Title: Tweet Cute
Author: Emma Lord
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: January 21, 2020
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.
Hi all 🙂 Today’s review comes to you from Netgalley and Wednesday Books’ generosity in granting my wish! I initially wished for this book because my dog’s name is Pepper, and when I saw that the main character’s name was Pepper I felt like it was fate. I definitely believe it now because I was granted the wish 🙂
I stayed up until 2am reading and finishing this book. It was SO cute and adorable, and very modern with the use of social media. I could definitely see how this could happen in real life, with a crazy twist of fate.
I really loved both Pepper and Jack’s characters. They both had their own issues in life, but ended up working them out with each other in the most unique, but helpful ways. I felt like their relationship grew very organically, even with the twist of the anonymous app. It was so funny to see them falling for each other in person and on screen, without them knowing it was the same person. It isn’t quite an enemies to lovers trope, but it is pretty close. They aren’t exactly friends before they’re thrown together.
This is a true YA Contemporary novel, you’ve got high school characters and high school problems. Bonus, you’ve got their PARENT’S problems as well, because of course it impacts them. I found this to be a very light and easy read that sucked me in very quickly. It’s the kind of book I like to read when I need refreshing from a string of YA Fantasy novels.
I can give no critiques for this book, as I didn’t see anything that could be improved as I was reading it. The writing was clear and well-constructed, the plot flowed as one would expect from a rom-com contemporary, and there was even a fun epilogue set a few weeks after the end of the book.
If you’re looking for a light and easy read, or a beachy read to get you through this January… Tweet Cute will be for you!
Happy reading, book friends 🙂