By Lisa M. Harley
Published by Lisa M. Harley
Copyright 2013 © Lisa M. Harley
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First and foremost, I would like to thank my family. They have supported me in making my dream of writing a novel, become a reality. I have to give a special thank you to my mom, who I really hope never reads this book...love you, mom.
I would like to thank my Destiny Darlin’s: Alison Gaskin Bailey, America Matthew, Ana Duarte Zaun, Ciara Martinez, Crysti Perry, Drita Dusovic Kinic, Kimberly Shackleford, MaryBeth Provence, Megan Hand, Michelle Tranberg Finkle, Rachael McClusky, Shannon Nemsi, Shawnte Borris, Stacy Bailey Darnell, Susan Pauloz Sunderlin, Virginia Tesi Carey, and Yvette Holguin Huerta. Without ya’ll this book would’ve been a mess. You made me smile every day. And your fighting over Jaxon and Cade was truly awesome.
Cade would like to send a shout out to his Facebook group - Cade’s Cuties: Alison, America, Ana, Drita, Kimberly, Megan, Shannon, Stacy (Even though Jaxon is hers.), Virginia, and Yvette. I couldn’t believe Cade got his own Facebook group before the book even came out. Thank you so much Alison Gaskin Bailey for creating the group. And thank you America Matthew for finding the perfect pic of Cade. He really wishes he could push all of you up against the wall.
Jaxon would like to send a shout out to Rachael McClusky who loved him since his picture was posted on BDHM, and Stacy Bailey Darnell (SBD) who staked her claim on him from the moment she read about him. STACY WILL CUT YOU!
This book wouldn’t have happened without these ladies: R.L. Mathewson and Molly McAdams. Ya’ll are the entire reason why I decided to write this book. I hope I made you proud.
I want to give a shout out to my buddies in: BDHM, Kindle Buddies, Book Broads, Book Lovers and More, and Write With Me.
Special thanks to Stacy Darnell (DSD) for keeping my Facebook page up and running, Shawnte’ Borris - you should start a phone sex company – seriously, and Lynda Ybarra for answering all of my annoying questions.
I also have to thank the amazing Robin Harper from Wicked By Design for her amazing (and speedy) work on my cover. You are amazeballs!
Last but not least, I want to thank everyone who has liked my Facebook page. And to the Harley’s Angels. Ya’ll ROCK!
Don’t forget your history, know your destiny - Bob Marley
Table of Contents
Destined to Succeed Prologue
About the Author
Destiny…it’s really an interesting thought isn’t it? Destiny...
Mine was determined before birth. It was very simple. I was expected to graduate from high school, marry Declan Sharp, and have two kids. I would stay at home with them, while my husband worked on our family farm.
But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself…here is how my destiny started:
My parents, Samuel and Margaret Harper, known by everyone as Sam and Maggie, were best friends with Max and Louise Sharp. My dad met Uncle Max when they were kids. They grew up just down the road from each other and had always been best friends. My mom and Aunt Louise became fast friends when my mom moved to town from Los Angeles, California in the seventh grade. My mom said Aunt Louise made the culture shock less severe by always making her feel like she belonged.
The population of Kipton, Missouri is three hundred and seventeen. There is a diner, a gas station, and a post office. That’s it. When I say it’s a small town, I really mean it.
Now my dad would tell you the moment he saw my mom walk into the school with her bleach blonde hair and tight blue jeans, he fell head over heels in love with her. For mom, it took a bit more time. She admits she didn’t completely fall in love with him until their freshman year when they were paired up in the Homecoming court. My mom would never admit it, but I believed the fact that he was on a date with someone else was what did it. Although, she said it was the way he looked at her while they danced. Those big golden brown eyes danced with love for her and only her. Yep, that was what did it…
My Uncle Max joked that he and Aunt Louise had been together since Noah built the Ark. In actuality, they became a couple in fifth grade and had never been apart since.
Really the only sensible thing for these two couples to do was graduate high school, have a double wedding on New Year’s Eve, and live on the family farms that my Dad and Uncle Max grew up on. So that was exactly what they did. They always dreamed of having children and they also dreamed