A STARLET REVIEW: THE FALL UP BY ALY MARTINEZ

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A STARLET REVIEW: THE FALL UP BY ALY MARTINEZ

Synopsis:

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.
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An Excerpt from The Fall Up

“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.

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My Review

I have to start by saying how much I ADORE Aly Martinez. I can only think of one other author that I have 5 starred every single one of their books. Aly has a way with words and her style is my absolute favorite. If you’ve missed her past books- please do yourself a favor and go back and read them all.. They are phenomenal. Just don’t fall for Caleb. He.Is.Mine.

Levee’s life in anything but normal. She lives a life in the spotlight and yearns for something more. With little to no privacy in her life, a moment of quiet on a bridge seems like perfection.

Sam’s past brings him to that same bridge. A place to think and reminisce… To be alone with his thoughts.. And then he see’s this mysterious girl in deep thought on that same bridge.

Curiosity and concern lead Sam to Levee but an instant attraction brings them both back to their bridge- night after night.

Levee has a secret. But Same has an even bigger one…

The secrets they have could destroy them… But their secrets could bring them closer together.

Do yourself the favor of reading this story. It’s beautifully written and the storyline is a little heavier than Aly’s past books so to me, it was a different read from her.

#TurnThePageLevee <— <3 <3 <3 Swoon

5 Stars for The Fall Up.. While it’s not my favorite of Aly’s books (did I mention Caleb?!) it’s a huge 5 star read for me. The ending of this book absolutely stole my heart. Aly is so great at writing swoon scenes and once again, she DID just that!

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About Aly Martinez

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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.