Lip Service Author:M. J. Rose Lip Service is the seductive new novel that everyone is talking about. Crackling with eroticism and suspense, Lip Service probes the secret world of phone sex and one woman who becomes empowered by what she discovers there. Not since Erica Jong's Fear of Flying has a novel so masterfully examined the relationship between sex... more »uality and identity. On the surface, Julia Sterling's life seems blessed. Married to a renowned psychiatrist, living on Manhattan's tony Upper East Side, Julia deeply loves her stepson, and is forging a career as a journalist. When a writing job exposes her to the world of phone sex, Julia glimpses a world that stirs her erotic fantasies but threatens her carefully constructed reality. As she explores her emotional and sexual connections to the men she knows and several she will never meet, she confronts evil, perversity, and her own passions. Tracing the currents of desire, illusion, and psychological manipulation,Lip Service is an astonishingly vivid glimpse into one woman's inner life. At the same time, this electrifying thriller grips the reader as it builds toward a battering climax.« less
Nice quick read. Julia Sterling has spent most of her life under her husband psychiatric thumb his stern guidance of self representation. Now Julia under the psuedeo of Alice Carroll becomes a new person, whose research as a phone sex therapists opens up the doors to her own sexuality and desires, not only in the bedroom but in life.
Looking forward to reading other book by this author.
I liked this book much better than In Fidelity. I liked the ending, I just wish she had gone a little more in depth and carried the story farther in the future. But overall I would definitely recommend this book.
Julia Sterling is a renowned psychiatrist's wife. She immerses herself in the world of phone sex in order to research a book. As a result, the profound changes in herself are the catlyst for the life altering actions that take place in this book, both for her and those around her. Side note, Rose's new Morgan Snow series are based around the Butterfield Institute which is introduced in this story. The book provides some good background information for the Snow series.