I was diaappointed to read (in the comments) that a ghost writer was involved - isn't that cheating? I know that McLachlin can afford to hire a ghost writer. There is also a suspension of disbelief in the fact that the lawyer and Mike have been dating each other for ten-plus years, without any resolution. This would never happen in real life!
I really loved the novel The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall, a Canadian writer.