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crush (n.): a strong infatuation, particularly for someone beyond your reach . . .

Darcy Barrett found her dream man at age eight - ever since, she's had 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 Jamie's best friend - oh, and that ninety-nine of the time, he hasn't seemed interested in her.

When the twins inherit their grandmother's tumble-down cottage, they're left with strict instructions to bring it back to its former glory. Darcy plans to leave as soon as the renovations start, but before she can cut and run - her usual MO - she finds a familiar face on her porch: Tom's arrived bearing power tools, and he's single for the first time in almost a decade.

Suddenly Darcy's sticking around. Sparks start to fly - and not just because of the faulty wiring. But 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 ninety-nine percent hers.

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'Charming, self-deprecating, quick-witted and funny.' The New York Times on The Hating Game

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'One of the most delectable rom-coms I've ever read' Entertainment Weekly on The Hating Game

29 January
Little, Brown Book Group

Customer Reviews

goofyfox ,


It took a few chapters for me to get into this book, and I didn’t fully get the female lead, but this a sweet tale. I think more on their childhood would have helped because I didn’t understand why Tom being perfect was such a big thing for him, resulting in his freaky moment.
Still, worth it but not up to The Hating Game’s calibre

meeee1988 ,

Ending let’s it down

I don’t often write reviews but I feel I should with this one.
The beginning was so hard to get in to. I really didn’t connect with Darcy for a long time. It probably took 6-8 chapters before I thought “ok, she’s not that bad”. The middle was a lot better and after a while I really started to enjoy it. Then all of a sudden it started to not really go anywhere. Then it ends! Just .... meh!
I was so disappointed in the ending and frustrated. Darcy’s heart condition seemed to be just added in there for the hell of it, the twin thing wasn’t built on enough and they just came across as spoilt brats.
Tbh save your money. The hating game was really good and thoroughly enjoyable. This one felt overly rushed and the writer was obviously just under pressure to produce a second book. Shame really.

tangentfeb ,


Sorry but this was boring. The author’s first book The Hating Game, while predictable, was at least enjoyable. Please let your heroines have a little bit of substance and less horny! While Lucy was adorable, Darcy in this book had really nothing going for her.

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