Wednesday, February 13, 2019

TLC Book Tours Book Review: 99 Percent Mine

About 99 Percent Mine

• Hardcover: 368 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (January 29, 2019)

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!

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Review: There are some books that grab me from the get go. This book started out that way, only I had so many problems with Darcy and that really took away a lot of my enjoyment of this book, which was a good read overall.

In some ways I understand how Darcy became the brash, tough as nails type of girl that she is. I like that she's full of quirks and is not your typical romance novel heroine.

I'm fine with reading a book with a heroine that you don't like or any main character that you don't like, but its harder when romance is involved.

Darcy was just too much for me. Maybe I'm too old to enjoy her type of character, but she more often than not annoyed me, though I loved aspects of her, especially her relationship with Tom.

Tom I liked a whole lot more.  He was sweet and pretty much everything I'm looking for in a guy, just not with Darcy.

I think I may have to try The Hating Game to see if the hype around this author is really all that and a bag of chips, until then, I'm not really sure.

Rating: 3 flowers

About Sally Thorne

Sally Thorne is the USA Today-bestselling author of The Hating Game. She spends her days climbing into fictional worlds of her own creation. She lives in Canberra, Australia with her husband in a house filled with vintage toys, too many cushions, a haunted dollhouse and the world’s sweetest pug.

Find out more about Sally at her website, and connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


Sara Strand said...

Thank you for being on this tour!

Sara @ TLC Book tours

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