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Spiralling Skyward: Falling

(Contradictions #1)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  608 ratings  ·  140 reviews
It only takes one defining moment.
One look.
One dance.
One conversation.
Sarah knows from the second she meets Liam that their connection is more than just instant attraction. It’s deep, it’s consuming, and has the potential to be the real thing. But true love comes at a price.
Fuelled by Liam's past, Sarah's issues, and a messy web of family ties, business partnerships, and e
Kindle Edition, 324 pages
Published November 29th 2018 (first published September 17th 2016)
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ★'s

I just want to start with saying that so far, I've quite enjoyed Lesley Jones' books. They are a bit heavy on the emotional side which is no complaint from me but they are embedded with British-isms which take a bit to get used to. And this one has the added bonus of some Australia-isms...woohoo!

Liam and Sarah meet at her brother's birthday party. Her brother, Luke, has just moved home from being in Australia for two years working with Liam. Now, they've decided to start their own busines
Beauté De Livres  (Vivian Freeman)
For those of you that don’t know, The Carnage Series by Lesley Jones is one of my absolute favourite series of all time. I’ve loved it for so long and thought that there was no way anything could compare. It often consumes my thoughts and dredges up emotions that have me falling in love with Jones over and over again. So, upon deciding to review Spiralling Skywards I had no idea what to expect. I was a little bit worried. I didn’t know whether I could ever separate Lesley Jones and Carnage, woul ...more
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Lesley can pull you in from the word get go, she has that magic touch. Carnage still makes me cry whenever I hear some song, some scene, and names of Georgia or Maca mentioned anywhere.
In this story too, she adds her special signature magic and brings two people from opposite sides of the world together with Insta-Love. Liam Delaney is escaping from his clawing ex, ruined marriage and general disillusionment of relationships. And where does he land, right smack dab in the bar where he meets Sara
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Nov 18, 2016 rated it really liked it

Dual Spoiler Free Review of Falling Book #1 & Fading Book #2

“I love only you. I see only you. I want only you. There is only you.”

Lesley Jones wrote a story about two people – Liam and Sarah – that’s so incredibly honest and gripping. Where we’ve come from, what we’ve been through and how we measure the importance of people, wants and needs which all shape our actions and ultimately have consequences, be they good or bad. Actions speak louder than words and what’s important to one person m
Yvette (Booksandbandanas)
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lesley Jones writing is always so different from the last book she creates. I always, always, think I'm prepared for what she crafts, but I'm never prepared. I love Liam and I mean love him. This book gave me millions of butterflies and heart stopping happiness. This is such an amazing love story from the start to the finish.

Full Review to come.
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Nov 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016

★Spoiler Free Review of Falling & Fading★

‘If I could, I would have kissed her heart.’

You know those books that just completely grab your emotional being and refuse to let go until you’ve devoured EVERY SINGLE page?! You know which ones we mean….the ones that frustrate, upset and annoy you so much you want to throw your kindle. The ones that shine a spotlight on human behaviour almost magnifying the raw, selfish, devastating and ugly side. The ones where you can identify with aspects, situati
Lesley can do no wrong!

This book. Gosh damn it, this book.

Why does Lesley insist on torturing me?
I thought I knew where this was going. I thought this was going to be another predictable story. But nothing, I mean nothing turned out the way I thought it was going to including that ending. I should have known better and should have remembered to trust in the wonderment that is Lesley Jones.

Bravo Lesley, you were able to hook me once again into your web of wonderful romance.

You can better your bo
Angel, Book Boyfriend Blog
If its a Lesley Jones’s book I will read it....everyone should read it! With every Ms. Jones book you get love, drama, angst, and soooooo much heat! Characters are well written with a perfect story. Another great read and can't wait for more.
Apr 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Insta-love is usually not my favorite but this one worked for me. I LOVED Lesley's Carnage series so I had no doubt that this would also be a hit. Forbidden/Brothers business partner/friend. Liam had come over from Australia to England for his business partner and friend Luke's surprise party and also to help get one of their business ventures of the ground. When Liam attends Lukes party and meets his sister Sarah for the first time their attraction is instant. I loved the banter with this crew, ...more
Ria -  Reading Is Our Satisfaction

