Phoebe/Feebs is more comfortable with her favourite book boyfriends than real life interaction with guys. I can absolutely understand this and I did really enjoy the snippets from her favourite books, but I did find it hard to connect with her. I've read several books that follow a 'story with a story' style trope and I did like the parts were when she drew upon book experiences to help her deal with real life situations. BUT it was though a little difficult at times to work out whether Phoebe was being herself or another character.
The awkward flirting and secret crushes did make me smile but I wanted to know more about Phoebe. I liked the secondary characters and Em made me smile. Her constant boy dramas reminded me of one of my friends when we were teens.
I have to admit the drama with Dev took a long time to develop and I did find my mind wandering along the way. It took a long time for anything to happen, but I did like Dev and wanted them to move past the friend zone. I enjoyed Phoebe's awkwardness Phoebe when thinking about Dev, but the pacing just seemed a little slow at times.
I'm aware I'm sounding a little negative but this really isn't how I felt about the entire book because I did enjoy Phoebe's story. Her awkward antics made me laugh. Overall I liked the story, I just didn't love it.