Kiss So Sweet

Series: From the Heart Series | Book 1

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When the mantel of leadership falls upon Architect Francesca Moretti to see a high-profile construction project to completion, she rallies to the challenge. Construction may be a guy’s world, but Franci intends to prove she’s just as comfortable in steel-toed work boots as designer heels.

Then the financing company sends Kyle Jagger, a glorified nitpicking babysitter, to oversee her every move. As Kyle constantly looks over Franci’s shoulder—and not always at the blueprints—Franci gets the distinct impression his interests extend to more than the bottom line.

Previously titled: All The Right Angles

“Holm brings readers a sweet, family-oriented romance…the story of the hero and heroine’s burgeoning relationship is a charming one, and the external conflict arising between them is especially strong.”
-Romantic Times BOOKreviews on All the Right Angles

I loved this book! The characters were wonderful and witty, and I laughed a lot. Complete with heart-wrenching scenes as well as light-hearted ones, this novel brought out the full spectrum of emotions, while having an interesting and well-developed storyline. It was a wonderful story, and one that I will read again.
-The Romance Readers Connection, Rita Tompkins

Come Kiss Me

Series: From the Heart Series | Book 2

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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.”

-Jane Granville
-www.likesbooks.com

Kiss Me Now

Series: From the Heart Series | Book 3

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Single mom Danalee Jackson owns the Blue Note—a successful Alaskan jazz bar. She also manages a failing float-plane business while raising her son. When the bar is flagged for code violations, Dana is certain she has no time for romance.

Burned-out after finishing his father’s legacy project—the multimillion-dollar Grove Marketplace—Mark Moretti is ready for a summer-long fishing trip. But a canceled flight stranded him in Ketchikan, where he lands at the Blue Note.

One look at the exotically beautiful Dana and Mark offers to do the construction work required to clear the code violations. Mutual attraction sparks into flame, but Dana’s fierce independence threatens to bring everything to a screeching halt.

Previously titled: All That You Are

“Fans who have followed the escapades of the older Moretti brothers in All The Right Angles and All That Matters will enjoy meeting wild-child Mark, age 40 and facing a midlife crisis. While spending the summer in Ketchikan, Alaska, he’s thrown out of the Blue Note bar and into love with its beautiful proprietor, Danalee Jackson, a part-black, part-Chinese 28-year-old with a murky history, a young son and a policy against dating customers. When the Blue Note is cited for building violations, financially strapped Dana accepts Mark’s offer of help, and their relationship unfolds through verbal jabs that turn gradually into conversations . . . Holm’s affection for her characters and the beautiful setting lend a hint of savor to this sweet souffle. (Oct.)”

Publisher’s Weekly

Reader Rating: * * * * *

“In Ketchikan, Alaska single mom Danalee Jackson runs her late father’s jazz club, the Blue Note. She is lonely and struggling to balance managing the bar and raising her son, but loves living in this gateway city to the final American frontier. With the death of his father, Mark Moretti finished their last job alone in honor of his dad. However after completing the downtown Boise project, he never had time to grieve his loss. Feeling a desperate need to get away, Mark goes off on a summer long fishing trip with no end in mind. In Ketchikan, Mark meets Danalee and her young son, who take away the blue feelings even as he goes back to work renovating her bar to meet the code. The location and the eccentric Blue Note patrons add depth to an enjoyable relatively simplistic contemporary romance of two lonely people falling in love. The lead couple and her son are fully developed protagonists and the audience will want the best for each of them, but the city and its surrounding area steals the show as Stef Ann Holm vividly paints the landscape.”

-Harriet Klausner
-www.barnesandnoble.com