Monday, November 9, 2015

Book Review: "Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes" by Jules Moulin

Ten years ago, Professor Ally Hughes had a wild weekend with a hot younger guy (who had been her student) while her 10 year old daughter Lizzie was away for the weekend with Ally's mother.  She and Jake really connected, but Ally's situation with her job and as a single mother made it impossible to attempt a true relationship.... so they reluctantly parted ways.  Tonight, Lizzie brings home this guy she's been seeing for dinner.  And, it's Jake.

This was such a fun book!  I couldn't stop and accidentally read it all in one night.  It is one of those books that makes you smile the entire time.  Each chapter alternates between present day and ten years ago so you can see what happened the weekend Ally and Jake first got together, and then what is happening now - with Jake and Lizzie.  It's a modern fairy tale where you are hoping for the fairy tale ending the entire time.  Oh, and sex.  Lots and lots of fun sexy times.  Oh boy.

So basically, I loved this book.  I loved Jake and I loved Ally.  Lizzie was a great counterbalance, or at least showed a "typical" 20 year old which contrasts drastically with Jake as a 21 year old in maturity.  I would have liked to have gotten to know Lizzie's friend Weather a little more though...  but that doesn't take anything away from the book as it is....  which is just a fun experience!

*****
Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes
by Jules Moulin
Dutton, 2015
278 pages
Source:  Library
*****

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2 comments:

Geoff said...

I haven't read your review yet, but the publisher sent me a couple of weeks ago and I cannot wait to read this. It's next up on my list. I loved her New Yorker/Times piece and was like YES SEND IT!!!!

Andi said...

I've been loving books that just make me smile lately. This one is going on the wishlist!

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