99 Percent Mine Pdf is a Contemporary Romance novel By Sally Thorne. This novel is a story of an unforgettable romantic comedy about a woman who finally has a shot at her long time crush—if she dares.
99 Percent Mine Summary
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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About Sally Thorne Author of 99 Percent Mine Pdf Book
Sally Thorne Author of 99 Percent Mine Pdf is the USA Today bestselling author of the office rom-com The Hating Game (2016). It is her debut novel that has sold in over twenty-five countries and is being made into a major motion picture, directed by Peter Hutchings and starring Lucy Hale and Austin Stowell. Filming wrapped in December 2020. It was named in the top 20 romance novels of 2016 by the Washington Post and was a top ten finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards romance category. The Hating Game has been cited as a book that has reinvigorated the romantic comedy genre.
Sally’s much anticipated second novel, 99 Percent Mine, was released on 29 January 2019 by William Morrow Books and debuted at #37 on the USA Today Bestseller List. Her third novel Second First Impressions is released AU/NZ 31 March 2021, and US/CAN 13 April 2021. Sally lives in Canberra, Australia, with her husband- plus a pug called Delia and a horse called Louie.
99 Percent Mine pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information
- ASIN : B075WXBG13
- Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks (January 29, 2019)
- Publication date : January 29, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 2755 KB
- Print length : 349 page
- Best Sellers Rank: #35,466 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #2,094 in Women’s Romance Fiction
- #2,133 in Contemporary Women Fiction
- #2,485 in Romantic Comedy (Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews: 4.0 out of 5 stars 3,333 ratings
99 Percent Mine Book Reviews (Amazon.com)
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved Sally Thorne’s writing, but disliked the main character. A lot.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 8, 2019
This was a tough one to review. I really debated between 3 and 4 stars, but ultimately I think Sally Thorne’s writing deserves the 4 stars.
Let me start by saying that I’ve been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced, because I LOVED The Hating Game SO MUCH. It was hands down my favorite read from 2016. And while I mostly enjoyed 99 Percent Mine — Thorne’s writing was just as fresh and quirky as before! — I really REALLY struggled with the main character, Darcy.
To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever read a book in which I disliked a main character as much as I disliked Darcy. As in, I cannot point out one redeeming quality about her. She was self-sabotaging, self-loathing, self-destructive, untrustworthy, and just generally unlikeable to me. By contrast, Tom Valeska was basically the perfect man (possibly one of my favorite male characters to date), and I couldn’t help but wonder what exactly he saw in her? Darcy was an actual hot mess, totally ignoring her serious health condition, sabotaging her career, and leaving town with no way to reach her whenever life got tough… How exactly is that someone who inspires love and trust? Not to mention, and I know this is somewhat shallow, but why in the hell did she shave off all of her hair, to look like a male “WWII fighter”?? I mean, WHAT?? As someone who has always had (and enjoyed having) long hair, similar to Darcy, there would need to be a damn good reason why I’d shave it off, to specifically look like a boy. And then Darcy got pissed off whenever someone mentioned her extremely short hair…. Honestly, I’ve never wanted to roll my eyes at or yell at a character so much in my life. She made me feel stabby, and I’m not a violent person. So yeah… Clearly I found her pretty annoying. And totally unrelatable. And generally unlikeable.
The other character that really bothered me was Jamie. He supposedly loved Darcy, his twin, more than anyone in the world, yet he was often downright cruel to her? And not in an “I’m messing with you” way, but in a “how can I completely destroy your spirit?” kind of way. He repeatedly lied to her about Tom getting back with his ex, told her that she should leave Tom alone, that she wasn’t good enough for him, and that she embarrassed herself whenever she showed interest in him. Basically, he was a conniving, awful person for most of the book, and I couldn’t help but wonder that if he acted that way with someone he loved, how would he act with someone he didn’t like? Can you say verbal and emotional abuse, anyone??
So… after the above rant, the 4 star review might be somewhat surprising! Haha. But it turns out that’s just how good Sally Thorne’s writing is. Because despite my issues with the aforementioned characters, I was still completely engrossed in the story. Tom’s character fortunately made up for the shortcomings of the other two, and Tom and Darcy’s connection was on fire. Seriously, I’m not sure anyone writes attraction and sexual tension as well as Sally Thorne, and this aspect of the story really shined. I also really enjoyed the ending.
Overall, a pretty good second effort! Sally Thorne is certainly a talented writer and storyteller, and I will definitely read more from her in the future… I just hope I find her future main characters more likable and/or relatable.
