Friday, May 20, 2016

The Spiral Down (The Fall Up #2) by Aly Martinez: Book Tour Review & Giveaway


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.

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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 Chicago, 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. 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.

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Review by Michelle:

I don't know how Aly Martinez does it. I have read every single one of her books. I have wholeheartedly loved each and every one and at the conclusion of each book I always think to myself, Well there it is, this is my new favorite. It just can't get better than this. Then it does. With just a few words I am perpetually thoroughly hooked, completely enthralled, and absolutely addicted to Aly Martinez's stories. The Spiral Down is no exception to this rule. It is so crazy good I get giddy just thinking about it. Henry is hilarious, Evan is super swoony, and the sexual tension and chemistry is out of control. This is it, this is my new favorite Aly Martinez book. It just can't get better than this...until next time perhaps.

As I was voraciously devouring every word and loving every single minute of this book I realized that I just could not get enough. I mean, I could seriously read about my new favorite couple, the devilishly charismatic Henry Alexander and the strong and sexy Evan Roth every single day and still not get enough. A story so sweet my cheeks still hurt from my incessant silly grin. A story so steamy I actually considered a cold shower or two, maybe even three. A story so consuming I became resentful of my real life responsibilities that stole valuable reading time and generously imparted some nice under eye bags as the sleep that I usually so dearly covet became the furthest thing from my mind. Such a thoroughly enjoyable, unforgettable read, I can't seem to tear myself away from this world and I'm afraid to start another book as I just can't fathom a way for the next one to possibly measure up.

We begin with Henry and if you weren't already a huge fan of Mr. Alexander from The Fall Up, you will be ensnared by this magnetic man before the end of the first chapter, even in the midst of a slight (read major) meltdown. A charming and alluring superstar who, underneath it all, is just a simple man with simple needs, desires, and even insecurities, with the same longing as everyone else to find, give, and receive all-consuming, undying love. Henry will have you laughing out loud one minute with his insane and hilarious antics then falling for and feeling for his uncertainties and vulnerabilities the next. Oh, and if you loved Henry and Levee's relationship before, watch out, I enjoyed it even more this time around and seeing Henry's love, respect, and devotion to his bff, Levee, from his perspective is virtually guaranteed to make you misty.

Then along comes Evan. Sweet, sexy, swoony Evan, unwavering in his self-assurance, self-awareness, and self-worth. I love Evan's attitude, his outlook, and his confidence. It takes a special person to appreciate and love Henry's particular kind of crazy and Evan's strength, his stability, his calm, his yin to Henry's yang could not be a more perfect pairing.

So much fun, so incredibly witty and so intensely passionate, this story is good for a laugh or twenty, it will enchant you, it will addict you, it will possess you. It will make you feel, it will make you sigh contentedly, it will make your heart-pound, and it will make you sweat. As a lover of male/male romance and a self-proclaimed connoisseur, with absolutely everything you could possibly ask for in a story, The Spiral Down is not just my favorite Aly Martinez book to date, it is my favorite male/male, and one of my top favorite books of the year.

*complimentary copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review

Rating: 5+ Stars

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