99 PERCENT MINE is a light,
frothy, and fun romance. Darcy Barrett fell in love when she was eight-
years-old, when her twin brother Jamie brings home their new
neighbor, Tom Valeska, to meet his parents and his sis. The boys were
BFFs and Jamie made it clear that Tom was his friend and he saw him
first. In other words, hands off, he is not for you. As twins, Jamie and
Darcy are close but fight a lot and at present, they are barely speaking.
Years pass. Tom is engaged to a gorgeous gal, Megan. Darcy travels
the world photographing and bartending when she runs out of money.
Her grandmother Loretta told her if you knew how to pour a drink into a
glass, you could get a job as a bartender anywhere. That works for
Darcy. She has met many, many men but no one has ever come up to
her expectations. No one comes close to her perfect Tom Valeska.
Grandmother Loretta passes away and leaves her old tumble-down
cottage to Darcy and Jamie. In her will, she requests that they renovate
and bring the house back to its original beauty, sell it, and share the
profits. Surprise! Surprise!! When the builder appears it is Tom, and
Darcy swoons at the sight of how gorgeous and more perfect he is. And
with his engagement broken, Tom is a single man and Darcy sets out to
make him 100% hers.
As the project will take three months to complete and her passport has
gone missing, Darcy decides to stay and help with the project. What
fun she is for the working crew! The sparks fly between Tom and Darcy
as the work together and it is not from the long overdue fixing of the
faulty wiring. Their sexual encounter is HOT and Darcy decides she
wants Tom for her together forever and must tell Jamie.
Several sub-plots including the "Underswear" company founded by her
best friend Truly, is hysterical. The characters in this book are likable
but Tom will steal your heart. Sally Thorne writes a winner with 99 PERCENT MINE. I loved it and look
forward to her next book, coming soon, I hope. I am a fan.
Readers and critics alike raved over USA Today
bestselling author Sally Thorne’s smash hit debut novel,
The Hating Game—which sold in over 20 countries.
Now she’s back with an unforgettable romantic comedy about a
twin sister and brother struggling over an inheritance—and
the sexy best friend who comes between them. 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!
Crush (n.):a strong and often short-lived
infatuation, particularly for someone beyond your
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.