BLOG TOUR - Before He Was Gone by Becky Wicks

Welcome to the Blog Tour 
for Becky Wick's 
Before He Was Gone

Find out more about this fantastic new read plus enter the great giveaway and read my review!

Before He Was Gone by Becky Wicks
(Starstruck #2)
Publication date: 25th August 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance


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.

“Becky does it again, delivering a searingly hot, emotionally intense and brilliantly written book. I loved it.” – Sarah Alderson (author of Hunting Lila, Fated, The Sound)
Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and mature situations. Not intended for young adult readers.


First of all before I give you my review I want to say that this book made me extremely sentimental for a tv show I watched many years ago called Survivor which was cancelled here in the UK but I believe still lives on in other countries throughout the world, it was awesome I loved it and Before He Was Gone just brought it all back to me!

Anyway back to business, its dark, gloomy and I have a streaming cold whilst I write this review and the beautiful sunshiney (if that is indeed a word) cover with it gorgeous tropical setting just makes me want to dive right in!

Now this will be a short review because Before He Was Gone is a gorgeous book which just begs to be read so I will give you my best teaser!

So the story is all about Alyssa and Joshua.....

Alyssa starts off extremely badly, she is dumped by her extremely hot musician boyfriend Sebastien (V hot!) knowing she will be publicly mocked as their relationship is/was all over the gossips mags she applies to Deserted a tv show where the contestants are literally abandoned and left to face challenges, to use their brains to survive whilst being constantly watched by the cameras, of course not all of the contestants are really built for this challenge but they all have their own reasons for being there. 

Alyssa meets many new people but the mysterious Joshua stands out, he is not like anyone she has met before, she is attracted to him and the feeling seems to be mutual.

As the show continues, friendships are forged and choices in some cases need to be made, Alyssa and Joshua have amazing chemistry but will they act upon it, and who will be the winner of Deserted?

Becky does a marvellous job of bringing her characters to life, you know as soon as you start reading that this is going to be a great read, her characters are not flat on the page they pop out (in some cases I wish they did!) of the page and you feel yourself immersed in the story.

Awarded 4 out of 5



Becky Wicks lives in Bali and scribbles books, and she’s mostly powered by coffee. Her first book in the Starstruck Series, Before He Was Famous recently reached #1 in Amazon’s Coming of Age and New Adult & College categories, and her three travel books, published by HarperCollins are online to make feet nice and itchy. Mostly though, she loves to write love stories. She blogs most days at and always welcomes distractions on Twitter @bex_wicks. Especially if you have photos of cats.

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Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
--50$ Amazon gift card
--A character named after the winner in book 3 - Before He Was a Secret


  1. Great review, Heather! I love how character driven this sounds and they all sound so well fleshed out, too!


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