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Before He Was Famous

(Starstruck #1)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  1,411 ratings  ·  244 reviews
One guy, one girl. One in the spotlight. One in the shadows.

Falling in love with your best friend isn’t always a great idea, especially when he’s Noah Lockton - the sexiest, most famous new talent on the planet. When 21-year-old small-town photographer Chloe Campbell is offered the chance of a lifetime – to join her celebrity childhood friend Noah on tour as an exclusi
Kindle Edition, 269 pages
Published May 29th 2014 by Becky Wicks (first published May 25th 2014)
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Tracey Murphy
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ever wonder what really happens behind the scenes of a music competition TV Show? How do the contestants’ friends and family react to their loved one being on the cusp of stardom?

Before He was Famous tells the story of Noah Lockton, gorgeous, talented, and in love with his best friend Chloe. Chloe obviously feels the same way, but they can never seem to get on the same page. From Chloe’s perspective, Noah looks like he has a constant stream of temporary girlfriends, and she could never be what
May 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
With all due respect to an author and what it takes to write a story - what a mess! This book should be near the bottom of your new-adult-to-be-read list.

This story began as cute, sweet, your general romance. It had such potential! But things began to go downhill as soon as I started reading slang I didn't understand. The book is set in Colorado and New York and these characters are American. So what's with all the British slang? And as soon as the British stage manager is introduced, he starts
Apr 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Every one of us at some point in their life has dreamed of marrying someone famous. We sat and screamed at our televisions, wrote our married names on our notebooks, mine was “Mrs. Justin Timberlake,” and vowed we would find them someday and somehow convince them we were the one. But what if the person right beside you, you’re best friend, the one who you do everything with one day, BAM, becomes a superstar???!!!
"When we were kids, his dad said his eyes were so shiny in all my photos because of
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
I'm blown away. I hate to be cliche in my review for a book that's anything but cliche. Nothing about this book is cliche. You've never heard this rock star story before. The characters, the plot, the writing... all of it is just so original and refreshing. It's angsty and smart and clever. It's sweet, and gut wrenching, sometimes scary. It's everything.

This book follows Noah Lockton as he is catapulted into music stardom after winning a televised music competition. (Think American Idol.) Told i
Kellie Maddox-Ward
May 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 stars

We are all guilty of watching ONE episode of either The Voice, X Factor, Australia/America/UK/Timbuktu's got Talent etc.

Well imagine if your best friend won it?

That's exactly what happens in this book. Chloe and Noah have been BFF's all their lives.

When Noah enters into the TV singing competition Chloe is is his number one fan.

When he wins she can't be happier for him! It's everything he has ever wanted.

She ends up moving to New York with him and his girlfriend to pursue her car
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Akanksha❤ Søren♰ by: Erin
I really LOVED this book! :D

'And love is just friendship with wings, isn't that what they say?'

I only wish the ending was longer and some scenes were more in depth

But anyhoo!
I loved the story, the lyrics were beautiful!
I loved Pan and Peter <3 ;D

"A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another they will fall for each other, maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever."

I knew from the moment I started this read that this was going to be one of those books that got to me. Chloe sits watching her best friend, the boy who knew her inside and out, about to become something so much bigger than just “her Noah”, and I was a goner! The concept here was simple, but something I hadn’t come across with all of these stories about rock stars and the woman they love. It combines the perfect elements that make us swoon, with the modernized update of a reality show being the ...more
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)

ARC provided by publisher through NetGalley for an honest review.

3.5 - 3.75 Lovely Stars

Chloe Campbell and Noah Lockton have been best friends since the day she walked, unannounced, into house, then his room, when she was six and he was eight, after moving in next door. To say they've been inseparable is an understatement, that is until four years ago when a tragedy struck and they did something they don't discuss. Now Noah is a star after winning the reality signing competition, "Show Us Wh
Exactly what I was in the mood for!

I loved the friendship between Chloe and Noah and how it developed into a romantic relationship.
May 20, 2014 rated it liked it
So, that was a loooong description. Is it me or are book descriptions getting longer?

Anyway, the cover and the premise were an Auto-Yes! for me. I was excited to get an ARC of this book and jumped on it right away since the pub date is May 29th...And immediately got nervous. Seriously nervous.

The first two chapters made me dislike both the main characters. Chloe is dating a guy she's been with for years who is basically the biggest loser I've met in a romance in a while. Drop out, wannabe drug d
Becky Wicks
Apr 04, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Book two, Before He Was Gone is out now! And I'm scribbling on book 3 (Before He Was a Secret), but here's a taster:

I close my eyes for a moment, trying to control my heart palpitations as the memories of that day crash over me like a tsunami. ‘I just prefer the guitar,’ I stutter. Breathe.
It’s just a stupid instrument.
‘Ah, but the piano is a different species,’ he carries on, almost in my ear. ‘You know, someone told me once that the white keys represent happiness, all the good stuff
Karina Ramirez
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, new-adult
4.5 Amazing Stars!

Wow, this book was really really really good! I loved it

The infamous Noah (swoon) has just won the American Idol of a lifetime! He's the new sensation in the music world and everyone wants a piece of him!

Chloe his best friend has been given the opportunity of a life time to do what she loves, take pictures and blog about her very best friend Noah while he's on tour. Pretty amazing opportunity.

Things change though when the industry buts in and has a say in literally everythin
Imagine you are in love with your best friend who won a tv music competition. Suddenly, he becomes so famous. You secretly love him since childhood. You need to watch him and his girlfriend being happy so you keep denying your feeling all along.

