Series: The Fall Up #1
Also in this series: The Spiral Down
Published by Indie on 10/25/2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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.
I liked The Fall Up. I find that I am in the minority amongst my friends in that I didn’t love it. And I definitely feel the need to explain my rating. Because Aly Martinez is a one-click author for me and will continue to be. Her writing is mesmerizing, captivating, funny and swoon worthy. This book had those moments. But I didn’t feel that it carried through with the same intensity from start to finish. I almost felt as if I was reading two different books. I loved the beginning and was sure I was in for a top book of the year. Martinez set us up for mystery and intrigue, and the sexual tension was great.
I loved the premise. Two strangers meeting on a bridge, both of whom were trying to deal with overwhelming guilt and sadness. Neither felt they could see a way out of the depression they were drowning in and found themselves on top of that bridge night after night. As if daring them to take the plunge. At first, when they meet each other everything is mysterious. Each meeting thereafter, they grow closer and the draw is more intense. The need to save the other, stronger. I loved it. The writing, the characters, everything! But as soon as they were introduced to each other, things changed. When they became a couple, I missed the intensity that we had in the beginning. Things developed too quickly. Something was missing for me.
Remember, I did like it, so I believe this is probably an example of IT’S ME, NOT YOU, because so many people loved this book. So please take this review for what it is – – – an opinion, and read this book and judge it for yourself.