99 Percent Mine By Sally Thorne [Review]

99 Percent MineRELEASE DATE: January 29th 2019
AUTHOR:
Sally Thorne
GENRE:
  Adult,  Contemporary,  Romance.    
PUBLISHER:
William Morrow
SUMMARY:

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.

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MY REV (Copy)

“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.”

Last year, I loved Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game and It was one of my best reads of 2018. This year I was eagerly anticipating to get my hands on 99 Percent Nine and I expected to love it but sadly I didn’t. It certainly was an entertaining read but it wasn’t really as amazing as The Hating Game. I had two major issues with this book, the heroine and the plot. The overall story felt a little bit silly and I expected more from it. In the end, I was kinda left disappointed even though I enjoyed some parts of the romance and the side characters.

When Darcy Barrett’s grandmother dies, she leaves her old cottage house to her and her twin brother Jamie. In order to get the inheritance money, they need to renovate the house and sell it. For the renovating the cottage, Jamie appoints Tom Valeska, their childhood best friend and also Darcy’s major crush. Darcy has undertaken a global survey of men and she feels that Tom is the perfect one for her but sadly he’s pretty much off limits and moreover he’s 99 percent loyal to her brother. Darcy always had been bad at expressing her feelings and every time she feels too much she just leaves everyone behind and escapes to another new place. During the renovation process, when Darcy and Tom are both forced to work together, sparks fly between them. After spending some time with Tom, Darcy feels that one percent is not enough for her and she finally decides to make him 99 percent hers before her brother arrives.

Darcy Barrett was a fun, reckless, and quirky character but most of her actions seemed immature and annoying to me. I honestly didn’t enjoyed her which is one of the major issues I had with this book. Tom Valeska on the other hand, I loved him. He was pretty sweet, shy, and good at heart. Did I mention that he’s freaking 6′ 6″ tall? He’s totally a swoon worthy character. I loved him every time he got jealous. I also liked Jamie, Darcy’s Twin Brother. He was pretty fun and also a bit of a Jerk. Darcy and Jamie has this weird kind of sibling relationship. Although they care for each other, they always clash with each other. They’re both grown ups but they still fight like little kids. The last fight was hilarious, I felt bad for Tom. And last but not the least, I loved Darcy’s best friend Truly. She was totally amazing! If the author ever decides to write her story, I would definitely read it.

The plot sure was entertaining and angst filled but for the most part it felt dragged to me. I would’ve enjoyed this book a lot more, if the author also focused on Tom’s Past and also a little bit more on side characters. The entire book was predictable. Nothing exciting happens in the first half except for the push and pull between Darcy and Tom which really annoyed me. From the start, we can clearly see that they both have feelings for each other which they try to hide. I honestly enjoyed their romance. They have a great chemistry and I give full points for all the sexy times.  The writing was okay, but It’s not my favorite. It was totally different from the Hating Game. The book was told in Darcy’s POV and I wish it had dual POV’s.

Overall, it was an okay-ish read for me! My expectations were too high for this book and that’s why it turned out to be a disappointment for me, otherwise I might’ve liked it a bit more because it’s really not a bad read and I’m pretty certain that there’re many people who would absolutely love it.

Recommend it?
YES

Although I didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped, I would still recommend everyone to give it a shot. Maybe it’ll work out for you.

MY RATING:
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[3.5/5 Stars]

So, What do you think of this book? Have you read it yet? Do you Plan to read it?
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36 thoughts on “99 Percent Mine By Sally Thorne [Review]

  1. anovelglimpse February 21, 2019 / 12:40 am

    Bummer. I have been hearing this heroine isn’t easy to love. I haven’t read this onet yet, but plan to. I’m hoping I like it.

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions February 21, 2019 / 4:25 am

      The heroine in this book is either a hit or miss for some people. I found her down right annoying. I really hope this book works out for you! 😊

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  2. confessionsofayareader February 21, 2019 / 12:41 am

    Great review! I’ve seen a lot of people mention the same thing as you. They liked the other book and this one let them down.

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    • Ola February 21, 2019 / 2:13 am

      I personally haven’t seen any raving reviews from any bloggers I follow.

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      • confessionsofayareader February 21, 2019 / 8:56 pm

        I hate that. Sometimes I can look past it if the book is good. But it can definitely affect my enjoyment.

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  3. Beware Of The Reader February 21, 2019 / 12:45 am

    I hate when I love a book, wait expectantly for another creation by that author an dend up disappointed! I hope this won’t happen with The Bride Test

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions February 21, 2019 / 4:32 am

      IKR? It totally sucks! I’m looking forward to read The Kiss Quotient! I hope you enjoy The Bride Test when you finally get to it! 😊

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  4. Ola February 21, 2019 / 2:12 am

    I was really disappointed with this book, the Hating Game was so much fun. This one just left me annoyed.

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions February 21, 2019 / 4:35 am

      Me too! I can’t believe it was written by the same author. I loved the hating Game and this one was just disappointing. The protagonist was so annoying!

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  5. The Candid Cover February 21, 2019 / 3:19 am

    I really need to try this author soon! I keep hearing great things about The Dating Game. I’m sorry that this one didn’t stack up for you. It does sound like it is a pretty interesting concept, though. 🙂

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions February 21, 2019 / 4:38 am

      The hating Game was a total fun read! If you’re into hate to love romances, then definitely give it a shot. I would love to hear your thoughts on it! 😊

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  6. stephaniesbookreviews February 21, 2019 / 6:34 am

    Great review! I was pretty disappointed with this one, too. I felt like Thorne tried too hard to make Darcy the polar opposite of Lucy and the result was really off-putting.

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions February 23, 2019 / 11:42 pm

      Thank you! A lot of people were disappointed with Thorne’s character. Her actions seemed ridiculous. She was less fun and more annoying.

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  7. fictionnochaser February 21, 2019 / 8:27 am

    I have been so wanting to read this because I loved The Hating Game… Maybe i’ll push it back a bit…

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  8. Lashaan Balasingam @ Bookidote February 21, 2019 / 10:47 am

    Oh man, I would have had big issues with how predictable it was and especially if it dragged that much. Great review though! I will probably avoid this more than I normally would now hahah 😀

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  9. Marie February 21, 2019 / 11:55 pm

    Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear you were disappointed by that one, especially since you loved the author’s other book a lot :/ I think I might give The Hating Game a try and skip this one 🙂 thank you for sharing this review! 🙂

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions February 23, 2019 / 11:52 pm

      This book was totally different from her debut novel. The protagonist was quite annoying and also a little obsessive. I didn’t liked her at all. Anyway, I hope you enjoy you The hating Game if you decide to give it a shot. 😊

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  10. Jen February 25, 2019 / 1:49 am

    I haven’t read either of her books yet, but I’m so sorry you didn’t love this one as much as the first. Frustrating heroines are a struggle for me too, so thank you so much for the warning before I binge both of her books this year!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions March 1, 2019 / 12:43 am

      I hope you enjoy The Hating Game! That book was hilarious, sexy and total fun! As for the 99 percent mine, I would recommend you to go in with low expectations.

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  11. theorangutanlibrarian March 6, 2019 / 5:08 am

    Oh I’m sorry to hear this was disappointing- I loved the hating game too and was looking forward to this. It’s a shame the plot ended up dragging and it was only okay-ish. Ah well, gonna have to lower my expectations- thanks for the heads up!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions March 8, 2019 / 1:53 am

      I expected to love this book but instead it felt like another typical cliched romance and moreover the protagonist was so annoying. I didn’t find her character fun at all! Anyways, I hope you enjoy the book more than I did! 🙂

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