Just Sex is a fast and simple, yet compelling read. Law writes with conviction about powerful family dynamics that will touch woman regardless of
marital and family status and
involve her in the character's
lives. The quirky best friend and
brooding teenage daughter, who
harbor secrets of their own, add
depth to a great story.

Ellen Markham's husband assures her his endless line of affairs are "just sex" and to make amends, he encourages her to try it. Ellen, who simply wants her old life back, struggles through parenting teenagers while being separated. With the help of her best friend, she heads to a tropical island in search of a lover. But, all lovers aside, Ellen works to repair her relationship with her husband, keep her family together and when all is finally said and done, takes comfort knowing everyone gets exactly what he or she deserves. (Berkley, Jun., 336 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Jennifer Madsen