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Glimpse into the male-dominated 1950s where men ruled and alluring women beguiled while trying to position themselves into lives of comfort. Melody’s facade of elegance and confidence hides her rapidly plummeting lifestyle until she has to face her realities. Gorgeous, sweet, trusting Lara climbs out of depravity but may be heading toward a total relapse. Hard-edged Carla, the bitter conniver, tries to outsmart one and all in order to be the elusive winner. Power players—the movie star, the international singing sensation, the wunderkind executive headhunter, the dynamic attorney, and the nearly legitimate underworld fixer—are caught up in the manipulative, handsome Asian-American honcho’s exploitation schemes. Underlying the erotic dark sides, impossible dreams, and demanding demons is the need to accept their own vulnerabilities, to know how to take risks whether with money, sex, love, drugs, or even integrity. Giving in to one’s weakness can lead to true love or to downfall. The takers become the losers. True love is lurking around all the time, but it must be earned. Can they do that? Can any one of them make the right choices? Find out.