Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Publication Date: January 21, 2020 by Wednesday Books
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Source: Publisher via Netgalley
A fresh, irresistible rom-com from debut author Emma Lord about the chances we take, the paths life can lead us on, and how love can be found in the opposite place you expected.
Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming ― mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.
Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.
All’s fair in love and cheese ― that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life ― on an anonymous chat app Jack built.
As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate ― people on the internet are shipping them?? ― their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected.
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Tweet Cute is such a good book, and I can’t believe me it took this long to write a review for it. As soon as I read the premise for this novel, I added it to my tbr because it sounded like so much fun. Luckily this novel lived up to my expectations!
A fitting end to the cheesiest romance ever told, and a love we can all brie-lieve in.”
This debut novel follows Jack and Pepper, two high schoolers who are easily annoyed by each other. Pepper takes everything too seriously, and Jack can’t take anything seriously at all. On the surface they seem like they don’t have anything in common. Unbeknown to them, they’re actually really good friends on the anonymous app Jack made for their school, and keep getting closer throughout the book. Not only are they thrown together during classes and swim practices, Jack and Pepper are running each of their family’s restaurant Twitter accounts and they’re in a Twitter war.
I loved every interaction Jack and Pepper have. They’re both so snarky with each other, and I laughed often while reading, especially at the nicknames Jack kept giving Pepper (part of it was definitely because I use the same nicknames for my cat Pepper).
“The only reason I’m not entirely sure that Pepper isn’t a robot is that she’s captain of the swim team, and I haven’t seen any circuits actively frying when she gets into the pool.”
Even though there was so much levity and laughter throughout the book, there were some serious topics discussed. The two characters are in high school and trying to figure out who they are and what they want to do with their lives. This is such a huge step in life, and it was given that importance in the book. Pepper and Jack are not only dealing with becoming adults and becoming independent, but trying to find the balance between being themselves and following what their parents expect from them.
Overall this was an amazing book and I highly recommend and I can’t wait to read what Emma Lord writes next! Heads up though, if you’re reading make sure you have access to a grilled cheese because you’re going to want one after reading this book.