Surprised by the wholesome communication

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Thank you to BookishFirst for giving me a free copy!

I expected a corny but fun romance going into this book, but I was surprised by the level of introspection and communication among the characters. Misunderstandings are rare and quickly solved when they happen (aside from the main one that serves as the premise), and nearly every character was attuned to their own personal shortcomings and grievances, which made their arguments, apologies, words of comfort, and so on surprisingly genuine and wholesome.

On the other hand, there was almost no tension due to the above, the story and characters were still corny (though not in a bad way), and problems were solved simply and easily. All these things made it a quick and easy read, but it can feel shallow to some. The dialogue may also sound unrealistic and unnatural, with very little subtext.