Review: Spiralling Skywards (#1)


Spiralling Skywards #1 : Falling

Author: Lesley Jones

Release Date: 20th September 2016



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 exes, the combined forces threaten to snuff out their new found relationship. Will that spark be smothered by outside forces? Or will they be carried like smoke from the ashes and sent spiralling skywards?

Written in Lesley Jones’ usual heartfelt, witty, and emotional voice, this dual point of view story is just the beginning of her Spiralling series. Look for book two, late 2016.




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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 but worried. I didn’t know whether I could ever separate Lesley Jones and Carnage, would I be able to start fresh and not compare?

Devouring the book in one sitting, I turned the last page at 1 am. In a room full of silence, my heart beat erratically, my emotions overwhelmed me and these characters consumed me. Oh, and my fears. They were nowhere to be found. It was an amazing revelation to realize that whilst Spiralling Skywards and Carnage where not the same, Lesley Jones’ writing will ALWAYS have an impact on my heart, my mind and my soul. This storyline and these characters are perfection. The depth and complexity of this story and these characters are honest, pure and captivating.

Spiralling Skywards is book one in a two part series. Following Liam Delaney and Sarah Carter readers witness the spellbinding effect of an enchanting romance. Told in alternate points of view, Lesley Jones shows off the intricate thoughts and choices of these two very different individuals. In one night, their lives are forever altered. With their pasts following them at every turn; insecurities, shock, humiliation and hurt the possibility of Liam and Sarah finding their happy place seems impossible.

Written with blood, sweat and tears, each page is a collection of feelings, perfectly depicting the inevitable heartache and heartfelt moments, every relationship endures. With supporting characters that add to the drama and heighten the sentiment, book one in this series fulfills all expectations. Written with such attention to detail and authentic representation, Lesley Jones gives readers so much and leaves them, desperate for more.

Needing. Wanting. Craving, more.



Lesley was born and grew up in Essex, just outside of London, England but moved with her family to Australia in 2006 and now lives close to the city of Melbourne. As well as writing, Lesley is an avid reader and also enjoys watching a game of football- the round ball version- while sipping on a glass of wine, during her down time. Despite now living in Aus, she is still an Essex girl at heart and remains partial to her waxing, tinting, sculpting and shellac routines. Lesley is a huge fan of social media and can often be found chatting to her readers in her various groups. She is a sucker for a reality TV show, with TOWIE being her obvious favourite.

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