Tender Savage

Tender Savage - Iris Johansen 3.5 stars. An unusually charming old Johansen "Loveswept." American Lara volunteers to go undercover to try and rescue Ricardo, the charismatic leader of a revolution her twin brother in involved in. The leader of the opposition wants to use her to break Ricardo and forces them to have sex; in a moving scene, Ricardo makes it bearable for her by spinning a romantic fantasy about them. The usual vicissitudes of romance follow, not all of them very logical, but it was a fast-paced and sweetly emotional read.