I wasn't expecting chick-lit from Haag, because it's not what she usually writes.
(I mostly enjoy her light-weight comedy writing.)
Nor do I in any way want to seem snooty and look down on cute, predictable romance.
However! I personally don't like it.
Also, I reckon that though Haag may not have a future Nobel Prize in her, she is certainly capable of doing better than this.