“The Fall Up” Book Review

October 30, 2015 / 0 comments

“The Fall Up” Book ReviewThe Fall Up by Aly Martinez
Series: The Fall Up #1
Published by Self-Published on October 26th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: ARC
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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.

Liezel’s Thoughts:

There is a reason why Aly Martinez is one of my “one-click” authors. She has this remarkable way of pouring  heartfelt emotions into each and every one of her stories and “The Fall Up” is not any different.

“The Fall Up” is about a couple who find each other by fate. Levee Williams is a well-known singer who has the entire world at her feet. She has the means of obtaining everything she could possibly want yet despite that her life is spiraling out of control. An attractive stranger, Sam Rivers finds her on top a bridge one  night contemplating  the worst crime imaginable. He didn’t  have a clue who she was then. All he knew was that they shared a connection so profound that right there and then he decided that he needed her in his life.

At first, I thought it would be impossible for these two to be together. Outside looking in you could tell that her life was outrageous and his was the  opposite. He didn’t belong in her world. As the story flowed the author proved me wrong. They did come from totally different spectrums but when they were within each other’s presence everything else faded away.The glitz and glamor never was an issue. Her popularity certainly didn’t deter him for he always saw her for who she was and not for what she stood for.

Needless to say, the character building  is outstanding. Sam’s character was particularly magnificent.   I loved that he was always committed.  He was willing to fight even if at times it was for the both of them. Now don’t get me wrong, Levee was just as great as Sam. She had her issues, but they aren’t what you would have expected.  In all aspects – physically, emotionally, psychologically their pairing was undeniably phenomenal.

Normally, stories that deal with so much desolation fail to captivate me. “The Fall Up” however was that exemption to the rule. From beginning to end it had me completely mesmerized. If you are looking for a well thought out, well written, uplifting and emotionally charged romance look no further because “The Fall Up” is all that and so much more!

The Verdict:


My Review At A Glance
Writing Style
Story Flow and Pacing
Character Development
Heat/ Sexual Tension
Overall Impact
Overall: 5 / 5

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“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.




Toss in the occasional song.


What little time I did manage to carve out for myself was spent at various children’s hospitals across the country.




Watch a child die.


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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About Aly Martinez

I’m a 32 year old wife and stay at home mom to four kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. My life is crazy, which is probably why I drink entirely too much wine. Oh who am I kidding, I had a love affair with wine long before the kids came along. I was born and raised in Savannah Georgia, but we recently moved to Chicago. Let me tell you, this southern girl was not ready for the cold weather up here!
I’m an avid reader, but I haven’t always been that way. A few years ago my sister loaned me her Nook Color, and it changed my life forever. In the span of about two years, I read over 500 books. My newfound love of reading led me to start a book blog with two of my best friends. (Insert shameless plug here: WhiteZinBookends.com). Through WZ Bookends, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some of the most amazing authors, bloggers, and readers out there. Now that I have taken the leap into writing my own book, they’ve all shown me endless amounts of encouragement and support.
While driving home from Walmart one day in late October, a story embedded itself in my head and would not let go. It spiraled out of control until I finally opened my laptop and started writing. This journey has been a wild ride filled with tears, hand cramps, and tons of laughs. I love company, so follow me at one of the social links below and join me aboard this crazy train!

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