October 28, 2015

The Fall Up by Aly Martinez ~ BLOG TOUR & REVIEW

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


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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.


Review by: Sam 

Aly Martinez is one of those authors I will drop EVERYTHING for when it comes to her books. As a matter of fact, I'd be quite happy reading her grocery lists, just saying! 
There is something about her writing that captures my attention 100%. The emotion, the humour, the characters, the heat, the romance, the EVERYTHING. So when I heard that Aly would be writing and releasing a brand spanking new standalone, I HAD TO HAVE IT, IN MY LIFE, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! 
The Fall Up is a beautiful, refreshing contemporary romance that will have you hook, line and sinker. I could not put it down and devoured the whole thing in one sitting. 
In this story, we meet Levee Williams and Sam Rivers. Both of these characters from different sides of the track, but with a connection so deep and heartfelt that it would be impossible not to fall madly in love with them both! 

Levee is a HUGE super famous pop star! When she isn't on the stage or writing songs, she is visiting sick children in hospitals but the reason behind this is far deeper than I thought. She spends time disguising herself and visiting a San Francisco bridge, where she meets the hilarious, sexy, no filter, beautiful, tattooed man, Sam Rivers. Levee is fighting a battle with herself, and this beautiful man may be just enough to pull her through. 

Sam brought so much to the story and he is without a doubt, one book boyfriend I will always remember. Sam is suffering himself. But the details behind that is not something I'm going to spoil. His presence from beginning to end is so refreshing, his one liners were HILARIOUS and I just loved everything about him. I loved the way Aly has written his POV and the dialogue she blessed his character with. 

The initial meet between Sam and Levee is perfect. From then on, the chemistry builds between both characters and as fast as this may have happened, I wouldn't have had it any other way! 
I LOVED some of the supporting characters, one HILARIOUS male in particular! 
This book is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I know that without a doubt, I will be returning to it for the feels, the humour and the beautiful story between two GORGEOUS characters! 
Aly Martinez has once again delivered a wonderful read and I can't wait to see what she brings to the book world next! 

5 BEAUTIFUL STARS






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Excerpt
“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.
Damn it.
“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.
Any move.
Every move.
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About the Author:
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.


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