The Fall Up Release

Posted October 30, 2015 by Shay in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Giveaways, New Release, Review / 0 Comments

The Fall Up ReleaseThe Fall Up by Aly Martinez
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Genres: Contemporary, Dark, Erotica, Fiction, General
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I wanted to jump.
He made me fall.

As a celebrity, I lived in the public eye, but somewhere along the way, I’d lost myself in the spotlight.

Until he found me.

Sam Rivers was a gorgeous, tattooed stranger who saved my life with nothing more than a simple conversation.

But we were both standing on that bridge for a reason the night we met. The secrets of our pasts brought us together—and then tore us apart.

Could we find a reason to hold on as life constantly pulled us down?

Or maybe there’s only one direction to go when two people fall in love at rock bottom—up.

Also by this author: Fighting Shadows,

ARC provided by Author/Publisher for honest review.

Shay’s Review

“In that moment, the perpetual free fall was no match for the way he made me feel. I was still falling at unstoppable speeds – only, in his arms, as his body claimed me without a single word spoken, I was suddenly falling up.”

I just finished The Fall Up and I just loved it! Sam and Levee meet in the most peculiar ways, both fighting to stay upright while their world is crashing around them. Levee is a singing superstar and is utterly exhausted and just cant catch her breath.

“My career was soaring while, personally, I was plummeting. Every single day felt like a terrifying free fall in no particular direction. I was stuck in the middle with no way up – or down.”

The way that she was portrayed, I literally felt her pain, her anguish, her suffocating, but when she meets Sam and can finally take a breath, I felt that too. I love how Aly did that.

Sam is a genuinely nice guy and I am so in love! He is funny, talented and he really cares about her well being and for me just because she is famous, he handled himself with so much poise and honor that I couldn’t help but free fall, just like Levee.

“I kissed her hair and whispered, “There isnt a woman in the world who doesnt have demons of some sort. No matter who I end up with, its always going to be a struggle.” I kissed her hair again, letting it linger as if my lips were able to transfer the truth of my words. “Levee, I’d like to struggle with you.”

They had just awesome chemistry and I couldn’t help but laugh and smile through it all while also my heart broke for what they felt and had gone through. Their vulnerability just made them all the more real to me. Even the secondary characters, they were just as amazing. Lord, Henry, one of my favorite side characters to date. I would love to read his story.

Its one of those stories that I didnt really know I hadnt read a good one in awhile until I finished this one. Its a real gem and I am so glad I got to read it. You will not be disappointed in this.

Reviewed by Shay from Mommys a Book Whore

 

Excerpt

“You’re overdoing it, Lev. I know this job isn’t exactly nine-to-five, but it’s not twenty-four-seven, either. You have to stop being Levee Williams all the time and just be you.”
“I know,” I responded.
I didn’t though. I felt like a robot parading around in a lost woman’s body.
Smile.
Pose.
Turn.
Toss in the occasional song.
Repeat.
What little time I did manage to carve out for myself was spent at various children’s hospitals across the country.
Smile.
Pose.
Turn.
Watch a child die.
Repeat.
With every day that passed, the smile became less and less genuine, the pose more and more forced, and the turn took me further and further away from who I really was.
My career was soaring while, personally, I was plummeting. Every single day felt like a terrifying free fall in no particular direction. I was stuck in the middle with no way up—or down.
“You remember that girl, right?” Henry asked, tucking a hair behind my ear.
I nodded.
I did remember her. She was fun and carefree. She loved going out and dancing at nightclubs until the very last song played. She slept until noon if she could. Then, fueled by coffee alone, she’d spend the day with a guitar strapped around her neck and a notepad at her side. She had a huge heart, but she knew her limitations.
Oh, I remembered that girl. I just couldn’t figure out how to get back to her.

 

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Rating Report
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About Aly Martinez

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five- including a set of twins. Currently living in Chicago, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.
After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.

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