REVIEWED BY Isa Jones
The Spiral Down by Aly Martinez
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Come fly me with me….
The Spiral Down is the heartwarming story of Henry, a rock star, who has had to work and fight to achieve success and arrive to that place all musicians dream of; Stardom.
His life seems all complete fulfilling but there is still that element missing from it, true love.
The people that get close to him want the exterior, the sexy rockstar, the glitzy and glamour that comes with the job, but Henry really just wants to be normal for a little while and leave the job and fame when he is in the comfort of his own space, and so the people who he meets, never stick around for long.
Henry is a complex character, on paper he is so arrogant and with so many phobias and insecurities, but as you read on and completely submerge yourself in the story you can’t help but feel for him, like your heart is being ripped from your chest kind of feeling but our Henry’s life is turned upside down the day he meets Evan.
Evan is such a loveable character, from the very first line we fall madly in love with him. He has his head screwed on right and he knows what he wants and goes for it. Flying is what Evan loves more, being a pilot gives him that sense of freedom and brings him peace. He hates labels and he has had his share of bad luck with relationships which makes me guard his heart. Completely out of the blue he finds himself in the presence of Henry when he is in need of a pilot.
The initial meeting between Evan and Henry doesn’t go well, actually it goes terribly wrong and Evan assumes Henry to be the typical rockstar that needs an entourage at his beck and call and is surrounded by screaming and adoring fans. However, Evan is about to realise how wrong he is about Henry and how far from what people see he actually is. Their attraction can be felt through the pages and Aly does an incredible job at portraying these emotionally damaged characters.
Together they embark on a journey of self discovery, one which proves to be quite turbulent and one that is miles away from the ground. Trusting doesn’t come easy for either of our leads.
I hadn’t read anything from this author and this read quite well as a standalone, even if we saw characters from the previous book they were well introduced and I loved each an everyone of them.
After reading this book I am looking forward to start from the beginning and certainly read more from this author.
5 FLYING STARS. Isalovebooks