Got this in August 2008 and after several tries it was a DNF for me. Now I found it again, the blurb sounded interesting enough, again:), so that I gave it another try. And realized that my taste obviously has changed. This time I liked the book very much. The development of the relationship kept me reading on and I had no problem with the cheating in this book. If something was disturbing, it was the rather detailed description of the diplomatic side of the story. On top of that I found the Lucy storyline rather harebrained and the little girl sounded more like a teenager/grown up. Overall that wasn't bad enough to let me stop reading.