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Zenith Rising

(Zenith Trilogy #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  163 ratings  ·  37 reviews
Dr. Erica Heathersby is the last person Spencer Mattox, ex-band member of Zenith, should ever be attracted to. When Erica offers Spencer a job, he resents her for it, because she is successful in her career, her life, and as a person, in ways Spencer believes he can never be. But Erica soon finds her medical practice the target of political debate, and herself the target o ...more
Kindle Edition, 354 pages
Published January 31st 2014 by Leanne Davis (first published January 23rd 2014)
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Dec 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This author drives me crazy. I have her release dates written on my calendar. I count down the days till her next book and look so forward to that release day that no other book interest me until I get it and read it. And, I can honestly say I am never disappointed once I get that book. Her books are guaranteed emotional messes. They hook you into the lives of the characters she is writing about right from the start. And given some of the characters you’d not think that was possible. But what a ...more
Rebecca Austin
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-kylie-s
Dr. Erica Heathersby is an obstetrician who runs her own practice and stays busy. She is so happy to deliver the baby of her best friend Joelle who is now married to Erica's ex-boyfriend, Nick Lassiter. As Joelle's friends come in Erica is surprised by one handsome guy who looks vaguely familiar but can't quite place him.

Spencer Mattox has turned his life around since the disbanding of Zenith, the band he was in with Rob Williams. He saw the destruction of Rob and Joelle's marriage and how Rob a
Nickie Sale
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, although it was somewhat predictable, I was totally engrossed in it. This is the story of the highly successful doctor Erica and ex Zenith band member Spencer aka Spike. Spencer meets up with Erica again when Joelle (from book 1) has her first baby. Spencer has been looking after Joelles ex husband and ex Zenith lead singer Rob and seeing him through rehab, so he needs a job. Erica, who is surprised by the changes in Spencer offers him work at her practice as a ha ...more
Kitty Moon
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have become a Leanne Davis junkie quite literally. I'm never disappointed by any of her books. This second installment of the Zenith trilogy was even better than the first. Dr Erica first met Spencer when he was parading around as a scary looking rocker keyboard player for Zenith known as Spike, so when she comes face to face with him later she doesn't recognize him. Their story will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride. Spencer and Erica are such polar opposites socially, economically ...more
Mrs K Bartholomew
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Heart breaking beautiful

The second instalment of the Zenith Trilogy is every bit as good as the first. This one follows Spencer (formerly Spike) and Dr Erica. They met in book one when he was scary and going out of his way to make himself as unfriendly and un approachable as possible.

Jump forward two years and she is dating a Dr. who does nothing for her and isn't really what or who she need. She meets Spencer. She doesn't recognize him without his scary previous look. What she does recognize i
Mary Fazzi
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
This was amazing!!!
Spencer use to go by Spike but started to see a life after Zenith the band. He is always so serious and hard to read and not trusting at all of others. He works odd jobs to make a living since he ran away at 13 years Old. The thing is there is one woman who has made him see a little more of himself and see that there are good woman in the world. Erica isn’t really into flashy things. She lives in a condo and has money and is a successful doctor. She has gone through a few bad
Jenn the Readaholic
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was SO much better than the first one in the series. Erica is a kind, good-hearted person through and through, while Spencer is a callous, selfish jerk with a heart of gold hiding under his (justified) anger and bitterness at what life threw his way. Erica helps Spencer find the ability to truly care for another without feeling inferior, while Spencer gives Erica grief and caring through protection before handing over his heart. I had a few “he is SUCH a jerk, ditch him already” moment ...more
Nicole Studioso
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding entry to this trilogy! Raw angst, drama, heartbreak and retribution!

The main characters in this book will simply rip your heart out with their pain, fierceness, and intensity. Spencer is a broken man with trust and self-worth issues so vast and deep that you can barely sense his humanity. Dr. Erica Heathersby is a well respected ob/gyn who desperately wants and needs to find her future in order to truly live in the present. When these two souls meet it's instant and explosive, yet th
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was kind of impressed with Erica. She realized what she felt about Spencer was more than she'd felt with anyone else and she wasn't about to give up on him. She is strong, capable, nurturing, and is an overall great person. I loved both of those characters in the last book, but we got to see so much more of them here. Spencer is a great person, but so broken. He deserves happiness, but tends to push it away. I think Erica went further than anyone else to prove she was in Spencer's corner, and ...more
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Warning highly addictive!!!

