Book Review | By A Thread by Lucy Score

48677178._SY475_Pages: 582

Goodreads Rating: 4.29 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Publication Date: April 23rd 2020

Publisher: That’s What She Said Publishing


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Dominic was staring at me like he couldn’t decide whether to chop me into pieces or pull my hair and French kiss me.

I got her fired. Okay, so I’d had a bad day and took it out on a bystander in a pizza shop. But there’s nothing innocent about Ally Morales. She proves that her first day of her new job… in my office… after being hired by my mother.

So maybe her colorful, annoying, inexplicably alluring personality brightens up the magazine’s offices that have felt like a prison for the past year. Maybe I like that she argues with me in front of the editorial staff. And maybe my after-hours fantasies are haunted by those brown eyes and that sharp tongue.

But that doesn’t mean that I’m going to be the next Russo man to take advantage of his position. I might be a second-generation asshole, but I am not my father.

She’s working herself to death at half a dozen dead-end jobs for some secret reason she doesn’t feel like sharing with me. And I’m going to fix it all. Don’t accuse me of caring. She’s nothing more than a puzzle to be solved. If I can get her to quit, I can finally peel away all those layers. Then I can go back to salvaging the family name and forget all about the dancing, beer-slinging brunette.

Ha. Hold my beer, Grumpy Grump Face.

Author’s Note: A steamy, swoony workplace romantic comedy with a grumpy boss hero determined to save the day and a plucky heroine who is starting to wonder if there might actually be a beating heart just beneath her boss’s sexy vests.

My Review:

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I was a bit intimidated of how chunky this book is. 500+ pages for a contemporary romance novel feels like reading forever but I enjoyed it in the end. By A Thread is one of the least talked about grumpy/sunshine books.

Dominic Russo is an asshole but Ally Morales didn’t let herself be disrespected.Their first meeting is my favorite part. Ally putting F.U. on his Pepperoni Pizza lives rent free on my mind. What a way to call out a jerk. Dom may have a bad first impression because he thought he was like his cruel father. It was actually the opposite. Behind that grumpiness is a thoughtful, loyal and fiercely in love guy. He worships Ally’s determination and beauty.

Ally is a very likable heroine. She’s independent, driven and hardworking woman. Even if there’s a lot of burden on her shoulders, she keeps on going. I love her resourcefulness and I am touched of her giving what’s best for her father’s needs who has dementia. It isn’t easy dealing with someone with a mental health condition and it’s heartbreaking witnessing an episode.

I adore Dominic and Ally so much! 😭💗 Lucy Score purposely build up the sexual tension and angst between them. It was a slowburn romance and the protagonist thrown fireworks at each other. I love the steamy scenes and the exchange of banters between them.

Overall, this mammoth book is worth reading. I do recommend it if you like grumpy/sunshine trope and enemies to lovers.


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