It took me more than a few letters to get the characters sorted properly. Once I did, I fell in love with the lead characters, the setting, and how the authors made me feel I really was in Regency England.
It had to happen some time. This is the first book I have ever made a conscious choice to stop reading. Everything moved so slowly, it seemed very disjointed, and I just couldn't bring myself to read more than a few pages at a time.