When a broken woman's past threatens to destroy the only man she's ever loved, she's caught between seeking revenge and forgiving those who've hurt her-especially herself.
Daphne Saito is a successful screenwriter, with a condo in Brentwood and connections all over L.A. Her life seems perfect, but she's broken inside. Abused as a child, Daphne believes she's damaged goods. Her only beacon is her best friend, Greta, who loves her despite her troubled past. But Greta's imminent wedding unleashes Daphne's buried pain-all of the dirty things she's done to get ahead and the harm she's caused to everyone who's loved her.
While planning Greta's wedding, Daphne is forced to work with Marlon Barringer, a surly-yet stunning-artist and handyman. He's persistent, brushing off her warnings to stay away, and she can't resist his broad shoulders and storm-gray eyes. She ignores her fear that she'll hurt him and lets herself get drunk on love.
But on Greta's perfect wedding day, Daphne's ex-boyfriend shows up, bent on payback-and Marlon is in the crosshairs. Daphne's worst fears come true: she let someone get close, and now he's paying a terrible price. To make things right, Daphne decides to commit an unthinkable act. Before she passes the point of no return, can Daphne forgive her past mistakes and see that she's not only whole, but deserving of love?
Author's Note: The main character of Chasing Chaos is neurodivergent-she has Complex PTSD from childhood trauma-and I'm a bipolar-autistic author who experienced similar childhood trauma and psychological aftermath. Like all of the books in the Hollywood Lights series, Chasing Chaos centers neurodiversity and carefully handles trauma.
It also features a hottie handyman-artist, a movie star with a heart of gold, two stubborn girlfriends who definitely have your back, oodles of angst, and star-crossed lovers with a happily-ever-after.
Content Note: Chasing Chaos features strong romantic elements with some steamy and fade-to-black scenes. There is off-screen mention of past sexual assault of a teenager and past verbal and psychological abuse of a child by her parents.
The IPPY-Gold-winning Hollywood Lights series is full of angst, romance, family drama, deep friendship ties, and happily ever afters. The series is now complete. Perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover.
"As glamorous and mercurial as Hollywood itself, Chasing Chaos is a novel that glitters." -New York Times bestselling author Eileen Goudge
"Do not miss this emotional tour-de-force-or anything Pryal writes." -Washington Post bestselling author Kelly Harms