99 Percent Mine
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 Details

Title99 Percent Mine
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 29th, 2019
PublisherWilliam Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN-139780062439628
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Adult, Contemporary Romance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

99 Percent Mine Review

  • شيماء ✨
    January 1, 1970
    Reading romance is all fun and games until you finish the book and you're like, “I need something romantic to happen to me like, right fucking now.”The immense healing power of a good romance can never be overstated. Granted, I am not really a trained reader of romance. Usually, whenever I stumble upon one, I'm left feeling dissatisfied with the quality of my enamorment. I think "oh, that was ridiculous" or "eh, that was lame”. With very few exceptions, I tend not to seek out adult contemporary Reading romance is all fun and games until you finish the book and you're like, “I need something romantic to happen to me like, right fucking now.”The immense healing power of a good romance can never be overstated. Granted, I am not really a trained reader of romance. Usually, whenever I stumble upon one, I'm left feeling dissatisfied with the quality of my enamorment. I think "oh, that was ridiculous" or "eh, that was lame”. With very few exceptions, I tend not to seek out adult contemporary romance. However, I don’t know how I always forget HOW MUCH I ACTUALLY ENJOY READING IT, because every time I pick up a good one, it’s like I’m seeing the sun after a lifetime of shadows. Plus, I LOVED The Hating Game and I was left keen to read every book Sally Thorne has ever written. So, what’s this book about? Darcy’s heart was a silvered box where she kept what little of Tom Valeska she could call hers.When Tom shows up on her doorstep after Darcy’s twin brother enlists his help to make over their late grandmother’s cottage and they have to spend three months in the same vicinity, Darcy’s heart gives a lurch of savage hope and a pleasure rises in her so old and sharp it feels like pain. Tom and Darcy have a checkered history as expansive as the years they’ve spent apart—two creatures tied to separate cords, instead of to each other. Now that Tom is single for the first time in almost a decade, Darcy is determined to scrape whatever morsels of companionship she can out of this.And so they start tiptoeing around each other; their domestic harmony closer to a sort of rehearsal, as if they were trying to remember the trick of it. Their connection is instant and electric—their attraction only burnished by years of distance. And while Darcy is hoping she wouldn’t be put to the awkward necessity of explaining her abrupt departure years ago—which was the reef upon which their friendship had crashed, Tom is doing his best to quiet how much he held it against her, the blame roiling in him.Darcy has always been the weaver who could lead Tom over and under into her design, only this time he can’t trust her to have him in her grip again and not clench him until he died. “What do I get in return?”  “You know, heart, soul. The usual.”  “Oh Darce,” he sighs in a voice like I’ve learned nothing. “You’re messing with me again.” Every page of 99 Percent Mine is crammed full of everything you could want out of a good romance, and more. But then again, friends-to-lovers relationships fuel my life force. Give me two people who have spent so much time together that they’d seen the best and worst of one another and had been unimpressed by either. Give me the accidental brush of a shoulder or the spark of a stolen glance that take place of a kiss. The cup of coffee sipped from the same place on its rim that stands in for an embrace. The seemingly throwaway comments that are steeped in history and mean so much more.Watch me explode into tiny pieces of heart-shaped confetti when it’s especially a second-chance-romance. There’s nothing I relish more than two people whose lives shot out in different directions—the roads so mazy and winding until each has passed out of view of the other—not knowing that all along, they were headed in a glorious, relentless glissade on a straight path for each other. Give me two people who experienced enough personal growth when they were apart to set aside their pride and eventually realize that, separately, each had been like a cry into empty space, no walls to throw an echo back. Just give me characters suffering over the profundity of their love for years of angst-ridden pining, only for them to later melt—flesh and breath and heart and hope—to nothing in each other’s arms.Me? A hopeless romantic? Sadly, yes, exhaustively. “Friends and family are the only ones I have a chance of keeping forever. And that’s what I want. To keep you, forever.”  He nods like I haven’t said something too intense or strange. “That’s what I want, too.”  “We need to be eighty years old, hanging out on a cruise ship together, laughing our asses off about this one day. Hey Tom, remember that time when our young bodies tried to fuck up everything? Your wife will be there, and she’s someone I like, because otherwise I can’t have you forever.” Darcy’s inner monologue is also hilarious. She’s smart and witty and always in that space where everything she is about to say makes sense until the moment she says it. Furthermore, she has short hair, a nipple piercing, wears leather pants and has an affinity for humiliating entitled frat boys, and so the important question here is: how the hell do I rewrite this book and make her MY girlfriend? Boys always get the girl. It’s MY turn to get the girl. Darcy also has a heart condition, and she’s grown tired of everyone treating her as if she is as fragile as glass, connected to the world by a delicate filament that threatens to go slack at any moment. Darcy is intent on living life on her terms, in all of its glorious uncertainty. I love how she was unapologetic in . Like, yes, girl, set out those high standards for how you want to be treated, I support you! Tom is sweet and gentle and hard-working—his heart always fixed like a compass point to buying a house for his single mom. I experienced a flutter of sympathy for him, to be torn between loyalties to Darcy whom he’s always loved, and her twin brother and his best friend, Jamie, who would never approve of their relationship. Tom is just all around a nice dude and actually apologizes when he crosses a line (I’m aware that the bar is literally rock bottom at this point *sigh*). Therefore, my only complaint is that I can't shake off the sense that we could have had more of him, but he was not given as much care and detail and attention as Darcy. I wanted him to talk about his mom, his childhood, what he's accomplished in the years he and Darcy were apart. Just give the man more page time, he’s been through enough!It's kind of strange, really, to read a book where the only criticism I can sensibly level is that I wanted more.Overall, this was another total knockout by Sally Thorne!Arc kindly provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchanage for an honest review!
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  • Danielle
    January 1, 1970
    I don't even know what this is about, but after The Hating Game:
  • Inês
    January 1, 1970
    I have the feeling that Sally will soon become one of those authors I won't even question. I'll just read whatever she writes.
  • Wendy Darling
    January 1, 1970
    I AM READY FOR YOU, DARLING.
