Monday, October 26, 2015

Blog Tour ARC Review: The Fall Up by Aly Martinez

The Fall Up
by Aly Martinez

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.

5 stars

This book is exceptionally great in everyway. I think everyone should come and meetSam Rivers.

From the blurb, I thought is gonna be some heavy read. But even with the seriousness of the underlying message within the story, this book is filled with so much humor and laughter. 

Levee and Sam are two strangers that met on the same bridge every night. It might sounds like a start to a romantic story, but the reason they both standing there in the first place is not anything to be proud of. Both of them are dealing with a tormented past that lead them to the same location every night.


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.

Their journey to find love isn't easy with their baggage. Levee path to healing was hard work, but with Sam and Henry's support, it doesn't feel like being happy is something unattainable. 

"I'm not perfect, and I'd like to pretend you aren't, either."

I simply love every characters that Aly introduced to us in this story. Sam River - the talented artist in carpentry with a wicked sense of humor despite the dark cloud hanging over him, Levee - the big time celebrity who had problem dealing with her everyday stress and guilt over her family, Henry - the gay bestie who has an obsession towards straight man, Sam's mum - her lecture on not sending any crotch photo. 

But what I love most about this book is Sam in all his ridiculousness glory. I came across many type of heroes in reading from brooding and mysterious to asshole and protective alpha, but ultimately is the man that can brightens up your day and make you smile is the real deal. I don't need any angst in my read, I just need Sam Rivers. I dare you to read about his DIY photo album without turning into a pile of mush.

It was Sam Rivers' romance at its finest - completely and utterly ridiculous, but also more honest than anything in the world.

Now I'm going to grab some beer and chicken for dinner with my hubby.

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.