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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Release Date: January 29, 2019
Genre: Chick Lit. Romance (more of a romance)
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars
99 Percent Mine was one of my most anticipated books of January 2019. I think it's mostly because so many people rave about Thorne's books. Don't get me wrong, her books are good and I enjoyed this one but it wasn't a favorite of mine (hence a 3.5 star review). I guess I was hoping for a bit more depth in the characters. It would have been nice to have seen a little bit more of Darcy and Tom's past (clearly, the two loved each other since childhood), a bit more twin-tuition (why add twins to the story line if they don't FEEL like twins, and a lot more information into the heroines medical condition (that would have really added something to the story as it's talked about so much on a surface level, but not enough to understand why it's a part of the book- it should have been more important!). Anyway, those are the few things that bothered me enough to not fall completely in love with it. Now for the good things about the book.
I LOVED Darcy's standoffish personality and her "go get it" attitude. What a breath of fresh air! Now a days, heroines are written as meek, shy, and quiet things that do whatever the hero wants no matter what their true feelings are. Is it me, or are a lot of heroines in romances walked all over in novels? I don't think it's just me... That is not the case here though and I really LOVED it. I also loved the home renovations aspect of the story. I'm one of those people who can sit all day and watch those shows on HGTV so this hit the nail on the head for me. It also brings Darcy and Tom together after all those years too. Finally, I though the ending was really cute and it felt perfect for the story. I won't say how it ends (obviously) but it brought a big smile to my face.
With that, this is a good book and one that I would recommend. It just fell a little flat for me in some areas that I couldn't look past in order to give it a higher rating. I guess it all comes down to personal opinions (as it should) and readers can take away what they like for the story!
This Book Would Be Perfect For
➜ Second chance romance lovers
➜ Friends to Lovers romance
➜ Home renovations
➜ The authors previous novel, THE HATING GAME
You can find all the latest book reviews I have posted on the blog! I read various genres depending on my mood so there is a little something for any reader. xox Elle xox