Night Music

Night Music Review

A romantic comedy that sweeps you up with breezy writing and canny social commentary, set behind the scenes of the classical music world during one hot, anything-can-happen, New York City summer

Ruby has always been Ruby Chertok future classical pianist, heir to the Chertok family legacy, daughter of renowned composer Martin Chertok. But after bungling her audition for the prestigious Amberley School of Music--where her father is on faculty--Ruby is suddenly just . . . Ruby. And who is that again? All she knows is that she wants out of the orbit of her relentlessly impressive family, and away from the world of classical music for good. Yes? Yes.

Oscar is a wunderkind, a musical genius. Just ask any of the 1.8 million people who've watched him conduct his own compositions on YouTube--or hey, just ask Oscar. But while he might be the type who'd name himself when asked about his favorite composer and somehow make you love him more for it, Oscar is not the type to jeopardize his chance to study under the great Martin Chertok--not for a crush. He's all too aware of how the ultra-privileged, ultra-white world of classical music might interpret a black guy like him falling for his benefactor's white daughter. Right? Right.

But as the New York City summer heats up, so does the spark between Ruby and Oscar. Soon their connection crackles with the same alive, uncontainable energy as the city itself. But can two people still figuring themselves out figure out how to be together? Or will the world make the choice for them?

Title:Night Music
Edition Language:English

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  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    I really, really enjoyed this! It was incredibly well written and WAY more complex than I expected it to be. I thought this was just going to be a swooney summer romance, and tbh it was, but it also e...

  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)

    This review originally appeared on Novel Ink.I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.ACTUAL RATING: 4.5 ...

  • Mackenzi

    hello adorable classical music rom com of my dreams. ...

  • Jane (It'sJaneLindsey)

    This is a must-read for anyone who’s a musician or just fiercely loves music. As I’m neither of those things, I had some trouble connecting to this story. The discussions of privilege and inequali...

  • Jenn

    I like it. Full review to come. ;)...

  • Lauren

    Beautiful, heartfelt, aware, and raw, NIGHT MUSIC is a melody I never want to leave my head....

  • Reyes

    Actual rating: 3.5 starsI picked up this book because I was promised "To all the boys I've loved before"-levels of cuteness, and it did deliver, but in my opinion this lacked the charm of Lara Jean & ...

  • Lee Kelly

    I am a huge fan of Jenn Marie Thorne's books, and her latest is stunning. Our MCs Ruby and Oscar are positively swoon worthy (my favorite ships are full of heart AND humor, and these two have both in ...

  • thi

    ok I don’t know where to begin the blurb is a little wordy and that’s also reflected in the rest of the book’s writing, imo it’s not dragging per se just very informative but still enjoyable, ...

  • Kiki Cole

    This novel was a huge hassle to get through, but the experience was worth it. It is amazing when music is represented vividly in a novel to the point where you can visualize it without hearing it. Thi...