⭐⭐⭐⭐ ( 4 Stars)
|So this series is tied into the Love Hurts Duet. These first two books Hated You Then and Love You Now are an insane ride, very Mexican Telenovela meets reality show drama, but fun nonetheless. Cash McGraw the protagonist of From the First Verse was pretty much a sort of villain by then end of the Love Hurts series. So, now we have a chance to see some events happening from his point of view.|
I do think this was more enjoyable than the first duet. The drama is more controlled, which in my opinion made the story more believable. The plot here is around Cash’s love of music and his pursuit to be a rock-star. Split between many timelines we see him when he is a kid falling in love with his first guitar and writing his first lyrics, when he’s 30 and one of the biggest stars in the music business but very jaded about what he’s doing and a brief period when he’s around 21.
The heroine is Journey, since she was a little kid she was always obsessed with Cash, he was her hero. After a few events separate them, Journey crosses path with Cash again when she is 18 and he is 30. So, this is definitely an age-gap sort of forbidden story.
The book ends on a cliffhanger, and really when the story just started to get really good… But for now, I have to say that I’m having fun with this.
I do think that the story got a bit repetitive at some point, especially for people who read the Love Hurts Duet, so I wanted more story and fewer flashbacks – but again, I’m curious to see where this is going.
ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.