  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. “Maybe he’s 1 percent mine. That has to be enough.” Sally Thorne’s long awaited and most anticipated sophomore release, 99 Percent Mine was truly a wild ride for me. I’ll be honest, it took me a while to warm up to this story and especially to this main character, but I ended up enjoying this one for the most part. But, sadly, it is no The Hating Game, or at least it wasn’t for me.This story stars Darcy Barrett who i ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. “Maybe he’s 1 percent mine. That has to be enough.” Sally Thorne’s long awaited and most anticipated sophomore release, 99 Percent Mine was truly a wild ride for me. I’ll be honest, it took me a while to warm up to this story and especially to this main character, but I ended up enjoying this one for the most part. But, sadly, it is no The Hating Game, or at least it wasn’t for me.This story stars Darcy Barrett who is a wedding photographer who is currently working at a bar, while also living in a house that her grandmother left to her and her twin brother, Jamie, after she passed away. Darcy has never been known to stay in one place for long, but she can no longer find her passport, so she is sort of stuck in the town she has grown up in. Plus, the house that was left to Darcy and Jamie desperately needs to be completely remodeled. And one night when Darcy is coming home from work at the bar, she realizes that the contractor on the remodeling job is none other that her and Jamie’s best friend, Tom. Who also is the one guy who has been able to get under Darcy’s skin and into her heart, except when she had the opportunity to finally have him, she completely blew it, and now he is engaged to someone else. Sounds like a pretty good read, right? I actually adored the set up and the actual unique setting of this story. Okay, now that we have the basic premise out of the way, I want to talk a little bit more about Darcy and why she was the main reason I didn’t enjoy this story for the first fifty perfect. For one, Darcy is written to be so edgy and quirky and constantly let’s you know it. I lost count of how many times she or other characters remarked on her short hair and nipple piercing. (Side note, who gets one nipple pierced in 2019? Like, come on.) But basically, this was all super annoying and felt so forced to me. Next, Darcy is living with a very serious chronic heart condition, which she completely ignores throughout most of the book. This ended up being very triggering for me. I don’t want to make this review about me and my family, but if you’ve seen a few other reviews I have talked about my dad’s heart condition before, and how much it has impacted me, my family, and my anxiety’s life. So, reading about a character that just didn’t give a shit was really bothering to me. Especially since she relies on her twin brother to literally save her life. Trust me, I completely understand depression and not caring to better yourself or take care of your health, but she just chose to rely on her brother and make really poor choices, no matter her mental state. And friends, I promise you, no dick is ever worth your health or your life. I swear to every higher power. “I’m the client. I’m his best friend’s sister. I’m Mr. and Mrs. Barrett’s weak-hearted daughter. I’m the liability he swore to take care of.” Okay, let’s talk some more about Tom. I loved Tom, completely. But sometimes Darcy’s over aggression and scary behavior towards him was too much for me. And all the ugly jealously and nasty things she would say about his fiancé? Like, come on, let’s not. Also, Darcy does some very grey-area cheating attempts in this book that made me kind of uncomfortable! And the last thing that bothered me was the not so great sibling relationship. Plus, Jamie just read so insufferable! You all know my brother is my best friend in this entire world and I just don’t really enjoy seeing not great sibling bonds in stories, even though the story constantly tries to make you feel like they at least had a good relationship for most their lives. Especially since Darcy and Jamie’s dynamic was so weird and I felt like I was missing so much. I really think this book would have benefited from way more actual flashbacks for Darcy, Jamie, and Tom’s childhood. Like, I think it would have improved this book so much.Oh my gosh, I sound so negative, but I promise I did end up enjoying this read. The sex scenes were 11/10, I won’t lie. And the angst and the payoff felt so damn satisfying. Also, Sally Thorne just knows how to write amazing banter in general. From making me swoon, to making me cry, to making me laugh out loud, this author really can weave words together so damn well. Oh, and I loved Darcy’s best friend, Truly, so much! Like, give me her book please! But only her, you feel me? Overall, this was a fun read even if it took me a little bit to warm up to Darcy and all the situations she had going on. Plus, I think this was a really fun and unique play on the friends to lovers trope. The writing is great, the pace is fast and fantastic, the banter will make you giggle, and the romance will have you fanning yourself! I for sure think that if you enjoyed The Hating Game that there is a good chance you will enjoy this one, too, even though it really is completely different. But I’m mostly excited to see what Sally Thorne does next! Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | TwitchThe quotes above were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publication.Content and trigger warnings for talk of loss of a loved one, alcoholism, a very serious chronic heart condition (and threat of failure) throughout the entire book, assault (unwanted grabbing of her wrist in a threatening manner in a empty parking lot), and a few questionable comments/jokes made about people’s cultures (like going to bury nametags in the Japanese forest, Aokigahara).
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  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    January 1, 1970
    Re-read 1/8/19: So after taking some time away from this to give it a proper chance (my first read through was SO rushed and full of anxiety bc I was worried the entire time about how it would live up to the Hating Game), I finally feel like I can actually review it! Right off the bat I will say: I enjoyed this re-read FAR MORE than I enjoyed the first read through, but I'd be lying if I said this book was without it's faults. The world/relationship building... wasn't great, and honestly, the ma Re-read 1/8/19: So after taking some time away from this to give it a proper chance (my first read through was SO rushed and full of anxiety bc I was worried the entire time about how it would live up to the Hating Game), I finally feel like I can actually review it! Right off the bat I will say: I enjoyed this re-read FAR MORE than I enjoyed the first read through, but I'd be lying if I said this book was without it's faults. The world/relationship building... wasn't great, and honestly, the main character Darcy wasn't all that great either. On top of that, everything felt kind of disjointed and the pacing was really off for most of the book. But then on the other hand, Sally Thorne's signature swooney writing and the sexual tension between Darcy and Tom definitely still had me all up in my feelings the entire time I was reading and I DID really enjoy this book. Reviewing this one in particular is hard for me because I did enjoy it, but I also recognize that if you go into this expecting to find the magic that you found in the Hating Game, you'll probably end up disappointed. I think diving in without any expectations is the best way to approach this one.Original review 9/28/18: Okay so I completely DEVOURED this on Friday night and I’ve been taking my time trying to think up how I want to review it. I’m not putting a star rating yet because I haven’t decided, so I’m going to re-read it more critically this week and probably do an entire video because I have A LOT OF FEELINGS. The short review for now is that I enjoyed it and have re-read the swooniest bits more times than I’m comfortable admitting. Full disclosure: I did have quite a few issues with it, but overall I did enjoy it and am looking forward to re-reading.
