[ARC Review] Could Be Something Good by Fiona West

[ARC Review] Could Be Something Good by Fiona West

Title: Could Be Something Good
(Timber Falls #1)
Author: Fiona West
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Length: 258 pages
Publisher: Tempest and Kite Publishing
Release Date: May 29, 2020

Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Reedsy Discovery and Tempest and Kite Publishing for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.

The popular trope of enemies to lovers is strong in this novel as Dr. Daniel Durand and Winnie Baker are anything but friends at the beginning of this story. While Daniel may have wanted Winnie in a romantic way for whatever reasons he listed in this novel, Winnie was having none of it. It was also interesting that while Daniel believed he wanted Winnie to be his romantic partner, he listed seemingly superficial reasons for why this couldn’t be possible. Although the main reason why this relationship wouldn’t be possible was because she was not interested in the first place.

Despite that, Winnie and Daniel seem to come to some sort of truce when they have a moment of bonding over Mexican food, and they are able to get to know one another beyond the surface. Was the reasoning for their animosity in the beginning only superficial since they were able to bond over a meal? Probably, but this opportunity for them to get to know the other better made for an interesting story line and gave them a chance be a little bit more appealing to the reader as the story goes on.

This is also a case where Winnie needs to attend a wedding with a date since it won’t sit well to attend alone, and she doesn’t want to attend with either her cousin or her ex-boyfriend. Neither of those choices are good for her, and not wanting to go with either of them is extremely valid of her, especially with her ex-boyfriend not respecting her space and taunting her with his attendance at the wedding. So maybe it will be okay to have at least one ally with her during this time, and maybe Daniel’s company won’t be so bad for her.

This book was enjoyable for the most part and I think Winnie was a character that I couldn’t help but root for. Seeing her drive to build her practice and stay motivated even though it seemed like there were many obstacles in her way was great to see, and it made me like her arc a lot better than Daniel’s.

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