When her daughter Lizzie brings her new boyfriend to a family dinner, Ally is close to fainting. She knows this young man, not only has he been one of her students, but ten years ago, she spent a whole week-end with him and fell in love. As the mother of a gifted girl, she then did not see a chance for a relationship with a much younger man. Have things changed now? Ally is mixed up between what she feels for Jake, what she feels for her current partner, what her daughter might think of her and what the world outside might make of this.
The novel was great fun to read because is balances well funny moments that make you smile with serious questions such as: as a single mom, can you be a seductive and attractive woman? How can you balance your career and your private life? Should you follow your feelings or rather pay attention to what is expected by society? The author does not provide simple answers but he gives a good inside in the thoughts of a character in such a situation which makes this novel authentic and interesting to read.
As a plus, the side story of Ally’s daughter has also some thrilling moments which came completely unexpected.