More Than We Bargained For
Starla Moore despises a mystery, and there's no bigger mystery than Sawyer Devereaux. He comes into the library on Thursdays like clockwork, but rarely talks to anyone else. Not that she despises him; after all, he's easy on the eyes, quick-witted, and that Southern accent makes he ...more
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I loved it, which came as a surprise as I didn't really like the beginning, as it felt little cliché. Didn't know anything but the author's name. I am so glad I found it, gave me everything I needed.
Being recently divorced and a single mom, Starla is struggling to find a foot with her job as a librarian. Also she needs to move out of her friend's apartment where she is cramped with her two kids. Sawyer, living in recluse due to his chronic illnes ...more
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11.11.2020: It's out now on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited for the ebook! Thanks so much to everyone who's shared what they thought about; as always, you give me a lot to think about as I work on the ...more
Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review
A cute, feel-good story, despite handling some serious issues, “More Than We Bargained For”, by Fiona West (Tempest and Kite Publishing), features a wounded beta hero adorably smitten with the heroine right from the beginning.
Sawyer’s secret crush is sweet, as is his personality: the honesty, the earnestness, the interactions with Starla’s children.
The perception that he could be unlovable because of his ...more
Tropes: Friends to Lovers, Single Parent, Small Town, Slow Burn
Review: From the minute I stumbled across the Timber Fall series by Fiona West, I have been heavily invested in the lives of these incredible people. And the fourth book brought me to tears! I loved Starla from the first mention of her and then when we got to see more of her in Kyle and Ainsley’s book, I knew that she was going to be my absolute favourite. Pair her with Sawyer and I was a goner. Gosh, this boo ...more
The disability/illness representation with Sawyer's MS was also great. It was clear it was well researche ...more
This book was so heartwarming because of how it showed with normal people can have romance and happily ever after without their lives magically becoming picture perfect. Starla is a mom of two, with a third on the way in the middle of her divorce. Sawyer keeps to himself, with a mysterious past and worries about a chronic illness that keeps him from wanting to pursue relationships. There's some really cute ...more
For a person who has recently found discovered a love for adult romances, More Than We Bargained For, was a welcome surprise. I loved the small town setting, the meddling neighbours, clingy ex, and the temperamental children! It was their loveliness (and annoying nature, at times), that truly made the difference and gave this book such a a heartwarming vibe.
Starla is a ...more
Quick reads with a lot of heart, I was anxiously awaiting Starla's story, as she's had a bit of a rough time throughout the other books in the series & I just could not WAIT for her to get her own book! I mean how could I not have a special place in my heart for the town librarian?!
The perfect small town romance, I found Starla as a main character so different in a good way, and in ways that made her SO ...more
The book was written in the third person with dual point of view. The story took me by surprise, because I didn’t like the first few chapters of this book. But as I continue to read it, I started to like the main characters especially Starla. In the beginning she was a bit weak, but towards the end she remained strong, not a damsel in distress t ...more
Sawyer likes Starla and her two children but has a secret of his own. It is not until they each can help each other that it is revealed. He finally tells her what hi ...more
I really enjoyed this book. The writing style was easy to follow along with characters were interesting.
This was quick read for me me, Starla and Sawyer are cute together, I really liked her kids and Sawyer got close.
I would definitely recommend this to someone who is looking for light contemporary book.
In MORE THAN WE BARGAINED FOR, Starla is coming off a painful divorce with an ex-husband who thinks she's going to come back at any moment while ...more
I received an arc of this book.
The first thing that you should know about me is that I am trash for small town romances, even though I don't really live in a small town and most of the times the plot of all small town books somehow look the same to me. But does that discourage me to read them and love them? NO.
First of all, I really liked the setting of the book. I can't begin to geek over how beautiful Timber Falls sounde ...more
Huh. I think this is the first romance I ever read that takes place at someone's 'mid-age' where she has two kids with another on the way and currently wrapping up her divorce to a man who simply CANNOT believe anyone would leave him no matter how despicable his actions. SURPIRSE, B*%#$ Ahem. Sorry. I've read plenty shallow ones (in comparison) about the after, but never to during.
Starla is a librarian in her small to ...more
Where can I start with this review. This is not what I ...more
The blurb was eno ...more
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Starla has a lot going on right now with her divorce almost finalized and having to look for a new place for her and her kids to live the last thing she was expecting to find was love in the form of one handsome reclusive doctor Sawyer. Every week Thursday like clockwork Sawyer pops into her library the same day that a mystery books of new books is donated, not being one to like a mystery go unsolv ...more
I enjoyed this book, but I didn't love it. It didn't grab me and I wasn't super invested in the story.
The main character, Starla, is a real bookworm (and a librarian), which was nice and very relatable. Sawyer (the love interest) is just adorable, a real southern sweetheart. One of the main characters has a chronic illness (I ...more
Ok first? This cover was so cute and fits perfectly with recent best selling contemporary romances! I've been loving the cover art lately!
This was a quick read that sucked me in from the beginning. Fiona West writes easy to relate to main characters (except Charlie. Yuck!) that made putting the book down hard! I started this on in the morning and by the ...more
Starla is a soon to be divorced, star wars loving, librarian. She and her kids are living with a friend after she (and their 11 year old son) caught her husband cheating on her. She hasn't been happy in her marriage for years - ...more
content warnings: mentions of abortion and ableism, unplanned pregnancy, divorce, adultery, emotional manipulation
More Than We Bargained For is the fourth installment in the Timber Falls series by Fiona West but the first book of the series that I’ve had the opportunity to read. Told from two different point-of-views, this novel follows Starla, mother of two (or, make that three), who is in the midst of a divorce from a cheating husband and Sawyer, ...more
It follows Sawyer Devereaux, the towns “forest hermit,” and the recently divorced but well know town librarian, Starla Moore. Although Sawyer and Starla have friendly connections, they’ve never int ...more
This is the first book of Fiona West I read. I was very interested when I read the blurb and hoped I would enjoy it. And boy, did I enjoy it!
Starla Moore, a librarian, had been dealt with bad luck after another that occurred more or less with regards to decisions she had made with her soon to be ex-husband. The few good things that come her way happen in the library where a book fairy would leave books every week and seeing a c ...more
Starla Moore despises a mystery, and there's no bigger mystery than Sawyer Devereaux. He comes into the library on Thursdays like clockwork, but rarely talks to anyone else. Not that she despises him; after all, he's easy on the eyes, quick-witted, and that Southern accent makes her swoon. But in the midst of a divorce, her only romance is the bookish kind. Worst of all, crashing with her bestie won't be an option soon, especially since her final fling with her husband had one very ...more