Austria, 1804. That right there tells you this is going to be a unique story. It gets better, though. Eight years previous, Dutch composer Arie De Voss has become a music icon through his symphony Love and Freedom. However, this is a lie, Love and Freedom was written by De Voss' dying mentor and he has claimed it as his own. And now, in 1804, Arie is trying to prove to himself that he can write his own symphony, but the guilt and fear of discovery has halted his ability to do so.
Mathilda Heidal was born into scandal and made a nice marriage to a doctor to free herself of gossip. She also freed herself from her musical gift. Now a widow, Mathilda has come across her idol, Arie De Voss, and is unable to overcome a desire to return to music.
Starting lessons with Mathilda, Arie realizes that she is a gifted musician and does not require lessons, but he claims her as his muse when he is able to continue work on his symphony. Guilt claims him once again when he realizes that the man this woman idolizes is a fraud. This sets out to ruin the love that is growing between them. His choice is this: Admit his guilt and lose his love or live a lie.
Song of Seduction is without a doubt one of the best historical romances I've read. I devoured it in a day. There was no way I could space this out. I had to know what happened. The passion and intensity kept me turning the pages in wicked speed. Highly recommended to historical romance lovers. This is a good one.