It wasn’t that I didn’t want to do it. It was more like I never expected anyone would really make me see it through. I had no idea it would come to this. I mean, what were the odds? One in four hundred and thirty? And only if I got called? That was nothing. I’d never even won with a scratch ticket. Fortunate just wasn’t my gig. Frankly, I did it for the free tote bag and the unlikely—but more likely than this—shot at the $100 raffle prize. I had no idea what I was really signing up for the day I opened my mouth to let them swab at me. Needless to say, here I am. Lucky, lucky me.
It wasn’t that I didn’t need to go through with it. I mean, what person wants to die before they even turn thirty? I just felt bad about the stranger who’d have to come so far—1,200 miles from my best guess—out of her way to help me. Being helpless just wasn’t my thing. I was the chick who managed to make it to and from chemotherapy treatments for two full rounds before my family even knew what was going on with me. And then, everything changed and the only thing that could save me was marrow from some woman who didn’t even know me. Lucky, lucky her.
It wasn’t that I didn’t care about what was happening with Destiny. I just knew better than to ask too many questions. She was always independent, and a guy like me knows better than to get in a woman’s business; especially when she’s your sister. But when she lost her hair and forty pounds, it would have been strange for me not to step in. I had to ask, even though I already knew the answers. And so, I did what I needed to do to help her fight the battle of her life. Little did I know, that the strange woman from down south who held all the cards for fixing Destiny, could be so complicated. * Silly, silly me.*
Risking Destiny is the story of Gemma Wade, a woman with a mysterious past and the unique ability to save Destiny’s life. The day the letter arrived from the Bone Marrow Registry was a day that changed everything. Will Gemma give up everything to help a stranger? How desperate will Paul become to ensure she does? Could they, too, be a match? Or, are some things just stacked too far against the odds?