He's a risk taker, she's never taken a risk in her life...now she'll risk everything to win his heart.
Seamstress, Sammy Jo Lovely has never done a risky thing in her entire life. Now, alone and with a promise to her beloved granny that she’ll actually do the things on her bucket list, she’s moved to Windswept Bay to change her life. Learning to scuba dive is top of her list, along with swimming in the ocean, taking a boat ride and feeling the sand between her toes…yes, her life has been sheltered. Maybe being near the ocean and a dive shop will inspire her to actually do something. Then she meets her handsome new neighbor and what she wants in life takes on a whole new meaning.
Adventure lover and dive shop owner, Jake Sinclair isn’t sure why his quiet, slightly klutzy new neighbor has opened her “Lovely You” women’s boutique next door to his dive shop, it’s a very unlikely combination-just like they are. But, when he catches sight of her bucket list, he’s intrigued and can't help but offer to help her check a few things off…such as “kissing on a moonlight beach.” But when it comes to “falling in love” he might be increasingly drawn to everything about Sammy “So” Lovely however that might be one thing on her list he can’t help her check off.
On the romantic shores of Windswept Bay can Sammy Jo help Jake realize that opening up to love is a risk worth taking?
About the Author
Bestselling author Debra Clopton has sold over 2.5 million books and her holiday story, OPERATION: MARRIED BY CHRISTMAS has been optioned for an ABC Family Movie staring LeAnn Rimes. Debra writes cowboy romances, inspirational, Christian romance, contemporary and western romances set in Texas. She is known for her snappy dialogue, cowboy heroes and spunky heroines. Her awards include: The Book Sellers Best, Romantic Times Magazine's Book of the Year. She's also a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Finalist, and a triple finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award and many more.
A sixth generation Texan, Debra lives on a ranch in central Texas with her husband Chuck. She loves to travel and spend time with her family. She has written for Harlequin and Harper Collins Christian and now with DCP Publishing with her newest series New Horizon Ranch Series. She has written over 40 novels surrounded by cows, dogs and even renegade donkey herds that keep her writing authentic and often find their way into her stories. She loves helping people smile with her fun, fast paced stories.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
With This Forever by Debra Clopton Windswept Bay Series Book Ten Jake Sinclair enjoys dating but he's not the marrying type. When a new tenant rents the other side of his dive shop...things change. He still doesn't want to marry but the beautiful shop owner has him feeling off course. Sammy Jo Lovely is starting over. She's never been adventurous, but she's going to try and complete the bucket list she and her grandmother wrote up. Since her gran passed away, she got one thing done—moved to Windswept Bay and opened a shop. And she thinks that it would be nice to accomplish a few things with her handsome neighbor...like a kiss on a moonlit beach. Problem is, he's adventurous and she's not. They'd be like oil and water. The last of the Sinclair siblings has been holding out on love...until now. I've really enjoyed reading these stories. The beautiful ocean, learning about sea turtle rescue, and wonderfully sweet happily-ever-afters.
This was a sweet, well-written book. Sammy Jo Lovely made a bucket list and promised her grandma she would fulfill the list. She moved to Windswept Bay after her grandma passed away. Dive shop owner, Jake Sinclair, sees Sammy Jo moving in next door and is intrigued when he notices her bucket list. It was heartwarming to read about the development of the relationship between Sammy Jo and Jake. This book can be read as a standalone story, though it is #10 in the Windswept Bay series. I enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading more books by this author.
Debra Clopton has done it again! Book 10 in the Windswept Bay series features hunky, former Navy Seal Jake Sinclair and quiet Sammy Jo Lovely who opens a boutique next door to Jakes’ dive shop! Sammy Jo has spent most of her life taking care of her disabled grandparents so meeting the lively Sinclairs is quite a challenge. You will love Debra’s latest sweet romance! I received an advance e-copy of With This Forever from the author. This is my honest opinion.
So sad to see the end of this series - wish there were more siblings!!! Sammy Jo has lead a sheltered life and doesn't have the best view of herself. Jake has avoided commitment and doesn't see himself falling in love. He is her hero more than once and sparks fly. Loved the bucket list and Jake's view of it. Can these two find love where they least expect it?
Loved the intro meeting of Sammy Jo Lovely, and Jake Sinclair ! .... and got my attention .... and didn't put the book down until I read to the end. ... but wanted more .... My heart strings were tugged, my eyes teared up, and I was amused, and laughed.... also was on pins and needles worried about events unfolding. I totally enjoyed reading this 5star story Sammy Jo Lovely and Jake Sinclair ! Debra Clopton... definitely knows how bring a family together and making the world become attached to the Sinclair family of Windswept Bay !
What a sweet, sweet story! I loved the way these two characters seemed like opposites, yet were meant to be together. Sammy Jo definitely felt that she and Jake were very different. She could not help but be interested and attracted to Jake, however, she did not think she had a chance of being the woman for him. Jake was a wonderful character. He never had a desire to settle down and start a family as all of his brothers and sisters had done. Yet, even though he had some fear regarding commitment, it was fun to watch as his heart began to change regarding falling in love. This was a fun story with two characters that were extremely likable. It is the tenth book in the Windswept Bay series, yet can be read as a stand alone short novel. Characters from other books make reappearances, but the story can stand on its own. (4.5 stars) I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
Finally, we get to read Jake's story. And, it was worth the wait! I truly fell in love with Jake. He's the ultimate book boyfriend. Jake has a history of avoiding commitment. However, his new neighbor is about to challenge him on that. When he spies her bucket list, he's more than ready to help her fulfill each item on the list. Sammy Jo is trying to expand her world and take new adventures. That's why she's moved to Windswept Bay and opened a new store. But, when Jake offers to help her check off her bucket list, it might be more than she can handle. Although there's not that much conflict in the story, it does focus on the central themes of insecurity and self-confidence. Do you necessarily have force yourself to do risky things to believe in yourself? Or do you seek out things you would possibly like to do anyway and focus on them instead? And, just because you don't like to do something doesn't mean that others won't like you because of it. Romance - PG - kissing Language - clean My rating - 5 stars
I have come to love this series, and as each of the Sinclair siblings finds their HEA, a little piece of my heart goes with them. The last of them unattached is ex-Navy SEAL Jake Sinclair, the adventure seeker, and dive shop owner. The one that is never going to get attached. But when the space next to his dive shop is leased by Sammy Jo, he is smitten from the moment he sees her. Sammy Jo on the other hand, has lived a sheltered life and is by no means a risk taker. Shortly before her gram passed away, they both wrote a bucket list for Sammy Jo to accomplish in both their names. Starting by moving and opening a clothing shop in Windswept Bay, the place where her grandparents met and fell in love. Jake takes it upon himself to help Sammy Jo check off the items of the bucket list. But it’s not a smooth ride. Paraphrasing the author, will Sammy Jo be the woman to balance Jake and fill him with the peace and joy he longs for? Or will both be afraid to take that risk? Watching Sammy Jo and Jake get to know each other, and interact, was sweet , at times heartbreaking, but also heartwarming. Revisiting with the rest of the Sinclair siblings was a treat as well. A well written short novel that will touch your hearts. I was gifted a copy of this book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.