by Gale Sydney
Intimate Novel #49, 1953
The back cover reads:
"You do things to me, baby...The rhythm of the music's mad beat
echoed the fervent throb of blood pulsing through their hungry hearts as
they performed the sensuous dance. Their bodies were glued togther. They
were sinuously one.
Grace had meant to escape
her family, find release for all the wild urges inside her. Young Grace
had much to give, and in the strange world through which she moved danger
lurked--for anyone so lovely, so generous in her affection, so untutored
in the ways of sin. Charlie, the ex-pug with a one-track mind and a brutal
way. Glady's, with a warped yearning no normal girl could appreciate. Ray,
whose rhythmic body was a source of constant delight.
Grace knew she was headed
down the devil's road as she yielded to false embraces. But only time could
give the answer to her tortured searching!"
Grace hates her family,
hates her job, hates the men she meets. The only thing keeping her going
is her dream: she wants to dance!--forget the fact that every time she
gets on the dance floor her mambos look like she's having a seizure. It's
the classic story of a poor city girl and her in-the-spotlight dreams with
the nice added touches of a Latin lover/dance instructor, a heartbroken
ex-fighter, a lesbian boss and her swinger daughter, the cleaning woman
with a heart of gold, and the drunken office friends that give Grace the
courage to get up and strut her stuff.
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