I loved everything about The Fall Up, sexy, swooning and emotional romance featuring one of my favorite hero of the year, Sam Rivers. Must Read.
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.
Author : Aly Martinez
Title : The Fall up
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Release date : October 26, 2016
Genre : Contemporary.
Tour : Trsr Promotions
The Fall Up was a fascinating tale about 2 lost souls finding each other at inopportune times. It was sweet, hilarious and a very emotional read. It was also smoking hot and fun. A perfect mix of romance and drama. I literally fell in love with this new book by Aly Martinez.
Sam and Levee meet on a rainy night on a bridge. One is there trying to let go of his guilt while the other is on the edge of collapsing and seeks an escape. Both with a secret need for tethering to something—someone, they’re going to help each other break through and eventually heal.
I’m not going to give you a full on recap of what happened in The Fall Up, you’ll enjoy everything much more by reading it firsthand. What I can tell you on the other hand is how much emotion and enjoyment I got from reading it!
I absolutely loved both main characters.
Levee Williams is a young pop star living an extraordinary life but on the brink of depression, she carried too much guilt and grief for too long now and is in desperate need of a change. Stubborn and dedicated, she just won’t let go of what she thinks is helping her getting through and ultimately keeps going deeper and deeper.
Surprisingly for her young age she was a hoot and real pleasure to read. Despite her depressive state, she was feisty and fierce and really badass.
Sam Rivers is on the contrary a very ordinary guy. He lives a simple life making furniture and objects from repurposed material. His life is grounded and nothing like the fretting life a certain pop princess. Underneath his rugged appearance, beneath the attitude, tattoos and cigarette smoke hides a real good guy with a savior complex.
Oh how I swooned for Sam. I fell in love with the guy, and you will too. He was just perfect.
Aly Martinez delivered here not only a powerful and swooning romance between two broken and real characters but a fantastic journey towards acceptance and healing. Addressing delicate subjects such as mental illness and suicide but managing to keep things light somehow. Nothing was really brushed over, but more focused on the positive side such as romance.
She created the perfect balance between such serious subjects by including light and fun into the story. The banter between the characters was to die for, the chemistry between Sam and Levee really sparkling and with the addition of great secondary characters she truly managed to get what could have been such an heavy story, UP there.
I loved, loved the connection and chemistry between Levee and Henry—her best friend and singer too. His interventions and lines were priceless. I would LOVE a book about him. His character truly made me laugh out loud.
The Fall Up is definitely my favorite book from this author so far, as I’m truly hoping to read MORE from Miss Martinez.
I could not stress you enough about picking this one up today if you need a tantalizing romance story between 2 strangers that everything oppose, sweet romance, endearing and complex characters then don’t wait a second more and pick this one UP!
“Thank fuck!” Sam said, swinging the door open before Devon even had the car in park.
“Oh, this isn’t my place. We’re just dropping Devon off. I’m about twenty minutes across town?” I tossed him a sugary smile then boldly shifted my hand into his lap, purposely brushing the bulge under his denim.
Grabbing my wrist, he narrowed his eyes and called out, “Devon, I’m gonna need to borrow a bedroom.”
I burst out laughing as Devon cursed loudly.
“Fine. This is my place. No smoking inside though,” I snipped as I climbed from the SUV.
“You better have some seriously exciting extracurricular activities to keep me distracted, then.”
“I have Ping-Pong!”
“Not exactly what I was thinking.” He mischievously cocked his head. “But I guess paddles and balls are as good a start as any.” Dipping down, he hoisted me over his shoulder. “Point me to the Ping-Pong table, my lady.”
I didn’t. I laughed hysterically as he carried me inside. Then I directed him to my bedroom instead.
I heard Devon locking up the house as Sam deposited me on the bed.
“Jesus. This view.” He pushed the curtains back. “Why the hell would you ever go up to the bridge when you have this here?”
“I don’t know,” I answered, pulling my earrings off and placing them on my nightstand.
Oh, but I knew. It might not have been what had originally sent me up that bridge, but it was why my feet carried me back every night. And that very reason was currently standing in front of me with entirely too much clothing on.
“You want a beer?” I asked, sliding my shoes off.
“Nah, I’m good.” He faced me, and I could tell something was off with his demeanor. He didn’t inch any closer. Instead, his lips were tight and his eyes uncomfortably flashed around the room.
It suddenly didn’t feel like Sam standing in front of me at all.
He felt like a stranger who had just come face-to-face with Levee Williams.
“Why are you looking at me like that? Are you about to freak out?” I whispered, nervously moistening my lips.
He shoved his hands into his pockets. “I’m not really sure yet. But I’m gonna need you to stop licking your lips long enough for me to figure it out.” His mouth cracked into a wide grin, and my shoulders relaxed.
Now that was a flash of my Sam.
“Want to tell me what’s going on?” I asked.
“It’s just… I think this is the first time I’ve realized that you’re some big-time celebrity. I might be in over my head here, Designer Shoes.”
“I just make music, Sam.” I returned his smile and very slowly prowled in his direction. “Imagine how I feel though. You’re Samuel Nathan Rivers. A tough, tattooed furniture designer who makes six figures a year but is too afraid to tell his mommy he votes democratic.” I giggled as he frowned humorously. Stopping in front of him, I dragged a fingernail down his chest then teased the waistband of his jeans. “Have you considered that maybe I’m the one who’s in over her head here?” I leaned forward to nip at his lips, but he spun us around.
“Excellent point. I’m going to need you to try really hard to keep it together, Levee. You haven’t even seen my six-pack and huge cock, yet.” He smirked and attempted to return my nip, but I stepped out of his reach.
“You brought beer and chicken?” I feigned excitement.
That one corny joke was all it took to bring my Sam back completely.
With a sexy smile and a coy shrug, he seductively backed me toward the bed. “What can I say? I like to be prepared.”
“Clearly,” I breathed.
He moved in close so his lips were only a centimeter away, but for as much as I wanted him, it was agonizing. “Clearly,” he repeated, his smoky yet sweet breath breezing across my mouth.
His strong arm looped around my waist, tugging me against his chest, while I stared into his hooded eyes, eagerly waiting for him to make a move.
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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