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From the First Verse

(Life of Debauchery #1)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  685 ratings  ·  301 reviews
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
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Published March 24th 2020
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Jennifer You do not need to read other books but I would recommend reading the Love Hurts Duet (Hated You Then and Love You Now), where we first meet Cash…moreYou do not need to read other books but I would recommend reading the Love Hurts Duet (Hated You Then and Love You Now), where we first meet Cash McGraw. It is not necessary but it does give you some insight into Cash, as well as meeting other characters that appear in this duet. (less)
Terri Handschumacher yes this is a spin-off. With this one your are getting the story of Cash who is the son of Dylan from Undo Me and Journey who is the daughter of…moreyes this is a spin-off. With this one your are getting the story of Cash who is the son of Dylan from Undo Me and Journey who is the daughter of Adrian from the Pierced Heart duet. (less)

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KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕

'FROM THE FIRST VERSE' is the first full length romance book in M. Robinson's 'Life of Debauchery' duet.

Weve all wanted to get our grabby little hands on Cashs story, hoping that it gives us a broader understanding of what truly made him into the man he became with the heartbreaking hardships hed endured along the way. Seeing the only time he truly came alive was when he'd have a guitar in his hands.


Along with fame came an all time high but also brung along with it the all
Ria Augustine
Mar 25, 2020 rated it did not like it
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ARC received for an honest review

If you read the Love Hurts duet, you will already know Cash motherf&*king McGraw.

And like me, you probably don't like him much after those books.

Gotta say, as much as I didn't think she could do it, Ms Robinson has turned me around - well, mostly - and I am going to end up adoring the man.

His dreams have come true, and his girl Journey is all grown up. Boy, is she all grown up!

I need Cash to redeem himself for things he has said and done in the past, and,
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***4,5 "Please don't cry for me!!!" stars***


"Everything I was afraid of growing up, I've become." -Mairilyn Manson

I could never imagine that Cash Motherfuckin' McGraw could take more stars than my favorite Jackson Pierce, but you never know with Monica Robinson.
The truth is that i was having a beef toward Cash for multiple reasons and I was a little bit prejudiced of his book, but after everything that i witnissed in this book, his book, I might forgive him after all!!!
If you are
Lily Garcia
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of my top favorites of 2020!

If you have read the Love Hurts duet then you are probably hesitant to read Cashs book. You probably hate him and feel like he doesnt deserve a second chance. I kept thinking to myself, theres no way I will like him. But let me tell you that I was wrong.

The Queen of Angst has done it again! I dont know how she did it, but she made me fall for one of her most flawed and disliked heroes. She tethered me with her words and just like she made me hate then love
Dee - Bookaholic Maniacs
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Our queen of angst did it again!

When I opened this book I knew I wouldnt sleep til I finished it. This book has all the emotions and roller coaster ride. My head is spinning with all of the angst in it. I was so upset with Cash in Jackson and Harleys book but reading Cashs POV, my heart broke for him, over and over. I couldnt help but to love Cash more and more.

This book is phenomenal and you will not be disappointed. This is Monicas best book to date! I highly recommend this book! You will love
Rhonda Ziglar
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 BREATHE STARS!! I kept telling myself to breathe all the way through this book. My poor heart has been squeezed, crushed and played with...M. Robinson likes to do that to us readers. Cash and Journey needs to tell you their story, so try to relax and hear them. I am still having a hard time breathing, I think I forgot how. I need book 2, right now.
Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
I will be the first to admit that I was hesitant with this book for reasons I wont divulge because well you have to read, plain and simple! I kept seeing the sign ups and just couldnt decide if I wanted to go down this road because well M knows how to throw curve balls, but I loved cash and I wanted his redemption! Now he had a long way to go still but my heart oh my heart is hurting and its in the worst kind of limbo right now! Nothing tears me open more like Ms books and I cant even think ...more
michelle Shelly
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books of the year!

Ive sat here gathering my thoughts on just what I should say about this outstanding read. I honestly dont know that I can come up with the words that would even do this justice. I am absolutely in love with this.

