Synopsis: "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
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