From the moment Quinn Montgomery sat behind her first snare and cymbal set, she was destined for fame and glory. As Hush Note’s infamous female drummer, she sets the rhythm for the band’s chart-toppings hits. When people tap their feet to their music, it’s to her pulse.
Quinn is content to live in a world away from her family and the cage of her youth. Her only regret is leaving Graham Hayes behind without a goodbye. No matter how many sold-out stadiums she plays, no matter how many crowds sing her songs, his voice haunts her when the music stops.
When a family tragedy forces her to return home to Montana, she plans to leave the second she’s paid her respects. But seeing Graham again turns her life upside down. As a boy, he wasn’t able to make her stay. As a man, he might be her future.
If they can mend their rifts and find solace in the refrains.
Rifts and Refrains is the second book in the Hush Note Series and it follows the story of Graham and Quinn. From the moment I met Quinn, I was absolutely intrigued with her. Quinn is the famous female drummer for Hush Note. She’s living the dream, but a part of her is missing. She left home at the bright age of 18 and never looked back. But, there’s more to her story than meets the eyes. When a family tragedy pulls Quinn home, Quinn is faced with the past she left behind. Will time be able to mend the pain of the past? Will the heartache ever go away? Will Quinn ever feel good about being home? There’s only one way to find out….
Rifts and Refrains is a heartachingly beautiful second chance romance. It’s rich with emotion and will leave you with all the feels. Quinn left home at the age of 18 after a fight with her family. Nine painful years have gone by with no closure in sight. So, when a family tragedy forces Quinn to come home, not only will she have to face the ghosts of her past, but also the man she left behind. I had a lot of mixed feelings when I first met Quinn’s family. Nine years may have past, but their hurt was clear as day. It shouldn’t have taken a tragedy to bring them back together, but sometimes, it’s the moments that hurt us the most that bring us back together. That brings us to Graham. Graham was everything to Quinn. But, a few harsh moments and wrong decisions tore them apart. Graham doesn’t know what to think now that Quinn has returned home. And it’s not just himself that he has to think about. He’s also a single father. Time may have passed, but there is no denying the pull between Quinn and Graham. The love these two share is the kind that can withstand anything. They just have to be willing to fight for it. Neither one of these characters were perfect. They both made tough decisions that they would learn to regret. But, they were young and stupid and couldn’t see what they were giving up. This couple is the kind that you just want to root for. They give you a reason to stay glued to their story and hope for a happily ever after.
Rifts and Refrains took my expectations and blew them out of the water. Devney Perry has knocked it out the park with this emotional second chance romance and will leave readers hooked on each and every word. I’m not ashamed to say that I devoured this book. It was filled with so much delicious angst, there wasn’t a chance of me putting it down. I’m not lying when I say I had tears in my eyes throughout most of this book. I was just filled with so much emotion and so consumed by Quinn and Graham’s story.
Rifts and Refrains took me on one heck of an emotional journey and in the end, left me with all of the feels. There wasn’t one moment of this story that I didn’t love and that is a rare thing. This book is truly special. It is everything that I want and need from not only a rockstar romance but a second chance romance as well. I loved getting swept up in this story and highly recommend checking it out.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
She took one step before stopping. A smile tugged at the corner of her mouth, the same corner I’d kissed earlier, and I fought the urge to stand and capture that mouth again. Her smile broadened, though there was pain in her eyes.
“Colin is a cool kid. You’re a good dad, Graham. I always knew you would be.”
She might as well have stabbed me in the chest.
“Thanks,” I said, watching as she walked away.
When had I never loved that woman?
Maybe that kiss had woken me up. Maybe it had made me realize how goddamn lonely I’d been without her. I had Colin, but there was a corner of my heart that would always belong to Quinn.
I should have followed her nine years ago.
Because now it was too late.
Devney is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in Washington with her husband and two sons. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her family. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she’s discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop.