Grounds for Divorce
1948 (original publication 1937)
Love and intrigue are what this book is all about. For me, it was the phrase at the top: “He was weak and she was wanton.” Who can say no to that tagline? In short, society gal Lolita marries upstanding man Bailey. The sexual chemistry is just not happening for our newlyweds. They quickly go off the rails by indulging in booze and a bit of adultery. By the end they come together, hopeful for a future. A real feel good romance. <sarcasm>
Jack Woodford was a novelist with quite a few pulp fiction credits such as: The Abortive Hussy, Hard-boiled Virgin, and Free Lovers.