Nate Kingsley is a master at messing up. Out of jealousy, he outed his best friend in a public and embarrassing way. Now he’s doing his best to make up for his crimes, but it’s left him empty and frustrated, unfulfilled even by his career as an opera singer and creative director. He enters an unsatisfying relationship he keeps hidden from his closest friends. When that ends on a disappointing note, he seeks solace in his crush on one of the drag queens performing at his favorite club.
Izzy Kaplan is an EMT by day, a drag queen named TaTa Latke by night. He hasn’t been in a relationship since his divorce from his wife, despite the best efforts of his mothers and his work partner. He avoids their suggestions in favor of attending the opera alone to see the gorgeous baritone who’s caught his eye. He knows it’s just a fantasy, but it’s easier than starting over.
A charity performance to benefit a local youth shelter and clinic puts them in each other’s lives in an unexpected way. They begin to emerge from their relationship disasters, slowly building trust. But unknown to themselves or each other, they are facing separate health crises that might be enough to send them both running the opposite way. It will take drawing on the love and strength of their friends and families to bring them back together again.
Notes from Boston is a series about four friends navigating the ups and downs of life, relationships, and their music careers in the historic city. Book Two follows Nate in the aftermath of Trevor Davidson’s messy coming out as a bisexual Christian singer in Notes From Boston #1: Anthem.
About the Author
A. M. Leibowitz is a spouse, parent, feminist, and book-lover falling somewhere on the Geek-Nerd Spectrum. She keeps warm through the long, cold western New York winters by writing romantic plot twists and happy-for-now endings.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Nightsong (Notes from Boston #2) A.M. Leibowitz This is a very sappy love story between Nate Kingsley and Israel -- Izzy -- Kaplan, two men who fall in love in spite of many obstacles presented to them. Nate Kingsley is a manager at Dyer Theater, an operatic company in Boston. Izzy Kaplan is an EMT who performs at a drag bar in Boston as Ms. Tata Latke. The story is not well developed and the amount of drama is too large -- people in and out of relationships, going from heterosexual to gay relationships, getting fatal diagnoses, and falling in and out of love. The story is narrated from the third person point of view from the two main protagonists, but every now and then it gets confusing. The characters are poorly developed -- names are dropped and you have a hard time to know who's who. It was very slow paced and at most times it was boring. The sex scenes were not erotic in any way and read like a bad soap opera. If you're in for some sappy novel. without any relevance, feel free to read the book.