Destined to Change

Destined to Change

by Lisa M. Harley

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Overview'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 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?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016224398
Publisher: Lisa M. Harley
Publication date: 02/11/2013
Series: Destined Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 287
File size: 165 KB

About the Author

I grew up in a small town in Missouri. Very similar to the fictional town I wrote about in Destined to Change. 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 2012 when a Facebook 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 two more novels planned in the Destined Series. I also have an idea for a YA novel based on one of the characters in Destined to Change…hint, hint.

I am a really boring person, so this bio is really short. 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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Destined to Change 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
SBDLiteraryManiaReviews More than 1 year ago
Destined To Change... When your whole life has been planned out for you, and the years follow Destiny's pattern, year by year, month by month, day by day... It's not until the darkest hours that you realize the most important are the minutes by minutes. Loralei Harper learns this life lesson... When I read Lisa M. Harley's "Destined To Change", I was absolutely gripped by the prologue... I had to have more... I needed to know what happened next...Then chapter 1 rocked my world!!! Lisa took me on a journey of life, love, loss, mistakes, right and wrong choices, healing and forgiveness. She made me laugh and cry and jump up and down with happiness! She made my heart & mind swoon... She introduced me to my favorite BBF, Jaxon Daniels (and he is MINE!) And she made my heart happy... I look forward to reading more of Lisa M. Harley's book's in the future... ¿ Review by: Stacy Bailey Darnell/Literary Mania Reviews
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bookfri-ends More than 1 year ago
Destined to Change by Lisa M. Harley When, looking at the cover you see a question proposed, “What would you do if your entire destiny changed in an instant?” This irresistible story gripped me from the first chapter till the last.    When Declan asked, “Loralei, do you like me?”  their destiny was set on a course where their future seemed predestined to be written and etched in our hearts and minds.  With the course of events that followed, their destiny was fated to be forever changed. I was physically pained at the thought of what she was experiencing in those moments.    The courage and strength that it took for her to continue to get up each day, take her next breath and try to just live her life was inspiring.  But destiny had other plans for Loralei when Jaxon Daniels entered her life. Let me just say, HUBBA HUBBA!  The first time she saw Jaxon she described him as,”built, I mean huge.” “…you could bounce a quarter off that ass.”  This got my full attention!  With his “fancy pants” and Metallica t-shirt and eyebrow piercing, he looked very out of place in a Missouri field.    HOLY HOTNESS BADMAN!!! (Fanning myself).  With the instant attraction, a budding relationship followed close behind.  Jaxon had a troubled past and was looking to change his destiny, so he left California to help his Uncle Jake, a farm hand on Loralei’s farm.   “A hot ass country woman was the last thing (he) needed right now.”  Little did he know that was exactly what he needed. Their relationship starts to blossom and the feeling of “this is too good to be true” injects self-doubt.  Words that should be said are not spoken, and when faced with the reality of Jaxon’s past, Loralei is left feeling betrayed and then abandons her chance at destiny.  Enter Cade Walker.  A 6’7”, blonde hair, green eyed, “cowboy from his hat to this boots and the wranglers…” muscular body …His calloused hands… definitely not afraid to “get his hands dirty” in every sense of the word.  Giddy up! Loralei has to decide whether loving Mr. Wrong is right or if Mr. Right is wrong.   I found myself rooting for both Jaxon and Cade.  I was torn! I could felt the chemistry between Jaxon and Loralei- it was palpable. With Cade, I could see how country life would be easier, familiar. I was there sitting on the sidelines with my pom poms and megaphone cheering for the happily ever after!  Give me a H. Give me an E. Give me an A.  What‘s that spell HEA! RAH! RAH! Sis- boom- bah! I rate this book with 5 stars. I loved it!  I am a lover of books that are based on finding love and a happily ever after (HEA) ending.  From beginning to end, I found myself completely invested in the outcome of these characters’ love lives.  The beginning was an emotional page turner.  The middle gripped me around my heart and I was pulled to root for both love interests.  By the end, I had ridden the emotional thrilling rollercoaster.   If you are looking for a book to cleanse the palate after an erotic ride, this is the book for you.  It is a sweet after dinner mint with a little bite to it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I read by Ms. Harley and I loved it! Loralei Harper's life changed when she met tattooed and pierced bad boy, Jaxon. The sparks flew from the beginning and they were destined to be together. The hard times they went thru together made their love stronger. Ms. Harley can write a great book. She is worthy of many people buying her books.
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books of 2013 so far. It's a very beautiful story of love, loss & moving on. It has one of the best written Prologue's that I've ever read. We meet Declan & Lorelei whom are born exactly one year apart to best friend couples. They grew up together, started dating on her  15th birthday & pretty much are in a modern day arranged marriage. They do love each other deeply and you can feel that immediately. The story picks up 10yrs after a tragic accident. Lorelei is trying to move on with her life & when she meets Jaxon, she starts to have feelings that she hasn't felt in a very long time. Soon secrets are exposed, a new man enters her life & both men battle for her fragile heart. I couldn't put this book down & recomend everyone read it.  "Please just give Jaxon a chance. He might not be the right guy for forever, but maybe he is the right guy for right now."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and im looking forward to many more stories; )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TEN YEARS of basically being by herself and suddenly she'll open her legs for TWO guys? Seriously get a freakkng back bone and learn how to say no this is what I want. The drama was not realistic to me. I only really felt connected to Lor during the first two chapters after that...not so much. And it was a bit jumpy. And who "screams" every time they are fighting? Cade screams. Lor screams. The kids scream. Jaxon screams. Its just a big mess of screaming people.
ktangora More than 1 year ago
LOVE it!!! Started out so sad..... And then enters the proverbial bad boy that makes you swoon..... oh Jaxon! So much miscommunication - damn people you need to talk to eachother! So Jaxon made me made......then Lorelei pissed me off....then i went back to being mad at Jaxon!! Hello people! A little conversation wouldn't hurt ya - lol. Then enters the first point of being mad at Jaxon..... Takes what he wants no prisoners barred.... I kinda like the idea of him and Lor together but loved Jaxon more. I won't give away everything but was glad to get my HEA of choice!! Pick it up and read!!
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rlmanuel71 More than 1 year ago
From the beginning I was drawn into this book. Loralei and Declan were meant to be. The stars lined up for them and life was a perfect little slice of heaven. Having been friends since birth, sharing the same birthday and being around each other almost 24 hours a day, it was no surprise that they ended up together. Destiny was theirs. Until it wasn't. I felt for Loralei. I felt for Declan. I was emotional mess and I wasn't even past the first chapter of the book! But Loralei had more surprises on the horizon and that is where I fell in love with this book.  It had been almost 10 years since the night that changed her destiny and Loralei was a in a good place. At least she thought so. That was until Jaxson Daniels showed up on her ranch and her destiny seemed to go in a whole new direction. Now a single mom and running the family business, Loralei doesn't have time for romance. She is still stuck in her destiny gone wrong life and wondering where her destiny is head. Jaxson Daniels is running. But from what? He's secretive, a total mystery and trouble for Loralei - so she thinks.  Jaxson falls for Loralei the moment he lays eyes on her. But can a tattooed city boy fit into a ranchers lifestyle?  This book was fun, exciting, heart wrenching and inspirational. Life can continue, with its ups and downs, twists and turns. We just need to learn to let go. There is heartbreaks, budding romances, betrayals, twists, turns and redemption all rolled into this story. At times I was on this roller coaster ride that had me dizzy with anticipation. I absolutely loved every moment in it! 
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