By a Thread: A Grumpy Boss Romantic Comedy
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Your mom and I just want you to be prepared. Everything that happens to your body should be your decision.” The secondary characters are brilliantly written and I loved all the different dynamics and relationships. Faith and Christian fascinated me - I hope they get their own story. Can I also please give special mention to the gorgeous Brownie. What a darling.
By a Thread is a romantic comedy set in the New York fashion world and standing alone with a spectacular HEA.
Dominic annoyed the hell out of me in the first half. it just seemed like he wanted Ally just for sex cuz his inner monologue is him whining over and over and over about sex and how much he wants her but can't have her cuz his dad used to sexually harass female employees before he got hired and he didn't wanna be like him. or when this designer named christian was flirting with her at a party. dom gets so pissed off that he breaks his glass—
So, here’s the deal, neither of them has the time or the inclination to date. Ally’s life is barely held together by a thread, even if Dominic in a vest makes her salivate. Whereas Dominic is consumed with a job policy that presently makes him miserable and a surname that attracts piranhas. Yet it doesn’t stop him from desperately wanting Ally and making her life hell. Unfortunately, the attraction is real, and their dislike is the perfect foreplay. And eventually all that tension will erupt… Dominic was staring at me like he couldn't decide whether he loathed me or wanted to French kiss me.
I shook my head, digging my nails into my palms because this beautiful, perfect man deserved a reprieve from crazy wife tears. “Not this house. You. You are my dream.”
This book is not at all what I expected, but Mr. Grumpy McGrump certainly lives up to its reputation. From this wordsmith’s books, I usually expect a light-hearted rom-com with a good hero and lively heroine, and this book is light years beyond that. Lucy Score is an instant #1 New York Times bestselling author. She grew up in a literary family who insisted that the dinner table was for reading and earned a degree in journalism.
Ally and Dominic have a lot of chemistry and it's obvious that they have it bad for each other. Their banter is fun and I liked them as a couple. Both characters are in their late 30's/early 40's but honestly, it reads like they're in their 20's IMO. I wish that they were more... mature in some ways, but I still liked them both and enjoyed watching their characters grow and develop.