My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A MUST READ!!!!!!! UNIQUE, ROMANTIC, HEART- WARMING, SWEET and A PERPECT HAPPY ENDING – “I love you too, Designer Shoes.”
The Fall Up by Aly Martinez – 5 SUPER STARS UP ABOVE!!!
I wanted to jump.
He made me fall.
As a celebrity who 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.
*** This review contains some spoilers***
“Don’t let go. No matter what, okay?”
The Fall Up is easily one of my absolute FAVORITES this year. I was on holiday with a group of friends in Hawaii and what was I doing???? I have got my nose stuck in my kindle the whole time. Pathetic me I know, but I will say: YOU WILL BE ENGROSSED too.
“You were never a distraction to me, Sam. You were always my reprieve.”
Sam and “Designer Shoes,” as he adoringly called her, met by chance on the bridge of San Francisco. She was there contemplating jumping in and he was there mourning his sister. The two bonded through a simple conversation – call it FAITH. A lot of times when I read a book I might connect with one character – either the heroine or the hero, but Aly Martinez did such a great job with these two characters. I FELL IN LOVE with them both. The two characters’ chemistry is incredible – it’s honest, it’s real, it’s perfect.
This story is very compelling. Levee is a troubled girl. She is lost and is suffering seemingly alone, even though she is surrounded with friends/family she trusts. In real life people with mental illness suffer alone with their thoughts and feelings of hopelessness. Levee is sweet and devoted to helping her fans. Sam also has demons of his own and is haunted with his past. Sam suffered from the guilt of losing his sister. Nothing is worse than a feeling of “what ifs” and that you should have or could have done something to help someone. Sam and Levee are virtually strangers but Sam has a heart of gold. It is so incredibly sweet to see that Sam becomes very protective of Levee and he helps Levee heal through love and trust… and she will heal him too… “Take me home and let me struggle with you”.
This story is unique and it also deals with an important issue of suicide. Having said that, this book is not all sad and depressing nor is it about a typical troubled celebrity. It really is a SWEET LOVE STORY. It is sexy, romantic, and heart-warming. Their love story is beautiful and touching. Some parts of the book are humorous with laugh-out-loud moments. The dialogue and texts are funny and sweet. Sam is a super sexy carpenter with TATS guys ….
Some of the things Sam said to Levee is down right SWOONY…
“You could look like every single day and I’d still want to see you…”
Lots of emotions reading this book – I cried sad tears, happy tears, and I laughed hard too.
This book is fast paced! I mean it in a good way because the story flows smoothly from the beginning until the end. It will keep you CAPTIVATED the whole time – hence I missed out on beach time
Aly Martinez, you are AMAZING and this book is PERFECTION!
Sam & Levee 4-eva!!!
—- This might just be my next license plate (except different name )
PS: Henry is super flamboyant and funny as hell. Does he get his own love story?
“Go ahead, hot man. Smoke your cigarette. And, before you ask, yes, I’m perfectly okay with you envisioning it’s me you’re putting in your mouth”
HAH … OMG! I was DYING, laughing so hard!!!
*** I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the whole Wrecked and Ruined and On the Ropes series of Aly. READ THEM ALL. I highly recommend this book The Fall Up, and if you like her style – check out these series too. It’s GOOD! ***
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