It's nothing but overused tropes. The author thought it would be cute: a romance story using old tropes, but the reader is in on it this time. Uh, what? When are we not in on it? We know when tropes are being used. This doesn't sound appealing at all. Especially after skimming the "here are all the tropes I used in order" page and seeing a dozen or more tropes I strongly dislike.