“There are no heroes on the battlefield, my lady; there are only survivors.” Let me say that I am a bit of a fangirl about anything Elizabeth Hoyt writes. I may be a bit biased. I think she is a master at sexual tension, so if you like a smooth, slow build up to a very enjoyable, lustfully delicious climax, GO HERE. That being said, Hoyt also writes such a fabulous STORY. This is a Historical Romance with some meat on it's bones. It makes you think, it transports you with just a few words from sixteenth century England to early American colonies, during the French and Indian war. War is always brutal, but especially when it was so hand to hand and personal as it was back then. I am fast becoming enamored of any Historical romance set in Colonial America. I love my country, and even though it may have been founded by my ancestors and wrongfully settled, it's still my country and it's still my history. I loved Pamela Clare's [b:Untamed|3711150|Untamed (MacKinnon's Rangers, #2)|Pamela Clare|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1325216112s/3711150.jpg|3754715][b:Surrender|656836|Surrender (MacKinnon’s Rangers, #1)|Pamela Clare|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1298611983s/656836.jpg|642925][b:Defiant|11725779|Defiant (MacKinnon's Rangers, #3)|Pamela Clare|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1311221817s/11725779.jpg|16104328] for that very reason. Both sides are shown, and yes, I realize that it's romanticized. But it still leaves an impact and piques my interest. While the war is the background for this particular book, it's not the focal point. The entirety of this story aside from a few flashbacks is set in England. It deals with Samuel's quest to root out the person who gave information about his regiment to the French, which led to their massacre. While hunting down a fellow soldier, he comes across Lady Evangeline, sister to a fallen comrade. She is also engaged to be married and besides, Samuel Hartley isn't a titled Lord but a common rich man from the Colonies. Of course, their passion and chemistry is off the charts, dominating most of their encounters but left much to their imaginations because they both realize the futility of their attraction. Emaline is a lady of the ton. She's a snob, to be blunt, but once again Hoyt's characterization also makes her relatable. She's a product of her upbringing, but she's not a bigot. She realizes her attraction and though she tries to stay away, her position as a chaperone to Samuel's sister makes it impossible to stay away from him. Especially when he decides to stay close to her in order to explore their feelings.Sensual, sexy, and captivating, this is more evidence of what makes me love Elizabeth Hoyt!