“You’ve owned me from the moment I walked into that music room. You’ve wrapped yourself in my heart and mind. I can’t get you out. I don’t want to.” ~ Rafael Van Rees
Daaaaaannnnggg, right? This beautiful story truly begins with a week in two children’s lives that will change their lives forever. Sophie Fisher is a daring, beautiful opera singer whose father’s death has left her with enough debt and trouble to mire her life forever. She has an equally beautiful younger sister Lilli and they both live in Europe. Sophie is stronger than she knows and when she is contacted by the mafia in regards to paying her father’s debt, well, let’s just say things get interesting.
Enter Rafael Van Rees. He’s enigmatic & mysterious and nobody knows a thing about him. He is a music conductor among other things and the feeling he has for Sophie is staggering from the get go. Here is a man shrouded by secret who seems to know Sophie better than she could have ever expected.
These two people are connected by things in their past that keeps drawing them together. Rafael will do anything to protect her, even confront his past head on and she’ll do anything to protect him. Their love story begins.
It made me laugh, smile and beam with happiness. I don’t want to divulge the crux of these two people’s love story but it’s as powerful as it is painful. The past is painful for both of them but when their paths collide, the truth does too.
Overall, I’ll give it a four out of five. It does its job a little too well. You really need to suspend reality especially every time Raphael and Sophie’s ages are mentioned.