Before He Was A Secret by Becky Wicks Review

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Before He Was A Secret by Becky Wicks

(Starstruck #3 – can be read as a stand-alone)
Publication date: Feb 24 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance

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Another standalone Starstruck romance from the HarperCollins author who brought you Amazon #1 bestseller Before He Was Famous and Before He Was Gone

“What if we can’t choose
Every battle we win and lose
What if we decided years before, to live this life, to fight these wars
And all the dreams we ever thought were ours
Were written in the stars”

Waiting tables isn’t exactly what singer/songwriter Stephanie has in mind for her move to Nashville, but memories of the past and a case of writer’s block mean inspiration isn’t coming easy. When brooding pianist Conor Judge opens his mouth in a smoky bar he proves music can heal, and even help you re-write your story, but a history of his own means the one thing he starts to want most is always just out of reach. Stephanie.

Enter Travis Flynn – an upcoming star who won’t take no for an answer, and a record label intent on helping Stephanie shine, without Conor. As fame comes knocking as hard as the ghosts of their pasts, it soon becomes clear that no matter how hard you might fall in love, having the perfect songs doesn’t always mean perfect harmony.

My Review of Before He Was a Secret

Before He Was a Secret is the third book in the Starstruck series, but it can be read as a stand-alone.

Becky Wicks writes characters that are believable and that aren’t always perfect. Like the other two books in this series, this story focuses on two characters that are drawn to each other but have outside forces that make being together difficult.

Stephanie is a cross over from Before He Was Gone. She was a contestant on the reality show in that book and she’s a musician at heart. I enjoyed the push and pull between their pasts, the fame, and a possible future. What was interesting about this story was the fact that there were lyrics throughout the novel that showed us their feelings and drew me further into their love story.

Before He Was a Secret is a perfect beach read. It’s a light read with a few twists and turns, plus it has a sexy hero. You might even find yourself swooning.

★ ★ ★ ★ Stars

  • Conor as a BBF: ★ ★ ★
  • Hotness Level: ★ ★
  • Swoon Level: ★ ★ ★

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Other Books in the Series

Before He Was Famous

My Review | Amazon

Before He Was Gone

My Review | Amazon

About the Author

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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