Yes, that’s the situation Chloe was in. Noah was the guy who dreamt to be a famous singer. Chloe always was there for him. He was her ‘Peter’ while she was his ‘Pan’. How adorable. The synopsis gave me exciting eagerness. I love musician love story. Child
Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story. As an avid reader, we tend to see the same thing over and over however, with this story, it took me on an unexpected ride. I'm not going to go all out and say nothing was similar to other stories I read, but the twists in the plot were refreshing and not so predictable. The flow of the story was perfect and really enjoyed the dual POV.

I was a little nervous going in thinking that these childhood friends that once crossed the line of their friendship were going to dr
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
Love is just friendship with wings...
This was my first Becky Wicks read and I really enjoyed it. I'm a music lover and books about rockstars draw me like a magnet. This was an interesting look behind the scenes of a music competition, social media, record label requirements, paparazzi tactics, and how fame can take over and remove the 'real'. Noah & Chloe have been best friends forever...and they still are...but, can they be more? This story is told in alternating POV so we are tortured by knowi
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! What a fabulous holiday read.
I couldn't put this book down; so unfortunately it was over too soon.
This book has everything to make it a real page-turner - sexual tension, suspense, flirting, love, intrigue, social media, and hot musicians...

I love a good story where best friends finally acknowledge or perhaps understand, what everyone around them has known all along.

'...knocking the walls so hard in my hurry that glow-stars fell to the floor like a meteor shower. In seconds, more of ou
Sarah Alderson
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading this and absolutely LOVED it. It's totally unputtdownable, super sexy, brilliantly written, you have to add it to your shelf as I think this book will be the next big thing in the new adult world and that Becky is going to become a very well known name before long.

The characters leap off the page and the story is a total page turner. I loved Chloe and Noah and just how real they and their world is. It's a romance you root for from page one and which has you holding your
Susan Berg
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Before He Was Famous is the third book I've read by author, Becky Wicks. Becky has displayed her talent as a writer by moving into the genre of fiction. I was so drawn into the story that I found the book difficult to put down (I read it in 2 days). A great story line which had me rooting for the loved up couple, and love scenes so sexy that I could feel my own feelings of desire being stirred. The lyrics were a terrific way of expressing feelings and they had me wishing I could look them up on ...more
L.J (Lisa Jane)
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, series
*ARR (Advance Reader Review) - copy provided as a gift in exchange for an honest review...


This was a great read. Fun, sweet, intriguing with romance and drama.
Looking forward to the next book in this series!

Check out my full review on my blog:
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book so much, that this is my first ever book review! Read it while on holidays and got through it so quickly that I finished it with a few days to spare! Witty, sexy and fun. Can't wait for more.
May 23, 2014 rated it liked it
This may be a case of its not you, it's me. I was just really bored thru out the book. It felt slow and I just wanted something to happen with the main characters. I felt like I was waiting FOREVER. Onto the next one
Jo Coe
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. The story of what happens behind the scenes of an up & coming popstar & his love life.
Cannot wait to read Hotflush 2!
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Jun 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
Review to come...
Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, blogged, favorites
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18 & over. The sex scenes aren't too graphic but there is definite talk and descriptions. May be appropriate for younger teens but I suggest the parents read prior.
Chloe: Small town photographer and best/family friend of Noah Lockton.
Noah: Chloe's older, sexy musician best friend whose about to hit it big time.
Secondary: Jack, Noah's older, wiser brother. Cooper, Chloe's drug addict boyfriend of 4 years. Jayde, Noah's ditsy girlfriend. Courtney, Noah's competition
Donna {Book Passion For Life}
Intense, lovable and seriously sexy, Before He Was Famous is a welcomed addition to the New Adult genre!

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
Devon Ashley
Two people friends since childhood, both in the love with the other but not wanting to ruin the relationship already established, only to be silently miserable watching the other take on different lovers as their relationship statuses never seem to hit single at the same time.

Chloe finds herself caught up in the limelight of Noah's new life. The latest winner on a reality singing show, he's off to start recording and touring from the get-go. But he wants his best friend to move to New York with
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
What do you do when the man you love is your best friend? If your Chloe, you keep him close as your friend when you know in your heart you will always want more than you can ever have.

And what do you do when that man becomes the world famous rock star you always knew he could be? Do you continue to torture yourself by being with him daily or do you finally cut the connection and try and move on?

This is not your typical rock star story. This is the story of two best friends from childhood and how
Kei • fiction court •
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: net-galley, 2014
Goodreads says 2 stars its an ok book so there.

This book was kind of ok. Some parts I liked, some I didn't and I have to say it was a page turned just because I kept thinking - this mess has to end at some point.

Chloe and Noah were and are best friends since they were kids. They have nicknames for themselves - Peter and Pan - and as far as the childhood crush goes I liked it.

Now the drama.

From page one you kinda know that Noah and Chloe will get together in the end but of course they both ha
May 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

This book was perfect! It wasn’t over the top, or full of a bunch of unnecessary drama.

Noah and Chloe have been friends for the longest time. There families are friends, they exist in all the same social circles. This is what made their type of relationship so hard. These two truly are soul mates and you feel that from page one. You don’t ever doubt that for one second.

I like that Noah stayed true to who is really is no matter how many people tried to kiss his ass. He did not let his e
Jeanine Henning
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
To start off with, I'm not a romance reader. At all. BUT! (loud 'but') this book had me rethinking my conviction right from the start! Wicks brings the behind-the-scenes of Rock 'n Roll to such brilliant life, infused with clever wit and very touching moments. The electric chemistry between the two main characters are so well paced - and somehow the 'sexiness' sizzles from start to finish! This book is definitely movie worthy! (any producers out there hearing me?!)
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