Tender Torment was recommended to me on a Amazon Discussion as a favorite bodice ripper, it was okay and I have read better books with this theme. It was originally written in the 1970's and was the oldest love story I have read accept for the classics. Lots of rapes and close call rapes. I didn't feel the love between the characters -more ownership and intensity than deep true love. I like these kinds of stories with jealousy and the whole bodice ripping thing and search them out, but I felt sometimes in Tender Torment, it was too much and unnecessary to this old school love story.
Back cover: A woman no man could tame; a woman who used what she had to get what she wanted. Ravaged brutally by a man determined to claim her and her fortune as his own, Alexandra flees the safety of her home, embarking on a journey that will see her tossed upon the turbulent seas of disgrace and shame and treachery.