I was really disappointed by this book. It isn't really a romance story at all, it's just about a naive, selfish young woman who decided she wanted a man and unashamedly did everything she could to get and then keep him.
In a way I admire her bravery in leaving behind her life in Switzerland, including her family and her business, to try a new life in Kenya. However, as you begin reading the book it's obvious from the start that it will never work. Corinne is like a teenager with a crush, obsessed with someone that she doesn't even know and this makes her come across as naive and a bit shallow.
There are parts of the book when I found myself feeling sorry for her, like when she was ill with malaria and when she was dealing with her husband's jealous rages. However, these events are in a way her own fault - she clearly wasn't taking any anti-malarial medication and her husband's jealousy was a cultural difference rather than a fault of his. When things go wrong, her response seems to be to simply burst into tears and expect sympathy. She always seems to expect other people to help her out as well, rather than sorting problems out herself. I appreciate that things were difficult for her, but if she had done a little more research before giving her comfortable Swiss life up, then it may have been easier.
When Corinne eventually has to return to Switzerland with her tail between her legs, it isn't really a surprise at all and it's difficult to feel any sympathy for her.
Having said that, I would say the book is worth a read because it does give a fascinating insight into the Masai culture. And the author, although hugely irritating, makes this a compelling read in a 'love to hate it' kind of way. But get it out from your local library, I wouldn't waste any money on it!!