5.0 out of 5 stars I want to crawl inside Sally Thorne’s brain and live there
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 19, 2019
I want to meet Sally Thorne and to crawl inside her head and make a little nest in there, picking though the shiny thoughts in her brain and examining them and making little suncatchers out of them. She writes heroines who are these intriguing, charismatic, glorious, deeply weird, wonderful women and I want to be best friends with all of them.
I started reading 99 Percent Mine after work on a Thursday afternoon and I didn’t put it down until 1 a.m. when I’d turned the last page, which of course meant I woke up Friday morning suffering terribly from a book hangover. Normally that would mean morning-me cussing out last-night-me for her terrible decisions, but this book was so good I’m not even mad. This book hit me so hard and so deeply that even the next day I can tell you that it was at exactly the 25% mark that my heart first cracked, and at exactly the 50% mark that it broke all the way open and I knew I’d be keeping Darcy and Tom forever in a little box in my heart (along with lots of candy and marshmallows, of course.) (They can live in a little box right next to the one Lucy and Josh from The Hating Game live in with their Smurfs and matchbox cars.)
Darcy is smudgy panda girl make-up and leather pants, cuss words and a bitchy bartender on the outside, but inside she’s overly sweet wine, colored marshmallows, and a broken heart. She’s such a contradiction of hard and soft, tough and sweet, and her vulnerability is so real and raw. She isn’t taking proper care of herself and she clearly has some issues she needs to work through. Through this whole book I wanted to hug her close and also yell at everyone to take better care of her; which, actually, she’d probably appreciate the hug and tell me to piss off and that she can take care of herself.
Tom is amazing and I love Darcy’s fanciful imaginings of him as some sort of cross between a sled dog and a tiger, haha. I wish that the reader got more of a look into his POV, but since the book is told in the first person present tense from Darcy’s POV we only get what she observes (and a few clues that the reader can read into that Darcy notes but then doesn’t read into for her own reasons, usually self-preservation).
I even love the side characters. Darcy’s twin Jamie is a giant jerk, but I even come to like him in the last few chapters and he gets his own special corner where he’s allowed to come vacation in Darcy and Tom’s box in my heart. Truly is cute and I’d love to see a novella or short story about her. The guys on Tom’s crew and Darcy’s coworker at the bar Holly and especially Tom’s little chihuahua Peppermint Patty and the deceased but still very present grandma Loretta all made an impact on me.
I had really high hopes for 99 Percent Mine, especially since The Hating Game is one of my favorite books, so I was kind of scared to read it because there’s no way it could meet to high expectations… Wrong, so wrong. This is my favorite book I’ve read all year. It’s so very different from The Hating Game, but the essence or spirit or style – maybe it’s the Sally Thorne of it – is still there and I adore it. Don’t ask me which book I like better, because I’m not sure I can choose.
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the wait
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on January 29, 2019
I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advanced copy of this treat, and I can promise that it’s worth the wait. If you’re a fan of Sally’s debut novel, The Hating Game, then you’ve likely been waiting with bated breath for her second novel. If you haven’t read The Hating Game, read 99 Percent Mine and then go grab it. I’m going to try not to compare the two, as they’re different books with different feels, but if you loved THG, you won’t be disappointed at all by this follow-up.
Darcy Barrett is our heroine and she is not a Mary Sue. She’s feisty, flighty and spoiled. She makes bad decisions and doesn’t always treat people the way she should. Bottom line: she’s flawed, but she’s also real. And likeable. And you’re with her every step of the way. Her current life situation? Stuck in town for the first time in a while after spending her early 20’s bouncing around the globe. Also in town? Tom Valeska – childhood pal, lifelong crush and her twin brother’s best friend.
Tom has been hired to renovate the twin’s Grandmother’s cottage and he’s using the job to kickstart his own business. Between dealing with a new crew and having to play peace-keeper between the twins, Tom’s learning that being the boss isn’t easy. Throw in The Darcy Problem and it makes for a novel filled with delicious slow-burn URST.
For me, the standout in this book is the writing style. I love everything about the way Sally writes. A perfect example is this line about Tom’s hair: “The texture is like a romance novel that’s fallen into the bath, then dried: vaguely sexual crinkle waves with the occasional curled edge and dog-ear.” She just has a way with words that is somehow at the same time both laconic and indulgent.
What I also like about this book is its contemporary spin on romance. Much like The Hating Game, it nails that thirst for something deeper than alpha male and breathy heroine. Yes, we all love certain tropes in romance novels, but I want my characters to be modern, fleshed out people who aren’t facsimiles of ‘perfect’. I don’t want anti-feminist male love-interests who stalk and bully and I don’t want heroines who are insipid and revolve around the males in their life. If you’re on the same page, get on the hype train for 99 Percent Mine, then go pick up The Hating Game.
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