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.
emotional and heart breaking
RIFTS AND REFRAINS by Devney Perry is the second instalment in the multi-authored HUSH NOTE rock, romance series focusing on the members of the rock band Hush Note. This is twenty-seven year olds, single father / builder Graham Hayes, and drummer for Hush Note Quinn Montgomery’s story line. RIFTS AND REFRAINS can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary.
Told from dual first person perspectives ( Quinn and Graham) RIFTS AND REFRAINS is a story of second chances between twenty-seven year olds, single father / builder Graham Hayes, and drummer for Hush Note Quinn Montgomery. Nine years earlier, high school sweethearts Quinn Montgomery and Graham Hayes were destroyed when Quinn felt it was time to leave her hometown of Bozeman, Montana in the face of her father’s anger and fury. Fast forward to present day wherein Quinn Montgomery, now an award winning rock superstar returns to Bozeman to say goodbye to the grandmother she lost but facing the only man she had ever loved meant facing the demons that continued to rip at her heart, demons that would remind Quinn why she ran, and would probably run again. What ensues is the rekindling romance and relationship between Graham and Quinn, and the potential fall-out as Quinn’s time in Bozeman comes to a close.
Graham Hayes struggled in the aftermath of Quinn’s departure from Bozeman Montana. Believing Quinn had betrayed the people she loved, Graham moved on, never have forgotten or forgiven the woman that once called to his heart. Quinn Montgomery knew her return home would come with the memories of a time long ago, and the reminder of what was and what may never be again but memories also bring back the happier times including the times with the man she never stopped loving.
We are introduced to Quinn’s parents Bradley and Ruby , and her brother Walker and his wife Mindy, their sister Brooklyn; Graham’s son Colin, and his parents Don and Eileen Hayes; Quinn’s band mates Nixon and Jonas, as well as their tour manager Ethan. Nixon’s story line is next in Muses and Melodies.
RIFTS AND REFRAINS is a story of family, friendships, relationships and love; a story of misunderstand and miscommunication; dysfunctional family values, forgiveness and happily ever afters. The premise is emotional and heart breaking; the romance is seductive and passionate; the characters are energetic and dynamic.
Rifts and Refrains
Quinn left behind her hometown, family, and her only regret, Graham, to become the drummer for the popular band Hush Note. When family tragedy hits, she is forced to return to Montana to pay her respects. Quinn returns home to a cold welcome from her family and Graham which causes her to see everything she has missed out on. Not wanting to miss out on anymore she is determined to mend all of the rifts and refrain from returning to the past.
I smiled, laughed and even shed a tear during this amazingly emotional story from Devney Perry. I loved the meddling the families, including Quinn's dead grandma, did to push them back together. Colin was quite the little burst of energy that made you feel exhausted after his little bursts in and out of the story.
I highly recommend this story to everyone especially if second chance romance is your kryptonite as it is slowly becoming mine.
Rifts & Refrains (Hush Note #2) is a second chance rockstar romance from Devney Perry that can be read as a standalone or as part of the series.
Audio: Another great read by Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell. I especially have come to love Joe's impressions of kids as he gets so energetic.