Flashback Friday Review: Before he Was Gone by Becky Wicks

Title: Before he Was Gone (Starstruck, #2)
Author: Becky Wicks

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pub Date: August 2014
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Our thoughts...

Fun ~ Unique ~ Strong
Becky Wicks is a hidden gem in this world full of authors. This is my second book by her and I’m very impressed with her ability to create a story that really pulls the reader in from the start. Before He Was Gone is written from dual POVs which is something that I’m in love with these days. I feel like it gives the reader a more in-depth look into what is actually going on with the characters. I talk a lot about flat writers in my reviews, writers that don’t have the ability to catapult me from my busy life into the pages of their story. Beck Wicks IS NOT a flat writer.

At about 5% I was hooked with the story and I wanted to see how Alyssa was going to grow as a women and how she was going to overcome the problem all of us can relate too. 

Before He Was gone is centered around a unique story line that hasn’t been done in a book (not one that I’ve read). Yes, we have all watched this type of story unfold on TV but to actually read about people on a deserted island and to feel like I was one of them was a new feeling to me. I was living on that island with all of the contestants from the show. I was part of their group trying to figure out how to find food. I can’t decide if I want to go eat a yummy Greek meal or if I want to go swimming in a waterfall. This is a testament to Becky Wicks writing style and story development.

When I had about 10% left of the book I actually took a break from reading it because I didn’t want to leave the characters behind. I wasn’t ready to let them go and I’m still not ready to let them go.

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