We all know Cash. Wondered about him. Loved him. Hated him. With all the different feelings for this man, nothing will get you ready for this story. Several times I had to set it down just so I could cry. This man.....this beautiful man will break your
Tricia Bartley.  #AuthorStalker
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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**Dances into the room** Queen of Angst is backbackBACK


GET READY YALLRobinson is about to drag your ass through the mud and leave your ass there!!!
And she aint even sorry about it!!! lol

Of course Journey love LOVES to push Cashs buttons and dont you know Cash is right there to set her straightwell, you know, he tries anyway..haha

The push and pull and that freaking ANGST is AAhhhmazzinggg in this book which we all love from Our Queen M. Robinson!! She definitely knows how to deliver that
Tracey Vuolo
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From The First Verse will strike a chord with you right from the start and will take your heart on a hell of a journey. This book is raw, real and devastating and you wont be able to let these characters go. You will feel such a melody of emotions from hope to heartache and loss to love that you wont know where one emotion starts and the other stops. This story takes rockstar status to a whole other level and you will not want want to put this book down for a second. When I first met Cash, I ...more
Kim Giandalia
Dec 05, 2019 marked it as to-read
I have always had a soft heart for Cash. I know he messed up with Harley, but I think we will find out what lies behind the broken man. I cannot wait to see the story unfold and blow my mind. Cash F-ing McGraw please take center stage. 💖💖💖
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
From The First Verse book 1 (Life of Debauchery Duet) by M Robinson brings you Cash mother freakin McGraw and Journey Pierce.

What a ride. An emotional one at that.

His life of debauchery was their journey to nowhere.

I was so nervous to read Cashs story because we seen a lot when we read Harleys story. Just the bit we got I knew this book would cause destruction within my heart.

Cash McGraw. Musician. Rock star.

Music could heal the world, and I wanted nothing more than to be a part of it. To be
Anne Milne
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I always expect M to deliver an emotional feast for the soul and boy has she done that and more. If you've read the Love Hurts Duet you'll have an opinion of Cash and probably not a good one.

I have a feeling Cash and his story is going to end up being one of your favourites. We get a ringside view of the shitshow that his life has become. I am not going into the specifics but I was angry at Cash but also at other people who I expected more from. We see where his anger stems from and his love of
Patti Correa
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OK all you angst lovers out there, this one is for you. Cash McGraw is all grown up and living his dream. Being the biggest rock star in the world!!! It is only what he hides from the world that will do you in. On his trek of being the best, he has lost so much, and he thinks he doesn't deserve to be happy. Lord, the tears I cried while reading this book, all the freaking tears! The character build up is just amazing, we meet Journey again, after last seeing her at young age, always following ...more
Kinsey Taylor
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Raw! I first feel in love with this series from page one in Hate you Then. Huge fan of Monicas flavor of angst. Its messy and lets face it, so is real life. I felt every raw emotion. Its high up on my book record. Arc kindly provided by Author. Go get you some Cash McGraw. Book 1 Hate you Then is Free for a limited time. Run!!! Go get you some Love Hurts duet.(Free at time of review) ...more
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love Cash! My heart broke for him so many times. This book, like all this authors books, captivated me from the beginning until the end. Journey is an old soul that is only eighteen years old. I dont want to give anything away to this book. I cant wait for the next part of this story. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!
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Shelly Oxley
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
F me running

Never a disappointment to pick up one of M. Robinson's books. I literally went through a rollercoaster of emotions (as per usual). Cash absolutely breaks my heart and squeezes. I Cannot wait to see where we go, but also terrified at the same time.
Pamela Carey Reynolds
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You my favorite Author

Oh my gosh this book I love it you're awesome it tore my heart up but you brought it back to me like you always do, cash f****** McGraw and his Junie oh my God I can't wait for the next book
Maria Ruiz
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Havent read it But I know its going to be KICK ASS! Cause its Monica Fucking Robinson writing it! ...more
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
i know this book is going to wreck me like all monica's books do, #CASHFUCKENMCGRAW
Franci Neill
5 Debauchery Stars!!

