Destined to Succeed by Lisa Harley

 

DTS

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?

~~Laura’s 5 Star Thoughts~~

Another 5 star read form Author Lisa M. Harley

Destined to Succeed the follow up to Destined to Change. Lisa M. Harley knocks this one out of the park. I truly love her style of writing. She has a way of drawing the reader in and making them feel like they are part of the story. Her characters are so real.
Cade Walker, WOW! Sexy, arrogant, demanding cowboy! Above all Cade is loyal! Making sure to take care of thise he holds close to his heart. We got our first glimpse of him in Destined to Change as a possible love interest. Told from Cade’s POV, Destined to Succeed picks up right were DTC ends. Cade has returned to the family ranch determined to put his womanizing ways to bed and find himself a wife. When tragedy strikes, threatening his livelihood and family.
I loved, loved, loved Cade’s story. It gives us, the reader a chance to learn so much more about him and why he has grown into the man he is today. Nothing better than a smokin hot cowboy! There are so many twists and turns…an emotional roller coaster ride. We follow Cade from the time he meets his best friend Suzanna at the age of nine. Cade has wanted Suzanna for his own for a long time, but is afraid to tell her, for fear of losing her as his best friend. Just when he thinks he has a chance with her, he unknowingly breaks her. Sending her into another’s arms.
Suzanna, such a strong willed, broken woman. She had a rough home life. So she spent a great deal of time with Cade and his family. They showed her the love that she so wanted and needed. She sticks with Cade through all of the challenges that they both will face. While hiding a dark secret from the rest of the world. She has suffered for years at the hand of her husband Branch.
Branch, I hated him!!! What more can I say. Such a controlling, manipulative SOB. He has no heart and treats Suzanna so badly. I really have no more to say about him.
Lisa M. Harley does a great job with the subject of abuse. Making the reader feel what the character is going through. You feel the pain and anguish, the need to keep what is happening to you hidden, fearing for your life and the lives of those you love. You find yourself wanting to yell at Suzanna to tell someone.
All the secondary characters lend plenty of support to this story and I look forward to reading their stories.
Through tragedy, triumph, love and loss. Cade and Suzanna manage to find their way back to one another and are Destined to Succeed.
Don’t walk, run and one click this book today. I don’t think you will be disappointed. I know I wasn’t.