E-ARC, 368 Pages
YA/ Contemporary/ Romance
By: Emma Lord
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
“ How can a person even know who they are if they don’t know what they want? ”
🌟 First, thanks for the publisher for reaching out to me and making me part of this blog tour. Also, thanks for the ARC that has been provided through Netgalley. This of course, did not affect my opinions on this book.
🌟 So, when I read the synopsis of this book, I just knew I had to read it. I don’t read much romance but I like to read one in a while. The synopsis promises food, twitter, haters to lovers, fluffy romance and in addition to that there were many puns!
🌟 The writing is very accessible and easy to read. after reading a few pages, my kindle app showed that I need 4 hours to finish it so I finished it fairly quickly and I would be reading for an hour without realizing that. The book is not very lyrical, so there was not many quotes that I highlighted but at the same time, I prefer this for a contemporary story. If you know me, then you know I love puns and as I mentioned above, there were puns and snarky tweets in this book!
“You know, for someone named Pepper, you’re pretty salty about losing.”
🌟 I liked the characters, Pepper and Jack were both humans, they were not all black or white and I enjoyed that we got to see all their sides! The romance was fluffy, cute and clean! I don’t think there was anything explicit in this one. I was conflicted about one thing that Jack did but the author apparently does not encourage it and it was explained later and he regretted it. The parents in this book were also realistic, I like the fact that the book tackles some important issues such as graduation and what to do next, following our dreams and most importantly not comparing ourselves to others (I liked that the comparison was between 2 twins who look exactly alike).
🌟 The plot seems to depend on coincidences but at the same time, I lived enough to see that this kind of stories really happens in real life. The book name implies that Twitter is involved and it was, although I wish we have seen more tweets! People who don’t know the website may be slightly confused of how twitter works but I don’t think it is enough to change the reading experience. I was in the mood for something light and fluffy and this book delivered.
“I’d be much more disappointed if you didn’t go out in the world and do something you loved because you wanted to make me happy.”
🌟 Summary and Prescription: I believe this book will be fairly successful when it comes out. I don’t have much to criticize, I liked the characters, the plot and the writing. If you are looking for a cute romance, then this one is for you!
Emma Lord is a digital media editor and writer living in New York City, where she spends whatever time she isn’t writing either running or belting show tunes in community theater. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a major in psychology and a minor in how to tilt your computer screen so nobody will notice you updating your fan fiction from the back row. She was raised on glitter, grilled cheese, and a whole lot of love. Her sun sign is Hufflepuff, but she is a Gryffindor rising. TWEET CUTE is her debut novel. You can find her geeking out online at @dilemmalord on Twitter.
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