New Release with Review: Rifts and Refrains by Devney Perry

September 29, 2020 Book Reviews, Book Tour, Excerpt 0

by Devney Perry
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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.

 

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MY REVIEW

 

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!!

 

 

 

 

EXCERPT

 

“Remember when we used to lie in the back of my truck and count stars?”
“You’d count one, then I’d count one. I think the highest we ever got was—”
“Two hundred seventy-one.”
She laughed. “We’d get bored and start making out.”
I stepped away from the door, turning my head to the heavens so I wouldn’t stare at her lips. “One.”
She moved closer. “Two.”
“Three.” I dropped my gaze and found hers waiting.
“Four,” she whispered.
Five came when my lips brushed against hers, slow and soft at first, teasing and testing. But then her arms wound around my shoulders and all rational thought disappeared.

 

About Devney Perry

Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. 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 husband and two sons. 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.

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