Just got done reading this book. I'd read Girl with a Pearl Earring back before the movie came out, and really liked it. So I suspected I'd like other books by Tracy Chevalier. I was not disappointed. In Girl with a Pearl Earring there's no sex that I can recall, though. In The Lady and the Unicorn, there was a bit of sex. But for even the most promiscuous guy in the book, his human side was made well known to the reader with plenty of subtleties. It was a very quick read.