All That Matters

The best defense is a good offenseWhen a megastore grocery chain threatens to shut down the new 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 becoming the talk of Boise, and she d like to keep it that way.Chloe needs a champion, and handsome, widowed John Moretti turnThe best defense is a good offenseWhen a megastore grocery chain threatens to shut down the new 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 becoming the talk of Boise, and she d like to keep it that way.Chloe needs a champion, and handsome, widowed John Moretti turns out to be it A high powered lawyer whose two rebellious teenagers are the only people he doesn t seem able to impress, John is shocked to find himself fighting for 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.
All That Matters The best defense is a good offenseWhen a megastore grocery chain threatens to shut down the new boutique bakery Chloe Lawson s worked so hard to establish she s furious Her life may not be picture pe

  • Title: All That Matters
  • Author: Stef Ann Holm
  • ISBN: 9780373773138
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 1 thought on “All That Matters”

    1. This was a pleasant story. Unfortunately, I didn't quite connect with the main characters. I liked Chloe and John, but I felt "removed" from them. I did like the descriptions of the pastries. The pastries sounded delicious. While Grove Market reminded me of my college downtown, it also sounded much more upscale. The author did convey a wonderfully homey feel throughout the book.

    2. #2 in Holm's Moretti family series. Set in Boise, Idaho, this is an easy to read cozy romance story.A megastore grocery chain threatens to shut down the new bakery Chloe Lawson's worked so hard to establish, she's furious. Chloe seeks legal help and finds it and romance in lawyer John Moretti.

    3. This was a sweet romance between a small business owner and the lawyer who is both providing her with advice as well as representing the big-chain that wants to force her out of her lease. The characters are likable, the story flows easily, the romance is heart-warming and the resolution to the business conflict is a good, albeit unrealistic, one. The more interesting characters were the grandmother and her new suitor. Chloe is a baker and when a big grocery chain decides to take over her space [...]

    4. This book reminded me a little of the movie "You got Mail" with the cute little shopkeeper fighting against the big bad corporatation. Chloe is a likable, real to life character as is her counterpoint, John. Both have made mistakes, continue to make mistakes, etc. The minor characters were just as fun and I liked the subplots of the story. A nice summer read. The review on the cover called this book a "sweet, family-oriented romance" so I was surprised to have a little sex scene toward the end o [...]

    5. OMG! If only life could be this simple. I loved John and Chloe. Two persons from different sides of the track (so to speak) who are hard workers and that is what ultimately seems to be the focus (of course they were both handsome people). Actually loved the kids in this book, normally kids in books and movies are soooo annoying but author represented the teen spirit quite well. No graphic sex and I hope this is not because the couples were more mature (in their late 30s early 40s). All round nic [...]

    6. This was a nice change of pace from all of the paranormal romances I've been reading. Normal people with problems, imagine that.:D The main characters have some flaws, but they are doing the best they can to work out their problems. I liked that Chloe tried to fight the megastore instead of just taking the money and running. I know you rarely win, but that doesn't mean some things aren't worth fighting for.

    7. Very comfortable read. 40 yr old lady divorced once, meets 44 yr old man who's wife died three years prior. She operates a bakery that is being shoved out by a mega greocery store chain. He is the lawyer trying to get her to accept the buyout being offered. Very nice book.

    8. Sweet book about Chloe and John as they discover each other and develop a relationship. Very PG.Sub-plot with Chloe's grandmother and an astronaut who opens a shop nearby. Just ok. I like them a little juicier. This is very tame.

    9. I really loved this. Some parts struck me as silly but for the most part this was a believable and touching story. I loved seeing the little shop go up against a big corporation and how it worked out. I also really enjoyed a look at how someone might deal with absent parents.

    10. Baker Chloe Lawson has to fight against a large grocery chain that threatens her little bakeryhn Moretti is the attorney who finds himself trying to protect her. This is a pleasant enough love story. Quick easy reading.

    11. This is such a mom book. Maybe not even a mom book. It may even be a grandma book. It’s so bland. The characters are bland. The romance is bland. The story is bland. The writing is bland. This book is too tame to even be chick-lit.

    12. Registered on Bookcrossing: bookcrossing/journal/1This is a sweet romance, lots of humor, fun characters and great main characters. Chloe and John don't seem like they are right for each other at first. The question is can they make it together at all.

    13. Title was encouraging and happy ending is nice but too hooky and tells about characters rather than introducing them as well as cheesy dialogue. Would not recommend, Hedlun disappointed as well

    14. I read it in about an hour and a halfimmed parts of it, It's a sweet story. Reminds me of something I'd see on the Hallmark channel.

    15. I liked the book and would probably read more of this author. I really liked the characters but I think my only complaint would be it seemed like the part with her mom and her seemed to be rushed.

    16. As one of the other commenters mentioned, the story was OK, but I found it hard to connect with the characters. I enjoyed many of them, but the story as a whole was only OK.

    17. This was an enjoyable book for the most part, however it got unnecessarily graphic (in a sensual way) at the end.

    18. I really enjoy this author's writing. Her characters can certainly be flawed and sometimes they make poor choices, which lends an air of believability to the story.

    19. This was a very pleasant read! Lots of grit, spunk, and love. The characters come to life, and may bring a tear a few times! Enjoy!

    20. Story of Chloe, a baker, and her lawyer. Her grandmother, Ethel and astronaut are interesting characters. A quick, okay read.

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