Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes : Life isn't easy for single mother Ally Hughes. She teaches at Brown, where 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. What follows is a magical, passionate weekend . . . a romance that Ally is forced to end before it can even truly begin.
Ten years later, Ally's still single when Jake reappears--dating Ally's now-grown daughter. In this smart, funny, and heartrending tale, Ally is finally forced to concede that an independent woman can still make room in her life for love.