Today we welcome Lisa M. Harley to our blog as she celebrates her new book Destined to Succeed which released on June 9th.
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What would you do if what you worked your entire life to build was suddenly destroyed?
Cade Walker is a cowboy Casanova. He’s cocky and he doesn’t care who knows it. He was raised on Walker Ranch and was destined to one day take it over. What he didn’t know was how soon that would happen. After his parents are killed in a car accident he is thrust into becoming a responsible adult. Well, sort of. Cade is always responsible when it comes to business, but pleasure, now that’s a whole other story.
Suzanna Mallory is a red-headed spitfire, who also happens to be Cade’s best friend. She has loved Cade since they met when they were nine years old, but Cade just isn’t the type to get married and settle down. Suzanna finds herself in an abusive marriage and the only thing that keeps her sane is her daughter, Isabella, and working with Cade at Walker Ranch.
When a fire threatens to destroy the future of Walker Ranch, Cade and Suzanna have to work together to save it.
What will this mean for her marriage or to the feelings that she has for Cade?
And now that Cade thought he found love with Loralei Harper, only to realize she didn’t feel the same way, is he ready to settle down?
Is Cade Walker Destined to Succeed?
Lordy, Lordy, Lordy! I knew when we got to Cade’s story I was in for a story that was going to be downright steamy but I didn’t expect the feelings I had the HIGHS of highs and the LOWS of lows ~ yes I was
Ladies you remember Cade if you read Destined to Change ~ Oh yes that sexy cowboy Cade that had no problem entertaining the ladies between the sheets ~ that Cowboy knows how to provide a wild ride! We get to see a side to Cade that was just itching to come out! We get to see Cade & Suzanna (his Suzy Q) meeting for the first time in third grade, it literally made me ~
and then threw the years as they grew up together! They experienced many first together and some of those first were ~
but then after graduation things get really serious and get really sad and when Cade lost his parents I was ~
it just broke my heart! It tore me to pieces and little did I know this was just the beginning of my heart being twisted like it was in a vice ~ Suzy Q agrees to marry Branch and as much as I was ~
I just knew there was no stopping it! Now I could seriously go through piece by piece of this book and tell you how I felt on each page but then that’s not fair cause you need to read this one~ So let’s just tell you this after Branch & Suzanna’s wedding I was ~
with what happened and then I wanted to~
Branch ~ he was certified CRAZY ~ I mean really CRAZY! He made me SICK with the way he treated Suzanna ~ Suzanna had one blessing from that disastrous marriage and that was her adorable curly red-headed, blue eyed daughter Isabella or as Uncle Cade calls her Izzy B~ that baby makes you want to ~
her to death! When Suzanna escapes the nightmare of her marriage I was totally ~
yes I was so freaking ecstatic~ When Cade & his Suzy Q FINALLY admit to there feelings I was ~
but lo and behold I had no clue this is where the story was just heating up and not always in a good way ~ I went from~
to FINALLY yes FINALLY
Of course many parts of this book did have me
but most of all Destined to Succeed made me SMILE ~ This was a story about 2 best friends that meant more than the other let on. A story where what you ALWAYS needed was right before your eyes and how communication just might have avoided years of utter heartbreak! We have that sexy “cowboy” oh yes that term will have you ladies giggle and we have the beautiful, strong, giving woman who he was Destined to be with.
This was a 5 star read for me! I can’t wait to see what Lisa’s Destined series brings to us next! I’m looking forward to more of the Walker boys and I’m hoping it’s soon!
About the Author
I grew up in a really small town in Missouri. Very similar to the fictional town I wrote about in my novel. I moved to the big city right after I graduated. I work full-time and I am mom to a beautiful little girl. I started writing in October when a group I am in had a prologue contest. I didn’t win the contest, but everyone who read my prologue asked for more of my story. I decided I had to finish it and get these characters that were in my head out on paper. During the writing process it became clear that this was going to be more than one novel. It had to be a series. I have at least 2 more novels planned for the Destined Series. I also have an idea for a YA novel that stems from one of the characters in Destined to Change…hint, hint. When I was asked to write this bio I explained that I am really boring and it would be really short…so, that’s about all there is to know about me. I love music and honestly couldn’t have written this book without my Spotify playlist. I am kinda obsessed with frogs (not real ones) and office supplies are my downfall! I could spend my whole paycheck at the stationery store…boring, didn’t I already say that? lol Also, I am slightly addicted to Facebook and Voxer. Please message me on either one…I would love to hear from all of you.
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