Friday, May 20, 2016

BOOK TOUR & REVIEWS - The Spiral Down by Aly Martinez



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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.

“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.

Shanda's Review

4.5 stars

I am always excited for a new Aly Martinez release. It doesn’t matter what she writes I am greedy for the next book. Although I don’t read m/m books a lot ( maybe 4 a year) I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed with The Spiral Down. I tend to read slowly when I read a m/m book and I’m not sure why. I have to say The Spiral Down is the fastest I have ever read a m/m book. I think it is a testament to Aly’s writing style that this kept me so engaged.

Now The Spiral Down can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend you read The Fall Up. Henry was a big highlight for me in The Fall Up and you get to see more of the dynamic between him and his bestie Levee.

I won’t go into a recap of the story because you can find that with other reviews. I will say that Evan and Henry were fun to read about. I loved Evan’s perspective on his life and where his stance was with this sexuality. Henry was as over the top and funny as I expected him to be. I did want Henry to man up, figure his issues out, and get over his one sided way of thinking a bit sooner, but I still love him.

If you read m/m I am sure you will enjoy this and if you haven’t but are hesitant to start don’t be. The story has plenty of passion, heart, and humor to keep you turning the pages.

Amy's Review

4 stars

I quite enjoyed Henry and Evan's story, and thought it was fairly sweet. There were plenty of one-liners that had me laughing out loud through out the book. It's not to say that there weren't the dramatic moments, but they were few and well done. I was a bit frustrated in that Levee ended up being the one who picked up Henry's mess, although I'm glad she intervened. The epilogue was a nice little glimpse into the future and I enjoyed it. Definitely another winner from Aly!          

Stephanie's Review

4 stars
I thought this was a pretty cute read. Evan and Henry made me laugh for the most part.
"I wanted more than just a cat-and-mouse game. But, if Evan wanted to be chased, I'd cat the fuck out of him"

The beginning was confusing to me. There were some characters thrown at me and I'm like, who? Stick with it though, it will all be explained throughout the story.

These two guys have seen some pain of pretty epic proportions. It's no wonder they have reservations. Henry has a 'type' of man and his chase for the straight guy is something he prides himself on. But then after all is said and done, he's back to square one....until he meets Evan

Their cat and mouse game is pretty funny, for the most part, and definitely sexy. I LOVED the way Evan would always make Henry say his name, it was chest warming.
But, what Henry does to Evan after he has him, made me gasp and say "that asshole". I was like, he's going to have to do some serious groveling when he gets his head out of his ass. I'm not quite sure I was happy with how it all went down, including Levee stepping in. To me it seemed like Henry wasn't man enough to own up to his mistakes and fix them by himself. Thankfully Evan does. He's more man than I (obvi) because I don't think I would have gave in that easy. I was also surprised at how late in the book the angst came, i thought there was going to be so much more to happen before the story ended.

Luckily enough there wasn't, as the game had ended and Evan wasnt playing anymore, he just wanted the 'real' Henry, and that seemed to speed things up a bit.

There are some funny one liners, as one will find in an Aly book. Even Evan's stepfather had me rolling. I think she did a pretty damn good job for her first MM, Evan and Henry are memorable characters. The ending is super sweet and the epilogue is even sweeter.

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About the Author:
Aly Martinez
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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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