Readers and critics alike raved over USA Today bestselling author Sally Thorne’s smash hit debut, The Hating Game, which has sold in over 20 countries. Now she’s back with an unforgettable romantic comedy about a woman who finally has a shot at her long time crush—if she dares.
Crush (n.): a strong and often short-lived infatuation, particularly for someone beyond your reach…
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.
This next hilarious romance includes a special PS section with two Happily Ever Afters—one for this novel featuring Darcy and Tom and the other, an epilogue featuring fan favorites Lucy Hutton and Josh Templeman from The Hating Game!
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The delicious will-they-or-won’t-they dance of The Hating Game set up sky-high expectations for Sally Thorne’s next book. Good news: She’s lived up to them, and then some. Darcy Barrett is piecing her life together, and she’s only certain of one thing: Tom Valeska, her twin brother’s best friend, is her dream guy. Whereas Darcy’s sort of a mess (think piercings and a snarky inner monologue), Tom is almost too good to be true (he’s buying a house for his mom). When these two opposites get close, the sparks start flying. We were rooting fullheartedly for the brash Darcy, the shyly charming Tom—and their inevitable hookup.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Slow Burn Perfection
I loved this book and devoured it in one setting.
This book is so wonderful! The flirting and chemistry is amazing, I had a warm fuzzy feeling in my stomach throughout the whole book.
Worth the wait!
It was so different than THG, but it was still so Sally! She is one of the only authors that can keep me eyes on the pages in anticipation of something spectacular to happen!