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Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes: A Novel

by Jules Moulin

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GREAT! ( )
  joanalau | Sep 6, 2017 |
Sweet book. It will make my happy book list this year. ( )
  shazjhb | Oct 4, 2015 |
Thirty-one-year-old professor and single mom Ally Hughes has a beautiful, loving weekend-long affair with twenty-one-year-old ex-student Jake Bean while her daughter is away with a relative. Ten years later, her now-grown daughter announces that she's bringing famous actor Noah Bean home for dinner, and pop-culture-challenged Ally has no idea that this means her past lover is about to walk back into her life. The story alternates between the present and that weekend affair, so we see those stories unfold in parallel. The relationship between Ally and Jake is both sexy and incredibly sweet without being either crude or saccharine. Watching them trying to figure out what they mean to each other and what to do about it was a treat. The book also deals with pressures on women to do with beauty, youth, and sex in a light hearted but interesting way. The book is perhaps a bit uneven--the end is a little abrupt and while the dialogue is awesome, Moulin sometimes errs on the side of the sparse in terms of the scenes in which the dialogue happens--but I loved it. Recommended. ( )
  lycomayflower | Sep 14, 2015 |
I received access to this galley for free through the First to Read program.

The eye-catching title and fun blurb led me to choose this book. The narration alternates between Ally, a college professor,and her daughter, Lizzie, an aspiring actress.

The frequent time shifts, from past to present-day, threw me off. As expected, given the title, there was sexual content, graphic at times. However, for the most part, it was not crude or vulgar. I enjoyed the depictions of the main characters. Ally was personable and imperfect. Jake was sexy and appealing in both looks and personality. The peripheral characters, such as Claire, Ted, and Weather, could have been given more of a role.

On a positive note, there was a minor unpredictable plot twist and I liked how it ended. Overall, I liked, but did not love, the book. ( )
  kulmona | Aug 17, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0525955216, Hardcover)

When a buttoned-up professor and her unbuttoned daughter fall for the same irresistible man, a delightful, subversive comedy begins. . . .
 
Life isn’t easy for single mother Ally Hughes. Teaching at Brown, her class load is huge and her boss is a menace. At home, she contends with a critical mother, a falling-down house, and a daughter who never misses a beat. Between taking care of the people she loves, teaching full time, and making ends meet, Ally doesn't have time for a man. She doesn’t date. She’s not into flings. But then she meets Jake, an eager student, young in years but old in soul, who challenges his favorite professor to open up her life, and her heart, to love. It doesn't work. In fact, his urging backfires.

Ten years later, Ally's still single. Jake reappears and surprises her in a brand-new role: He's dating Ally's now-grown daughter. In this hilarious, heartrending tale, Ally is finally forced to concede (not only to herself) that an independent, "liberated" woman can still make room in her life for love.

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Life isn't easy for single mother Ally Hughes. Teaching at Brown, her class load is huge and her boss is a menace. At home, she contends with a critical mother, a falling-down house, and a daughter who never misses a beat. Between taking care of the people she loves, teaching full time, and making ends meet, Ally doesn't have time for a man. She doesn't date. She's not into flings. But then she meets Jake, an eager student, young in years but old in soul, who challenges his favorite professor to open up her life, and her heart, to love. It doesn't work. In fact, his urging backfires. Ten years later, Ally's still single. Jake reappears and surprises her in a brand-new role: He's dating Ally's now-grown daughter. In this hilarious, heartrending tale, Ally is finally forced to concede (not only to herself) that an independent, "liberated" woman can still make room in her life for love.… (more)

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