August 25, 2014
I was given Before He Was Gone for an honest review by Net Galley
Alyssa get dumped by her boyfriend via a telephone call from the airport, a cheese-dick move of course, and to deal with it she signs on for a survival show where she meets Joshua who is basically a drifter with an issue. The only thing that really made me interested in Before He Was Gone was the cover and the blurb sounded like it might make for good reading. Unfortunately, that is not the case for me. I tried on several occasions to get into this book and just could not get past the first chapter and skipping a head like any good reader would do left me in the same position. Now normal I would just ad this book to the “I just can’t get into it” file which I will do but because I got this book from Net Galley for review, I have to attempt write something.
Becky Wicks I am sure there are people who will enjoy Before He Was Gone but unfortunately, I am not one of them and I am sorry.
Sometimes, you have to get lost to find yourself…
When her rock star boyfriend breaks things off out of the blue, Alyssa applies to hit reality TV show Deserted and to her shock she gets through. Abandoned on a remote island with a bunch of strangers and none of the luxuries she’s become accustomed to, it’s not long before an undeniable attraction to the mysterious Joshua starts complicating things even further.
Joshua’s different to everyone she’s ever known – a traveller, a man with no plan, a world away from the celebrity life she’s left behind. As a series of challenges test their wits and weaknesses, things start heating up in paradise, but in a game designed to break people down, it soon becomes clear that Joshua is hiding a painful secret – one he won’t risk anyone finding out.
Struggling to know where she belongs, Alyssa will have to choose – a life she once loved that wants her back, or a brand new reality that heartbreakingly may just have its limits.
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