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  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    4.25 stars!! The Hating Game by Sally Thorne was one of my favorite reads last year. I've read it multiple times and love it more every time I read it. When I saw this author was releasing another book, I was ecstatic. Let me start this by saying, this book wasn't like THG. I appreciate that this was so different. Tom was freaking perfect (for real) and Darcy grew on me. She wasn't my favorite from the start, but I ended up loving her by the end! Sally Throne's writing is phenomenal and she is m 4.25 stars!! The Hating Game by Sally Thorne was one of my favorite reads last year. I've read it multiple times and love it more every time I read it. When I saw this author was releasing another book, I was ecstatic. Let me start this by saying, this book wasn't like THG. I appreciate that this was so different. Tom was freaking perfect (for real) and Darcy grew on me. She wasn't my favorite from the start, but I ended up loving her by the end! Sally Throne's writing is phenomenal and she is most definitely not a one hit wonder. Darcy and Tom have known each other since Tom moved to their neighborhood. Darcy wanted Tom all to herself, but her twin brother, Jamie was always in the way. Jamie sort of claimed Tom as his own bff and Darcy could never get her fair share. But she would honestly take any percent of Tom Valeska she could get. He is, in fact, the perfect man. Darcy is far from perfect. She's wild, impulsive, a free spirit and rolling stone. She doesn't always think before she speaks (or acts for that matter) and she's a little crazy. But she's loyal to those she loves and deep down is a great person. Tom has always seen that. Darcy and her brother were left a cottage when their grandmother died. They are fixing it up to sell it, and Darcy is living there at the present. She and Jamie want different things when it comes to this cottage. There are so many memories, Darcy doesn't trust it to just anyone. Luckily, Tom is a contractor and is up for the job. Unluckily, Darcy has to be around Tom all the time. It's torture for her. She can't seem to keep her emotions (or hormones for that matter) in check when she's around him.  “Tom Valeska, get in me.” He lets out a shaky breath and there’s a light of fear in his eyes. I’m a scary bitch. He’s a bashful sweetheart with pink cheeks. Sigh. I really did love Tom. Sometimes, when a character is described as perfect, it's too much to live up to and they end up letting you down. Not Tom. Even though no one is perfect, Tom is pretty darn close. He was my favorite part of this book. I adored him completely and loved the opposites attract thing he had going on with Darcy. Darcy... my girl was a bit of a hot mess. I honestly did not love her the first 10-15% of the book. Then Tom came along and I got to see their dynamic, as well as more of Darcy in general and I ended up loving her as well. Oh my goodness... the chemistry between these two. It was off the charts. You could tell there was so much built up sexual tension between them from all the years of pining, when they got together they would just combust. And combust they did. It was seriously hella sexy. I loved the build up and the slow burn between these two, and of course the friends to lovers/brother's best friend aspect. 99 Percent Mine is a fantastically unique romance. It's not like every other book you read and I loved that about it. I couldn't keep the smile off my face while reading. It was so sweet, sexy, and passionate. Darcy's head was a crazy place to be but it made the book super entertaining. This book was completely captivating and unputdownable. Do yourself a favor and grab this book, if only to meet the wonderful Tom Valeska. Trust me, you'll thank me later ;) 
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  • Penny Reid
    January 1, 1970
    Sally Thorne is a national treasure. . . and by national, I mean global. Man, I love her writing style, I love the unapologetic uniqueness of her voice, and I love how much she makes me feel. Full review closer to release date. <3
  • Meredith
    January 1, 1970
    2.75 starsI 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 renovat 2.75 starsI 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!
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  • emma
    January 1, 1970
    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 disappoin 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:
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  • Navessa
    January 1, 1970
  • Natasha Polis
    January 1, 1970
    Gosh darn it! Why didn't I read this slower! Sally Thorne wrote another unputtdownable romance. This is one is friends to lovers but with even more heat and hilarity than The Hating Game. Darcy and Tom are my new favorites and for those who always ask who I fancasted in these parts, here you go.Tom: Henry Cavill or Jared PadaleckiDarcy: Margot Robbie or Scarlett JohansonJamie: Ryan Gosling (think Crazy Stupid Love)
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  • Warda
    January 1, 1970
    Ready to devour this with Azrah! 💃🏽Lord knows how much we’ve been looking forward to this book. 😍—————————————————BLURB ALERT!I am SO ready for this book!! 😍-------------------------------------Probably my most anticipated book now. (Sorry Sarah J Maas!)I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW. OCTOBER IS DECADES AWAY! 😭
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  • Eden Church | The Required Reading List
    January 1, 1970
    I would read Sally Thorne's grocery list. She is THAT good.
  • Berit☀️✨
    January 1, 1970
    An edgy emotional exquisite romance! This book was 100% eXCEPTIONAL!Sally Thorne is such a wonderful storyteller! She has woven together an emotional story guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings! I absolutely loved “The Hating Game,“ and when I picked this up I was expecting the same fun funny banter I got in that book.... I did get the same outstanding banter, however this book is a little darker, a little edgier, and a lot more angsty... this book definitely put my heart through the ringer! I An edgy emotional exquisite romance! This book was 100% eXCEPTIONAL!Sally Thorne is such a wonderful storyteller! She has woven together an emotional story guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings! I absolutely loved “The Hating Game,“ and when I picked this up I was expecting the same fun funny banter I got in that book.... I did get the same outstanding banter, however this book is a little darker, a little edgier, and a lot more angsty... this book definitely put my heart through the ringer! I wouldn’t say this book is better or worse than THG it is just... different..... however what I loved about THG is absolutely in this book as well... wonderful storytelling, amazing well drawn characters, and fabulous dialogue!Darcy returns home after her beloved grandmother passes away, leaving her house to her... The house is in need of some major renovation, so Darcy is going to stay in town until the paint dries and she is able to sell the house.... The girl has some major wanderlust and is just itching to get on that next plane headed to adventurous anywhere.... BUT one day she arrives home to find Tom on her front porch, and he is the contractor who has been hired to renovate the house... Tom is the only man who has ever really got a hold of Darcy’s heart, the problem... he is engaged and he is also her twin brothers BFF... to complicate things further Jamie, Darcy’s twin and her are not quite seeing eye to eye on this house renovation....I do love the friends to lovers trope... and in this book it was done so cleverly end it was oh so complicated! The push and pull between Tom and Darcy was so compelling.... Darcy was a wonderful character, even though I didn’t warm up to her immediately... she was a little prickly and definitely has her guard up, but she was also snarky, smart, strong, and loyal... Tom, I have to admit in my younger days I would’ve found him a little boring or bland, but now that I’m older and no better he was a really nice guy that had a heart of gold, that any woman would be lucky to call their own... he really had very few rough edges, what you see is what you get with him, and what I saw in my mind I definitely liked! The chemistry between these two was off the charts, and when things heated up they hit the boiling point... my only little tiny complaint would be I would’ve liked a little more of these two in the past, maybe some more interaction between them when they were younger, so I could really see where all this angst and lust and longing and love was coming from....An extremely well told romance, full of engaging characters, witty banter, and sizzling chemistry! Absolutely recommend!🎧🎧🎧 this book was narrated by Jayme Mattler, she did an amazing job! What I love so much about audio is how much it really brings the characters to life, and Jayme really nailed it in this book! She was Darcy just as much as she was Tom....🎵🎵🎵 song running through my head! Oh I love this song and it really expressed some of my frustration with these characters during this book!“Say something, I'm giving up on youI'll be the one, if you want me toAnywhere, I would've followed youSay something, I'm giving up on youAnd I am feeling so smallIt was over my headI know nothing at allAnd I will stumble and fallI'm still learning to loveJust starting to crawlSay something, I'm giving up on youI'm sorry that I couldn't get to youAnywhere, I would've followed youSay something, I'm giving up on youAnd I will swallow my prideYou're the one that I loveAnd I'm…“ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-2U0Ivk...*** Big thanks to Harper Audio and William Morrow for my copy of this book ***
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  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    January 1, 1970
    4,5 stars 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.    
