Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.
The Handsome Hero has been doing everything possible to demonstrate his interest in her, but the MC’s interior monologue just keeps going on about how she wishes she were a hot babe so he’d be interested in her, and mooning over his Handsome Hero-ness. Is she completely stupid? This mawkish adolescent luuurve is annoying.