Book Reviews

REVIEW ➞ 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.

It would do me no good to fall into Quinn’s orbit. Been there, done that. She wasn’t the same girl I had known.


From the moment Quinn was introduced in Lies & Lullabies I was curious about her story, I wanted to know more about her. Rifts and Refrains did not disappoint and is a fantastic small town, second chance romance that will have you feeling all sorts of emotions.

After nine years, Quinn is returning back to the home she left and the family she left. She isn’t ready to confront the past, but after the passing of her grandmother, she knew she couldn’t avoid home any longer.  Graham never left the town he grew up in, he worked hard and eventually started his own business. He has a great relationship with not only his family, but also with Quinn’s.

Even after nine years, pain and heartache there is still a connection between Quinn and Graham. Plus, mix in their meddling mothers and, well the rest of their families and they can’t really avoid each other. There is a lot both of them need to work through and a lot they need to talk about. I loved the relationship between Quinn and Graham. There was just an easy going vibe they had with each other and a connection they shared.

Rifts and Refrains is an emotional MUST READ and will draw you in from the very first page! I can’t wait to see what is in store for the final member of the Hush Notes, Nixon.