Audiobook Review: From the First Verse (Life of Debauchery, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

From the First Verse by M. Robinson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dear diary, 

Once upon a time…

There was a girl with long golden hair who had the bluest, truest eyes that turned white when she cried. 

She lived in a kingdom far, far away in a tower made of stone, but her mind was made of glass that she kept sharp as knives. 

Where her memories hid behind her darkest doubts.
Her deepest thoughts. 
Her diary became the only thing she could rely on. 

No one saw through her looking glass. 
No one cared.
No one tried. 

Until the villain presented himself as the hero in her life. 
He took and took and took some more. 

With no regret. 
With no shame.
With no apology.

The page never turned. 
Their story didn’t end. 
Tomorrow never came. 

His life of debauchery was their journey to nowhere. 

She’d give anything to go back in time. 
To walk where she had walked. 
To see what she had seen. 
One step. 
One breath. 
One day at a time. 
Though in the end, “I love you” were just words. 

That destroyed us inside. 

From the First Verse

Rock God!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💚🖤💙💜❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙📘📔
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌍🌏
Character development: 😤😥😊🤩

The heroine: Journey (a.k.a. Junie) – she grew up loving music and loving Cash McGraw who lived in the neighborhood and made music with his band. She always knew she would end up with Cash. From the time she was a baby and he played for her, she always asked for more even using baby sign language.

The Hero: Johnny Cash McGraw (a.k.a. Cash Motherf*ckin McGraw) – he grew up in a small community with all his friends and family. He knew from a young age that music was it for him and from that time spent all his time practicing his guitar, he was self taught and loved music more than anything. He had good friends including his best friend Harley, his band mates and little Journey who he watched a few times when she was a baby. He constantly felt like he disappointed his father who wouldn’t miss a football game but never went to a gig Cash played.

The Story: Cash was a nice guy growing up amongst family and friends. Though he loved music and everything that came with the lifestyle. Cash had issues with his father who was a detective, since the time Cash first picked up a guitar and it all came to a head after his first huge gig at Rock Fest.

Cash and his band made it big and he lived the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. His band Life of Debauchery lived up to their name and became the biggest band in the world. When Cash sees Journey with another band on his European tour, he jumps in and takes her on his own bus to write an article for her journalism major about life on the road with a famous rock band. He tells his band mates to keep their hands off.

This one had a very involved story with all the feels. I didn’t expect it and loved every minute. I read a few other reviews of this one and was extremely disappointed that they gave away a big spoiler in this book. So if you want to read this one, don’t read any other reviews first.

The book was told in multiple points of view via duet narration. I love it when they do duet narration. You don’t have to listen to females doing male voices and vice versa. The narration was done by Marcio Catalano, Addison Barnes & Troy Duran who all did a stellar job. I can’t wait to listen to the next one.


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