Blog Tour + Review: The Spiral Down by Aly Martinez


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.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5+++ No labels needed Stars

Omg where do I start? First off I'll say that Aly Martinez has become a go to author over this past year and the end of last.. She just captivates me with her characters, her writing skills and this story did just that. But HOLY MOSSES I could not put it down.. Both these boys had hearts that filled the bloody sky... This story right here, had me from page 1...

So what's it about?
Henry Alexander is a world known Rock Star, he's famous as it comes... He knows himself on the stage, he comes to life on that stage. And he has a name, a label because he's worked hard to be there... He's also Gay but he wants more than sex, he wants primal intensity, he wants UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. The kind of love that you read in novels.. So what does he do, he hunts for straight men, who are animals underneath and give into their fantasies. Yet they also run away straight after.. OMG he sets himself up for a fail straight away... Henry is also Petrified of flying...

Enter Evan
Evan is a Pilot, oh yes a very sexy pilot. He's also the Best, taught by the best and good what he does. He is free in the Sky. He breathes easy in the sky, up their he's in his element. He is also there to fly Henry and although their first interaction doesn't start off as a fabulous lift off.. It gets their.. Their chemistry is off the charts.. So Henry wants Evan and Evan begins to want Henry.. But here's the thing...

Ready for it?? Yep you got it, Evan is Bi-Sexual and also had his heart broken previously, so he doesn't do straight Gay men!! He only goes with men if a woman is involved In this scenario...

So here, we have a Gay man who doesn't date men who do men... And then a man who doesn't date Men who don't allow women into their bedroom.. Uh-oh..

Two broken soles... Made whole.. That's all I'm going to say about this story.. Just know it really is a beautiful LOVE STORY..

I need you to enjoy it as much as I did..

But here is my thoughts
Love is Love right?? No need for labels.. No need for sexuality.. Do you know why I loved this book so much? It's because Both Henry and Evan fell for each other, whether they are Gay, Bi, or Straight.. They fell for each other because they found the right person to match their heart..

This quote made the book for me;

"I like men. I like women. But, at the end of the day, I am not defined by my sexuality. I just want to find someone who makes me happy.

Oh man, he's a lost puppy. He's a star but at the end of the day he just wants to be loved and cared for by the people who mean the most to him. That includes Levee from The Fall Up, she is his family but he's still lonely.. Thing is he makes some mistakes along the way.. He just needs direction, and a bear to love him back.. Cause he has that small diva side, in a comical loving and not over the top way.. Just in a way that makes you want the best for him... I'm a mum, I think anyone with any maternal instinct will feel exactly the same...

Swooooooon come to momma... LOL OMG what a hero. He was the true hero in this book for me. He loved, he gave, he fought. And he is SEX on legs... He held everything together for me, he has my heart in a BIG WAY..

So together, this couple are LOVE and separately, they're unique men that are stars in their own right. But what they want is unconditional, raw, consume them WHOLE LOVE.

Did they get it? Read it and find out...

Enter book hangover..

Enjoy Xoxo

This is part of The Fall Up Series, but can be read as a STANDALONE.. Your good to go, also if your nervous about trying MM then this is definitely a good one to try... It'll ease you into it gently..

ARC generously gifted in exchange for an honest review.. 

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Mine STARS

I'm seriously in love with two men...what can I say? I'm still a newbie to MM reads but all I know is this was fucktastic!!! I seriously loved every delicious word.

This is the second book I've read by Aly Martinez. Like the first book in this series and my first read, The Fall Up, I loved it! And like I said last time, I MUST read more from this author. I've got several of her books on my Kindle and I'm moving them up.

Henry Alexander was the oh so unforgettable BFF in The Fall Up and this is his story. He's a superstar singer and an openly gay man whose biggest thrill is conquering straight men. Or at least bringing them to his side, if only for one romp in the hay. Evan Roth's the pilot brought into save the day, both figuratively and literally, when Henry's pilot is unable to fly and he must get to his next tour stop, like yesterday!

Evan doesn't like labels. He sees a person for who they are not their gender. I simply adore him. Actually, liked I've said before, I love both these guys. Seriously, you won't be able to resist. Naturally, Evan and Henry are draw to each other like magnets. At first, for Henry it's the usual thrill. He thinks Evan's as straight as an arrow and he'd love nothing more than to get him into bed. For Evan, he can't deny the attraction but he's sworn off men, one-on-one. He's once bitten, once shy. His heart is broken and sealed up tight. But he doesn't know Henry Alexander...