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  • TheCrazyWorldOfABookLover
    January 1, 1970
    “’Cause I swear, I need your hands more than I’ve ever needed anything.” I just finished. I was looking past the acknowledgments for the section titled "What to Do With All of Your Feelings." I can’t find it.And I know what everyone is thinking...Will 99 Percent Mine live up to the hype and perfection that is The Hating Game? Is the hero Tom anything like Joshua? Is that same delicious combustible tension between the MCs present??I am here to report: YES. YES IT DOES. IT SO DOES.No - Tom is n “’Cause I swear, I need your hands more than I’ve ever needed anything.” I just finished. I was looking past the acknowledgments for the section titled "What to Do With All of Your Feelings." I can’t find it.And I know what everyone is thinking...Will 99 Percent Mine live up to the hype and perfection that is The Hating Game? Is the hero Tom anything like Joshua? Is that same delicious combustible tension between the MCs present??I am here to report: YES. YES IT DOES. IT SO DOES.No - Tom is not like Joshua. Tom is a beast in his own league and I devoured every morsel that came from his delectable mouth. And Darcy is a force and a mood and every time she spoke, I couldn't help but think "if that is NOT ME..."And yes, yes, yes yessss the tension between Tom and Darcy is just glorious. I love the way Sally’s brain works. The perfectly worded metaphors and analogies she comes up with are so fantastically funny, and even though this is only her second book, so uniquely and identifably HER. Her stamp on comedy and snark and romance is one of a kind. I’ve known him for most of my life, but this man is now someone I can’t know. Not until we’re down to skin and sweat and kissing. That’s all I’ll ever want from him. I want those white perfect teeth. I want that narrow-eyed male possession, that don’t touch her, that barrier his body created to block the world out. His vicious fist unfolded and his trailing fingertips gentle on my skin. I want to provoke and tease until he gives himself to me, rough and tender. Sally - just please. Write love stories until the end of time. You're worthy of every fabulous review, and it is us readers, your peasants, who are absolutely Not Worthy. The first touch of his tongue loosens my knees and I’m grateful that he’s holding me up. I shudder a breath out. He breathes it, changes our angle, exhales it back to me. Air is better from his lungs. Life is better with his kiss....The second touch of his tongue is an inward slide, and it’s not calculated to seduce me. I’m being licked for my flavor. I feel the point of his tooth, the scratch of his chin on mine. There’s a pause of deliberation for a moment, and then I feel his pleasure shivering out of his body, absorbed into my skin. I’ve been tasted, and I am exactly right. This was just a legitimate JOY to read. An absolutely delight. Side note - I’d be filled with uncontrollable GLEE if Jamie got a book. A snarky yet sweet jerk? SIGN ME UP. I was so pleasantly surprised with how much I wanted more of him, and his sweet moments with Darcy stole the show towards the last parts of the book. My new absolute favorite line: “Please, please. Enthusiastic yes. Pitiful begging, et cetera. I’m not even kidding. Put me out of my misery.” 99 Percent Mine is out now! | amzn.to/2FKUkGO He removes my tremor of doubt as only he can. “You earn me daily. Come on. You know I give you everything you want. Just relax. Let me spoil Darcy Barrett a little, for the rest of her life. Let me get a taste of that feeling.” All I can say is, it tastes sweet. Find Me On:Instagram ❤ FB Page ❤ FB Blog ❤ Blog ❤ Twitter
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  • chandler ainsley ♕
    January 1, 1970
    arc provided by publisher via edelweiss in exchange for an honest reviewAn interesting sophomore novel from one of the biggest and newest names in romance. Interesting being the operative word.I didn't love this book nearly as much as I had anticipated. The premise was really promising and I liked the initial set up between the two main love interests.However I found Darcy's personality to be wholly unlikable. It felt like Thorne was trying to make Darcy as dissimilar from Lucy in The Hating Gam arc provided by publisher via edelweiss in exchange for an honest reviewAn interesting sophomore novel from one of the biggest and newest names in romance. Interesting being the operative word.I didn't love this book nearly as much as I had anticipated. The premise was really promising and I liked the initial set up between the two main love interests.However I found Darcy's personality to be wholly unlikable. It felt like Thorne was trying to make Darcy as dissimilar from Lucy in The Hating Game as possible and it really did not work for me. The alcoholism, self loathing, and immature feelings towards both her family and her love interest were not fun to read about.The overall tone of the book really did not fit what I expect of Thorne or with the cover of the book. Bright, cheery, yellow and depression? Weird choice.I will say that I've never read anything like this before. The friends to lovers trope was really well done and didn't feel trope-y when reading. But unfortunately the cons outweighed the pros for me. I'm hoping for a cheerier third novel in the future.
