley and Kyle's love story. They have known each other for ages and they have both held crushes toward the other. Neither has shown their feelings to the other. Suddenly, a child mentions that Ainsley is getting married and Kyle really has to act.

Things I liked

This book is even the better than the first book in the series. I like Kyle and Ainsley more as characters and their story is so easy and fun to follow.
Kyle is a mildly autistic doctor who has to have order in his life. Ainsley is the total opposite. She cannot say no and is involved in every committee there is in Timber Falls. She has trust issues. All in all, neither of them is perfect, but they make things work and it's beautiful to follow.
I like how this series discusses some serious issues that are often left out of literature. In this book, there is autism and bullying. And these aspects make the book more interesting.

All in all, this book was AMAZING! I have not laughed out loud when reading a book in a while and I did now, because Kyle and Ainsley are funny and such an interesting couple and I love that they found each other. This series is great and I recommend this strongly to everybody. I can't wait to read the third book in the series.

* ARC received from the author
Profile Image for Paula Leite.
260 reviews16 followers
June 21, 2020
4,5 Stars!!!

Ainsley and Kyle have known each other for years, but have never had the courage to admit their feelings for one another. But everything changes when Kyle finds out that Ainsley may be engaged, is he too late?

We’re back, for the second time, to the small town of Timber Falls, with all its charm and sense of community. This couple shows us the importance of respect and affection, mainly because Kyle is in the spectrum. Fiona works this very well, helping us to understand in a fantastic way how Kyle and Ainsley handle different situations. This book also discusses issues like racism and bullying very well. I did missed a final hot scene, but I understand why we didn't get that. The characters develop even more, so I'm looking forward to the next books!

A book that will make you feel good and smile, definitely give this a chance!
Profile Image for TLynn.
1,284 reviews12 followers
December 23, 2020
Must Be a Mistake is the second book in the small-town Timber Falls series. After reading the fourth book my interest was caught by the series and I had to go and read the rest of the series. The books can be read as standalones but once you start reading one of them, you will want to read them all so might as well start at the beginning. Timber Falls is a charming small town with all the small-town gossip, busybodies, and warm, loving families. I fell in love with the town and all the characters! I’m still reading the series, but I think this book is my favorite so far. Kyle was just so adorable and watching him and Ainsley overcome their fears and become a couple was wonderful. I really liked how the author wrote from Kyle’s perspective and addressed the difficulties he had to overcome to be in a relationship with his autism. I had never considered the complications and how it would affect personal relationships. The author presented it with a respectful and realistic view which I think made this my favorite book in the series so far.
I borrowed this book from Kindle Unlimited and am voluntarily leaving a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Profile Image for Arceli.
1,023 reviews
September 9, 2021
I really enjoyed Ainsley and Kyle. They were an unlikely couple with a lot of chemistry. Ainsley and Kyle were great characters. I really like the research the author did on Kyle to make his autism real but also not his entire personality. I liked how she was accurate in his behaviors but show cased how much of an amazing person he is.

The romance is really nice. I loved the kissing scenes. They are super cute and the romance was nice and fluffy.

The side characters were awesome and it was nice to see different couples from different book series.

Highly recommend this book. I just didn’t give it five stars because I felt that the pacing wasn’t the best and the ending was too rushed.
899 reviews1 follower
October 23, 2020
This was a sweet romance between Kyle, a doctor in the small town of Timber Falls and Ainsley, the best friend of Kyle’s younger brother. Kyle is on the autism spectrum and has difficulty expressing his emotions, but he has decided that it is time that he let Ainsley know how he feels.

The portrayals of the two main characters was so very sweet and I really enjoyed their romance.

I voluntarily reviewed a review copy of this book that I received from the author; however, the opinions are my own and I did not receive any compensation for my review.

Profile Image for Kristen Lewendon.
6,830 reviews38 followers
November 9, 2020
Kyle is a very special hero. I’d even go so far to say that he’s unlike any leading character I’ve read before. I spent most of this book just wanting to hug him tight and tell him that everything was going to be alright. Even though I know it’s the exact wrong thing for him, it’s still what I wanted to do. I was a little more hit and miss in my reactions with Ainsley. There were times I loved her and wanted to hug the stuffing out of her. And then there were the times I wanted to smack some sense into her. I loved the way this story takes a look at what people see as being ‘different’ and then uses those things as what brings our characters together. Surrounded by the divisive words in the media in today’s day and age, it was a beautiful message.
Profile Image for Regan.
698 reviews4 followers
September 2, 2020
Funny but sad

I loved Kyle and I appreciated the nod to autism as I have relatives on the spectrum. But the part about racism made me sad. There is so much of it going on today that it was a little hard to face in what was supposed to be a rom com.
Overall, I did enjoy it and would recommend it.
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22 reviews8 followers
October 1, 2021
This is my 2nd FW book and im pretty sure it’ll be my last. I really wanted to like the series. The premises seemed so fun and cool but alas,I cannot deal with the writing. The writing doesnt flow. It goes from one scene to the other and half the time i kept wondering how we jumped so far and abruptly to the next part. I felt no attachment to any of the characters nor did i care about the main characters. The ASD representation wasn’t the worst but it also wasn’t great and it definitely wasn’t consistent. This books is a “clean” romance, or sexless if you will, which normally wouldn’t bother me as i read plenty of others that do, but the way it was explained and then overlooked was odd. This book was almost a DNF for me, but it definitely made it clear to me that this author is not for me. At all. Which is a shame because there were other books in the series that have plots im interested in but unfortunately i just cant enjoy this author.
571 reviews2 followers
August 31, 2020
Great story

I enjoyed Kyle and Ainsley's story. Having not-so-perfect characters added a lot of interest. It was fun watching them dance around each other and then figure things out. I loved the epic proposal and the great ending.
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1,609 reviews1 follower
November 15, 2020
Sweet romance

A sweet and engaging story with compelling characters and an interesting premise set in a picturesque community. Really love these characters!
286 reviews2 followers
September 9, 2021

Different writing style. I liked that one of the main characters was autistic and the triggers were explained....kind of educational if it was accurate? I don't know anything about autism. Something new for me to research. Remember those old Mills and Boon publications? It seems to be written in that style, old fashioned, but not as interesting.
59 reviews1 follower
September 9, 2020
Love this series

I couldn't put this book down and read it in an afternoon. Brilliantly written. I want more in this series.
723 reviews1 follower
September 6, 2020
Great series

We are not all the same and should never be lumped together. Individuality is what makes the world go round and should be embraced by everyone.
Profile Image for Mayar El Mahdy.
1,568 reviews1 follower
July 5, 2020

I'm a sucker for an "I've been in love you for years and you didn't know it" story. It's almost the only romance trope I like. It's also very historical-fiction and I hate historical-fiction.

This book has Kyle, a doctor diagnosed with ASD, in love with Ainsley for around 11 years. She also loves him but they're both clueless.
I gotta say, the ASD representation here is interesting. It's just that the author declared that Kyle has ASD in the middle of some random prose. I felt it could've been put better.

My main problem here is that both characters have communication issues. They fight and the person in the wrong gets the apology and then he storms off and immediately there is some random problem and the resolution is so flimsy in all the fights. I was very frustrated by that.
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