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.
Praise for Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes

“Moulin has succeeded at writing a frothy romance, but she’s also entered into the record a never-married mom story that’s more empathetic than it is judgmental — and that’s a much more impressive feat.”
-The Washington Post

“A charming, madcap rom-com that will have you swooning until the very last page.”
-Entertainment Weekly 

“[D]elightful debut... The pacing is effortless, the dialogue witty and slyly sexy....From first to last, this book will charm you.”
-The New York Times Book Review  

“Jules Moulin’s novel thoughtfully considers how women juggle ambition, sex and motherhood.”
-TIME Magazine

"A smart, witty, sexy rom-com in book form.

“This strikes all the right chords.”
San Francisco Book Review

"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."
-Library Journal
"A fun, lighthearted, and sexy romp guaranteed to please…Moulin’s fast-paced, feel-good read is a winner.”
-Publishers Weekly

“Funny, romantic, and sexy, Moulin’s debut has all the makings of a great leisure read.”

“The tone is rather like if a 21st-century Jane Austen completed an early draft of Persuasion after binge watching Sex and the City. The dialogue is snappy and the trivia is elevated... This novel is for those looking for a sexier "Sleeping Beauty" set in the real world.”

“Moulin has a unique but completely relatable voice. Her dialogue is sharp and clever. This delightful, fast-paced book made me smile, and is sure to do the same for you!”
–Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author of Royal Wedding and the Heather Wells mystery series
“Unstoppable from cover to cover . . . Ally and I are soul mates.”
–Jeffrey Tambor, Golden-Globe Award winner for Best Actor in Transparent

“It's rare to come across a story that perfectly combines hope and love and sex and motherhood in a way that can also make you laugh out loud. In Ally Hughes Jules Moulin has created a character we can root for. This hilarious and touching novel will have you on the edge of your seat until the very last page...hoping that Ally gets the happy ending she deserves.” 
-Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza, authors of The Knockoff

"Far too rare is the modern American fairy tale that arrives all wrapped up in polished language, keen observation, and joyful intelligence. Dear reader, if do nothing else this autumn, read Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes, and hope like the devil that Jules Moulin has many more books to come."
–Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author of A Hundred Summers and The Secret Life of Violet Grant