Friday, 30 October 2015

Blog Tour Review ~ The Fall Up by Aly Martinez

The Fall Up
eARC received via the tour company in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: October 26th 2015

Publisher: Self-published

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.

My Opinion

I didn't know what to expect from this book. In fact I spent around fifteen minutes staring at the cover because it played with my head. I also nearly didn't read it because of the bad experience with the tour company. However, I didn't think it fair to punish the author for something she didn't control and I'm glad I didn't.

The Fall Up was an intriguing and captivating read. Although it deals with serious subjects such as suicide, depression, and over working one's self, it didn't feel heavy. There were some moving moments, but I think the author did a good job of balancing these with humour. The Fall Up both tugged on my hearts strings and made my smile.

I thought the characters were also engaging and easy to relate to. I'm glad the author didn't go down the route of spoiled, arrogant pop star. I found Levee to be a down to earth and caring person. She cared to the point it damaged her own health. It was refreshing for a book with links to the music industry.

Similarly, I thought Sam complimented her perfectly. With her comedic phrases, sweet heart, and stubborn personality he was just what Levee needed. He kept her in line and was an all round sweet guy I could easily fall for. The passion between them was also hot and it lead to some steamy scenes that broke up the tension in the book well.

The only thing I wanted more of was Levee's back story. It needed fleshing out more.

Overall this book surprised me. I didn't really know what to expect, but it was a book that dealt with serious issues, but made it feel more like an uplifting story rather than a depressing one. I'd definitely recommend it.


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