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99% Mine

Narrated by: Jayme Mattler
Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
3 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

Crush (n.): a strong and often short-lived infatuation, particularly for someone beyond your reach....

Darcy Barrett found her dream man at age eight - ever since, she's had to learn to settle for good enough. Having conducted a global survey of men, she can categorically say that no one measures up to Tom Valeska, whose only flaw is that he's her twin brother's best friend - oh, and that 99 percent of the time, he hasn't seemed interested in her. 

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 - just to make sure her twin doesn't ruin the cottage's inherent magic with his penchant for chrome. She's definitely not staying because of her new business partner's tight T-shirts. But sparks start to fly - and not just because of the faulty wiring. Soon, a 1 percent chance with Tom is no longer enough. This time around, Darcy's switching things up. She's going to make Tom Valeska 99 percent hers.

©2019 Sally Thorne (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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Struggled to finish this one. Was especially confounded by the relationship dynamics between Tom and the twins. Or maybe I wasn't good at comprehending all the subtexts/subtleties

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  • Book addict
  • 02-01-19

I tried so hard to like this...

I really wanted to enjoy this book because I enjoyed The Hating Game by this author, and I wanted to ignore the early negative reviews for this book. However, this just missed the mark for me. There were too many negative dynamics between characters and it left a negative feeling in me because of it. There was a lot of promise, and it was well written, but it was the interactions between characters that let it down. There was enough good stuff about the story for it to be 3 stars though, and at times so thought I might give it 4 or 5. Sadly, by the end, that wasn’t the case.

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  • lindsay g.
  • 02-14-19

The difficult second book (total fail)

Selfish, whiny heroine that specialises in the pity party. Two dimensional characters. The wit and chemistry between the characters in The Hating Game is replaced with cringey Twilight-style prose. A waste of time and money.

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  • paula
  • 02-08-19

SOMuchBetter than the blurb would have you believe

I read the hating game and did enjoy it (enough that I committed myself to getting 99 percent mine once it came out) however I wouldn't say THG made my favourites shelf.

This little beauty however has cemented it's place in my solid favourites. It's the romance novel for the women of today. Darcy Barrett is a fantastic character she is this incredible relatable, strong, feminist, bad ass who deviates from the norm of your average air head plastic instagram model type as far as it is possible to bend. She drinks too much, her life is a mess and she's raw and vulnerable and just a joy to read, relate to, fall in love with and ultimately root for.

The compelling main character aside I constantly caught myself thinking the book itself was brilliantly written. Everything from the introductory chapters that set the scene to the fights that the characters get into are engaging and heart wrenching but above all I feel like it's very real. Too many times in this kind of genre the author just creates obstacles to keep the love interests apart for the sake of adding sexual tension but it is never usually done this well. It always ends up reading like filler and can get very boring very quickly but not here. I cannot praise the author enough. I don't want to give away spoilers so to summarise:

Real, relatable, laugh out loud funny and heart wrenching. I will be re reading soon 💛

As a side note, the narrator does a fantastic job. I think she was cast PERFECTLY because her voice matches with the image of the character I have in my head brilliantly. A well deserved 5 Stars.

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  • Mr. Page
  • 04-14-19

Fantastic but audio problems

Absolutely amazing; wit, humour, romance and super fun! However, I had a lot of challenges with the audio skipping.

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  • Kim Walsh
  • 04-01-19

Great story

Ive been listening to a lot of dual narration stories, and I enjoyed that this was was just from the female character, it added a veil of mystery from his actions. It was a great story and I couldn't stop listening.

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  • Kate Emery
  • 03-19-19

Never took off

Good enough premise and nice writing but this was so boring, I felt like nothing ever happened.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-19

Loved it!

Full disclosure I would love anything Sally wrote. This book was fun, sexy and messy. Darcy was tough and awesome. The chemistry was amazing. The narrator was perfect.

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  • Pauline
  • 03-06-19

Very slow & tedious

This book is extremely slow, it takes 6 chapters to get through one evening in the story. I am not sure if I can finish it, very boring.

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  • Ellie
  • 02-27-19

Great performance, average story.

Couldn't finish the story, the main character was so unlikable and miserable. Wasn't much happening most of the book.

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  • Ayla
  • 02-17-19

Good not great.

Whilst the book was well written it didn't have me desperate for more like The Hating Game did. The book is a lot of lusty conversation but has minimal plot. The narrator was great but at times it was hard to distinguish between external and internal thoughts of the main character. The audiobook ends with an additional epilogue for The Hating Game but seemed unnecessary.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-15-19

Loved ! Best audio book in ages !

Really enjoyed this book . Finished it in 2 days , couldn’t stop listening. Really loved the characters, they had layers and depth . A great romance

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  • Shannon
  • 02-01-19

Soooooo bloody good!!!

The narrators voice matched Darcy perfectly!!! I loved Darcys persona. And wowee the way she described Tom = hot!!!! I want to be her. I want him haha. I loved The Hating Game and she didn't disappoint with this one either. I'm going to keep Sally Thorne in my favourites just waiting for her next masterpiece!!! And the epilogue to The Hating Game made my heart go badump!

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  • catherine craddock
  • 01-30-19

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i absolutely loved it. couldnt stop listening. Sally has become a favourite author after another great read!