WOW!! Ma. Robinson has outdone herself with Cash MotherF***in McGraw and Journey Pierces story.

My heart physically hurts for Cash. This is a man that has grown up with so much going on inside his heart and head. Its not easy being a Good Ol Boys kid especially when Dylan McGraw is your dad. Its either black or white according to Cashs dad and theres no in between. But Cash is every color of the rainbow with the beauty of his songs and the emotions he invokes when hes
Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
5 straight to favorites stars!! Damn it M. Robinson!! You destroy me with your duets. Ladies and gents this duet is no different. Get ready for the feels!

This is book one of Life if Debauchery and ends in one hell of a cliffhanger. The cliffhanger does not take away from the book. This book explains so much but yet leaves you needing more.

...Though in the end, I love you were just words.  
That destroyed us inside.

We met Cash in Hated You Then. He is Dylan McGraws baby boy and Harley Jamesons
Melissa at Book Boyfriend and Husband Makes Three
Oh Cash, My heart broke for him. He wanted something that seems like it should be so easy to get but just like real life it doesn't always work that way. The connection he had with Journey was instant and completely adorable when they were young and as adults it was a whole different kind of intense possessive hotness. I can't wait for the rest of their story
Cali Gals
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sooo I turned the last page of this book. My chest is tight, tears in my eyes, and a knot in my throat as I try to process what I experienced. I have read the last two duets from this author which introduced me to these characters. Truthfully, I was hesitant to enter into this world because I knew it was going to be emotional, possibly breaking my heart. Yes, I was a fool. This story is everything and more.

Plan to go back and forth in time with an unveiling of details that takes you on a
Cat Rene
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of all of the good ole boys and their families. There were times in previous books where I loved Cash McGraw, after all, Dylan Fn McGraw is one of my all time favorite book boyfriends - how could his son not be. But, Cash screwed that up when he stomped all over his best friends heart.

Now though, we see some things from Cashs perspective and damn my heart hurts for him. I never expected the shocking end here and I cant wait for the second book in this duet to put my heart back
Tracy Wilkin
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing

From the First Verse. 5 stars
Again I am blown away and utterly speechless after M. Robinsons story. I felt the gut punch from the first word. Emotionally strung out. Blissfully in a word zombie state. I reached the end totally unprepared for Cash and Journey and totally enamoured and swept away by them. This story is BIG. The impression it will leave cannot be measured. I urge everyone to buy this book, take a few days to read and reflect, because you are going to need to to recover
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness! What a beautiful, raw, heartbreaking journey that is the road that Cash has chosen! My heart has been in my mouth reading From the First Verse, as we share the struggles and how Cash deals with them, and what is going on in his head, his view of his life and the people around him. There are so many deeply significant events throughout the book, all written with an honesty and style which underlines the talent of the author. My heart is still beating like a drum from the ending ...more
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Those who are not new to M Robinson know the level of emotions and angst she can evoke from her readers is exceptional. She truly is a creative soul. I am a fan of her writing and how the words flawlessly take you through a world of emotions for each character in her stories!!

Having read all of her books that have now lead to the life of the good Ol kids has been nothing short of amazing! Life of Debauchery Duet: First Verse has been a highly anticipated novel because its Cash McGraw aka Dylan
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Journey Pierce was a sweet little girl who had known Cash since she was in diapers. Now she's all grown up and seeking out her friend that used to sing Johhny Cash songs to her. Cash McGraw is the lead singer of Life of Debauchery, one of the world's most popular bands. The group lives up to their name with their notorious bad-boy antics. All of the money, fame, sex, and drugs never seem to be enough to numb Cash from his painful past choices. Then he runs into Journey, and she is all grown up.

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Wall Street Journal & USA Bestselling Author M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein.

She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She was pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left. However, she dropped out of school and became a

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