When Catriona Drouot, a young music therapist, honours an opera diva’s dying request to help her son, Umberto Monteverdi, recover his musical gift, she knows it will be a difficult assignment. She had shared a night of passion with the once-celebrated composer ten years before, with unexpected consequences.
The extent of her challenge becomes apparent when she arrives at her client’s estate on the glittering shores of Lake Como. Robbed of his sight by a nearfatal car accident, the man is arrogant, embittered and resistant to her every effort to help him. Still, Catriona sings a siren’s call within him that he cannot ignore.
Caught up in the tempestuous intrigues at Umberto’s Palladian mansion, Catriona discovers that her attraction to the blind musician is as powerful as ever. How can she share what she has hidden from him for the past decade? Soon she realises that hers is not the only secret that is rippling uneasily below the surface. Dark forces haunt the sightless composer, threatening his life – for the second time.
Concerto is a sensual and romantic story of lost love and forgiveness, destiny and difficult choices, and of a heroine determined to put things right at last.
Have I mentioned that I absolutely love a broken hero in a love story? Give me an epic romance with a broken hero and I will be all over it!
The main characters Catriona and Umberto in Concerto had a history in the past. Because of a tragic accident Umberto has lost his sights and Catriona is asked and given the task to help recover Umberto’s musical gift.
I love a broken hero and a strong heroine. This is exactly what Concerto has given us. It is so very romantic and passionate. I love how classical music has played a critical role in Catriona and Umberto’s story (and I have learnt a lot about classic music from this book!). It also has rich descriptions of the beautiful Italian landscape. The romance is tender but also very intense and heartfelt at parts.
This is a very mysterious, poignant, passionate and alluring romance. I absolutely love the fact that it is 500 pages. It is not just a love story, it has so much more: family, friendship, career, music and just life in general. It reads like a family and romantic saga. I love it!
I have always loved Hannah Fielding’s books and this is another stunning read from her. If you love romance or just a great book in general, I highly recommend it!
Thank you so much Amber and Midas Public Relations for gifting me this gorgeous copy to review!