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Intoxicating Tango: My Years in Buenos Aires (Death Dance Destiny Memoir Trilogy Book 3)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  10 reviews
A story so sensual, so unconventional, and so shocking... it could only be true. After a series of life-changing and terrible losses, Cherie moves to steamy Buenos Aires, where the romantic attention of the local men reignites her youth and sexuality. But women like her, who stay to create a life and dance the best tango in the world, rapidly find themselves bombarded with ...more
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Published November 15th 2019 by Mirasol Press
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Joe Montaperto
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Reeling over the unexpected death of her beloved husband Jack, Cherie Magnus, in her book -'Intoxicating Tango' - is determined to make a new life for herself. She sells off all her belongings, cashes in on her librarian pension and decides to pursue her passion - dancing the Tango. She journeys off to exotic Buenos Aires, Argentina, the cradle of tango, where she soon becomes addicted to the seduction of the dance, the lure of the codigos (etiquette) of the milongas - and, especially, the seduc ...more
Anna Liezl
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book brings you to the world of the author during her years in Buenas Aires. The detailed timeline and detailed description of the place, people, and culture make you feel how you are actually in her shoes. There is a lot to learn from her experience. If you have plans to move to BA as an expat, foreigner or a resident, this book could serve as your survival book.
Anthony Stancomb
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
A remarkable story. An attractive, feisty, recently widowed woman in her early fifties sells up in America and moves to Argentina to pursue her dream of a life that revolves around tango.
It should be prescribed reading for anyone visiting Buenos Aires.

Reading her book, you get to understand what tango is all about (it really is a way of life), and you get to partake in the faintly seedy side of BA life where tango takes place. She launches herself wholeheartedly into this milieu, and we follow
Augusto Tomas
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Why the title of "Intoxicating Tango" from a person that loves and gave up herself to Tango?
We could say that what happens in the Tango floor it stays in the Tango floor.
In case you dare to extrapolate that the life felt in the Tango floor is as good as the daily life then explore it at your own peril!
In case you would like to know what looks like living a life outside the Tango floor at Buenos Aires, as a woman tourist, then this is a book for you!
A warning, you might felt that the Prince of th
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Gives a glimpse into the Buenos Aires tango and tourist scene. This book presents a romantic then realistic of an erotic yet toxic world of machismo. You'll love the physical and emotional embrace of tango, but beware of the downside - milongueros with no jobs, prospects and are of questionable marital status. So tourist ladies, watch your heart and your wallet. You are in for an informative and wild adventure.
Billy Buttons
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:
Title: Intoxicating Tango: My Years in Buenos Aires
Author: Cherie Magnus

Star Rating: 5 Stars
Number of Readers: 19
Editing: 8/10
Writing Style: 7/10
Content: 8/10
Cover: 8/10
Of the 19 readers:
17 would read another book by this author.
16 thought the cover was good or excellent.
19 felt it was easy to follow.
17 would recommend this story to another reader to try.
Of all the readers, 10 felt the author’s stronges
Paz Ellis
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Intoxicating Tango, the third book in Cherie's Memoir was a delight to read!
When I first starting reading, I did not know how I felt about a subject so foreign to me... Tango and a decade in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I was truly intrigued to learn more after some research into the "addictive" dance that so many people travel to Buenos Aires to experience. Some people go climb Mount Everest, some go to the famous wine regions across the world, and in this case, many travel to Argentina to dance at
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure: I know Cherie. I have been to Buenos Aires on two group tango trips, first in 1998 and second in 2000. I met Cherie in 1998 in the first group, which was also her first trip. The idea of moving to Buenos Aires for tango sounded so romantic but I never would have had the courage to do it myself. Cherie upended her entire life to move to another country. This seemed like an incredible adventure to me, and it was. I loved the book and felt like she was speaking to me. This would be ...more
Mary K Miles
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you love tango you’re going to love this read! If you know nothing about tango you will be hooked! Loved it!
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Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
We are proud to announce that INTOXICATING TANGO: My years in Buenos Aires by Cherie Magnus is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!
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