Series: The Fall Up #2
Published by Self-Published on 5/17/16
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.
I have been anxiously awaiting this book. I’m always on the hunt for a really good M/M romance, but once I read The Fall Up, I could not wait to get my hands on it.
I really wish that I could rave about The Spiral Down. I’m sad to report that it fell short for me. It definitely had some laugh out loud moments, it definitely had steamy scenes, but that’s all that it did well. It wasn’t the epic romance that I’d hoped for.
Something about the writing was disjointed and choppy, so it just didn’t flow well at all. It felt almost like I was skimming the book when I was actually reading every word. I just felt like I was always missing something.
I never really connected with either character very deeply. In fact, I’d venture to say that I connected with Henry more in The Fall Up, which is disconcerting considering he wasn’t even a main character. I just never felt like I really got to know them on more than a surface level.
I also struggled with the climax of the story. It seemed too dramatic, maybe? I had a hard time rationalizing exactly what was happening and when you can’t buy into the main conflict that the characters have to overcome, it just doesn’t let the book as a whole settle well. It sort of veers you off course and you don’t arrive at the ending feeling the right way. I just didn’t finish it feeling like I fully understood or enjoyed the journey I’d just been on. I liked it, I just felt kind of confused and left wanting.
So, did I have my hopes up too high or did it leave something to be desired? Probably a combination of both. I enjoyed the book, it was good, it just wasn’t great and it wasn’t what I was expecting.