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.
MAN! I am a Lucy Score fan for life. I first read “Things We Never Got Over” and I didn’t think all her books could be that good, but I was so wrong. By a Thread is a wonderfully wrapped ride of emotions and I adored every second.
Dominic Russo, you wonderful broody piece of man meat. I am not sure how you don’t fall for a man like him. Not only is he hard-working, he cares so fully about people that deserve his love and never asks anything in return.
Then on the other side we have Miss. Ally. I loved Ally from the first hilarious yet terrible scene. She is so comfortable in her own skin and even though she is working her butt off, she never lets it get her down. She knows her why and she fights for it. I adored that about her.
I was so happy to see Ally and Dominic collide in this deliciously sexy ride of a romance. I cannot wait to read more of Lucy’s books as she seems to jam-pack so much goodness, spice, angst, and all the in-between in each book. Absolutely pick this up!