5 Flying High Stars for The Spiral Down by Aly Martinez

Posted May 16, 2016 by FMA in 5 Stars - It fed my addiction!

5 Flying High Stars for The Spiral Down by Aly MartinezThe Spiral Down by Aly Martinez
Series: The Fall Up #2
Also in this series: The Fall Up
Published by Indie
on May 17th 2016
Genres: Romance, Rocker, MM, LGBTIQA+
Review Copy Provided By: Aly Martinez


Standalone M/M romance.

I was afraid to fly.
He made me soar.

After years of climbing the ladder of success in the music industry, I finally had everything I could want.
Yet I still found myself wandering through life alone.

Captain Evan Roth was the one man I never saw coming.
Tall, dark, mysterious… Straight.

We were both damaged beyond repair and searching for something so elusive we weren’t sure it even existed.

But, when two broken souls collide in midair, falling is a given.

I just never expected to crave the spiral down.

I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.

Review TSD

I loved it L.O.V.E.D. IT! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loved this book! Not just 5 stars, The Spiral Down is one of my favorite books I have read this year!

The Spiral Down teaser
Eighth, this is the eighth book I’ve read from Aly Martinez. deep breath It tops my favorite’s, like top two! I know those of you who know me are laughing your butts off right now because I am eating my words…again. “I don’t read m/m”. Well, let me tell you what, this has been a year of firsts for me. First, it was PNR, now M/M WHAT?!? yep, and I LOVED IT. Now, I’m not saying I’m going to jump on the m/m train, but what I am saying is, Aly Martinez crafted a book so brilliant, so moving and so funny, that I didn’t care if it was m/f, m/m or dog/dog (okay, I lie I don’t want to read about dogs, but you get the picture).

Ultimately, that is what the ‘The Spiral Down’ is about. It is about loving someone so much that you accept them for who they are. Not seeing them as the label you or anyone else placed on them. It is about loving you enough to free yourself to be loved, even though it’s frightening.

❝ The one thing I really wanted could never be bought. I wasn’t even sure it could be earned. It was something so rare that I feared it didn’t actually exist. Love. Unconditional. Unwavering. Eternal. LOVE.❞

Henry was my favorite character in ‘The Fall Up’, and ultimately the reason I wanted to read this book.  Add Aly Martinez as the author, and I closed my eyes, made a wish and jumped … into a pool of goodness. Because not only did we get more of the fabulous Henry, but we got another equally fabulous character in Evan, whom I loved.

Evan is a pilot. He is hired to be Henry’s pilot when Henry’s falls ill. Ever the drama king, Henry is a little freaked out that a guy so young is going to be his pilot (in case you don’t know, Henry is terrified to fly). But eventually, Evan’s intuitive ways win him over and he is hired full-time.

❝Evan hadn’t just told me I was “fine” or “okay” like Carter and Susan did. He’d explained why I was okay. And, while I’d still been terrified the entire time, I hadn’t felt out of control. And, recently, that was all I’d felt.❞

You guys, sparks fly between these two, but more than that, their chemistry flies off the pages. FLIES. These two are electric, they are captivating and addictive.

❝Evan Roth had just become my favorite drug of all and I hadn’t even tasted him yet.❞

Martinez’s ability to delve into her characters is breathtaking. Henry and Evan are multi-dimensional. They are broken, yet strong. Funny, yet deeply sad. Giving, yet needing to be loved. I was wholly and completely captivated by them, their story, and the phenomenal writing.

Brilliantly written, ‘The Spiral Down’ will have you flying high with laughter and quickly falling in love with these men.



About Aly Martinez

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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