Since Ace used Leroy lettering exclusively by the end of 1952, the handlettered second and fourth story are reprints from earlier romance titles. Remarkable fact: three of the four artists in this issue are women.
Arlene Dunne; Zelma Neal; Burke Stevens; Mary Robbins; Cliff Robbins
Arlene visits Cuba to buy items for her Connecticut gift shop. She’s mistaken for Zelma by Burke. Burke and Arlene fall in love but he refuses to discuss Zelma. Back in the USA, Arlene learns Zelma was a gold-digger who only wanted Burke’s money. Arlene decides to break her engagement because she’d always remind Burke of her evil double. After a confrontation with the real Zelma, Arlene changes her mind, since she and Zelma are totally different in personality, and Burke knows this.
March works for Alan but he thinks she’s a glamourous, unattached career girl. She actually lives with her married sister and her husband, and helps care for their young son Pudge. Although he and Arlene love each other, Alan breaks off their romance. Arlene thinks it’s another woman, but it’s because Alan is caring for his orphaned niece, and doesn’t believe March would be happy as a mother and housewife. March reveals her true nature and they will wed.
Bill Clarke; Cynthia; Madge; Kirkwood; Ruth; Gloria; Mr. Carrington
Model Cynthia is known as a man-stealer. She falls for her new boss, Bill. However, she discovers he’s the brother of a woman who had a breakdown after Cynthia stole her man, and Bill wants revenge. The other models were in on the plot. Cynthia falls ill and Bill apologises. He loses his job over his scheme but he and Cynthia are in love and get married.
Jack Damon; Betsy Baxter; Vernon Radcliff; Georgia Thornton
Jack and his fiancee Betsy live in a resort town. Jack is happy with his life as a fisherman but Betsy admires the rich summer visitors. Wealthy Vernon is attracted to Betsy but she rejects his lecherous advances. Georgia, Vernon’s equally rich friend, tries to seduce Jack but their boat is sunk in a storm: Betsy and Vernon rescue them. Betsy and Jack realise they are meant for each other, as do Georgia and Vernon.