I know this sounds odd, but it totally works.
I enjoyed the story a lot, but I had two issues, which are directly related to each other:
Did the perspectives change from male to female? Was one person telling the story the whole time? I got confused with that.
Second, if the male was telling a chunk of the story, well, he’s just too wimpy and romantic for my taste.
Honestly, though, the dictionary entries did not take away from the story in the least. It was such a unique way to showcase an everyday type of relationship, with its ups and downs.
What do you think about reading a book in dictionary definition form?