I loved Henry and his lines!! OMG, I was in tears of laughter. I'd love nothing more than to grab a bottle of wine and gab with this man. He'd have me peeing my pants. Seriously!

This was such an amazingly wonderful read. The feels, the character development, the writing....I could go on. It made me laugh, cry and swoon. Couldn't get enough of these two. Their intensity both in the bedroom and out was palpable and enviable. I can't recommend this book and this series enough. It's a MUST READ !!

**ARC generously provided by author in exchange for an honest review.**


“How about you and one of your girls come out to my show in L.A. next week? My treat. Dinner, drinks, the whole deal. Evan and I would love to take you two beautiful ladies out for an evening.”
“Excuse me?” he exclaimed, cocking his head to catch my gaze.
I leaned back into my seat and lifted a hand to massage his shoulder. I was barely able to suppress a moan when the angle of his firm trap muscle met my palm.
Fuck, this guy was built like a brick wall. And I was going to love every second of watching him crumble for me.
“Oh, come on, Evan. It’s the least we can do. Double date.” I winked at Jessica. “You can fly them out! My plane should be ready by then.”
Jessica’s eyes jumped to Evan’s. “You’re a pilot?” Her smile spread irritatingly wide.
Back off, Ginger Spice.
Snapping my fingers in her direction, I corrected, “He’s my pilot.”
Subtlety was not a virtue I possessed. Was subtlety a virtue at all?
“Your temporary pilot,” he amended before shaking his head and then tipping his beer to his lips for a long pull.
“Anyway. Do we have a date?” And, by date, I meant feeding her dinner while I attempted to work my way into Evan’s pants.
She pressed one finger to her lips and then nervously flashed her eyes around the cabin.
“Oops. Sorry.” I shrugged sheepishly. Lifting my drink to my mouth, I discreetly passed her my cocktail napkin and then not-so-discreetly brushed my forearm against Evan’s chest as I pulled away.
He offered her a tight smile just before she disappeared.
I grinned proudly.
“What the fucking hell was that?” he whisper-yelled at me.
“That was me getting a woman’s number.”
He arched an eyebrow. “A woman. Really?”
“What? Is that not allowed?” I feigned innocence.
He clenched his fist in his lap, and it made me suddenly aware that my own hands had stopped trembling—and in record time, I should note. Evan seemed to be quite useful in the art of distraction.
He leaned closer. “Don’t bullshit me. I looked you up. You’re…” He stopped, unwilling to say the big, bad “G” word.
“I’m what?” I taunted.
He rolled his eyes and chugged the rest of his beer.
We went back to silence until Jessica came back by with another drink, complete with her phone number written on the napkin.
“I’m not going on a double date,” Evan said as I tucked the napkin into my pocket. “You want me to fly them out? Not a problem. Schedule it with Jackson. But that’s the extent of my professional responsibilities. And, since I’m off the clock right now, I’d also like to mention that I think whatever play you’re planning to run on that woman is fucked up.”
My head snapped to his. “I’m sorry. Play?” I asked with more attitude than I had originally planned.
“Yes. Play,” he sneered.
I stirred my drink. “Let me get this straight. I’m offering to fly her out in a private jet, feed her dinner at one of the best restaurants in the city, and put her front row at a concert that has been sold out for over a year. That doesn’t seem like a play to me. It sounds like I’m trying to do something nice for a woman I was rude to earlier.” I casually leaned back in my seat. “My conscience doesn’t ‘play’ when it comes to apologies.”
“Right. Well, maybe you should have a chat with your conscience, because she looks like she just won the date of a lifetime. Meanwhile, you don’t even like women.” He stalled, no doubt looking for just the right word to express his disgust without sounding like a bigot. Judging by his gentleness when we’d taken off, he wasn’t the type of guy to go for the fag bomb.
I watched him intently, excited to see how he was going to handle this.
“You’re gay.”
I frowned at his lack of creativity. “Not that it’s any of your damn business. But I’ll have you know I love women.”
It wasn’t a lie. I adored women. Especially Levee and Robin.
I just didn’t like pussy. Meh. Semantics.
He gaped. “You’re bi?”
“And I’ll repeat: None of your damn business. But yeah. Do you have a problem with that?”
Again, it wasn’t necessarily a lie.
Was I bisexual? Fuck no. My cock was in no way an equal opportunity employer.
I was somewhat bilingual though. I knew how to ask for a blow job in English and Spanish. I pretended that was what he meant.
Chupame la verga.
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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.

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