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Ally Hughes has sex sometimes : a novel, Jules Moulin

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Ally Hughes has sex sometimes : a novel
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Ally Hughes has sex sometimes
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a novel
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Jules Moulin
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eng
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Ally Hughes, a single mother and teacher has no time to have a life, especially for a man. She meets Jake, an eager student, young in years, but wise in soul who challenges his favorite professor to open up her life and heart. It doen't work. Ten years later Jake reappears in Ally's life in a brand new role
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  • A college professor finds herself face to face with a former student with whom she once had a brief affair in television-writer Moulin’s first novel. Ally Hughes was a 31-year-old single mother teaching gender politics at Brown when she allowed herself to be seduced by Jake Bean, a sexy, earnest 21-year-old student. Ally’s devotion to her 10-year-old daughter, Lizzie, and to her career didn’t allow for anything more than a steamy weekend filled with sex and candid conversations, and when Jake told her he wanted more, Ally pushed him away. Cut to 10 years later: Jake is now a famous movie star, and Lizzie, an aspiring actress, is enamored of him. But Jake, hoping to have another shot with Ally, has kept their relationship platonic. When Lizzie brings Jake home to meet Ally, the chemistry that still exists between Ally and Jake is undeniable, and Ally must decide if she is willing to give their relationship a real shot. Funny, romantic, and sexy, Moulin’s debut has all the makings of a great leisure read. -- Huntley, Kristine (Reviewed 07-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 21, p27)
  • Moulin’s debut novel is a fun, lighthearted, and sexy romp guaranteed to please. Ally is a professor at Brown and a single mother who had her daughter, Lizzie, while in college. Ever since, Ally has obeyed all the rules, except once. One weekend, when her daughter is visiting her grandmother, Ally has a fling with Jake—a student in her class, 10 years her junior. At the end of the weekend she sends him away, urging him to live his life and not to tie himself down so quickly. Ten years later, Jake reappears, only now he is a superstar actor, and dating Ally’s adult daughter. Jake has never forgotten Ally, and she has certainly never forgotten him; she can’t believe he still has feelings for her after all this time. While Lizzie struggles to figure out a potential career, Ally realizes that there is never a good time to let love into her own life and must make a decision she never expected to have to make. Moulin’s writing background is in television, and it comes across immediately in the snappy dialogue, the sweetly comical conflicts, and the keen sense of mother-daughter dynamics. Though readers might find Ally and Jake’s romance unrealistic, it’s overcome by the exciting escapist nature of the story. Lizzie is the quintessential self-absorbed millennial, who redeems herself in the end, much to the reader’s delight. Moulin fast-paced, feel-good romp is a winner. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed June 22, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 25, p)
  • TV writer Moulin's (Party of Five; The West Wing ) charming debut novel is an all-around win. Ally Hughes is a single, working mother teaching at Brown with no time, and no set agenda, to acquire a man in her life. She is too focused on the day, the deadlines, and the demands of others to think about her needs and wants. For a brief weekend though, her normal world is put on pause as she lets Jake, who's just finished taking her class, take over her mind and body with his charm and good looks. As reality sets in for Ally, she believes things just won't, or can't, work out, so she and Jake go their separate ways, much to Jake's disapproval and disappointment. Flash-forward ten years and Ally's daughter Lizzie brings home a guy she likes—a movie star named Noah, formerly known as Jake from that memorable weekend. VERDICT Moulin excellently balances different time lines as well as the story lines of other characters with ease and fluidity. The author has perfected the contemporary romance genre. [See Prepub Alert, 2/9/15.]— Anne M. Miskewitch, Chicago P.L. --Anne M. Miskewitch (Reviewed July 1, 2015) (Library Journal, vol 140, issue 12, p78)
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Moulin, Jules
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no index present
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fiction
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  • Women
  • Mon-woman relationships
  • Mothers and daughters
  • College teachers
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Ally Hughes has sex sometimes : a novel, Jules Moulin
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22 cm
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278 pages
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9780525955214
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(hardback)
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2014047798
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unmediated
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Ally Hughes has sex sometimes : a novel, Jules Moulin
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Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780525955214
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(hardback)
Lccn
2014047798
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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