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Lipstick on his collar
Villars, Elizabeth.
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New York : Warner Books, 1990.
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Publisher's Weekly Review

Book publisher Hallie Porter learns that her husband is sleeping with her editor-in-chief and best friend, Olivia Collins; the rivalry becomes even more intense as the women compete for the Maxwell Perkins Prize. ``Juggling sex and business complications with finesse, Villars redeems her formulaic plot with flexible and stylish characters,'' said PW. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Successful and respected New York publisher Hallie Porter has just made the cover of Time magazine. The thrill of her career achievement is suddenly squelched, however, when she discovers that her husband, Jake Fox, is having an affair with her good friend and colleague, Olivia Collins. So begins this novel of interpersonal relations, power struggles, and corporate game-playing in the fast lane. The characters vault into and out of so many beds that they deserve Olympic medals, and in no time at all the reader's attention is snared. The inside look at the world of book publishing is intriguing, and the situation becomes even more interesting once Hallie starts her own publishing house. Written by a veteran novelist of historical and contemporary fiction ( Wars of the Heart, LJ 12/15/86; Adam's Daughters, LJ 8/84), this is diverting reading for lovers of contemporary romances. For large fiction collections.-- Maria A. Perez-Stable, Western Michigan Univ. Libs., Kalamazoo (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.