I love stories about musicians -- rock stars and classical artists; struggling and made-it. Sonata Appassionata and Allegro Vivace (previous book) give us a fun romantic read: cocky and gifted young prodigy violinist pursues older, established teacher mentor, both of them working through some personal issues along the way -- all ingredients for yumminess. They struggle with the obvious obstacles with lots of histrionics and drama thrown into the mix. I don't mind the age difference at all -- this happens often in the artistic world anyway. The issues involved in maintaining an intimate relationship and a hot career are handled nicely. How wonderful to also have actual music references to round out Matt and Aaron's world. Liked both books a lot, just re-read them, and will probably read them again.