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  • Cristina | CristiinaReads
    January 1, 1970
    ➳An angst of a romance, filled with childhood memories and adult lust that will have you questioning whether this is an ideal novel for you... ➳The hype of this novel is one that I was utterly surprised I did not take a part of. Do not get me wrong, it was a very sweet and the alpha side of Tom is one that I truly did enjoy. The possessive side of Darcy is also a point of view that I found endearing and so touching when dealing with her childhood friend whom throughout time she learned to love ➳An angst of a romance, filled with childhood memories and adult lust that will have you questioning whether this is an ideal novel for you... ➳The hype of this novel is one that I was utterly surprised I did not take a part of. Do not get me wrong, it was a very sweet and the alpha side of Tom is one that I truly did enjoy. The possessive side of Darcy is also a point of view that I found endearing and so touching when dealing with her childhood friend whom throughout time she learned to love and cherish as more than just friends. When being put in a situation in which has Darcy questioning her inner thoughts of passion towards Tom. When working together on rebuilding and refurnishing Darcy's grandmother's old house, Tom 's feelings that he has always had and will always have for Darcy expand in a more physical retrospective. The emotional side of it is the one build up of the story that truly grasped my attention because Tom is a very timid and intimate person when expressing himself. When Darcy is involved however, he is a swooning, mixed emotions pal that seriously had me going back and forth with liking him, and not... ➳Tom however isn't the only one whom made me questioning so much in this angst romance. Darcy is such a quirky yet confusing female character. She is an independent individual which I definitely show support, but I do not support her idea of leading on a person... False pretenses are the one factor that do trigger me when witnessed in a novel, especially in a romance novel. One must read this novel to full understand what I am trying to describe, which is why I definitely recommend Sally's novel, both in a negative and positive point of view. As two individuals whom seem to be confused about their feelings but also know each other more than anyone else who knows them; "He smells like birthday-candle wishes. I've never in my life felt even a passing possessiveness for another man, but Tom Valeska? It's something I have to keep lashed down inside me, hard and tight, because I have no right to it..." ➳Overall, Sally for sure has created a new romance story that has a semi-unique aspect towards the world of angst and indetermination towards what the main characters feel towards each other. ➳ARC kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review...➳Follow Me On:Blog ♕ Instagram ♕ Facebook ♕ Twitter
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  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    January 1, 1970
    Memo to me: don’t get your hopes and expectations too high, just because you loved one book more than any other book you ever read about. Because when you do, you’re left disappointed. Maybe he’s only 1 percent mine. That has to be enough, I have to share.“ Story ⭐⭐⭐Darcy is a wild, fierce and freedom-loving girl who is in love with her twins best friend. He’s her childhood best friend and also engaged to a wonderful woman.Darcy is escaping her feelings by going on travels through different cou Memo to me: don’t get your hopes and expectations too high, just because you loved one book more than any other book you ever read about. Because when you do, you’re left disappointed. Maybe he’s only 1 percent mine. That has to be enough, I have to share.“ Story ⭐️⭐️⭐️Darcy is a wild, fierce and freedom-loving girl who is in love with her twins best friend. He’s her childhood best friend and also engaged to a wonderful woman.Darcy is escaping her feelings by going on travels through different countries. Every time she feels too much she just leaves all the people she loves behind and gets lost somewhere. But then one day her grandmother dies and her last will includes a renovation of her old house and selling it. And no other than Tom, her all time crush, is doing the job. And for the first time in a lot of time it could change everything for Darcy. Oh, I loved the hating game, Sally Thornes first book, so much. And I hoped for this book to be my second favorite book. But it wasn’t. And I’m really sad about that. I really liked Tom and Darcy in the beginning. I thought they were really cute together. But I didn’t like their chemistry, the way they treated each other.All in all I thought this story was cute and weird but ... that’s all. Nothing else. Character ⭐️⭐️⭐️Darcy is a really fierce, aggressive and wild person. She objectifies Tom and other people like crazy. She’s constantly thinking about sleeping and doing all the other dirty things to Tom and I just didn’t feel it. I liked her in the beginning but then I just stopped caring for her. She wasn’t cute, she wasn’t lovely. But at least sometimes she seemed a little bit fun to be around. But all in all I didn’t really like her. Tom is our handsome boy next door with the big heart and perfect body. I liked him, I liked his loyalty towards the twins, I liked that he was a hardworking guy and that he was probably the nicest character of them all. Jamie was a little bitch and sometimes a real asshole. But in the end I did like him a tiny little bit. All in all I’m again a little disappointed and had way too high expectations for the book and his characters. Relationships ⭐️Oh, that’s the part I really, really didn’t like. I thought Tom was a real cinnamon roll but I thought Darcy wasn’t the right girl for him. She was so sexually objective about him. She was always thinking about his ass, about his abs, about having sex with him etc. like the way she sometimes talked to him made me so uncomfortable. It was like she was playing with him. So much. But then the tables turned and I swear to god those two were playing with each other and I didn’t like it. I absolutely didn’t like it. Like, Darcy was flirting really badly with Tom and then crushed his heart. Then he was flirting really badly with her just to tell her he didn’t want this, because it was not safe. Like wtf? I don’t like people who play with other people’s hearts. I did like the friendship and love between the twins. That was actually pretty cute. (Even is they nearly killed each other by fighting) Writing style ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Sally Thorne still has a nice funny way of writing. But it just wasn’t like in the hating game. I didn’t feel it. Like I said, I had way too high expectations. Ugh, kill me.
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  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    January 1, 1970
    4 STARS If I can just get Tom Valeska to lose his mind over me, I can die happy. Alright. I have a confession to make before I dive into the review for this book.*whispers*I haven't read The Hating Game yet.*hides**pokes head back up*Are you still judging me? Because quit it! I bought it immediately when I started this book, ok?! From this author's magical writing style, I can clearly see what I've been missing. But I digress here. What I'm going to be doing, is reviewing my very first Sally T 4 STARS If I can just get Tom Valeska to lose his mind over me, I can die happy. Alright. I have a confession to make before I dive into the review for this book.*whispers*I haven't read The Hating Game yet.*hides**pokes head back up*Are you still judging me? Because quit it! I bought it immediately when I started this book, ok?! From this author's magical writing style, I can clearly see what I've been missing. But I digress here. What I'm going to be doing, is reviewing my very first Sally Thorne book. And spoiler alert, I adored it! I’m a scary bitch. He’s a bashful sweetheart with pink cheeks. Now here's the thing. Nice guys aren't usually my thing. And there you go, judging me again. What did I tell you about that? Back to my review, though. So while the bad boy alphas are typically my thing, I couldn't get enough of Tom Valeska, the alpha male with the beautifully wolfish eyes, sweet tenderness, and understated sexiness. I fell in love with this man through Grace's eyes. The entire book is in the heroine's POV, and yet you get such wonderfully developed characters through her eyes. The first touch of his tongue loosens my knees and I’m grateful that he’s holding me up. I shudder a breath out. He breathes it, changes our angle, exhales it back to me. Air is better from his lungs. Life is better with his kiss. The word mine is now something I need to make him understand. Darcy is spunky and enigmatic. This is a girl that doesn't stay in any one place for long. She craves adventure and hasn't dated any guy seriously. Admittedly, she can come across as brash at times. The way that she almost rabidly lusts after Tom was a touch much at