When a megastore grocery chain threatens to shut down the boutique bakery Chloe Lawson’s worked so hard to establish, she’s furious. Her life may not be picture-perfect, but her custom cakes and pastries are the talk of the town, and she likes it that way.
What Chloe needs is a champion, and John Moretti—a handsome, widowed, high-powered attorney who can impress everyone except his two rebellious teenagers—fits the bill perfectly.
John is shocked when he finds himself considering Chloe’s little cause, much less falling for her. But once he samples her home-baked charms, he’s hooked—and determined to make her a permanent part of his family.
Previously titled: All That Matters
“A wisp of mystery combined with more than one enchanting romance and some engaging characters makes this an extremely enjoyable story. The final resolution is very well done and should leave readers satisfied. Summary: Bakery owner Chloe Lawson has great plans for her business, until she receives notice that a large grocery chain store is buying the space she rents. Determined to fight, she contacts lawyer John Moretti, not realizing that his associates represent the chain store. John still mourns the loss of his beloved wife three years previously and has trouble connecting with his two teenage children. Chloe touches his emotions in an unexpected way, and he soon winds up conflicted in his business and his personal life. As for Chloe, between a possible stalker ex-husband and concerns about her business, she now must deal with the unwanted attraction she feels for John.”
-Faygie Levy, Executive Editor
-Romantic Times BOOKreviews on All That Matters
“Stef Ann Holm’s All That Matters is a lovely story about romance, family, and relationships. John and Chloe were both wonderful characters. As I got to know John, I loved him even more. Imagine, a romance hero who isn’t a slut! John is a rare breed, and I respected him for it. He’s a good man, who’s trying to do the right thing with his family in getting past their tragedy, and his general outlook on life was one I really appreciated seeing in a hero. Chloe, too, was a good heroine; she’s likable, funny, principled, and just a good person.”