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More lipstick chronicles : book two
Shay, Kathryn. Taking care of business.
Berkley edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
345 pages ; 21 cm
Taking care of business / Kathryn Shay -- Touched for the very first time / Emily Carmichael -- Nothing between them / Vivian Leiber.
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The Lipstick Chronicles introduced readers to Elyssa, Alix, Dana, Carole, and Robin, five best friends who make up, an online greeting card company in Washington, D.C. Now they're back in the second collection of interconnecting stories of women, love, sex, dating, friendship, and breaking the rules of romance.

Elyssa-The powerful CEO is about to find herself powerless against the charms of a certain man determined to turn her life upside down...

Dana-She's a whiz at snappy greetings, clever rejoinders, and sweet sentiments. But there are no words to describe where love is taking the queen of the one-night stands...

Carole-She's just this side of jaded after the end of her miserable marriage. But as she's about to learn, the Y chromosome can still yield some satisfying surprises...

As for Robyn and Alix...Between finding a Mr. Right who isn't all wrong and maintaining Allheart's booming business, they have their hands full keeping Elyssa happy, Dana calm, and Carole in line and under control. Wedding bells are going to be ringing for one of them soon, and they're all about to discover just what friends are for...

Author Notes

Kathryn Shay is the award-winning author of many contemporary romance novels. She currently teaches high school English and was a professor of education for five years. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and two children. Visit her website at:

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Booklist Review

The continuation of the popular The Lipstick Chronicles 0 (2003) returns to, a profitable online greeting card company where five smart, successful women are pursuing their careers. This installment focuses on three of them: Elyssa, Dana, and Carole. All are career oriented and find it very difficult to let themselves be truly open to a relationship for fear of having to give up what's important to them. Elyssa, the CEO, is trying to keep her personal relationship with one of her investors separate from their working relationship. Dana, who insists on things remaining superficial, finds herself drawn to a meditation guru in Sedona. The strongest tale involves Carole, Allheart's saleswoman, who is involved with a dedicated young senator. He wants commitment, but every time it looks like he is going to propose, she changes the subject. Then when they plan a getaway weekend in Quebec and he is detained, Carole meets a very suave and debonair gentleman. Together, these stories make up one fast-paced, contemporary ode to the dilemmas of modern women. --Maria Hatton Copyright 2004 Booklist