times. She's loved Tom since they were kids, but the one time she could have had him, her teenage thoughtlessness cost her that chance. And while he's been as strong a staple in her life as her twin brother, he's also been engaged to another woman. But now the renovation of her recently passed grandmother's house that her and her twin inherited bring them together again, she's not about to waste another opportunity with Tom. Especially since he's now surprisingly single.This was a deliciously character driven slow burn of a romance. I loved learning about Tom and seeing him through Darcy's experience. He's such a sweetheart that you can't help but fall completely head over heels for him. No one else is kissing you anymore,” he tells me in a conversational hush, not breaking our contact. “Your mouth is mine.” I have to say that only being in Darcy’s head did get a bit exhausting at times. This is a girl that's always at a ten, and I wanted her to bring it down to an 8 or 7 at times. But there's also something oddly endearing about her. She loves her friends and she's completely in love with Tom. I also loved the way that Tom cares for her. I struggled a bit with the relationship she had with her twin brother, but they did win me over in the end. But one thing is for sure, I fell so hard for this wonderfully quirky and sweet romance. I adored Tom and Darcy together. I adored the friends to lovers trope. I loved their love and couldn't get enough of it. 99 Percent Mine was a perfectly paced, feel good and lighthearted romance. It was endearingly sassy and swoony. A definite rec for any slow burn lovers out there that love their alphas sweet and their heroines edgy.ARC courtesy of publisher in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on:
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  • Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
    January 1, 1970
    **ARC received via Edelweiss (THANK YOU BABY JESUS!) in exchange for an honest review-quotes are subject to change by publication, so I only used a couple :)**There are moments in your life that truly define you as a person, moments that are far and few between but, when it happens, you just know it changes/changed you for the better. For me, dramatic as I am, I find it transcendent when I discover an author who can make me smile in the worst of times, who I will obsess and stalk and wait for in **ARC received via Edelweiss (THANK YOU BABY JESUS!) in exchange for an honest review-quotes are subject to change by publication, so I only used a couple :)**There are moments in your life that truly define you as a person, moments that are far and few between but, when it happens, you just know it changes/changed you for the better. For me, dramatic as I am, I find it transcendent when I discover an author who can make me smile in the worst of times, who I will obsess and stalk and wait for in the wings until they announce and/or produce another work. I have found lately that perhaps my busy schedule and tiredness can affect how I feel about a book, so I cherish these moments (that rarely happen lately). Patty is a shiny shorthaired black and tan Chihuahua, with a big apple dome head. She’s got a judgmental narrowing to her eyes. I don’t take it personally anymore, but sheesh, this dog looks at you like you’re a steaming turd. Perhaps I’m just jaded? When you read 100 books a year (give or take), you become pickier and not as easily drawn in as you once were, seeing as you read so many good books every year. But, to get to the point, Sally Thorne is one of those transcendent authors who sucked me in the moment I read her first novel, The Hating Game. There are some books that just CLICK when you read them, that make you forget there’s a world around you when you pick them up….and her first book, and now this masterpiece, are just that. Unputdownable and fantasy inducing. He has his first job for his own company and doesn’t want me smooching around like Pepé Le Pew. I’m the client. I’m his best friend’s sister. I’m Mr. and Mrs. Barrett’s weak-hearted daughter. I’m the liability he swore to take care of. I’ll admit this book was hard for me, at first. And let me stop there before I even begin, because I know I’ll forget and it’s very important to get this in here-what I’m about to say [but haven’t said] is the mark of a true author. Okay-now that that’s out of the way-this book was SO DIFFERENT from her past work. A lot of times an author knows what works for them and they stick with it for a while. I get it, I do-I’d do that if I had a speck of the talent my favorite authors have. But Thorne, in her cute little way, created a book that has just as much fire, passion, and heart without making it exactly the same. Banter. Hot, heated I-can’t-have-you-but-I-want-you-banter/situations. Working in close proximity. It all seems the same, yet it’s so…vastly out of this world unalike. How do you do that? How can you keep your same writing style, so simple yet so bubbly and sweet, yet not produce a carbon copy of your first story? It’s witchcraft, honestly, because like when I read THG, this book could draw me out of my horrendous mood and take me to another world entirely and make me want to insert myself into this story in Darcy’s place.Annnnd there’s the elephant in the room-Darcy is Lucy on crack. Darcy was by far the hardest thing to handle in this book. Darcy was….something else. And, here it is again-she won me over, by the end. In your face, extremely sexualized (a recurring theme, I notice, in Thorne’s work), and, frankly, somewhat aggressive-but not in a mean way…just, hey, she knows what she wants and, good lord, she wants it bad. And what does she want? Well..more like whom?Tom Valeska. A perfect specimen of a man…I agree with her here-he stole my heart from the first page he entered. I couldn’t breathe from the moment we meet him until the end when I closed that sad final page (I hate when wonderful books have to come to an end). I don’t know what it is about fierce, jealous, loyal guys, but they just get to me. They pierce my heart and never let me go-but his backstory? What led them here? My lord. I was a GONER. It stabbed me and kicked the breath from my lungs and I just can hardly STAND it. Clearly I have breathing issues, because every time-every dang time-I fall for a dude, the first thing to go is rational thinking and my breathing. But, to be fair, he was one sexy being. Josh and Tom are both amazing dudes and my favorite thing about both books, so I can only IMAGINE what Thorne could do/create/write next time! *Fans self*.I have to be honest, though, the writing sometimes felt…so odd. I think that’s partially because it’s a very early copy of an ARC, and, also, we’re in Darcy’s mind and she’s a rather disjointed specimen of a girl. Meaning, I think Thorne wrote Darcy how we think-sporadic, flighty, jumpy, funny, quick-witted, and it was harder for me to flow with the story sometimes. It was a rare occurrence, but I did notice it. Or, ya know, it could just be me being tired, as I am, ALL THE TIME.This story, in scope, is a much simpler story, yet the heart that’s buried beneath is so vast. A story centered around the beating heart of all three of our main characters, it adds depth to the story that you don’t even realize until they are all close to falling apart. I loved that this book had such a simplistic tone, yet it meant so much to every MC involved. It hit you in the heart and made you realize how special the project was to all three of them, even as they fought and bickered, and even though each outcome achieved something different for each of them. I truly loved that facet of the story, and thought that it added much needed layers in the story when Darcy got a bit silly-all the better for character growth and relatability!And, lastly, the chemistry (of even her twin brother in this adorable little threesome). They all had such wonderful chemistry that leaped off the page, making you sad and angry, and then so quick to swoon or make your heart melt. Tom and Darcy have been circling one another like animals (but really) since they were young, and the sexual frustration and tension is through the charts and so palpable we choke on it. I literally was so invested in this that I would sit and read and re-read every adorable moment between Tom and Darcy, just to get more of them falling for one another (even though they both fell long ago). I’m sorry, but Tom’s jellyness and possessiveness sparked a hunger so deep inside of me…I don’t even care how that sounds-it was by far my favorite part of their story, besides their deep rooted friendship. And, not even in a weird way, Jamie, in this little trio, added something spicy, too. I hated him at first. I did. Like…until the end. But, like all things, I fell prey to the vulnerability of not knowing your place and the uncertainty of losing a best friend-and a sister-and caved. I loved them all, in the end. But no one ever said I wasn’t a complete sucker. He laughs, and the afternoon sunlight turns the floating dust particles into glitter around us. It turns his eyes to whiskey, and they get me drunk. A guy like this? He’s the only one who’s ever made my stomach flip. So, here I am, writing my heart out about another Sally Thorne book, aching and craving anything and everything I can get from her. Anyone who hasn’t read her last book is crazy. So I really don’t know who those people are, but say you come across this review because you’re curious: You’re crazy, I don’t get you, and you need to skidaddle and get a copy of THG immediately so you can understand what I mean-then we can be friends. I think. We’ll see-you have to love Josh and Tom, yet you can’t have them. They’re mine. So…tentative friends. But all joking aside, I truly hope that when this one comes out everyone enjoys it like me and my blog mates all did (joint review on the blog for the win!) and that it helps you find your happy place like it did for me. Her characters are just like that-addicting in the best kind of way. Just plain unputdownable.For more of my reviews, please visit: ***OMG I want to marry Tom Valeska. I literally ATE THIS BOOK UP. Why does it have to be overrrr??? From beginning to end, Tom had my heart and, somehow, Darcy won me over, too. Sally Thorne didn't let me down :)RTC!!!!!!!