This reads like some of the popular romance stories that were on Fictionpress when I was a kid and I think I probably would have enjoyed this more as an older teen than I did now. The biggest problem I had with it is, as others before me have complained about, the judgmental snarkiness of the heroine. I am one of the most judgmental, snarky people EVER and even I was like, "Oh my God, dial it down from thirty-six to six, Julie."
I thought the side characters were interesting and I actually enjoyed the Watkins family and some of the jokes were decent and the writing is a cut above what I typically expect from the new-adult self-published genre, but I just couldn't stand Julie as a heroine and I'm no longer finishing books I don't love. It just felt like this book was trying way too hard to be witty and ~different.~
1.5 to 2 out of 5 stars