The Phoenix Rising is another of my Starting Over series about a group of lifelong friends who have gone in different directions, but stay connected. The third book in the series is An Imperfect Process
First seen as minor characters in my previous contemporary romance, Stiring the Embers, Raine Marlowe and Kenzie Scott obviously cared deeply for each other, yet by the time The Spiral Path begins, they’re getting a divorce. Raine—Rainey to her close friends—is intense, talented, and determined to succeed in a world that destroyed her mother, a famous rock singer.
After her marriage implodes, Rainey desperately wants to direct a movie that will give her creative control over a Victorian story that means a great deal to her. She needs financial backing to make her picture—and her soon-to-be-ex-husband is one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood.
Kenzie is British, handsome, charming, and famously secretive about his past. On the surface he and Rainey are very different, yet when they met, they were drawn together with the inevitability of opposite magnetic poles. But love wasn’t enough when secrets and demanding careers came between them.
Knowing he’ll regret it, Kenzie agrees to star in Rainey’s movie, and the two of them come together in the pressure cooker that is movie making. Their weeks shooting in New Mexico and England will strip them to the marrow emotionally, work them both to exhaustion, and maybe—just maybe—allow them to forge a relationship so strong that it will never crack again.