Reviews By a Thread by Lucy Score

As an avid reader and a hopeless romantic, I’ve always been drawn to the allure of a well-crafted romantic comedy. There’s something magical about losing yourself in a story filled with witty banter, sizzling chemistry, and characters that feel like old friends. When I first heard about Lucy Score’s “By a Thread,” I knew I had to get my hands on a copy. The premise of an older couple navigating the ups and downs of a workplace romance while dealing with real-life challenges sounded like a breath of fresh air in a genre often dominated by twenty-something protagonists.

From the moment I cracked open the book, I was hooked. Lucy Score’s writing style is effortless and engaging, pulling you into the story from the very first page. The plot revolves around Dominic Russo, a grumpy creative director at a fashion magazine, and Ally Morales, a vibrant woman who finds herself working at the same office after a chance encounter with Dominic leads to her getting fired from her waitressing job. Despite their initial dislike for each other, the chemistry between them is undeniable, and Score masterfully builds the sexual tension through their hilarious banter and close encounters.

One of the book’s greatest strengths lies in its characters. Dominic and Ally are both well-developed, with distinct personalities and relatable struggles. Dominic’s gruff exterior hides a heart of gold, and his determination to avoid workplace relationships after his father’s scandal adds depth to his character. Ally, on the other hand, is a ray of sunshine, juggling multiple jobs to support her family while maintaining a positive attitude. Their dynamic is a perfect example of the grumpy/sunshine trope done right, and I found myself rooting for them from the very beginning.

The banter between Dominic and Ally is simply outstanding. Score has a talent for crafting witty, laugh-out-loud exchanges that had me grinning from ear to ear. The sexual tension is palpable, and the steamy scenes are both hot and emotionally satisfying. I particularly enjoyed the scene where they get locked in a supply closet together, leading to some hilarious banter and a steamy near-miss encounter. The tension was so thick you could cut it with a knife, and I found myself holding my breath, waiting for them to finally give in to their desires.

Another aspect of the book that I appreciated was Score’s ability to tackle serious themes with sensitivity and authenticity. Dominic’s struggles with his father’s infidelity and how it shaped his views on relationships added depth to his character and made him all the more relatable. Similarly, Ally’s challenges in balancing work and family life were portrayed with honesty and care.

Lucy Score’s writing style is a true delight. Her prose is smooth and effortless, with just the right amount of humor and heart. She excels at crafting witty dialogue and building sexual tension through subtle gestures and loaded glances. I particularly enjoyed how she balanced the lighter, comedic moments with more serious themes, creating a well-rounded and emotionally satisfying story.

Reading “By a Thread” was not only entertaining but also thought-provoking. As someone in a similar age range as the protagonists, I could relate to their struggles and the challenges of navigating relationships and careers in your late thirties and early forties. The book reminded me of the importance of finding joy and laughter in everyday life, even when faced with difficult circumstances. Ally’s positive attitude and ability to find humor in situations were truly inspiring.

Moreover, the book reinforced the idea that it’s never too late to find love or pursue your dreams. Dominic and Ally’s journey taught me that age is just a number, and that it’s never too late to take a chance on happiness. Their story is a testament to the power of love, laughter, and perseverance in the face of life’s challenges.

In conclusion, “By a Thread” by Lucy Score is a must-read for anyone who loves a well-written, character-driven romantic comedy. With its perfect blend of humor, heart, and heat, this book will leave you with a smile on your face and a renewed belief in the magic of love. Score’s masterful storytelling, relatable characters, and ability to tackle real-life issues make this book a standout in the genre. If you’re looking for a story that will make you laugh, swoon, and reflect on life’s joys and challenges, look no further than “By a Thread.” This delightful romantic romp is a testament to the enduring power of love and the importance of finding happiness in the face of adversity. So, grab a copy, settle in, and prepare to be swept away by the charming world of Dominic and Ally. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

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