Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen Publishing, 2012)
This was a pretty entertaining science fiction book, somewhat less militaristic than most. It takes place a millennium or so in the future, when many planets have been colonized and various empires created. The main character has a military desk job, but also has a cousin in military intelligence who tends to get him involved in “situations.” The solution to this particular diplomatic situation seemed to be marriage. Though it was not intended to be permanent, the hastily wed couple turned out to be very happy together and decided to stay married. I expect (and hope) that this is the start of an enjoyable new series by Bujold.