Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Review for Destined to Change by Lisa Harley


Destiny…it’s really an interesting thought isn't it…destiny.

Loralei Harper’s destiny was determined before her birth. It was very simple. She was expected to graduate from high school, marry Declan Sharp, and have two kids. She would stay at home with them, while her husband worked on the family farm. But the funny thing about destiny is…it can change in the blink of an eye. Now Loralei has to figure out what to do when everything changes.

Declan Sharp, a sweet country boy, grew up with Loralei. Their parents couldn’t have planned their relationship any better. Loralei was the love of his life and their future was bright, but sometimes life gets in the way of your plans.

Jaxon Daniels, a pierced, tattooed, badass with a gentle soul, just wanted to get out of the city and relax in the country for a little while. The last thing he was looking for was right in front of him. With skeletons in his closet, will he be able to hold on to the woman he loves, when the past comes out to play?

Cade Walker, a cocky cowboy, never gave love a second thought. Sex? Now that was a different story. After a drunken night, all of that changes when he feels something for Loralei...with his heart. This good ole boy learns that alls fair in love and war.

What happens when all of these lives cross paths? Whose destiny will change and who will get their happily ever after?


Let me tell you, Lisa has done a fantastic with her first book! Just from reading the prologue, I was instantly hooked to the book and needed to finish it as soon as possible. I didn't get anything done till I was done with the book and it still left me wanting more. I love how she wrote the book using the different points of views of the characters; it helped me know what each person was feeling and it helped bring the book to life. I was not able to predict what was going to happen; I thought I knew, but boy was I wrong. It was a roller coaster ride of emotions from the very beginning.

Loralei is a very strong person, trying to live her life, while making a future for her kids. I instantly fell for Declan; I mean how could you not? A hot basketball star cowboy!! Growing up as childhood best friends, he only had eyes for Loralei, she was his world. He was so sweet, gentle and he adored her. Everyone knew that they were forever, heck, they had their lives planned out by their parents since they were in the womb. Until one night, where everyone’s lives were changed forever.

Then there is Jaxon. Hot, tattooed and pierced Jaxon. The last thing
on Jaxon’s mind is to have feelings for an innocent Loralei, especially
because of his past. There is more to Jaxon, than what everyone thinks. And
then there is Cade. Everything with Cade is rough, hot and fun; a side she
has never experienced before and slowly begins to love. She tries to keep her distance, but it’s so hard to keep away from him.

Loralei’s future seemed destined with Declan, but it is the choices that
we make, that help determine the outcome. We are the true keepers of our
own destiny and so is Loralei.

Will destiny re-write itself yet again? Which path will she choose that’s right
for her and kids? What path will she choose? I think you will love this
book, believe me, it will leave you wanting more! I absolutely cannot wait
for the second book!

Well done Lisa! Looking forward to Destined to Succeed coming Summer 2013! ~~Jenn

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