He vowed to conquer her in every way. But she swore to Love Not a Rebel.
They called her “Highness,” ravishing Lady Amanda Sterling, forced to spy on Lord Eric Cameron by the lord governor of Virginia and her evil, ambitious father. She’d detested Eric Cameron on sight. He was a traitor to King and country. Yet she’d been sent to steal his heart, his soul, and his secret plans for the revolution. And now she was his wife, swept into marriage with a man who would sear her with the hellfire of his desire and make her his prisoner of love.
Lord Eric Cameron turned his back on his family’s estates in England to embrace the patriots’ cause. He did it quietly—before the fateful shots at Lexington and Concord rang out and his true allegiance became clear by cannon and by sword. But Eric also fought another war—with the glorious Amanda Sterling, the beauty he had married, knowing he could never trust her . . . nor let her go. Amanda was the woman he had vowed to conquer, the spy he would never surrender—even at the risk of his life.
The third installment in Graham's North American Woman series ( Sweet Savage Eden ) is the best, reclaiming the familiar landscape of Revolutionary America. Eric Cameron, a rebel general, desires and eventually marries beautiful Tory Amanda Sterling even though he realizes that she spies for the British. What he does not know, however, is that blackmail has forced Amanda into espionage. The multiple misunderstandings driving the plot are developed adroitly, with the single exception of a complication involving Amanda's father, whose cruelty to her eventually is explained through a flimsy deus ex machina resolution. Graham adds a few historical figures to her cast but these portrayals (of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington) are superficial. In developing the romance element, however, Graham never falters. The bold sensuality and frankness of her descriptions convey both the physical pleasure and emotional transport of erotic love.