You can find my review over at Behind the Chintz Curtain or you can read it below - but go over there either way.Confessions Collection Vol. 1 was one of those books that took me a bit longer to read than usual because I had a hard time figuring out what was going on at first.London Brown, Caden Jacob Carrington the Fifth, Rhys Christos Edward Stowell, and Desniah Williams. From an outsider perspective, these are four of the youngest and most powerful people in British society. But the insider perspective is very different.When Desniah is discovered as little girl, she can only say one word: London. Eventually, she’s adopted, but at the age of nine, something happens that turns her world upside down yet again.The main thing I didn’t understand was the relationship between Desniah and London. I didn’t think they actually had one. I thought London was just the name that Desniah used when she was working as a call girl. But that isn’t true at all. Desniah and London are two entirely separate people. London is aware of everything that happens to them both but Desniah is not. In many ways, London does look out for her ‘other’ personality – but not in all ways.London has a strong self-preservation instinct and she’ll act to defend herself when she feels threatened. And the person who most scares her is Rhys.Both Rhys and Caden are firmly attracted to Desniah.Caden is willing to accept London as a substitute. Rhys is not.Desniah is attracted to Rhys and repelled by Caden but thinks she has a future with neither.If there is a good way out of this, I don’t yet see what it is.Very cerebral. I liked it, but wasn’t particularly engaged by the play scenes.