Book Review #260
Title: 99 Percent Mine
Author: Sally Thorne
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Chic Lit
Publication Date: January 29, 2019
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.
I thought that I should give Sally Thorne another chance when I ended up not really enjoying The Hating Game. I really wish that I could like this book as much as the hype but once again, I’ve been disappointed.
There wasn’t really much progress on the plot and suddenly for the last few chapters, everything was crammed in and everything started to move too fast. It was mainly focused on the two main characters but I feel like there could be a balance to make the story even more smooth.
The part about the percentage was kind of sweet and the twins finally learned to compromise just like they should be right from the very beginning. Even though certain things were only explained pretty vaguely, it was quite easy to understand and follow. Maybe it could be an amazing read for someone else but I’m afraid it isn’t for me. I don’t even think that I might ever pick up a book from this author again.