Monday, March 16, 2015

Blog Tour: Before he was a Secret by Becky Wicks

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

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.

Before he was a Secret is book three in the Starstruck Series. You don’t necessarily have to read these in order, they can be read as standalones but I recommend reading in order.

Stephanie Jackson currently lives in Nashville where she’s hoping to strike it big in order to help cover the family bills that are waiting back home for her. Stephanie knows her music is good she just needs to get up enough courage to finish her songs and get up on stage to make her dreams come true. A big problem for her though is her life was pretty damn good growing up until one tragic night took the life she knew away. 

Conor Judge has lived in Nashville his whole life and it’s been rocky to say the least. His father is a control freak when it comes to his family. He’s also VERY religious. So religious you hear him referred to as the “walking bible” a few times in the story. Conor really hasn’t given his dad too many problems like his brother did growing up. He tends to keep the peace to make life easier for everyone around. That is until he realizes he can’t live this life anymore. He decides to make a big change but is keeping it a secret. That is until Stephanie walks into his life. 

Before He Was A Secret is right up my alley. It’s based in Nashville and is all about music. I’m a music fanatic and love when I can read about someone else’s love for it. Stephanie and Conor aka Jackson and Judge are great together. They have this instant click but Becky didn’t make it over the top. It was nice watching them grow from friends to more and I really like how music was a big part of their growing. Of course not everything is sunshine and rainbows for them. They both have pasts they need to overcome before they can move forward. Also, both are trying to become big time song writers/musicians which means trouble is not too far off when you start to involve the rich and famous. Can these two stand together will confronting their pasts and what they hope can be their futures?

As I mentioned at the beginning I do recommend reading this series in order. Another big thing for me which I love is you will get to see past characters in each book and it’s always fun to see where they are now! 

“He might say I attracted all this, the power of positive thinking and all that, and maybe that’s true, but fate played a part. I was led here for a reason. We had to fix each other… the little bits that were broken.”

Book 1

Book 2

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.

1 comment:

  1. Great review, Lyndsie! This sounds like a fun read and as a big country music fan and the show Nashville, I totally need to give this one a try!