Readers and critics alike raved over USA Today bestselling author Sally Thorne's smash hit debut novel, THE HATING GAME - which sold in over 20 countries. Now she's back with an unforgettable romantic comedy about a twin sister and brother struggling over an inheritance-and the sexy best friend who comes between them.
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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 he's her twin brother's best friend - oh, and that 99 percent of the time, he hasn't seemed interested in her. 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 - 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, or that perfect face that's inspiring her to pick up her camera again. But sparks start to fly - and not just because of the faulty wiring. Soon, a one 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.
Praise for THE HATING GAME:
'Charming, self-deprecating, quick-witted and funny.' The New York Times
'The next Sophie Kinsella.' Bustle'A smart and funny modern romance.' Good Housekeeping
Sally Thorne is the USA Today-bestselling Australian author of The Hating Game. Her debut novel sold in over twenty-five countries and is now a major motion picture. The Hating Game 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. Sally's much-anticipated second novel, 99 Percent Mine, debuted on the USA Today bestseller list and was featured by Goodreads as one of the top 28 hit books for the first half of 2019. Second First Impressions was her third bestselling novel. Sally Thorne lives in Canberra, Australia and spends her days writing, reading, drinking cups of tea and obeying the every whim of Delia the Pug. She lives with her husband in a house filled with vintage toys, too many cushions and a haunted dollhouse.