• $11.99

Publisher Description

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Hating Game, soon to be a movie starring Lucy Hale and Austin Stowell, 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!

Fiction & Literature
January 29
William Morrow Paperbacks

Customer Reviews

katelllllynn ,


I hated how much they denied each other but it was so worth it in the end.

Crigglefisty ,

A little jumpy, can be hard to follow, but love the story

Sometimes I had to go back and re read to understand who was speaking. But loved the characters

VieleAud ,

Don’t let the negative reviews fool you.

I loved this book so much. Where to start? Maybe with the fact that the main character struggles with a heart defect and depression. I could find myself relating to her and her impulsive actions. I loved the humor and how the dynamics worked between Darcy, Jaime, and Tom. Seeing the other reviews compare this book to The Hating Game infuriates me. Of course this book isn’t going to be the same. That’s the point. You start over with new characters, a new plot, and the author’s wonderful sense of humor. I laughed, I cried, and I was angry during some moments. That is how a book should make you feel!

More Books by Sally Thorne