Monday 28 January 2019

Audio: 99 percent mine - Sally Thorne

Narrated by: Jayme Mattler
Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 01-29-19
Language: English
Publisher: HarperAudio
Contemporary romance

My Thoughts:
I seem to have had the same problem as others had. Struggling, liking some parts and feeling utterly confused whether I liked the whole thing or not. Srsly I do not know!

Darcy is all edgy and thinks of herself as ugly. But every guy near her thinks she is hot and wants her, so those too do not go together since she is told it a lot. I know pretty people can have issues too, but it did not really make sense.
She drinks too much and all she eats is sugar. She also has a heart problem so..yeah.

The cover is not how I picture her. And it looks too cute.

Maybe it was the first person narrative. Always in that cramped head of hers. She gave up the thing she loved os of one bad review. Yes she effed up, but come on. And yes that twin thing too. 

She is constantly thinking of her twin and they had a fight and now they do not talk. I do not know if they even liked each other, and they are supposed to love each other.

These people talk too much. I thought that all the time. In the end I upped the speed to 2.4 cos I was so tired of the yapping.

The whole book is like 85% her talking to Tom. The whole freaking book.

Tom was a cutie. You have me there. I loved Tom. He was the best thing about the book.

So...maybe the book was just ok then, since I got so annoyed by them talking all the time and getting nowhere.

She was good, it was not her voice I was tired of. It was the constant dialogue. The whole book was dialogue dialogue.
She might have made me continue

Nope. Ugly and does not fit

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. (less)


  1. I really liked your review, I am not planning on grabbing this one up. Even though I liked the Hating Game I haven't heard great things about this one. And I am not a big fan of these type of covers though.

    1. Many seem to feel the same way like I did. It was sure not a Hating game

      The cover sucks

  2. I kinda like that there's a lot of interactions between Tom and Darcy. But then again, I'm not too far into the book to realize why everyone is not receiving this book as warmly as they did The Hating Game.

    1. Are you reading it? That might work better cos here you realise how little happen

  3. Oh a bit too bad. I remember hearing a lot about this one

  4. 1st person can be a rough one to really pull off.

    1. I wonder if it would have worked better without it...might have

  5. Huh... total opposite that my review partner (as you saw). I've not read her first book either. Maybe I'll wait a bit.

    1. I found that one good, though not amazing so no wonder it went this way.

  6. I hate when a cover doesn't fit a book and a book that's wayyyy tooo wordy is a big turn off too

    1. It looks so fluffy, and it was way more angsty

  7. I was really hoping that this one would be as good as The Hating Game. Bummer.

  8. I can see why you might have issues with this. The book cover looks so cute, so I think it should be fun, but I think that might have backfired. Darcy sounds like one of those annoying protagonists who have everything going for them but they still just like to complain a lot anyway, lol. I don't think I'd like her :P

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. And that dress she wears? So not her either. it looks cheap and weird. But that was of course only a surface detail.

      She was hard to love

  9. Methinks Darcy will not be long with this world!

  10. I think I'm on the fence with this one!(lol) Hugs...RO



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