Lesley Jones, never once have you failed to let me down with a book that you have written, that tradition happily has continued. WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! Yet again you have knocked my socks off and sent me to a very happy place. THANK YOU!!! Every book you write is always so full of emotional thoughts, words and actions. In this one, there was surprise, friendship, anger, angst, companionship, romance and love. It was obvious from the very first chapter how
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
I have to admit I love Lesley Jones’s stories; they are always a little different from the norm. They always grab you and make you want to read, to dive into the books and go on the journey with the characters. This one is no exception, written as always with love, hope, romance and a soupçon of angst and drama, it is a must read.
The story is about Liam and Sarah; they meet at Sarah’s brother Luke’s birthday party and things will never be the same for either of them, there is an immediate attrac
Beantown Bitches
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC received for an honest review


This insta love story had me bracing myself waiting for the bomb to drop as Lesley is known to rip your heart out with emotion are any point!
There was twists and turns along with utter turmoil that kept me reading into wee hours of the morning,

"I knew right then that she would always be my pretty girl" and "I will remain your favourite New South Austrian"

This insta love relationship of Liam and Sarah's was packed with raw emotions
The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog
Contradictions Series Review: 4.5 stars

Spiralling Skywards: Falling: 4 stars
Spiralling Skywards: Fading 5 Stars

I read Lesley Jones "Contradictions" series almost back to back (barr a couple of arcs thrown in the middle) and honest to god, this was such a raw, gripping and realistic story that I struggled to put down. I've read a few of this author's books now and I thought I had a pretty good handle on the kinds of stories she liked to tell. You know, the kind that leave your heart shredded, a
Tanaka K
I love Lesley Jones books. I just love reading her books because she is one of the authors who combines wit, angst, drama, heat and love to bring out an effortless masterpiece. She is that brilliant author who is able to bring us a story that we can escape to and just want to live in and totally experience. Spiralling Skywards: Falling is a totally a wonderful book experience that literally blew my mind. It was an amazing read that got my heart pumping and so excited.

Spiralling Skywards: Falling
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
Copy received from author for an honest review


As a New South Austrian, I loved this book from the first word to the last - but then again, Lesley Jones captivates me every single time.

Liam and Sarah's didn't have me in the corner, rocking back and forward in a crying mess like her other books, it did bring out all the emotions. I laughed out loud, I was happy, I was sad, I was frustrated and angry and I may have yelled at her a few times as I was reading.

I enjoyed the banter between the charac
Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
I'm going to admit that this is the first book I read from this author and I am absolutely in aw of how marvelous this book was.

The anticipation is going to literally kill me waiting for the 2nd installment to be released!

It literally blew me away!

This story really betwitched me, I was intrigued and consumed by the story between Liam and Sarah.

A woman with insecurities and never had a serious relationship in her 22 years of life. She always believed that she was just like her mother and that no
Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
5 emotionally wonderful stars!! I was worried I couldn't read an Aussie/English book but I loved every word!!
Liam is a hot Australian who is currently running his family's business. He has a new venture starting in England and his business partner, Luke is having a surprise 30th bday party in England so why not fly out and kill two birds with one stone. Very first night in town he lands eyes on his everything. Liam knows before he even speaks to her that she will be his. Little problem is it's L
Terri Turner
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really really enjoyed this book, like all of Lesley's books it is very well written with lots of emotion love and angst. As soon as you open the book and start to read, you know it's a Lesley Jones special. Her use of British mannerisms, her sense of humour even in the darkest of moments always brings a big smile to my face and I found myself chuckling away more than once. When this lady writes a book she draws you into the characters live's so you feel like you totally belong with them, in th ...more
Romance Readers Retreat
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I just love Lesley Jones’ style of writing and Spiralling Skywards is once again a joy to read. I just feel a connection to the characters that this author creates and when the banter is flowing between them it’s like being with a group of friends laughing at the good humoured insults that occur. And Lesley has created another group of friends that I want to join down at the pub every week.

The main characters Liam and Sarah are fantastic, they both have their own issues that seem to be the resul
 Charlie  ✰ WLTB Blog ✰
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Arc received from author for honest review.

This will not be a long review, as I don’t want to give anything away from it, you just need to read it. if you love Lesley’s books you will love this one.

I have read all Lesley’s books and I have to say I think this is my Favourite next to Carnage of course.

