Review: Rescued by the Rake by Bess Greenfield

Welcome to the weekend!  I’m gonna help you celebrate by introducing to you a great book by Bess Greenfield.  This is a great romance with quite a few twists and turns.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Have an awesome weekend and don’t forget to pick up a good book!

25556270Book Blurb:

A Lady in Disguise

Desperate to leave her past behind, Claudine Valencourt is less than thrilled to encounter the one man she could never forget. Not surprisingly, gorgeous self-made millionaire Leonardo Barnett doesn’t recognize her when he walks into a sleazy Paris cabaret in the middle of her performance. He never took much notice of her in the first place, and seven years have passed since her unfortunate infatuation. No longer naïve about men, she’s well aware of his womanizing reputation, but 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 entertainment magnate surprises her with compassion, tenderness, and wit, her dormant longings flame back to life stronger than ever. But dare she trust him with her secrets and her heart? With adventure and exquisite passion come disturbing revelations and inconceivable dangers for a lady pretending to be someone she’s not.

A Millionaire’s Prize

After one woman’s treachery destroyed his future, it took years for Leo to rebuild his life and succeed on his own terms. 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. His self-restraint battles with his yearning to keep his precious discovery for himself, and he soon realizes the folly of promises he could never keep

Review:

Claudine fears she has shamed her parents.  That is why she finds herself performing in a shady dance hall.  That is when Leo sees her.  Unbeknownst to him he knows her.  Claudine fears he will go to her parents, but when she realizes he has no clue who she is and offers her a job in America she jumps at it.  While on the journey to America, Leo begins to see Claudine as more than just an employee.  As they grow closer and their relationship changes can Leo accept her deception and help her or will it all fall apart due to stubbornness?

This was quite the entertaining book.  I liked that it spanned the ocean and brought the culture of the times and two different cities into light.  It was also nice seeing Leo and Claudine’s relationship grow and change.  I also liked the elements of the seedier parts of life in that time shown a light on.  Bess Greenfield managed to weave a wonderful story that brought history to life and sprinkled it with romance.  Overall, if you are a historical romance fan you will highly enjoy this book with its interesting characters set in a fantastic background.

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