The Count's Last Mistress
When her social conscience and avant-garde art trigger rumors of mental instability, New York heiress Jeanne Delancy flees to Paris to begin her life anew as an independent painter. But the political turmoil of 1871 leaves her with an abandoned child to protect and a tragic mystery to solve. Struggling and desperate, Jeanne is stunned to receive an absurdly lucrative commission from a handsome, aristocratic cavalry officer. The former wallflower has every reason to mistrust the arrogant, yet charming comte de Chaumenay, but she finds the offer difficult to refuse and her new patron even harder to resist.
Consumed with remorse over his past, war hero Olivier Valencourt is certain the beguiling American beauty he discovers in a Montmartre hovel holds the key to his redemption. To convince her to reveal a truth only she can tell, he plots to win her confidence through patronage, patience, and his never-before-tested powers of persuasion. But it doesn't take long for the bohemian's unconventional wisdom and innocent sensuality to obliterate his self-control and divert his agenda entirely. While the strong-willed opposites struggle to reconcile their deepest longings, dangerous alliances and scandalous secrets threaten a tragic repetition of history.
"It's very exciting to find a debut author with such talent not only for crafting a story but for telling it so beautifully...This book practically oozes atmosphere. I was fascinated by this foray into the artistic underworld of Paris...The setting, description, characterization, emotional angst, and rich storytelling all add up for one sublimely satisfying read. I couldn't put it down. The Count's Last Mistress is a true standout in a sea of Regency and Victorian romances, and I am anxiously awaiting Miss Greenfield's next novel!" 4.5 stars - Jenny Q, Let Them Read Books
"The personalities of these characters develop before your eyes. They become real to you and you do not want the story to end... It captivated me from the first page. The love scenes are so passionate and real." 5+ stars - The Romance Reviews
"Greenfield masterfully plays out the interaction between the two to maximum humor and tension... I loved that there were so many different plots and points interwoven into the fabric of this story... Greenfield does a fantastic job of keeping you guessing throughout... Integral pieces of information or events were skillfully withheld until precisely the right moment in order to maximize their impact...Bess Greenfield is a new author for me, and I'm always ecstatic to find writers I really enjoy. You can bet I'll be checking out what else she's written and following her works in the future." - Three Chicks After Dark
"A beautiful love story between two people who were seemingly not meant to be together. The characters grow, develop, yearn, and love. And the author takes us on a wondrous journey with them so we feel their passion and crave their HEA as a mystery is solved along the way." 5 stars - Kari Kaz, Goodreads
The Rake's Proposition
A heart-wrenching tale of love, mystery, and second chances in Gilded Age Manhattan...
A lady on the run
Betrayed and disillusioned, Claudine Valencourt is determined to leave her past behind any way she can--even if it means she must reinvent herself as a cabaret singer and deceive the one man she could never quite forget. Gilded Age entertainment tycoon Leonardo Barnett has no idea "his discovery" was once the infatuated teenager who used to gawk at him. When he promises her exactly what she needs--escape, a means of independence, a new beginning in New York--she can't resist.
Despite her best judgment, she can't resist Leo either. When the allegedly self-absorbed millionaire surprises her with compassion, tenderness, and wit, her dormant longings flame back to life stronger than ever. But dare she trust a notorious rake with her secrets and her heart?
A tycoon with dark secrets
It takes years for Leo to rebuild his life after a vicious and false accusation nearly destroys him. But it only takes a few days for a vulnerable young beauty with a heartbreaking voice to pierce through his cynicism and defenses. Her warmth and guileless sensuality reveal a protective instinct he never knew he had and a desire that was there all along. As his self-restraint battles with his yearning to keep his precious discovery for himself, he realizes the folly of promises he could never keep.
"This author is new to me, but I have an appreciation for great writing. Her characters have spunk and vivacity that is welcome. The fact that she writes of the lower classes is a draw as well." 5 stars, The Ardent Reader
"A turn of the 20th century Paris and New York tale and what a tale. Witty dialog, intrigue, passion, the Cabaret, the lower classes, the upper classes who love to indulge, trust, betrayal, secrets, finding love and romance, makes this an intriguing tale... Well done! A satisfying and enjoyable read!" 4 stars, My Book Addiction and More