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Hello, and welcome to the LA Stories. Enjoy a dip into romance in the city of creative dreams!

Mating Dance -- #9

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The ninth of the L.A. Stories to reach completion, MATING DANCE is set firmly in the world of a professional dancer. Julia is a ballroom instructor who came to the sport in mid-life. Ray is the handsome younger man she meets while teaching on a singles cruise. While waiting to disembark, Ray starts a conversation that leads to a dinner date … and then to much more.

Ray and Julia were an interesting couple to write. She is white, he is mixed-race; she is sixteen years older; he is just starting to get some traction in his acting career, and she’s well-established. Not to mention, she’s divorced, with a college-aged daughter.

They have a couple of things firmly in common, though: they both love to dance; and they both want to be together enough to adjust as needed so that can happen.

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