Maybe there’s only one direction to go when two people fall in love at rock bottom—up.
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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.
“It was raining. Isn’t that the way all great love stories start?
The Fall Up follows the story of Sam and Levee. On the outside, Levee is living the life. She’s famous and has tons of money. But on the inside, she’s screaming. She’s tired and overworked. Somewhere along the way, she’s lost sight of what’s important and has lost her way. That’s how she finds herself at the bridge every night….Sam Rivers is the gorgeous tattooed stranger. Armed with cigarettes and his own demons, he also finds himself at this bridge. While everything is “fine” in Sam’s life, he’s looking for more; he’s looking for greatness. Stumbling upon Levee was the last thing he expected. Each night the two of them end up at the bridge, both of them searching. Sam never leaving, until he makes sure that Levee is safe. The two of them for an unexpected friendship and bond. Until one night, they decide to go out for dinner and take their friendship to another the level. As the two of them get closer, Sam quickly sees that Levee is not as “fine” as she leads on. Will Sam be able to save Levee or has Levee already lost the battle and hit rock bottom?
The Fall Up was a quick read for me. I devoured it in less than a day. I was so intrigued by Sam and Levee. They both seemed so lost. I just wanted them to be able to find some light. One of the things that I really liked was that the author wasn’t afraid to tackle some very tough issues. I thought she handled them very well and these issues only intensified my need to know more about these characters. So, even thought there was a lot of heavy issues, there was also some lightness, some laughter and most importantly, there was love. Fans of Aly Martinez, I think you’re really going to enjoy this one!
* I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
“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 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.
About the Author:
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.