Author: Sally Thorne
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.-Goodreads
Review: The Hating Game was one of my favorite reads of 2016 and I recommend it to almost everyone. I was SO excited for this book, I just knew it was going to be great. My friend Molly lives out of state and sent me this book (thanks Molly) over a year ago and I instantly dived in..only to keep falling asleep when trying to read it. I finally put it down (this is something I have done only 2 other times in probably 15 years), figured I was in the wrong mood and would try again. I finally hunkered down and read this a few months ago and I'm sad to say this was the most disappointing read of 2020. Darcy was unlikable and annoying. She works in a bar but other than the initial chapter she is never at the bar again. It felt like 20% of the book was the first night Darcy and Tom saw each other at the house. The dialogue didn't sound realistic. At all. At any time. There were no transitions between scenes. I did not buy into Darcy and Tom as a couple and thus didn't care about a HEA.
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