Well-done series regency story. Music flows throughout--the lady is a composer and, secretly, a performer. I wasn't convinced her problem was really that serious -- didn't a lot of folks get smallpox and war scars, etc? -- but it was clear it was important to her. And it was clear that she was important to Xavier, meltingly so. I found the repetition of details and character names and re-explanation of previously revealed story, um, repetitive (is it Harlequin style, to help distracted readers?), but the history was intriguing. A good Saturday afternoon read.