*****GUESS WHO GOT THIS MOTHER **************** (haha. But really)BUDDY. READ. With Arielle, who is the sweetest, MOST DARLING GIRL ON THE PLANET (a real gem of a girl) for letting me know this was available yesterday before even being accepted, herself. I owe you one, Mate. You are a nicer woman than I, but what a true Blog Mate, You is. LOVE YOOOOOU.*edit* the hyper is gone, now I'm just wholly engrossed and don't need said GIFs lol(HYPER GIFS TO COME BC MY IPHONE IS AN A HOLE)
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  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    January 1, 1970
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/I was supposed to love this. I even lowered my expectations when it was a fail for the Book Fairy who sent it to me. Yet here I am, all . . . . . Oh this poor thing. And I feel soooooo bad for Sally Thorne because that gal probably had no clue The Hating Game would take off like it did and sophomore novels are hard enough - I'm sure even more so following up one like that. But this book . . . . It was just a mess. Like the female lea Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/I was supposed to love this. I even lowered my expectations when it was a fail for the Book Fairy who sent it to me. Yet here I am, all . . . . . Oh this poor thing. And I feel soooooo bad for Sally Thorne because that gal probably had no clue The Hating Game would take off like it did and sophomore novels are hard enough - I'm sure even more so following up one like that. But this book . . . . It was just a mess. Like the female lead has a heart condition (that acts up ALL. THE. TIME.), takes meds for it, etc., but hasn’t gone to the doctor for two years . . . And also, how because cardiologists don’t really play around when it comes to EKGs and scripts? She also has pined for “Mr. Perfect” her entire life based on her brother calling dibs when they were little kids???? I mean, she’s the one who missed out on everything due to her health – brother just comes off as an entitled butthole. I was hoping maybe brother was gay and the unrequited love is what created the “if I can’t have him, you can’t either” stance (still a stretch, because the heart wants what it wants, yo), but that wasn’t it and when brothers and sisters are too involved in each other’s love lives my brain automatically goes . . . . And that is fucking squicky. I don’t care if they were twins, I needed more ‘splaining before I could jump on board with the reasoning behind this trope.Also, female lead cuts all her hair off, spends 14,000 years telling us about cutting her hair off (by a barber – because you would go to someone else for a faux hawk??? I wouldn’t) and apparently it’s just to make her unattractive . . . . Like for real. If you are attractive, the hair isn’t going to change things. Get a vat of acid next time maybe.Anyway, this just seemed rushed (which, again, I get because I’m sure the pressure was on for a follow up to The Hating Game) and it didn’t make sense and the characters weren’t likeable or developed and they never got any less shallow/hollow and . . . . Yeah.I received this book and a packet of unicorn post-its from one of my friends here who saw my “ThisIsAmericaIWantItNow” kind of update – proving once again how amazing this community is. . . . (Coffee mug is mine because the only thing greater than my book, Christmas decoration and coffee mug addictions is buying crap that will embarrass my kids when they have friends over.)ORIGINAL "REVIEW:"If I don't receive an ARC . . . . Okay, maybe that's a little dramatic - but seriously I will be so sad because The Hating Game is pretty much my favorite rom com ever and I have been dying for Sally Thorne to release something else.
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  • Hollis
    January 1, 1970
    I mean, can we have more of this?"I’m gonna die tonight. Please take your pants off.""I want that embroidered on a pillow."Or even.. things not remotely like that. I don't even care.Want need need want want need want need.
  • bella ϟ [ bella farren ]
    January 1, 1970
    5 / 5 starsreread:27/11/18 "We sat outside and shared a joint, and it was a thrill. 'Don't tell your father! How'd I birth such a prude? It grows in the earth, for God's sake.'" This book was such a joy, I honestly can't express that enough, but the simple fact that I've read this book twice in one month should sum that up clearly enough for you. In true Sally Thorne fashion, she has written the perfect book; with relatable, flawed and downright hilarious characters. sally thorne is a romance wr 5 / 5 starsreread:27/11/18 "We sat outside and shared a joint, and it was a thrill. 'Don't tell your father! How'd I birth such a prude? It grows in the earth, for God's sake.'" This book was such a joy, I honestly can't express that enough, but the simple fact that I've read this book twice in one month should sum that up clearly enough for you. In true Sally Thorne fashion, she has written the perfect book; with relatable, flawed and downright hilarious characters. sally thorne is a romance writing goddess. i bow at her vastly talented feet.There are not enough words in the English language for me to fully describe this wonderful book. The characters were so different from her previous work—Darcy is fire and ice squeezed into female form, with a snarky mouth, attitude and so much dirty humour. Tom is sweet, sensible and the 'ever perfect man'. Childhood friends to lovers, and, brother's best friend are some of my favourite tropes, and Thorne melded them together and wrote me a perfect book. Bless her soul.Ninety Nine Percent Mine follows Darcy Barrett, one half of the Barrett Twins and Tom Valeska, the ever-steady mediator between the twin's brand of crazy, their ever-present saviour. This book starts with the twins not talking, Darcy sludging through a bartending job she hates in an effort to save enough money to get back to travelling the world and running from her responsibilities. Once again, Tom swoops in to save the day when he comes around to renovate the Barrett's grandma's house—per the instructions left in her will. The crazy dynamic and underlying lust that was always bubbling between Darcy and her lifelong family friend, Tom, was hilarious. His sweet and bashful personality was probably my favourite thing in this book, he was the perfect character to balance out the bitter and kinda bitchy (in the best possible way) Darcy, who lacked a filter and a shit to give. This book was heavily focused on the relationship between Darcy and Tom, but also on the renovations of the house and past memories they have. I didn't think I would enjoy the latter two plotlines (especially because I hate time jumps), but I couldn't have enjoyed them more. I loved the snippets of the fortune telling grandma and to see how Darcy had damaged all her relationships in the past. Tom may have been my favourite character, but Darcy was the most interesting. She was deeply flawed, always running from feelings and her deep-seated commitment issues that stemmed from a lifelong chronic illness. With a habit of self-sabotage, she was continuously fighting against her nature to do the 'right thing' and stick out the renovation project. She was a strong, capable female who also worked hard to be a better person, and her character growth was such a joy to read about. The way her relationship with her brother grew and changed was also so amazing, they were equal parts infuriating and hilarious when they were forced in the same room together. The writing and flow were perfect, which was not surprising, and this was so incredibly easy to devour in a day. It's one of those books that will consume your every waking moment until you've managed to finish it. This didn't manage to top The Hating Game, but then again, that may be one of my all time favourite books. Tom, Darcy and 99% Mine came in a close second though.eARC generously provided via netgalley.