Lesley writing is great, I love the feelings she can bring out in me while reading, Although I will admit this book didn’t make me cry like others she has written. But hell I was annoyed a couple o
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-top-10
I am truly a hopeless romantic and Lesley Jones writes romance like no other! I have LOVED all of her book but this just might be my favorite. I am going to try hard not say to much storyline related because I want everyone to read and enjoy every word just as I did.
This story grabbed me from the very beginning and never let go just like her others there is romance, laughter, sexy times and a boatload of angst.
Spiraling definitely belongs in the title as I was spinning through the story. Honest
Wendy Livingstone
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
++For Wendy’s Book Blog++
I was so fortunate to receive an ARC for an honest review.
Wow, once again Lesley Jones has blown me out of the water! I love Lesley’s writing style, and this one is no different. This story is full of angst, humour, emotion, and love. It is difficult to write this review without spoilers, as I just want to rave, but that is not fair to others!
When Liam and Sarah meet there is an instant and intense chemistry between them. But there are twists and turns throughout. These
Allana Walker
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

this is my first Lesley Jones book and all I keep thinking is, why? why has it taken me so long to read any of her work?

Liam, a hunky Australian, comes over to England for business but he gets more than he expected on his business trip in the form of Sarah!

this book will have you going up and down more than a whores knickers! it's a roller coaster of a ride of emotions! my heart ached and I felt my throat burn with tears at parts! I felt myself wanting to throw my kindle at one point an
Alicia Huxtable
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lesley Jones has a way of fooling you into thinking you're reading a fantastic book.......well you are really but what you don't realise it's that you're about to have your heart played with, mildly ripped from your body, handed back to you and then just after you've taped it back together, she'll do it all over again.
Lesley writes characters that are so fantastically developed and the storyline.......well that's where the heart stomping happens.
Elle McKenzie
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I adore Lesley, and was desperate to read this book. From the very start I fell in love with Liam. He was a joy to read. I wasn't keen on Sarah though, I don't know why but something about her character niggled me.
I can't wait for book 2 now, I just hope it doesn't destroy me like Carnage did.
4.5 well earned stars xx
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this one had all the feels and emotions going.
Enough angst to keep me glued couldn't put it down.
Now for part two.
Nikki  Malan
Sep 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Spiralling Skywards: Book One Falling …by Lesley Jones
Liam meets his business partners little sister, Sarah. Immediately, he is smitten with her. They decide to keep the romance hidden for four weeks. When they decide to come clean there is a surprise waiting for both of them. Can Sarah ever trust Liam or will he continue to lie to her. Can Liam redeem himself? Will Sarah always have the fear of becoming her mother? I am usually a huge fan of Lesley Jones. She has a way of effortlessly drawing
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Reviewed by Donna

Five Spiralling Stars

I love Lesley’s writing and couldn’t have been happier when the beautiful cover stared back at me on my Kindle. I’ve read all this author’s books as she’s an expert at pulling on my heartstrings, touching my inner feelings and getting me invested in all her characters in an instant. If that’s not enough, putting her books down is an impossibility and this is exactly the case with Spiralling Skywards. Told from both protagonists’ points of view
Linda Field
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Title - Spiralling Skywards Book 1
Author - Lesley Jones

Well I did wonder what I was letting myself in for when I started reading this book, cause we know how Lesley likes to rip our hearts out.

I love how different Lesley's writing is for each of her individual books.

I really enjoyed this story I loved all the English sayings and there ways (dunking a hob nob in tea). I loved the Australian ones as well after watching Home and Away for years I knew what they meant.

This story had me wanting to
Monique Tinline
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Can this woman write a book thats not so addictive that I was sneaking a page at every opportunity.

Lesleys new series Spiralling Skywards is amazingly written, its addictive, its got angst, its got emotions and its got an amazing storyline that leaves us hanging, needing, wanting, demanding more..

Sarah and Liam are a well-matched couple, I loved them together. Though there were moments I wanted to throw my kindle, it was well played out and left me flipping pages quicker to get more.

Sarah i
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I am a born and raised Essex girl now living on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, just outside of Melbourne Australia, I moved here with my husband and three sons in 2006.
Not only do I love to write but I also love to read and can devour a book overnight if the story grabs me.
I love watching my sons play football and am very partial to a glass of wine, a nicely chilled Marlborough Sav Blanc bein

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“Luke passed him a glass of the red wine we’d been drinking. Liam looked at it but didn’t take it from him. “What the fuck is that?” he asked him. “Wine.” “Do I look like I’ve grown a vagina?” 0 likes
“That’s a thirty quid bottle of wine. You drink wine, I’ve seen you drink wine.” “There are two bottles of hundred quid whiskey out there, go and open one of those. I don’t want your poxy wine.” He glanced at the glass in my hand. “Although, I’m sure the wine is very nice.” 0 likes
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