Title: Tweet Cute
Author: Emma Lord
Publication Date: January 21, 2020
Synopsis: 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.
Thank you to Wednesday Books for providing me with an advanced copy through Edelweiss. All thoughts are my own. Quotes taken from advanced reader copy.
This review will include some spoilers. I couldn’t help myself with this one.
Before I even started reading Tweet Cute, I knew it was set up for complete success for me. I had very high hopes that I would love it and no surprise, I absolutely did. I’ve actually read it twice now because I just adore it that much. This is the perfect book if you want something that is the absolute cutest while also having the perfect amount of drama to keep you reading to figure out what happens.
I really love the main characters in Tweet Cute. They felt very real and I feel like many people will be able to completely relate to them. Aside from Pepper and Jack, who we follow throughout the story in a dual perspective story telling, we also have an amazing cast of side characters. I personally would absolutely love to get a novella or something revolving around Grandma Belly. Her lines in the story made me laugh so much and I can only imagine her as a character when she was building up the restaurant.
“They’re here for your grilled cheese,” I told her.
“Not unless you’ve changed my secret ingredient to cocaine, they’re not.”
Tweet Cute revolves almost completely around Twitter. I can imagine if you’re not a user of the site or a fan of it, this might not be the book for you. While I’m not totally into Twitter, I do use it and see it’s benefits as well as it’s disadvantages. For this story, I really think it worked for it and really added a lot to the story. I definitely think a lot would be lost if the tweets were missing from a story that so heavily focused on the social media platform.
I absolutely loved watching Pepper and Jack go from people who barely interact to somewhat friends to so much more. Throughout the story you actually get to see them interact and connect with each other in different ways. You get to see them connect in person while at school and their swim practices and the others times they are together. They also interact on an app, called Weazel, that Jack has created. On there everyone is given animal nicknames and they stay anonymous for a time if they talk to someone one on one, but eventually the app outs the people to each other. In the case of Pepper and Jack, they haven’t been revealed to each other, but as the reader, you know who each of them are. I feel like they also get to know each other over Twitter and the tweets they each send. It’s a little more unconventional, but I think how they talk on there really gives more depth to their characters and how they react to each other.
“Maybe just Jack and Pepper, then,” I concede.
There’s a ghost of a smirk on Pepper’s face, but she’s so close, I can hear it more than see it.
“Pepper and Jack.” She corrects me. Then her eyes light up. “Pepperjack.”
Yes, Pepper and Jack get a couple name in this story and it’s cheesy and amazing. I smiled so hard at this part in the story. It’s definitely perfect for a story revolving around grilled cheese.
The cheesiness factor is high with Tweet Cute. I’m not just talking about the grilled cheese in the story either. I ate up all the cheese that was thrown at me though. I definitely worked for me and I’m always up for a cheesy rom-com.
If you’re a fan of enemies to lovers, fun family relationships and dynamics, high school drama, social media in books, and amazing food descriptions, then this is definitely the book for you! I absolutely loved this one and gave it a full five star rating! With this as Emma Lord’s debut novel, I definitely can’t wait to see what she releases next. Tweet Cute was so entertaining and well written that I can only imagine where she goes from here!