My arc review of By a Thread by Lucy Score!!
By a Thread by Lucy Score
Style: Enemies-to-Lovers, Workplace Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2020
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About the Book
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 the first day at 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 son of a… fill in the blank, 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 back 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 beneath her boss’s sexy vests.
Dominic is having a bad day and when he meets his mother for pizza where he has it out with the server and gets her fired on the spot. Dominic’s mother “runs into” Ally at the bus stop and offers her a job to replace the one that her son just got her fired from. Ally is determined to make this job stick so that she can continue to pay for her father’s care. Once Dominic finds out that Ally is working at the magazine, he makes it his goal to get her to quit so he can get her out of his system and then go back to trying to save his family name after his father ruined it.
Dominic (Charming) and Ally (Maleficent) were amazing. I loved the witty banter and sexual tension they had and it that had me laughing through the whole book. Ally is an amazingly strong heroine and did a great job of cheering up the grumpy grump face. Dominic truly had a heart of gold, once you got to it behind his barriers. By a Thread is an enjoyable read, all be it a little long, enemies to lovers, workplace romantic comedy.
*ARC was generously provided in exchange for my honest review*