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- Print Length: 268 pages
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- Publisher: Becky Wicks (25 May 2014)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KKS2TQU
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #253,055 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Before He Was Famous: Starstruck Book 1: A best friends romance (Starstruck series) Kindle Edition
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Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
I do enjoy some New Adult books, they have all the emotion and drama I love and this book was one of those. Its a solid story too of childhood friends and the trappings of fame. Noah and Chloe have been friends and neighbours since they were very young. Their families are almost as one. I love the way Chloe's mum is known as The Commander :-) not because she's overbearing or bullying, but because when she asks everyone does what she says.
Anyway we start with Noah entering a reality TV music show, and Chloe as always is a staunch supporter back in their home town. She's in love with him, but won't admit it even to herself. Past events almost brought them together but for various reasons Chloe kept them as friends, and she's convinced that's how Noah sees her. Every girl she sees him with takes away another piece of her heart. Once he becomes a celebrity she also gets a new job in photography for a teen magazine, as the editors are convinced ( correctly ) she has an “in” to the latest media sensation, which of course will be great for them. She's on tour with Noah and his entourage, fighting jealousy from seeing him with his girlfriends, working to hide her feelings, and becoming something of a media sensation herself. Then danger threatens and everything changes.
Its a beautiful love story, two wonderful people just right for each other but struggling not to lose or risk their friendship. Each is blind to the others feelings, even though everyone else can see it...Once the celebrity drama hots up can they come closer or will it push them further away. Its interesting to see fame from the other side, to see what an effect it has on people's lives, and this novel felt very realistic. I love all the emotion and jealousies, love the drama, the dangers, and the wondering will they work it out. I love the way social media was portrayed, sometimes I think the public are obsessed with celebrities, and some people believe anything in print or online has to be true, when in fact its almost always carefully manipulated ( gosh, aren't I a cynic! But it's true) There are some great characters from the cockney talking manager ,( my nan was born in Battersea so my grandparents often used some of those terms – dog =dog and bone = phone, apples= apples and pears= stairs, it's a language all of its own) the weird and wonderful Courtney and her cat, the backing musicians, and the families. Each played a special part in bringing events together to make a fun and emotional read.
Stars: Four and a half, just shy of five.
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Chloe and Noah have been best friends forever, they know everything about each other and they’d do anything for each other. With Noah destined for fame, it’s no surprise when he stars in a music competition and wins….and Chloe’s right there along with him. The problem is, even though they deny it, their attraction and love for each other is hard to deny. Soon Chloe and Noah find themselves in situations they never though they’d be in, but for Chloe, it maybe a little more dangerous than she ever expected. Can their friendship survive the damage fame can bring?
I absolutely adore best friend turn lover stories, so when I came across Before He Was Famous I knew it was something I would enjoy, and I was right! Becky Wicks has wrote a smouldering story and it’s one that will capture you’re heart.
I adored Chloe and Noah’s relationship. It’s lovely and really touches your heart to know that these two people – no matter what – can rely on each other without a shadow of a doubt. Together they are strong and can take on anything. The fame that comes with Noah’s lifestyle does cause trouble for them, with that it makes the story at times, very heart-wrenching and a tad emotional. Chloe goes through a lot during this story and she needs the support from Noah. Noah's kind and loving and did I mention hot? Yeah, Noah’s a babe…smoking hot! He’s easily one to swoon over.
I think what made this story work so well was the dual narratives. Both Chloe and Noah had their own distinctive voice and it was easy to slip into their heads and lives. I would have liked a little less ‘music industry’ in Noah’s story, but I could understand why there was so much. It’s the key to the story, but it didn’t stop me enjoying it.
In all, this was the first book I’ve read by Becky Wicks and it definitely won’t be the last… bring on more!
Noah Lockton and Chloe Campbell have been friends forever. But when Chloe’s father passes away unexpectedly, she loses herself in Noah to help ease the pain. Afraid of losing another loved one she pushes Noah away and reconciles with her stoned, loser boyfriend Cooper.
Six Years Later - Noah Lockton is living the ultimate dream. He is the new fresh face of Show Us What U’ve Got Talent Show and well on his way to becoming a world famous Rock Star. He has a beautiful girlfriend and a fellow musician who wants him in her bed, $2 Million in the bank and an expensive bachelor pad all to himself, but all Noah can think about is his best friend Chloe. Since that night in the tree house they have become distant. But when Chloe comes to stay and ends up getting a job as a personal blogger for Noah, things start heating up.
I really enjoyed Noah and Chloe’s story and I was happy that it was a dual POV. It really helped to understand what the characters were thinking and feeling. My heart broke for these two and I really felt their pain. I’m a huge fan of childhood romances and this is a great book. The chemistry between Noah and Chloe was hot, and the angst was in full swing. There were moments when I wanted to scream at my Kindle and say “C’mon, just kiss already”!! But the build up just made it that much more enjoyable when it did finally happen.
If you are a fan of childhood friends that fall in love, and love a Rock Star, then this is definitely the book for you.
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