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The Spiral Down by Aly Martinez
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“I was so high on this man I wasn’t sure I’d ever come back down.”


The Spiral Down was everything I had hoped it would be and more. After having read a few books by this author I can safely say Aly Martinez is a favourite. But this book? Knocked it out of the park. Just perfect.

If you follow my reviews you might have noticed me being quite fond of MM reads over the last few months. It’s really a new obsession and when I saw that we would get Henry’s book I was over the moon.

The thing I love about these kinds of books is the bond between the characters. They usually have a deeper level of intimacy, and I don’t necessarily mean that in a sexual way. Maybe it’s the unfortunately still present social issue of ‘us against the world’. I don’t know, but I have yet to come across a MM book that didn’t make me fall madly in love with the characters through their struggle, especially in gay-for-you stories. Now The Spiral Down does fit that bill in some ways. You could say it's a twist on the GFY trope.

Let’s talk story...



“Ass was easy to come by. But the high that came from being with a straight man, knowing he was going against his own genetic coding just for one night with me, made every minute of the pain worth it.

Those forbidden encounters were a drug.

And I was a junkie.”


We first met Henry Alexander in The Fall Up, as Levee’s best friend, music superstar and openly gay man. For the casual observer he has it all, but there is one thing that is missing in his life. A person to share it all with and preferably experience a bond like Levee and Sam share. Problem is he has a thing for straight guys and they normally don't stick around for too long.





Fortunately for Henry he is terrified of flying. Sounds like a contradiction, but bear with me. One day the pilot for his private jet has health problems and is replaced by his dream man. Tall, dark, mysterious… Straight. Evan Roth is the complete opposite of the flamboyant singer and in the midst of an out of control panic attack he can show his powers of calming poor Henry down and maybe catch the interest of the sexy singer.



“With his gaze anchored to mine, the six feet that separated us was inconsequential and the air between us became charged, prickling the hair on the back of my neck.

We were two of nearly twenty thousand people.

But we were alone.”


I absolutely adored this read. Henry is a scene stealer with his over the top behaviour, quirky humour and the heart of gold. Paired with the grounded Evan they really become a lovable pair. Both have deep rooted issues when it comes to relationships and who they are attracted two, which just makes for a fun and entertaining read. One wants straight men and the other only goes for men when a girl is present. What could possibly go wrong?

As always the writing is effortless, the dual POV storytelling has a nice flow and the characters are nicely developed. The book can be read as a standalone, but I would suggest reading The Fall Up if you haven't yet, it was equally as entertaining.

The Spiral Down is not only a great light hearted read for fans of MM romance, but I also believe newbies to the genre could use this as a gateway drug. Maybe if you are curious about dipping your toes into MM give this a try, the characters alone will make your day. Next to Henry and Evan we got to catch up with Levee and then there was Carter, the lovable grumpy bodyguard. Believe me you want to meet that guy.

Ok, that's all. Thank you for your time. ;)


**ARC very kindly provided for the BlogTour in exchange for an honest review.




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Sabrina Enjoy :D


ღFloღ the coffee addict Patty ❤️❤️ Belongs To ❤️Kellan❤️Jesse❤️Lautner❤️Miller❤️Garrett❤️Dean and Archer❤️❤️ wrote: "Enjoy Hun! :)
xoxo"


Sabrina wrote: "Enjoy :D"

Thanks, ladies! I'm sure I will. ;P


Maida»-(¯`v´¯)-» Can't wait to start this series! HAPPY READING, love! :D xoxo


SueBee★bring me an alpha!★ Looking forward to it Flo! = DD


message 6: by Candace (new)

Candace Fabulous review, Flo! :)


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Kathleen Fantastic review Flo <33


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Jen Awesome review, Flo! ❤️


message 11: by Loz (new) - rated it 5 stars

Loz excellent review, flo! glad you loved it. i am excited for this one!! x


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message 23: by S.M. (new) - rated it 5 stars

S.M. West Great review, hon! So glad you loved it too...yes, it was heaven :D xo


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Ana Fab review Flo xx


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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Awesome review Flo :)


ღFloღ the coffee addict Sabrina wrote: "Amazing review, love Xx"

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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘ wrote: "Beautiful review, Flo <3"

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Mysza wrote: "Fantastic review Flo!"

Patty ❤️❤️ Belongs To ❤️Kellan❤️Jesse❤️Lautner❤️Miller❤️Garrett❤️Dean and Archer❤️❤️ wrote: "FAB review Babe! :)
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Jen wrote: "Awesome review, Flo! ❤️"

Khadidja wrote: "Awesome review, Flo ! Xoxo"

Kathleen wrote: "Fantastic review Flo <33"

Candace wrote: "Fabulous review, Flo! :)"

Thanks so much, ladies!! <33


ღFloღ the coffee addict Katy Loves Romance ❤️ wrote: "STUNNING review lovely!! wow what a book huh?? <333"

LOL, damn right. So happy we got Henry's story. ;D Thanks, babe!! xx


ღFloღ the coffee addict Loz wrote: "excellent review, flo! glad you loved it. i am excited for this one!! x"

Oh I hope you enjoy your read. Thanks, Loz!!


ღFloღ the coffee addict Rachel Reads Ravenously (AKA The Wildcard Reader) wrote: "Wonderful review Flo! Gah, love the graphics!"

Thanks so much, Rachel!! Really had a good time making them. ;D


ღFloღ the coffee addict Elle the ClosetRomanceReader aka Leftie aka Shoebelle wrote: "Yay, glad you loved this one too, Flo! Fab review!"

Thanks, Elle!! xx


ღFloღ the coffee addict Suzanne wrote: "Great review, hon! So glad you loved it too...yes, it was heaven :D xo"

I'm so happy most people seem to love it as well. Thanks, Suzanne!! xx


ღFloღ the coffee addict Jessica's wrote: "Awesome review Flo :)"

Pavlina loves Dex ❤❤ wrote: "Fantastic review Flow <3"

Brandi wrote: "Awesome review, Flo! :)"

Ana {The Good Gif Fairy} wrote: "Fab review Flo xx"

Thanks so much, everyone!! <33


message 35: by Maida»-(¯`v´¯)-» (last edited May 21, 2016 02:26PM) (new) - added it

Maida»-(¯`v´¯)-» FANTASTIC review, lovely lady!! I can't wait to start this series and meet all the wonderful characters! Love Aly's writing. Its soon on my list! So happy you loved this! And love the quotes you added! :D xoxoxo


* Meli Mel * Beautiful review, Flo!! <33


Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth Hope I get aroud reading this soon. Lovely review, Liebes <3 xx


ღFloღ the coffee addict Thanks so much, my lovely ladies!! Really loved this one ;)


Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦ Fabulous review, this series is next in line on my TBR, I'll be starting with book 1 though :)


ღFloღ the coffee addict ✤Maria✤ wrote: "Fabulous review, this series is next in line on my TBR, I'll be starting with book 1 though :) "

Oh I hope it's a win for you as well. Lved book 1 just as much. ;D
Thanks, hun!! xx


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