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.
(ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review)
This was my first Aly Martinez book ever and it was definitely love at first read!!!
The subject matter of this book is very serious yet the author managed to write it in a way that wasn’t heavy or overly sad; on the contrary, she made it sweet and very inspiring. I totally fell in love with the characters and this incredible story.
Levee Williams is an international Pop Star. She is wildly successful as a music artist and has more money and fame than she knows what to do with but she’s not happy, in fact, she feels lost and completely miserable with her life.
Tired of being handled and pulled in twenty different directions, but not knowing how to fix her own life; Levee finds herself on a rainy night at the edge of a very dangerous and tall bridge. For the pass three nights she’s been visiting one of San Francisco’s tallest bridges, looking for a way out, an answer to fix the despair in her life.
Sam Rivers also has a habit of visiting the same bridge but for completely different reasons, yet he is just as lost as Levee. When Sam first saw her, he was able to see right through her. Even though he couldn’t recognize the artist due to her funny disguise, he could see the pain that was surrounding Levee.
Sam and Levee’s chemistry was explosive and these two quickly found themselves swimming in a deep sea of passion, after one desperate kiss that said more than a thousand words. Ever since that sexy night they spent together, they both knew something special and electric had been born between them.
The pain and darkness they both carried is what pulled them together but also what might break them apart.
Sam is obsessed with being a savior to everyone around him who needs help and Levee is addicted to the fast life. She’s always working, trying to please and help everyone in her life, and has completely forgotten about herself. These two characters complete each other so beautifully and together they will find more than love; support and inspiration.
I loved this book because like I said before, even though it talks about very sensitive topics, the plot is not done in a sad or dark way. The most beautiful thing about Sam and Levee’s relationship was their humor.They are constantly making each other laugh and as you read, you can’t help but laugh and fall in love with them.
Sam was one delicious hero. He’s very sexy and full of tattoos but also had the biggest heart ever. He’s so sweet and always knows the right thing to say, I can’t tell you how many of his sentences I highlighted while reading this book. I loved him so much and I wish he was real!!!
I will yell from the rooftops READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!. I was so impressed with this author’s writing style, I was completely lost inside this beautiful story and I will not waste any more time and will make sure I read every single one of her books.
My The Fall Up music playlist:
*When You Brake by Bear’s Den
*Kiss Me By Ed Sheeran
*Killing Me Softly by Fugees
*XO by Beyoncé
*My Love Is Your Love by Whitney Houston
4 “I Just Want You” Stars!
(ARC provided by author)
(BR with Patty & Dee)
Levee Williams is a celebrity living in San Francisco who is feeling very overwhelmed with her crazy schedule. Her life is running her into the ground & she has things haunting her from her past. She’s exhausted, depressed & finds herself going to a bridge most evenings and staring out into the water contemplating jumping.
Also often at this same bridge is a tattooed sexy man named Sam Rivers. He is equally as lost & lonely as Levee, & they strike up a conversation about the fact that they are both possibly at the bridge cause they could be suicidal. Sam has his own demons & is struggling with his past as well. They’ve both hit rock bottom, but form a friendship & take comfort in talking with one another. The more time they spend together, the less pain they feel.
-“I’m not perfect, and I’d like to pretend you aren’t, either.”
-“I’d like to struggle with you.”
-“I more than like you. I hardly know you, but I want to keep you. Just the way you are. Maybe forever.”
They develop a strong connection & start to feel more in control when together. Their attraction ignites & even though they come from different worlds, they both want each other desperately. They make it work, help each other to heal, & we get a beautiful HOT love story! 😀
-I wanted her to be mine.
-I was falling fast for that man, and I could only hope I was taking him with me.