Unbelievably great read!!! I loved this as much if not more than book 1...I've never wanted to reach through a book and choke someone like I did with Spencer!!! I honestly thought he'd never come around!!! I cannot say enough about Leanne Davis books...they are everything!!! Dark, dangerous, suspense, funny, sexy as sin, love, anger, abuse, addiction,etc. I could not and did not put it down!!! Now on to book 3!!! Cheers!!!
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Zenith Rising by Leanne Davis is book 2 in the Zenith Rising Trilogy. I loved this book even more than the 1st. It is so well written and holds your attention from the very beginning. This book has romance, suspense and takes you on an emotional ride. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for book 3.
Lori Caprio Tate
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This highly anticipated novel to the Zenith Triology was well worth the wait. Spencer and Erica had so much chemistry that I thought my kindle would melt. The road was filled with ups and downs and both characters needed to find acceptance within themselves but when they do they find their HEA. Wonderfully written and looking forward to reading more from this author.
LidiasChoice De Jager
Jul 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Spencer and Erica were totally wrong for each other and worlds apart. They are the two most unlikely people to end up in a relationship, but the heart wants what it wants. Through drama, tears, emotions, misunderstandings, hot kisses and violence they both learned to trust each other and fell in love. The author took us on a wild ride from page 1 to the end.
Samantha Waldow
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is book 2 in the Zenith trilogy. I loved this book. This story is about Erica and Spencer formally known as Spike. We first got to know Erica and Spike in book 1. Spike is now going by his name Spencer. Erica isn't to sure at first since she first meet Spencer as Spike and he scared her. I loved the opposite attraction in this story. Great read
Briana Goldman
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
These books are addicting

Oncse again, Leanne Davis, has written a very entertaining book. We get to see what happens between Dr. Erica and Spencer two charactwrs we met in Zenith Falling.
Gianna Santanello
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have become a big fan of Leanne Davis’ writing! Another amazing book written by her. I loved this book just as much as the first. I could not put this book down. This book has romance, suspense, and you will be in a little emotional roller coaster. This series is definitely a must read!
LS Kralicek
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

Leanne Davis is one of my favorite authors. Zenith Rising is amazing and I think better than Book 1. Spencer and Erica have such a great story and can’t wait to see the next book.
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is a fantastic mix of romance with some suspense. It was a delight to read Erica and Spenser's story. While this book can be read as a stand alone, it is a great sequel to the first book and I'm looking forward to seeing what Rob does when he gets his own story in book 3.
Joleen Grace
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again Leanne Davis takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride. She really knows how to tug on your heart strings and make your heart sink to your stomach. How to make you want to make life easier for her characters! Loved this book
Jennifer Richey
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Erica and Spencer’s story wow what can I say I am a emotional basket case! What Spencer went through when we was just 13 and why he wouldn’t let love in! Erica aka the doc can she change spencer and let love in?
Aug 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Long read, yet captivating. Love this author and glad she was recommended to me. Personally, I liked book one better. Maybe because when books are too long I lose interest.
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Erica and Spencer's story. Another great read about these characters. Erica aand Spencer's journey is not an easy one, but one that is worthwhile in the end. Now on to book 3!!
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Second book in the series and it was just as good as the first. This one follows Erica and Spencer. Well written and it was a good read.
Linda Buzard-Moffitt
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was book #2 of the trilogy. I enjoyed this one as much as the 1st. It had great characters with a great plot. Another emotional read and I'm glad that I read this series.
Deborah Lane
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book, Erica and Spence and are the best characters! Well written, developed storyline. Love this series so hard. Relatable characters. Recommended.
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked this one book slightly more than the first one, but it was really hard to get past Spencer's nasty personality. I get that he had a horrible childhood, but Erica was nothing but sweet and good to him and it was painful to read some of the awful things he said to her.

And for as much as I liked Erica, she was a bit of a doormat when it came to Spencer. She did stand up for herself, telling him it wasn't ok for him to speak like that to her, but she just kept going back to him.

I did like t
Mar 29, 2015 rated it liked it
I really wanted to love this book, but it drove me nuts!, I read the first book right before this so the characters were fresh in my mind, I liked the sound of Spike/Spencer and thought Erica was a brilliant match for him. However Spencer was battling to many demons, his moods were all over and his behaviour was erratic, I just couldn't get why Erica was so enraptured, I get he was gorgeous but calm it down with the angst!, he pushed and pulled Erica too much for my liking, I really felt sorry f ...more
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faves
This is probably my favorite of this author's books.

I love the premise of Spike/Spencer and Erica, i.e. the bad boy from the "wrong side of the tracks" with the rich doctor. Erica is unapologetic about who she is and fights with Spencer to accept her. I think the book had the perfect amount of angst and suspense although I will say I was annoyed at some of the misunderstandings between Spencer and Erica. I also liked getting to see Nick, Joelle and Rob. This was definitely my favorite book of t
May 31, 2014 rated it liked it
Zenith Rising was a good read. I never read the first book and had no problems with previous characters and or their relationships in this book. I have to say that this book is one that doesn’t have a lot going on and yet you can’t stop reading; it’s very refreshing in a way. It started off a little slow but it doesn’t take long for you to enjoy the characters and their bluntness and feistiness. There are moments when you think you know who did what and what’s going to happen but the author shoc ...more
Holly Bargo
Apr 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Well done!

Well done!

I want to be as competent, classy, and complex as Erica. Spencer shows growth: he isn't just a boorish jerk masquerading as an alpha male. He has real issues to overcome. There are a few grammar glitches, but they don't distract from the story. This book is well worth the time taken to read it. Recommended.
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Other books in the series

Zenith Trilogy (3 books)
  • Zenith Falling (Zenith Trilogy, #1)
  • Zenith Fulfilled (Zenith Trilogy, #3)