Books by Stef Ann Holm

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Honey

My best read of 2020 thus far comes off like a highlights list of AAR’s recent reviews and tags. Sports romance? Got it. Diverse couple? That too. Feminist heroine desperate to succeed at something bigger than herself? All right here. Plus, Stef Ann Holm’s Honey isn’t just any sports romance, ...

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All That You Are

I love straight contemporary romances, without a hint of mystery or suspense. I enjoyed Stef Ann Holm’s All That You Are, and can recommend it to readers who appreciate character-driven, slow-paced romances. Dana Jackson owns the Blue Note bar in Ketchikan, Alaska. Aside from run ...

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All That Matters

Stef Ann Holm’s All That Matters is a lovely story about romance, family, and relationships. However, don’t expect too much in other parts of the book. Chloe Lawrence just opened her specialty bakery. Business is succeeding, she's happy, planning to expand, and pleased with ...

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All the Right Angles

It finally happened! A romance novel with absolutely no sex. I've had nightmares about coming across such a book. Well, here it is...and while it's better than I thought, in the end I felt let down because the likable and well-written characters deserved more passion. Francesca Moretti is seco ...

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Lucy Gets Her Life Back

Everything about Lucky Gets Her Life Back is so gosh-darned Family Friendly, I really wish I’d had a clue about what to expect before I started the book. It’s a tribute to Stef Ann Holm’s skill as a writer that I wound up largely enjoying a book I wouldn’t have touched if I’d known what a ...

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Leaving Normal

Although I am sure there are a good number of romances featuring firefighters, this is a rather new scenario for me. Therefore, as I became increasingly impressed with the originality of this hero’s character, I recognized that this was due, in part, to his chosen profession. However, it was the a ...

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Pink Moon

One of my least favorite things in contemporary romance is the deification of small towns, especially the ones where every neighbor knows your business and every relative's a matchmaker. Don't these places have privacy laws? Thankfully, though, Pink Moon is about a small town that actually sounds li ...

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Undressed

Undressed is the sort of richly-detailed contemporary that's well-suited for readers who don't ordinarily like contemporaries. While this is a subdued book in a small-town setting, it takes a number of risks and grapples with some difficult issues that more superficially exotic books often sidestep. ...

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Girls Night

Stef Ann Holm moves to contemporary romance in Girls Night, and the result is one of the most delightful books I have read this year. It's got it all: an endearing heroine, a wonderful hero, blessedly un-bratty teenage characters, and a senior citizen secondary romance that is sweet as can be. The t ...

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Girls Night

Girls Night, Stef Ann Holm's first contemporary romance, features a widowed heroine with two young daughters who is struggling to keep her Washington state coffee shop afloat. Jillene McDermott is too preoccupied with motherhood and overdue bills to think about dating and sex. Then true crime writer ...