Friday, June 14, 2013

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway: Destined to Succeed by Lisa Harley

*~* SYNOPSIS *~*

"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?"
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*~* REVIEW *~*
If you like cowboys then this book is for you!  Destined to Succeed is the story of Cade Walker and his ranch.  Cade is the hottest guy in town and he loves his ranch, his family and women!  This story starts out in the present but quickly takes you back to when Cade was just a small boy and met his best friend Suzanna.  The two were inseperable until one misunderstanding that drove them into some really hurtful behavior. 
I didn't expect that this book was going to have such serious topics in it like abuse and mental illness.  I was shocked and sad at the life Suzanna ended up living.  I wanted Cade to come and rescue her so bad, so many times.  I felt like he really missed his mark as a best friend and that made me sad because I really thought Cade was a great guy. 
"Damn it.  I was cryin'.  I don't do that shit.  I'm a damn cowboy.  Cowboys don't cry."
Things quickly changed in this story and it was beautifully romantic and suspensful.  Cade and Suzanna were great for eachother and were finally able to find happiness.  Cade was destined for success in more ways than one.  Working hard was natural for any of the Walker boys.  In the end all that was important was Walker Ranch and his family. 
I had to get used to all the cowboy talk and lingo in this book.  But this Northern city girl caught on quickly!  The Walker boys are hot and so is the sex!  They pretty much take their women whenever and wherever they please.  The Wranglers and Stetson are a must too ;)
xo, D
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*~* AUTHOR BIO *~*
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, 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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