99 Percent Mine
- Author: Sally Thorne
- Published: January 29th, 2019
- Publisher: William Morrow
- Rating: 2.5/5
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 traveled 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.
Ok, so I read The Hating Game LOVED IT! so when this came around I was really excited so I requested a copy from Elderweiss Books and was really excited when I got approved for an e-Arc. Fast forward few days later I start this book and I’m like ok, let me give it some time. Well, I’m sorry that I have to be so negative but this was a complete let down. I mean don’t get me wrong it had very few good parts that I enjoyed but overall I found the main character to be so annoying and so irresponsible.
Darcy the main protagonist was very annoying, for most of the book. We hear about her short hair for about 90% of the book and then we hear about her pierce nipples and what not I mean I can’t even believe I actually finished this book! Seriously, then we have Tom the love interest but We don’t really get much from him either. Other than Darcy saying how good he is and she wants him so bad, I mean jeezzzz.
We also, have a few other side characters that are likable but again we don’t get much from them either. I did like a few of the moments with Darcy and Tom but that’s about it. OH I almost forgot Darcy’s twin brother kind of a jerk but then not so bad at the end.
I don’t know I didn’t hate this book but I didn’t love it or liked as much as The Hating Game (and that books had so much wrong with it but loved it) but this really wasn’t for me. But please don’t let this get in the way of you picking up this book, read it and see you may ended loving it.