Rifts and Refrains by Devney Perry

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.

★★★★ 4 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀 ★★★★

I will be upfront before I get to my thoughts on this book. I haven't read the first book in this series. The author of the first book isn't one I've read yet, so I am a little scared. I tend to be super picky about books, especially romance. It's actually not my favorite to read, so I tend to be harder to win over in the romance genre. However, after reading this one, I am very curious on the previous book, so I will be reading it in the near future.

I was reluctant with picking this one up. I'm a D.P. fan, but I'm really not a rock star book fan. But I decided to give it a go since I generally like this author's books. I'm glad I did. It's not the "cliche" rock star book that tend to be out there in abundance. This one is unique and not heavy on the rock star vibe.

I really enjoyed these characters and the plot of this book. I read this one at a pretty fast pace, which hasn't been happening for me much lately. I found myself extremely invested in these characters' story, anticipating their happily ever after.

As always, this author hit it out of the park in this book. There might have been times where my emotions almost got the better of me. So, if you are looking for a book that might turn on the water works once or twice, this one might be one of those books for you. I'm not saying I cried.... I'm like a steel wall. I don't let the tears fall often. But had I not been built with such a thick emotional wall, I for sure would have cried once or twice.

I need to take a second or two to thank the author for the evenly paced dual POVs. Those that follow my reviews know how much I dislike a dual POV that isn't at least equal in giving both sides. This one is pretty spot on half and half. I was so happy she didn't let me down there. I felt like I got the full story from both sides.

Overall, this is another winner from D.P. And I will pick up the previous book and next book so I can get everyone's story at some point.

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