Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Fall Up by Aly Martinez book tour!

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


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.

Christy's 5 star review! 
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 'Beer & Chicken' stars!

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I haven’t read a ton of Aly Martinez books, but I feel like I need to read more. Every one I’ve read has been a winner for me. Her writing style is beautiful and the emotion mixed with the humor makes this it my favorite kind of read. The Fall Up is an unconventional love story between the most unlikely pair, Sam and Levee. They meet by chance, but it feels like more than that. It feels like it was meant to be.

Sam is on the bridge, smoking a cigarette and thinking. It’s where he likes to go to… reflect. He’s got his own reasons for being there. His life is not how he imagined it would be, not how he wants it. He’s fine, but he’s sick of being just fine.

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Then he sees her. A mysterious girl and he’s intrigued, but also terrified. This girl, she comes back night after night and he’s afraid that she’s there for totally different reasons. That she’s there to jump. Sam makes sure he talks to her, gives her his number. Knows that there is someone there for her if she needs a person to talk to. He doesn’t know who she is, he doesn’t know her story, he’s just that kind of guy.

I slide my hand down the rail to cover hers. It was a simple gesture, but it was easily the greatest decision I’d ever made. That one touch destroyed a wall. I wasn't even sure whose wall it had been to begin with- her’s or mine. But I would have spent my entire life tearing it down if I could have only predicted what was on the other side.

The mystery woman in disguise is none other than the pop princess, celebrity Levee Williams. Levee is constantly in the spotlight. It’s too much at times, and with her need to help everyone all the time, it’s even harder. She needs a break- a time out in life, she thinks. But in all reality, she’s not sure what she needs. Until she meets Sam. She realizes fairly quickly that he is someone she needs.

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“I need-”
“Me. You need me.”

I only knew because I needed her.

I’m just going to say- the world needs more men like Sam Rivers. He is a special kind of hero. On the outside, he is the guy who has tons of tattoos and can’t quit smoking, but his heart is so big. You can’t help but to love him. I loved so much how he was always there for Levee. They both were fantastic characters. Levee is damaged. She has issues. Sam isn’t there to fix her, no, Sam is there to help her fix her self. Isn’t that so much better?

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Not only were Sam and Levee great, but HENRY! Henry was fantastic. I have high hopes that Aly will give us a Henry book. He gave this story some definite comic relief and I loved him for it!

I thought this story had an original plot- one that hasn’t been done and overdone. I loved that Levee’s issues weren’t what I thought they were in the beginning. Give me a story that’s well written, with characters I love, a book that makes me cry and feel, but also makes me laugh and you have a 5 star favorite. This book is going on my favorites list for sure! Highly recommend by me!

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.

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About the Author:
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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