ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne was one of my favorite reads last year. So, I was over the moon when I was approved to read 99 Percent Mine. This book is nothing like The Hating Game. I went in thinking that 99 Percent Mine would be one of my favorite romances of the year, but I was disappointed.
The story follows Darcy, she is a wedding photographer, working at a shady bar. Her life is a mess. She’s got a lot of insecurities with a sort fuse for a temper, which gets her into trouble.
Upon leaving the bar one night after a nasty incident with a co worker, she finds her childhood friend Tom waiting for her. Darcy and her brother Jamie have recently lost there grandmother, Tom has started his own construction business and will be renovating on the house getting it ready to sell.
“Maybe he’s 1 percent mine. That has to be enough.”
>>Darcy– She is sarcastic to the point of being slightly annoying. She is very irresponsible, having a heart condition and ignoring your health doesn’t make you cool. She hasn’t refilled her medication in months and she drinks often. She really rubbed me the wrong way. Her edgy fashion was also mentioned way to often.
>> Tom- Is a hardworking sweetheart, who puts way to much pressure on himself to be perfect. He is torn between the twins, his loyalty to Jamie as his best friend and his long time feelings for Darcy. He has always acted as a buffer between them and his own feelings seem to get pushed aside.
I really love the friends to lovers/ brothers best friend trope, and there was a few really heartwarming moments but in the end the romance kinda fell flat for me.
I felt like the relationship between Darcy and her twin brother Jamie, could have been so cute. But I felt like they did everything wrong, always competing with each other for Tom’s attention and bickering like children.