The Confessions of a Duchess - Nicola Cornick I got up to page 194 and I couldn't do it anymore. I don’t know why the premise of this sounded appealing to me. I thought maybe it would be humorous, but the book took itself a bit too seriously. The dialogue was pretty cliché. The characters were not likeable at all. They kept lusting after each other so much that I was screaming in my head to “f*ck already and get it over with!!” I don’t know if the author was trying to build sexual tension for the grand finale, but I just found it annoying. There were some plot twists or so it seemed…I can’t really say since it wasn’t enough to keep my interest to continue on with the story.