Monday, 25 August 2014

BLOG TOUR (Review) - Before He Was Gone (Starstruck #2) by Becky Wicks

The Book
Release Date: 25 August 2014
Goodreads Link

Standalone sequel to Before He Was Famous - out August 25, 2014. There's a playlist on my blog!

Sometimes, you have to get lost to find yourself...

When her rock star boyfriend breaks things off out of the blue, Alyssa applies to hit reality TV show Deserted and to her shock she gets through. Abandoned on a remote island with a bunch of strangers and none of the luxuries she’s become accustomed to, it’s not long before an undeniable attraction to the mysterious Joshua starts complicating things even further.

Joshua's different to everyone she's ever known - a traveller, a man with no plan, a world away from the celebrity life she's left behind. As a series of challenges test their wits and weaknesses, things start heating up in paradise, but in a game designed to break people down, it soon becomes clear that Joshua is hiding a painful secret - one he won’t risk anyone finding out. 

Struggling to know where she belongs, Alyssa will have to choose - a life she once loved that wants her back, or a brand new reality that heartbreakingly may just have its limits.

***Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and mature situations. Not intended for young adult readers.***

My Opinion  5 STARS
**Copy Provided by Netgalley and Becky Wicks for an honest review**

It took me a couple of pages to get into this story and just like with the previous book in the story I could not put the book down once I had picked it up.

Again it focuses on another reality show, this time instead of a talent competition the group are deserted on a desert island with a few needed items and have to compete to in the $1,000,000 prize.

Alyssa is Chloe's best friend (the female star of book one) and things have not been going well for her and her boyfriend so he dumps her.

After seeing the flyer for the show she gets accepted and wants to put herself out there to be famous for being her.

Josh is a survivor teacher and has all sorts of crazy life surviving skills under his belt, but he also has a secret.

There is instant attraction between the pair and they have many things in common and really get on well.  

Firm friendships form, games are played and life lessons learned on an island cut off from everything.  All the competitors, apart from one or two grow as people, learn who they are again and some even face fears.

Our main characters really show a strong sense of self and you feel them grow, you feel there sadness and their happiness.  

The author really has a way of sucking you in and taking you there, right with the characters.

I know that I will be following this author and I really hope there is another book in the series.

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