99 Percent Mineby Published 29 Jan 2019
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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.
99 Percent Mine Reviews
I expected to love this, but sadly it was missing that special something.
Darcy Barrett has traveled the world since she was 18 years old. She never stays in one place too long and often supports herself as a bartender. She once had aspirations to be a photographer but pushed her career path aside after one bad experience. Running away is her coping mechanism.
When her beloved grandmother dies, she leaves Darcy, and her twin brother, Jamie, her cottage. Darcy and Jamie need to renovate and sell in order to receive their full inheritance. In order to see the renovation through, Darcy must stay in one place and deal with all that she has been running from. Enter Tom, Jamie’s childhood best friend, and Darcy’s crush. She has deemed Tom to be the perfect man, but Tom’s friendship with Jamie has always kept the two apart. Now, forced to work together on the renovation, Darcy and Tom have to fight their feelings.
There are some elements that I really enjoyed, but others just didn’t work for me. I liked Darcy’s character. She is rough, raw and honest. I felt like I fully knew her character. She’s snarky and I couldn’t predict what was going to come out of her mouth. She and Tom have good chemistry and I was rooting for them. Tom seemed nice enough, but I didn’t get a feel for him outside of his interactions with Darcy. I couldn’t fully envision his character, which became frustrating.
I found the plot a little too formulaic. I expected more. I also wanted more background on some of the events that were glossed over--Darcy chopping off her hair, Tom’s history with his mother. I was also disturbed by Darcy’s allusions to a possible sexual assault?I also would have liked to see a little more of Jamie--he is spoken of so much and plays a huge role, but doesn’t actually make an appearance until the end of the book.
There are some fabulously funny moments and, of course, a happily ever after. As a whole, 99 Percent Mine just felt incomplete.
I won a copy of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway!
I don't even know what this is about, but after The Hating Game:
You'll be shocked but this is my first book from Sally Thorne , and yes I know it's crazy right?? I loved it a lot, it was sweet and intense!
I loved the slow burn and the connection between the characters.Both were unique and I adored them.Such an original characters. Darcy is strong and funny.Tom is a sweet guy.They have a great chemistry.
Overall, it was a cute and heartwarming story.
THERE'S A COVER! THERE'S A SYNOPSIS! EVERYTHING IS COMING TOGETHER!
Why didn't anyone TELL ME????
THE TITLE CHANGED. THE RELEASE DATE WAS PUSHED BACK. THERE IS NO LONGER A SYNOPSIS???
SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT'S HAPPENING OR AT THE VERY LEAST GIVE ME A PAPER BAG TO BREATHE INTO.
My feelings on this book, as told in The Office gifs.
Me reading this synopsis:
Me remembering that I’ll read anything Sally Thorne writes after The Hating Game:
Me thinking about all the times I’ve been disappointed by my most anticipated books:
Probably me the day this book finally comes out:
ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
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