Friday, October 30, 2015

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: The Fall Up by Aly Martinez

Title: The Fall Up
 Author: Aly Martinez 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: October 26, 2015
Review Source: eArc
 
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.
The Fall Up was an amazing book and quite unique. I’ve never read anything like it before. I absolutely fell head over heels for Sam but I think any woman would. I honestly didn’t want to put this book down. It’s definitely a book I will never forget.

Levee Williams is a pop star. Always in the eye of the public, she pretty much had to always put a smile on her face. Worn out to the brim and dealing with her past she finds herself teetering on the edge of the Golden Gate Bridge. That is until the hot tattooed mystery of a man talks her off the ledge.

Sam Rivers is not a super star unlike Levee but the man has some major talent. He owns his own company and makes beautiful works of art with his bare hands. He’s smart, gorgeous, tattooed and pierced. Do I have your attention yet?? Sam has his own demons he is trying to work past but when he sees Levee up on that bridge it’s like life stood still.

Sam had no idea who Levee was because she disguised herself and she had no idea who Sam was either. That really made the story pop for me. I loved the mystery between the two and it was quite nice and different. Sam fell in love with Levee for who she is as a person and not who she is on stage. 

I loved how the two instantly connected. They had an idiosyncrasy from the start. Once they started to realize how much they meant to one another my heart went into overdrive. I loved how sweet and patient Sam was with Levee. She was a little much at times but that is what really made the book come to a full circle. 

Suicide played a part of this story but it was written with precision and very good taste. I can’t even to begin to tell you how much this book made me feel. I laughed, cried and really wanted to scream at times but hey, what’s a book without all the feels?


“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.



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 South Carolina, 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. Five books later, she shows no signs of slowing. 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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