99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne: ARC Review

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne: ARC Review

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99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

Synopsis:

Crush: 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.

Published Date: January 29th, 2019.

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Teardrop Shot by Tijan: Book Review

Teardrop Shot by Tijan: Book Review

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Teardrop Shot by Tijan

Synopsis:

I asked for his criteria for bed buddies-that’s the PG version.

He swore at me and said he didn’t do groupies. And just like that, our friendship was off to a great start.

Reese Forster was the starting point guard for the Seattle Thunder.

Gorgeous. Cocky. Loved by the nation.

He’s also attending preseason basketball training camp where I used to work.

Correction: where I work again, because I was fired from my last job.

And dumped.

And I might have a tiny bit of baggage, but that’s normal. Right?

Reese and I shouldn’t have become friends. We shouldn’t have become roommates.

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Sruthi Writes: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (Guest Review)

Sruthi Writes: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (Guest Review)

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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Synopsis:

Katherine V thought boys were gross

Katherine X just wanted to be friends

Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail
K-19 broke his heart

When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.

On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun–but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.

Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.
Publication Date: September 21st, 2006.

LinksGoodreads, Amazon.

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Kissing Ezra Holtz (and Other Things I Did for Science) by Brianna R. Shrum: ARC Review

Kissing Ezra Holtz (and Other Things I Did for Science) by Brianna R. Shrum: ARC Review

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Kissing Ezra Holtz (and Other Things I Did for Science) by Brianna R. Shrum

Synopsis:

A fun, witty, light-hearted romantic comedy―The Rosie Project, for teens

Seventeen-year-old Amalia Yaabez and Ezra Holtz couldn’t be more different. They’ve known (and avoided) each other their whole lives; she unable to stand his buttoned-up, arrogant, perfect disposition, and he unwilling to deal with her slacker, rule-breaking way of moving through the world.

When they are unhappily paired on an AP Psychology project, they come across an old psychological study that posits that anyone can fall in love with anyone, if you put them through the right scientific, psychological steps. They decide to put that theory to the test for their project, matching couples from different walks of high school life to see if science really can create love.

As they go through the whirlwind of the experiment, Ezra and Amalia realize that maybe it’s not just the couples they matched who are falling for each other . . .

Published Date: June 4th, 2019.

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Her Defiant Heart (Damaged Hearts, #1) by Monica Murphy: ARC Review

Her Defiant Heart (Damaged Hearts, #1) by Monica Murphy: ARC Review

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Her Defiant Heart (Damaged Hearts, #1) by Monica Murphy

 

Synopsis: 

Life can feel like a cruel joke. I grew up poor and motherless, with a father who never got over his wife’s abandonment. But now he’s gone too, and I’m dead set on finding the woman who so carelessly tossed me aside when I was a baby.

I want revenge. And I’m going to get back at my mother any way that I can.

I change my name. Start my new life in college, and just happen to cross paths with the gorgeous, ultra-rich Rhett Montgomery. He’s immediately interested in me, not that I’m surprised.

You see, I planned it that way. I meant for him to find me. He’s the one connection to my mother, and I’m using him, so I can destroy her. But I didn’t plan on Rhett being so charming. Sweet. Sexy.

And I definitely didn’t plan on falling for him either…

Publication Date: December 4th, 2018.

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Sadie’s Spirit by C.B Samet: ARC Review

Sadie’s Spirit by C.B Samet: ARC Review

Sadie’s Spirit by C.B. Samet

Synopsis: 

Sadie didn’t believe in ghosts, until she became one.

When pragmatic physician and budding researcher, Sadie Crawford, goes for a hike, she didn’t imagine she would die on the trail. She definitely didn’t imagine she would become a ghost. Rather than idling lingering on Earth, she focuses on finding her killer. Uncovering the truth means asking for help from her psychic ex-boyfriend—the one she dumped because she hadn’t believed in his supernatural abilities. Recruiting Asher Brenner plunges him into danger as Sadie’s search for answers becomes a race to stop a killer. Will they find the murderer before another victim falls?

Publication: May 21st, 2019.

 

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