When Dexter Krispin left Pittsburgh and moved, temporarily to Schicksal, Kansas to finish his doctoral thesis, he didn't think he would meet someone as interesting as Noah Stoffel. Noah has lived in Schicksal his whole life, likes living there and has managed to keep his sexual preferences a secret…at least he did until Dexter came to town.
As Dexter and Noah come to know each other and grow closer, Dexter feels that he has found the one man he would love to spend the rest of his days with. So does Noah, for that matter, except that he has a great need for privacy that Dex doesn't like. There is also a lie that the town has helped Noah live that could either bring an end to their relationship or help Noah heal and build that relationship on a stronger foundation.
Saving Noah is a wonderful and sad story of love, loyalty, friendship, and how all of those things can get tangled up due to expectations, how others see us, how all of our actions affect those around us and how love can help heal - or at least put us on the path to it - how we deal with things. This is a book on my recommended reading list.