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.
Fame is a dream that few achieve. For Quinn – the path to becoming a member of Hush Notes was met with plenty of obstacles and regrets. The stardom was draining but worth the journey. Bright lights, the beat of the song, and the close-knit connection of the band fueled Quinn throughout the years. The life of a rock star is full of magical moments, but the price of fame can weigh heavy on the heart.
An unexpected phone call will lead Quinn back to the place she once called home. Nine years have passed since Quinn walked away from her childhood home and the man that she loved more than life. Time has passed while Quinn chased her dream, and Graham moved on with his life. Now the two find themselves drawn to the memories of the past. With conflicting paths in life, can Quinn and Graham find a way to discover all that they lost so long ago?
Don’t you love a book that consumes you from the very first page? Rifts and Refrains captured my heart from the very first chapter and didn’t let go until the very last page. Quinn is living a rock star life that most would envy. When an event that pulls her towards home takes place, Quinn finds herself walking into a past that was put to rest long ago. Graham…..well…..let me just say he was the perfect match for a character as strong as Quinn. The small town vibes and struggles were captured so brilliantly in this story. As a reader, it was easy to find all of the nuances of this story. Simply put – Graham and Quinn will lead you by the heartstrings in this witty tale of ‘finding your way back home’.
While the story capture my heart, I also found myself longing to uncover the layers of Nixon’s story. Well – that will be a novel for another day. Get ready to rock your heart out while living through the eyes of your new favorite drummer from Hush Note!!
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.