Members of the ton give Beatrice
Albright a wide berth. Though beautiful, the third Albright
sister is an acknowledged shrew and, at the beginning of her
seventh season, considered to be ready for spinsterhood.
Beatrice is aware of her reputation and
knows that her attitude has landed her in a situation that
is almost too much for her to bear. When her older sisters
take their youngest sister rather than Beatrice under their
wing in order to help Winifred catch a husband, Beatrice
finds herself staring into the face of her future: no social
invitations and only her mother for company. To avoid this
fate, dramatic steps must be taken. Beatrice knows the only
way for her to land a husband is to find someone no one else
would marry. Gareth Berenger, Marquis of Highcroft, fits
the bill perfectly.
Gareth is handsome and wealthy, but the
rumors that he killed his first wife make him more of an
outcast than Beatrice. Gareth wouldnít even attempt to move
in society, but that he needs an heir and thus needs a
wife. When the tempestuous Beatrice proposes to him, Gareth
is intrigued. But Gareth is a man of unconventional erotic
tastes and experience has taught him that his bride must
suit him sexually. So he makes a deal with Beatrice: spend
a fortnight with him and if they match in the bedroom they
will get married. Itís a shocking proposition, but for
Gareth and Beatrice itís their last chance to wed. Will
their erotic adventure end in happiness or heartbreak?
Follow Jess Michaels behind closed
doors where nothing is denied when the prize is pleasure.
The third Albright sister meets her match in a darkly
seductive lord who is perfect hero material. Gareth is
sexy, dominant, and tender Ė the perfect match for the
dramatic, passionate Beatrice. I loved watching Beatrice
shed the layer of shrewishness sheís worn for so long. What
makes Nothing Denied so enjoyable is that
neither Beatrice nor Gareth take each other at face value.
They work to uncover the people beneath the reputations and
itís no surprise to the reader that, when all is said and
done, they are both likeable, endearing characters that are
perfect for one another. On top of the romance is the
sexual journey Beatrice takes with Gareth. With a touch of
BDSM and a healthy dose of eroticism, Nothing Denied
might just be Ms. Michaelsís hottest book to date.
Nothing Denied is the
third Albright Sisters book, but it can be read as a
stand-alone. I enjoyed Nothing Denied just as
much, if not more, than Everything Forbidden and
Something Reckless, both excellent books in their own
right. From teasing mentions in Nothing Denied
of how the youngest Albright sister, Winifred, winds up
married, I definitely hope Ms. Michaels writes her story.
Until then, Iíll just curl up and enjoy the sinfully
delicious Nothing Denied once more.