Readers and critics alike raved over USA Today bestselling author Sally ThorneA??s smash hit debut novel, The Hating GameA??which sold in over 20 countries. Now sheA??s back with an unforgettable romantic comedy about a twin sister and brother struggling over an inheritanceA??and the sexy best friend who comes between them.
Crush: a strong and often short-lived infatuation, particularly for someone beyond your reachA?¦
A?¦ If Darcy Barrett hadnA??t met her dream man when she was eight years old, the rest of the male population wouldnA??t be such a let-down. No one measures up to Tom Valeska, aka the best man on Earth, not in looks, brain or heart. Even worse is the knowledge that her twin brother Jamie saw him first, and claimed him forever as his best friend.
TomA??s off limits and loyal to her brother, 99%. One percent of Tom has had to be enough for Darcy, and her adoration has been sustained by his shy kindness. And if sheA??s honest, his tight t-shirts.
Now DarcyA??s got three months left to get her life together, before her twin insists on selling the tumble-down cottage they inherited from their grandmother. By night, sheA??s working in a seedy bar, shooting down lame pickups from bikers. By day, sheA??s sewing underwear for her best friend and wasting her award-winning photography skills on website shots of pens and novelty mugs. SheA??s enjoying living the messy life, and a glass of wine or tenA?¦ until that one night, when she finds a six-foot-six perfect package on her porch.
TomA??s here, heA??s bearing power toolsA??and heA??s single for the first time in a decade.
As a house flipper extraordinaire, Tom has been dispatched by Jamie to give the cottage a drastic facelift that will result in a ton of cash. Darcy doesnA??t appreciate TomA??s unsentimental approach to knocking down walls, and he really, really doesnA??t approve of her current burnout boyfriend. They canA??t be in the same room together without sparks flying- and itA??s not the faulty wiring. One bedroom wall separates them at night, and even thatA??s looking flimsy.
Will Tom ever see Darcy as anything other than a little-sister obstacle to get around? And can she stand up to her most formidable opponentA??her twin? This time around, sheA??s determined to make Tom Valeska 99 percent hers, and heA??s never managed to say no to her yetA?¦