Holding Out For Love

Holding Out For Love

by Debra Clopton

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Jillian Sinclair needs a man and she needs him now. She dreams of being a mother-but the doctor just gave her the news that if she plans to carry a baby herself then her time is running out. She also wants true love like her sisters but will she have to settle for something less than that in order to get her baby?The last thing she needs is the only man she's loved and lost coming back to town.

Undercover cop, Ryan Locke is back in Windswept Bay but for how long? He broke her heart once when he chose his career over her. Can he be the answer to her prayers or will his dedication to justice take him away from her once more?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161347867
Publisher: DCP Publishing LLC
Publication date: 03/20/2019
Series: Windswept Bay , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 9,226
File size: 702 KB

About the Author

Bestselling author Debra Clopton has sold over 2.5 million books. Her book OPERATION: MARRIED BY CHRISTMAS has been optioned for an ABC Family Movie. Debra is known for her contemporary, western romances, Texas cowboys and feisty heroines. Sweet romance and humor are always intertwined to make readers smile. A sixth generation Texan she lives with her husband on a ranch deep in the heart of Texas. She loves being contacted by readers.

Visit Debra's website at www.debraclopton.com

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Holding Out For Love (Windswept Bay, #5) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Holding Out for Love by Debra Clopton Windswept Bay Series Book Five Jillian Sinclair loves working with the plants at the Windswept Bay Resort she owns with her sisters. Three of her sisters recently found love and were so happy. Jillian dreamed of a husband and family one day herself. And then she got news from her doctor and it changed everything. Ryan Locke had been deep undercover for four years—until his cover was blown and he almost died. It was time he came home and took time to recover and decide where life led him next. His job was everything to him because he wanted to save others from what he couldn't save his own sister from. Another great story from the beautiful setting of Windswept Bay. Debra has brought the Sinclair family to life and they are so easy to fall in love with. You may want to have tissues nearby. I really enjoyed this story and the previous books. Can't wait for the brothers stories.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
Oh, I just loved this sweet, romantic story! The situation and decisions facing Jillian were so difficult and emotional for her. The author did a great job of conveying Jillian’s worry and fear about the potential struggle she was facing. I also loved the interaction between these two main characters. Jillian and Ryan have a history together, but it is complicated and that just adds so much more tenseness to their first meeting. The growth of their relationship was fun to read about and this story pulled a lot of emotions out of me. And I ended up feeling so very happy by the end of Holding Out for Love. This is such a great series and I’m really looking forward to the next novel. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
Holding Out For Love by Debra Clopton.....This is a beautifully written story. Get ready, this Book will hit all your emotion buttons. I loved Jillian and Ryan, will these two be able to overcome the skeletons in their closets to try love again. Debra Clopton is becoming one of my favorite authors with her storytelling. I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet, well-written, entertaining book. Jillian has just found out her time is running out to be able to conceive children, and she needs to find someone to have a baby with! Family friend Ryan has returned to town but he is waiting for clearance to return to undercover police work. She loved and lost him once before and doesn't want to risk her heart again. I enjoyed this book. It can be read as a standalone story, though it is also part of a series with related characters. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series!
DMGP More than 1 year ago
Can a second chance be Jillian's answer to her problems? Jillian has just received devastating news from the doctor, but when she gets a second chance at the man she's loved for years, is she willing to take it? Or is she going to give up her own happiness to protect him? Ryan Locke is back. But, for how long? Is he willing to settle for a chance at love? This is a sweet, second chance romance with some real life issues that all too many women face every day. And, the decisions that Ryan had to make were all too real as well. My favorite character is Ryan. I found him to be genuine and caring. He's every woman's favorite book boyfriend. Romance - PG / clean Language - clean My rating - 4.5 stars. I consider it better than a 4 star, but not quite a 5 star.
CarolJo More than 1 year ago
Debra Clopton has written another tender story of love at Windswept Bay! The Sinclair sisters are all strong characters as are the men who love them. Jillian learns she may not be able to conceive children unless she gets pregnant right away but she doesn’t even have any husband prospects. God’s timing is always best! You won’t want to miss the latest with the Sinclair family and their family operated resort.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
Holding Out For Love ( Windswept Bay Book 5 ) By: Debra Clopton Holding Out For Love is Book five in Windswept Bay series by Debra Clopton. Wow, these stories in this series just keep better and better. The author did a great job of writing the story and the characters, both were easy to follow. The author grab me right at the start and did not let go till the end and then I wanted more. I cant wait for the next book in the series. Holding Out For Love is one of those books that when you start reading it you do not want to put it down till the end. I read way in the night trying to finish it so I would know how things turned out .Clopton did not disappoint me, This is Jillian Sinclair’s story . You will meet back up with some of the characters from the other books. I felt sorry for Jillian as the story started when she was given some bad news. If she wants to have a baby she had better hurry up , because her time is running out. What was she to do ? The guys she had dated she did not feel those love butterflies .She wants what her sisters has ,love. Ryan is back in town for a while. He left years ago when his sister died. He is an undercover cop , but he is told to take a break for a while and heal. Ryan broke Jillian’s heart the day he left town . What will happen when Jillian sees Ryan again? Ryan thinks Jillian has grown into a beautiful woman. Will Jillian find someone to love and someone that loves her? I was given a complimentary copy of this book , but was not told that I had to give a positive review. All Opinions are my own.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
Once again, Ms Clopton amazes me with her talent. Book 5 of her series Windswept is short but boy, does it carry a punch . Not only is it an engaging plot, but also the characters are well developed. You feel you are part of them . The secondary characters are just as enjoyable . We are back in Windswept Bay, where the Sinclair’s have a resort. Jillian, the landscaper, and her sisters, along with their parents , run the place. Her sisters are either married or in the process of getting married, for which Jillian is very happy. But life throws her some unexpected news, and her possibilities of becoming a mother, her dream, seem to be disappearing. She desperately wants a child, but she also want a man she is crazy in love with. At the same time, she needs to be honest with her potential beau. Ryan, who used to be the best friend of one of her brothers, returns. She is shaken, since she had a crush on him since she was in 6th grade, and humiliated herself with him, the night before he left town. A lovely story of hope, unconditional love, and finding your soulmate. Thank you , Ms. Clopton for giving us this story. I was gifted this book. The opinions expressed, are solely my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jillian has dreamed of marriage and being a mother. She has discovered that her chances are running out of time. She loved Ryan but he has been gone for 4 years. He has been working undercover to get drug dealers. Since his cover has been discovered he has come home to recuperate from his injuries. Both their lives are struggling with their problems and don't want to hurt each other again. Ryan wants to marry Jillian but she thinks he would be a great dad and if she isn't able to have a child he would resent her later. Will Ryan be able to win her? Wonderful novella. joy943