Review ♥ The Fall Up by Aly Martinez

August 18, 2016 Angela Contemporary, Reviews, Romance

Review ♥ The Fall Up by Aly MartinezThe Fall Up (The Fall Up, #1) by Aly Martinez
Series: The Fall Up #1
Published by Self-Published on October 25th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 262

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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.

There’s something to be said for trusting your friends with a book recommendation and diving in without reading the synopsis. So many people told me I had to read this book, but I didn’t know much about The Fall Up other than the fact that the protagonists meet on a bridge under mysterious circumstances.

This is such a sweet, sweet story. Levee is a woman in crisis. Her life is in chaos, and although she struggles to maintain control, she’s failing spectacularly. Sam is attempting to exorcise some demons from his past. They’re both at a crossroads in their lives when their chance meeting occurs, and for some reason they are inexorably drawn to each other.

Levee’s career makes her relationship with Sam complicated and unconventional, but it feels very real nonetheless. Their humor, undeniable chemistry, sultriness, and determination make the book quite enjoyable. The story touches on some deep topics, and although Levee and Sam are both sympathetic characters, there were moments I found it difficult to fully appreciate Levee’s issues. Sam is so trustworthy and caring. He’s instrumental in Levee’s healing, but I worried that perhaps being with Levee might cause him more harm than good. I fell hard for Sam, but I loved them both from the start.

The story drags a little in a couple places, but the winsome characters, enthralling premise, and stellar writing make it well worth the read. The next book in the series features Levee’s flamboyant best friend, Henry. I’ve already added The Spiral Down to my TBR list!


Recommended for fans of:
Celebrity romances
Damaged souls
Faithful heroes



About Aly Martinez

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 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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