99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
Readers and critics alike raved over USA Today bestselling author Sally Thorne’s smash hit debut, The Hating Game, which has sold in over 20 countries. Now she’s back with an unforgettable romantic comedy about a woman who finally has a shot at her long time crush—if she dares.
Crush (n.): 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.
This next hilarious romance includes a special PS section with two Happily Ever Afters—one for this novel featuring Darcy and Tom and the other, an epilogue featuring fan favorites Lucy Hutton and Josh Templeman from The Hating Game!
Title: 99 Percent Mine
Author: Sally Thorne
Publication Date: January 29th, 2019
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance; Second chance;
Format: Kindle (368 pages)
This is the second book that Sally Thorne has ever released, and everyone couldn’t wait for it to grab it! It made me giddy from page two and I knew I was going to spend the night reading it.
If you want a badass heroine, well this is the book for you! Darcy, yes, HER name is Darcy Barrett is one hell of a 26 years old who knows how to take care of herself. I might have wanted to read Tom’s POV as well, but I really enjoyed the insights of her mind and that talked about Alpha males and how to conquer and dominate a group. I consider applying it in real world, see how it works!
Tom’s a sweetheart who loved her since they were kids but got heart-broken at 18 when she left to see the world and he chose to have a relationship with another woman. Que all the frustration between them and all the feelings unconsummated and imagine how things are when he comes back to renovate the house her grandmother left her and her twin brother Jamie.
I enjoyed the tension between them and how second chances always make me have a lot of hope.
“Everything. If you were mine, I’d do everything.” Our gold bubble locks shut, and a little universe fills it. The possibilities are infinite.
“I have a big imagination. Could you be more specific?” I put my hand on the side of his neck and stroke down to the hard bar of his collarbone. His skin is hot satin. His pulse nudges me.
Mine, mine, mine. One thousand percent mine until the end of time. He looks like he agrees.
“Everything you wanted or needed, I’d do it.” Amazing how he can keep it clean, but it feels so dirty. That’s the thing about good boys.
“I want and need a lot.”
A big white smile now. “No kidding. Well, I’m a hard worker.”
I have a feeling there might be a book about Jamie and Trully, Darcy’s best friend. I see a lot of chemistry there, even if Jamie, in my opinion, was very annoying at the beginning and a bit self-entitled, and arrogant, and annoying.
The book was worth the wait, I am sure looking forward to whatever she will release and pre-order for sure.
“Every evil overlord needs a fluffy cat to stroke.”