"A dreamy summer rom-com that'll make you believe in love again." --Bustle "Full of not only sigh-inducing swoons but the social commentary [Thorne] is talented at writing." --Paste
Music was Ruby's first love, but did it ever love her back? After a nightmare audition at the music school where her famous father teaches, the answer to this question is unavoidable. And so, it seems, is Oscar Bell. Musical genius, YouTube sensation, and her dad's new protégé, Oscar is the last person Ruby needs in her life. Being around him feels dangerously like being with her first love again--except music never kissed her like this. Oscar is falling for Ruby too, but he knows how it'll look to the ultra-privileged, ultra-white world of classical music--a Black guy dating his mentor's white daughter. As the New York City summer heats up, though, so does the spark between them. Can two people still figuring themselves out figure out how to be together? And will Ruby get over her first love in time to save what she has with her second?
"Delightful...Hits all the right notes." --Mackenzi Lee, author of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue "Seriously swoony...I loved it." --Rachel Hawkins, author of Royals "Sweet and intense...[An] engrossing romance with a social conscience." --Kirkus "Utterly romantic." --Tanaz Bhathena, author of A Girl Like That "Full of heart and humor. It crackles with energy." --Kelly Loy Gilbert, author of Picture Us in the Light "Timely and romantic." --Publishers Weekly "Beautiful, heartfelt, aware, and raw." --Lauren Gibaldi, author of This Tiny Perfect World "Thoughtful, nuanced." --Booklist
About the Author
Jenn Marie Thorne graduated from NYU-Tisch with a BFA in drama and quickly realized she was having more fun writing plays, short films, and superhero webisodes than actually performing in them. She lives and writes in the UK with her husband, two sons, and hound dog Molly.
★ "Ruby and Oscar’s sweet and intense romance sparkles. Readers will root for them not just as a couple, but as individuals trying their best to understand their gifts and passions while facing pressures from the adult world. A smart, funny, engrossing romance with a social conscience." —Kirkus (starred review)
“A delightful summer romance that hits all the right notes—frothy, fun, and thoughtful, it never shies away from the realities of social pressure and familial legacy.” —Mackenzi Lee, author of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
“Utterly romantic. An enchanting reminder that failure is often the prelude to possibility and that even loss cannot diminish the glory of finding love again.” —Tanaz Bhathena, author of A Girl Like That
“A dreamy summer rom-com that'll make you believe in love again.” —Bustle
"Full of not only sigh-inducing swoons but the social commentary [that Thorne] is talented at writing. —Paste
“Blending first love, music, and one seriously swoony summer in New York, Night Music is a perfect symphony. I loved it.” —Rachel Hawkins, author of Royals
“Thorne keeps a complex plot moving . . . This is a timely and romantic story about teens who feel like fish out of water finding the person who understands them.” —Publishers Weekly
“At once a glittering love letter to music and a breakup letter to living the life everyone else expects you to, Night Music is full of heart and humor. It crackles with energy.” —Kelly Loy Gilbert, author of Picture Us in the Light “Thorne presents a careful examination of privilege. . . . A thoughtful, nuanced romance.” —Booklist
“Beautiful, heartfelt, aware, and raw, Night Music is a melody I never want to leave my head.” —Lauren Gibaldi, author of This Tiny Perfect World