Book Reviews of Lip Service

Lip Service
Lip Service
Author: M.J. Rose
ISBN-13: 9780671041311
ISBN-10: 0671041312
Publication Date: 9/1/1999
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Atria
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
I found it to be a bit boring overall. There is too much "story" and not enough "good stuff". It wasn't anything like what I was expecting.
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Helpful Score: 1
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.
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Helpful Score: 1
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.
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very good
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This book was differnt than I expected. Although good, I would probably have to say I was a little disappointed in it.
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very good book...i just wish it were longer so the ending would be different! Hot read! Very sexy scenes!
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pretty good book
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This book was excellent- a real page turner. I stayed up late until 2:00 a.m. several nights to finish it. It has some unusual subject matter- phone sex as therapy- with interesting characters, setting, and descriptions. It is fairly erotic, so be warned in case that is not your cup of tea. An excellent, thoughtful read.
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This book was okay. I didn't like it as much as the suspense novels by this author but the story kept me interested.
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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.
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A very good book that examines the relationship between sexuality and identiy. Lots of erotic scences but also a lot of psychological insight.
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Sex sells. That's the angle book marketers are aiming for with the cherries on the cover, but Lip Service might be a double entendre. I found Julia Sterling's transformation from a confrontation-avoidant, taken-care-of upper class New York wife into a stronger, more assertive, and freer spirit to be the more compelling story. Having had a nervous breakdown in college, Julia married Paul, a psychiatrist and her father's junior colleague. Their relationship reminds me of "The Yellow Wallpaper" until Julia, now 38, takes on a book project at a prestigious progressive sex clinic which involves research as a phone sex therapist. Through this process—without Paul's knowledge— Julia's spirit and sexuality is reawakened.

Some parts of this initially self-published novel are overwritten. One is first told, then shown through the dialogue, repeatedly. The phone conversations are not extremely stimulating, and the author chose to not describe Julia's masturbating after one session, leading me to the conclusion this story is more about Julia's inner transformation. Although parts of the plot seem frivolous at times, in retrospect they do neatly fit together. Part 3 takes the story in another, somewhat unpredicted direction, but Lip Service falls strictly in the romance genre. In short, a nice read about someone making a change in her life, spiced up with a hint of phone sex.
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Very, very naughty. :-)
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Wow!This was sexy, well written and exciting. Must read!