Kiss and Tango: Diary of a Dancehall Seductress (Paperback)

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Approaching her dreaded thirtieth birthday, Marina Palmer suddenly found herself adrift in anxiety. A successful but bored advertising executive -- on the therapist's couch thrice weekly and with no lasting love in her life -- she longed for true passion and adventure. Then, on a whimsical vacation to South America, at a steamy two A.M. milonga, she found what she was looking for: tango! From her very first close-up glimpse of Argentina's signature dance she fell head over heels. She left everything behind -- her fast-track career, her desperate search for "the One" -- to pursue her new obsession in Buenos Aires, seeking a dancing partner, storybook love, and the tango lessons that might ultimately help her to earn a place on the professional circuit.

In Kiss & Tango, Marina Palmer chronicles in no-holds-barred diary-style confessions her exhilarating misadventures on the Argentine dance floor . . . and beyond. An inspiring, outrageous, and unforgettable true story bursting with passion, adventure, romance, heartbreak, and steamy sex, it is the ideal book for anyone who secretly dreams of taking that one sweet, impossible gamble of a lifetime.

About the Author

Marina Palmer was born in New York City and raised in England, where she attended the Lycée Français and Cambridge University. She lives in Buenos Aires.

Praise For…

“A delicious real–life read…This ballsy babe’s memoir will totally inspire you.” — Cosmopolitan

“Sultry, sexy and smoldering with desire. Are you ready to Kiss & Tango?” — Sue Margolis, author of Original Cyn

“Kiss & Tango takes us inside the world of the tango, evidencing how following your passion can lead to happiness.” — Mireille Guiliano, New York Times bestselling author of French Women Don't Get Fat

“The wonderful cover…a retro b&w photo oozing restrained eroticism, is sure to catch a browser’s eye.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Desperate for dancing…consider Marina Palmer’s memoir Kiss and Tango.” (Summer recommended reading) — Houston Chronicle

“Everything is exciting in Argentina!…Enjoy the breathless tone and the author’s unaffected appreciation for her new life experiences.” — Booklist

“Read First Rate Trash: Blaze Through Your Beach Reading/The Perfect Potboiler for Every Literary Taste” SUMMER ISSUE Roundup — New York magazine

“HBO has shelved SexandtheCity, Desperate Housewives is in reruns…So Kiss & Tango…seems ideally poised to fill a gap in the zeitgeist.” — Washington Post Book World

“The itinerary: a primer on the world’s sultriest dance and a sensual guide to one of Latin America’s lustiest cities.” — USA Today

“This story about looking for love takes you to exotic Buenos Aires without having to use your frequent-flier miles.” — Knoxville News-Sentinel

“Written with such steamy candor, it’s destined to raise temperatures…an inspiring story of a woman who dared to want more.” — Pages Magazine

“Wicked, dangerous and divine. Beware: Kiss & Tango is like a siren’s song. It lures you in. . . . ” — USA Today

“Palmer’s effervesence is so contagious that a reader feels she has actually lived the life. Armchair tango. Now that’s escape.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review

“A sizzler in diary form. This is, undoubtedly, one of the best beach books of the summer.” — Washington Times

“Kiss and Tango lives up to the promise of its sexy title (and book jacket)…It’s too much fun.” — New Orleans Times-Picayune

“Kiss & Tango is delightful, and so is its author.” — Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers

“Marina Palmer…may inspire readers to hop the first plane south.” — Francine Prose, People

“Smoldering…brutally honest and often hilarious…this love story could steam up the big screen.” — Newsweek

“A sexy cross between Bridget Jones and Stella’s groove, with fishnet stockings and a Spanish accent.” — Washington Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060742973
ISBN-10: 0060742976
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2006
Pages: 352
Language: English