ARC Review: 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

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ARC Review: 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
99 Percent Mine

1 Stars


Book Info

Released: January 29, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
 

“99 PERCENT MINE … just didn’t sit well with me.”
~ Under the Covers

It pains me to write this review.  I went into 99 PERCENT MINE expecting to enjoy it because I liked THE HATING GAME.  It wasn’t my favorite romance novel ever like it was for some people, but I liked the authors’ style and I couldn’t wait to get more.  But as soon as I started 99 PERCENT MINE it just didn’t sit well with me.

I know we can’t always love all characters because there can be some variety in personalities in fiction and protagonists.  But I can’t like a book if I don’t like the main character, or at least that character doesn’t grow on me.  I seriously disliked Darcy, our main heroine.  It started from the very beginning and it just didn’t change throughout.  She was incredibly immature, self centered and unnecessarily emo. I had to feel bad about Tom because he’s actually a really sweet and nice guy and I feel for him having to end up dealing with Darcy forever and ever.

Aside from disliking the main character, the writing felt very choppy to me.  The dialogue at times was over the top, the inner dialogue would drive me insane.  I don’t want to get into some of the specifics of what bothered me because it would be a little spoilery. But I really didn’t find much to redeem this book in my opinion.

I guess all those things combined made for a reading experience that I couldn’t get into and even though I finished this book, hoping it would get better, it never got to a happy note for me.

 

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About Sally Thorne

Sally Thorne lives in Canberra, Australia, and spends her days writing funding submissions and drafting contracts (yawn!) so it’s not surprising that after hours she climbs into colorful fictional worlds of her own creation. Sally believes that romance readers are always searching for intensity in their next favorite book—and it isn't always so easy to find. The Hating Game is her first novel.

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Elizabeth

I liked the hating game but it wasn’t my favorite either and I am sad to read this review because I just bought this book with high hopes….*sigh*

Under the Covers Book Blog

A lot of people still loved it so hopefully you do.

Timitra

Yikes. Thanks for sharing thoughts on it Francesca. I enjoyed The Hating Game but it wasn’t my fave romance ever either

Kathy Valentine

Too bad it wasn’t a great read,sometimes it happens. Ty! For your honest review Francesca! Shared on my socials!??

E. R.

I enjoyed the author’s first book, so I’m looking forward to reading this book, mixed reviews and all. Just now I’m better prepared for it. Francesca, will you still read Ms. Thorne’s future book(s)?

Also, thanks for the review, UTC/Francesca!

Amy R

Thanks for the review, I wasn’t a fan of The Hating Game but thought I might give this one a try but I think I’ll skip it.

Therese DAmbrosia

The Hating Game is one of my favorite office romances. I didn’t love it but I did really like it. I have not read 99 Percent Mine yet, albeit, it’s got a lot to do with comments and reviews that I respect. Thank you for being honest and not sugar coating your true opinions. I’m a big fan of your blog and You Tube channel!

Jodi

Interesting. Thanks for the review. Out of the people commenting I seem to be one of the only who LOVED LOVED LOVED The Hating Game. I haven’t started this one yet because I was worried my expectations were too high. I am still going to read it because you never know. I absolutely hate some books and series that others adore but I feel better prepared in my expectations going in now. Thanks!