Crush: a strong and often short-lived infatuation, particularly for someone beyond your reach…
Darcy Barrett has undertaken a global survey of men. She’s travelled the world, and can categorically say that no one measures up to Tom Valeska, whose only flaw is that Darcy’s twin brother Jamie saw him first and claimed him forever as his best friend. Despite Darcy’s best efforts, Tom’s off limits and loyal to her brother, 99%. That’s the problem with finding her dream man at age eight and peaking in her photography career at age twenty—ever since, she’s had to learn to settle for good enough.
When Darcy and Jamie inherit a tumble-down cottage from their grandmother, they’re left with strict instructions to bring it back to its former glory and sell the property. Darcy plans to be in an aisle seat halfway across the ocean as soon as the renovations start, but before she can cut and run, she finds a familiar face on her porch: house-flipper extraordinaire Tom’s arrived, he’s bearing power tools, and he’s single for the first time in almost a decade.
Suddenly Darcy’s considering sticking around to make sure her twin doesn’t ruin the cottage’s inherent magic with his penchant for grey and chrome. She’s definitely not staying because of her new business partner’s tight t-shirts, or that perfect face that’s inspiring her to pick up her camera again. Soon sparks are flying—and it’s not the faulty wiring. It turns out one percent of Tom’s heart might not be enough for Darcy anymore. This time around, she’s switching things up. She’s going to make Tom Valeska 99 percent hers.
Title: 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
Published: January 29th 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Stars: 3 Content Rating: 8
It has been awhile my friends! I’m so sorry about that. Some of you know that I love to garden, and with that hobby Spring is very busy for me. We have had lots of projects and I haven’t been reading as much. However, I have a few reviews for you guys now and I will be posting them ASAP!
Sally Thorne’s first book The Hating Game was one of my favorite reads last year. Which means that I had very high expectations for this book. I don’t like when I go into a book with high expectations. Either I am blown away or super disappointed. Not very often am I in between. In this case.. I was not blown away. Nor was I super disappointed.
What I Loved: I loved the relationships between the characters. The over all story. The idea was great. Romance is just my thing. I love romance. Especially ones like this where the romance has been a lifelong struggle between two people that have just not ever been on the same page. Until they are. For some reason it just makes me happy.
What I Hated: I didn’t HATE anything. .. really. It just didn’t live up to my expectations. I found myself getting annoyed with things. The relationship between the brother and sister. Plus Darcy is so self deprecating. Lots of swearing. The story line wasn’t my favorite either. I was just expecting another favorite and this one wasn’t. However, it was a fast read and I was entertained till the end.
Thanks for reading!
I agree with you. This didn’t WOW me, but I didn’t hate it either. Loved Tom–he was just too sweet. and I loved Darcy’s best friend; she was a crack-up. But I thought Jamie was a jerk, so that kind of ruined some of my enjoyment. 🙂