Before I begin this review, I just wanted to say something about the rom-com genre. I love it! I also miss it. In the literary world, romantic comedies are easy to find. (Thank goodness!) What happened to the great rom-com movies? Seriously, where did they go? I grew up watching When Harry Met Sally, Say Anything, Sleepless in Seattle, Moonstruck and You’ve Got Mail. Where would I be without Bridget Jones’s Diary, Notting Hill and Something’s Gotta Give? My male contemporaries get to relive their childhoods through a plethora comic book movies that are backed by massive budgets. Hollywood seems to have forgotten that there are millions of us who would also love to see stories about two people falling in love with a generous side of humor inserted into the story.
Since women’s perspectives aren’t considered as reputable or valuable as men’s in the world of film, I’ll use the money that I would have spent at the movies and put it towards buying more books–which I do consider to be a great thing! However, I would appreciate it if Hollywood gave more respect to female-centric genres. Romance novels make over a billion dollars annually. It’s the highest-earning genre of fiction. Hollywood, you should really make high-quality, well-written romantic comedy movies again. We miss them. You’re leaving a lot of money on the table. Let me help you start. Turn By A Thread by Lucy Score into a movie. Read why below.
Fans of Pride and Prejudice and The Devil Wears Prada will love By A Thread by Lucy Score. It’s a modern day, romantic comedy masterpiece. It’s a love story that will warm your heart and *ahem* areas below your heart.
When we meet our heroine, Ally, she is waitressing at a pizza parlor and bantering with a rude–but extremely handsome–customer. She spells out something not nice with pepperonis on his pizza and he has her fired. She’s working numerous other jobs to make ends meet and pay for her father’s healthcare. Ally is hanging on in life, you guessed it…by a thread.
Dominic is working with his mother at Label, the hottest and most respected fashion magazine. He’s got a fancy job that anyone would love to have, except for him. Dominic had to step in to try to fix his father’s mess, but he will do anything to not be like his father.
By A Thread is a slow-burn rom-com. The witty banter between Ally and Dominic is both endearing and entertaining. All of the back-and-forth tension is worth it when we get to the love scenes.
In addition to the jokes and romance, there is a lot of heart in this novel. Ally’s motivation for working all of those jobs is to pay for her father’s assisted living care. Her dedication to making sure that her father receives the best care will pull at your heartstrings.
Dominic is working at Label to try to repair the damage that his father did to both the employees and the brand itself. Dominic battles through feelings of shame and guilt which turn him into a grumpy character. Dominic is stubborn and confusing about his feelings for Ally. He refuses to acknowledge that he wants to be with her, but he can’t seem to leave her alone either. The lines are very blurred, indeed!
I was entertained from beginning to end! All hail Lucy Score for writing funny, heartfelt and sexy romances. By A Thread is a modern day Pride and Prejudice meets The Devil Wears Prada.
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