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  • Azrah
    January 1, 1970
    I have just come to the realisation that this means that I have to wait forever for more Sally Thorne 💔😭 RTC_______Pre-ReadMe + Warda + Sally Thorne = swoon comaLET'S DO THIS!!! October 20,2018YOU DON'T EVEN UNDERSTAND HOW COMPLETELY JEALOUS I AM OF MY FUTURE SELF RIGHT NOW. July 26,2018COVER REVEAL ❤❤❤...and... THE RELEASE DATE CHANGED? WHYYY? 2019 is basically forever away *sobbing*April 30,2018O October, October, wherefore art thou October?February 23, 2018i need this like now
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  • lucie
    January 1, 1970
    I am sad. I cannot believe that author who created someone as perfect as Joshua Templeman wrote this.. I felt nothing.***Buddy read with the one and only ♥♥
  • Bibi
    January 1, 1970
    *Spoiler Alert*💥Poof💥. There goes my 2019 reading resolution, which was: To only read what I'm genuinely interested in and not to give less than 3-star ratings. But, sweet baby Jesus, this. was. a. bust. To say 99 Percent Mine was one of the most anticipated books for 2019 wouldn't be an exaggeration, which is perfectly understandable considering that Thorne's debut The Hating Game was such a hit. So, we hunkered down and marked off our calendars, with some of us wishing we could time-travel t *Spoiler Alert*💥Poof💥. There goes my 2019 reading resolution, which was: To only read what I'm genuinely interested in and not to give less than 3-star ratings. But, sweet baby Jesus, this. was. a. bust. To say 99 Percent Mine was one of the most anticipated books for 2019 wouldn't be an exaggeration, which is perfectly understandable considering that Thorne's debut The Hating Game was such a hit. So, we hunkered down and marked off our calendars, with some of us wishing we could time-travel to the future. Well, the future is now, and wow... What a miss.(view spoiler)[What I Liked1. The premise. Friends-to-lovers2. 💭💭💭3. 🤔🤔🤔You get the idea.What I didn't like1. Tom Valeska - the "hero" *scoff*2. Darcy Barrett - the annoying, selfish, self-absorbed, alcoholic heroine, who has a heart condition that was shamelessly utilized as a plot driver (why?)3. Jamie Barrett (what was he even doing in this story?) - Darcy's twin. Who seemed waaaaay too invested in his sister's sex/love life. Which was, erm, eeeeww.4. The lack of atmosphere. The lack of communication. The lack of ambience. Too many missing elements. 5. Also, Where was this story set and what was the name of the town? To be candid, I made up a schematic of a town in my head, which basically had a town with 4 houses, one bar, one liquor shop and one pizza restaurant. BECAUSE that's all Thorne told us.6. More than the above, I was going out of my mind wondering about Darcy's parents and why didn't they ever call to check up on her. I mean, this is a woman with a possibly fatal heart condition and not once did they wonder. *glares*7. Then, there was the objectification. Oh. My. Gawd. Tom was basically nothing more than muscles in a "faded T-shirt" whom Darcy wanted to "put inside her" (paraphrasing). The lasciviousness of thoughts was disturbing to the point I was uncomfortable. (hide spoiler)]All of the above aside, what made this most unfulfilling was the messiness of the relationships and at a point, I honestly wasn't sure who was in love with whom. Cos it seemed liked Tom liked Darcy and Darcy Liked Tom, but did Jamie also like Tom? Furthermore, Tom was portrayed as if he were a puppy being fought over by the Barrett twins. Darcy initially thought she only had 1 per cent of him, then the number would change intermittently, until the 84% mark when I came really close to doing a DNF.“He knows everything. That we’re together. You’re mine, one hundred percent.”Like, who cares? Take him. He's all yours.
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  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    January 1, 1970
    Ever since I fell for the fun and quirky romances by Christina Lauren, as an infrequent romance reader, I’ve been on the hunt for anything in the same ballpark. Enter Sally Thorne! Yes! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Darcy found the man of her dreams at age 8...when she met Tom Valeska, her twin brother’s best friend. He’s been off limits to her ever since, and she compares every man she meets to Tom. Unsurprisingly, they just don’t measure up. Darcy and her brother, Jamie, inherit a worn cottage from their grandmoth Ever since I fell for the fun and quirky romances by Christina Lauren, as an infrequent romance reader, I’ve been on the hunt for anything in the same ballpark. Enter Sally Thorne! Yes! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Darcy found the man of her dreams at age 8...when she met Tom Valeska, her twin brother’s best friend. He’s been off limits to her ever since, and she compares every man she meets to Tom. Unsurprisingly, they just don’t measure up. Darcy and her brother, Jamie, inherit a worn cottage from their grandmother. According to the will, they are to flip the house and sell it. Who’s the best flipper they know? Tom Valeska, of course. As Tom and Darcy work side-by-side, that spark is absolutely there. Who will “win” Tom? Darcy or Jamie? (And will Tom really have to choose between them?)The characters shine in 99 Percent Mine. Darcy is sassy and her sense of humor has bite to it. Her brother, Jamie, is larger than life, and Tom is as dreamy as Darcy thinks him to be. Overall, I found 99 Percent Mine to be an engaging, fun, and steamy romance with quick wit and smooth storytelling. I’ll definitely be reading The Hating Game soon! Thank you to the publisher for the complimentary copy. All opinions are my own. My reviews can also be found on my blog: www.jennifertarheelreader.com
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  • Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
    January 1, 1970
    I still can’t believe I got to read this early!!! The Hating Game is one of my all time favorite books, so to say I was excited for Sally Thorne’s next release would be an understatement. And even though I didn’t quite obsess over 99 Percent Mine like I did THG, I still adored Darcy and Tom. The beginning was a little rough and hard to get into, but once I hit my stride, I absolutely didn’t want to stop reading. I adore a good brother’s best friend romance, and this one has everything I like abo I still can’t believe I got to read this early!!! The Hating Game is one of my all time favorite books, so to say I was excited for Sally Thorne’s next release would be an understatement. And even though I didn’t quite obsess over 99 Percent Mine like I did THG, I still adored Darcy and Tom. The beginning was a little rough and hard to get into, but once I hit my stride, I absolutely didn’t want to stop reading. I adore a good brother’s best friend romance, and this one has everything I like about the trope: chemistry, forbidden elements, childhood crushes, angst. It’s also funny, witty, and quirky. Darcy is just so different from any other heroine I’ve read, and I appreciated her for that. Tom is an absolute SWEETHEART – the shy to Darcy’s aggressive. Big, shy heroes are my favorite. If you like opposites attract, I think you’ll fall for Tom and Darcy.Thanks to the publisher for generously providing me an ARC to review.******OMGOMGOMG NEW SALLY THORNE BOOK OUT JAN. 29!!!!! I AM READY.Preorder Ebook: http://amzn.to/2CT0400Preorder Paperback: http://amzn.to/2FgQSkk
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