firstly, i want to thank NetGalley and Wednesday Books for sending me an e-copy of TWEET CUTE to review. this, in no way, affects my review or rating. secondly, thank you SO FUCKING MUCH to Emma Lord for writing this book. seriously.
how adorable is this cover????????????
honestly, if the cover doesn't make you fall in love first, then this will
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.
so i'm a massive fan of contemporary YA books. lately, i've been more into books without a 'happily ever after' type of ending, opting for the more realistic, fitting-everyday types instead. but the second i read the synopsis for TWEET CUTE, i just knew i had to read it.
and i'm so glad i did.
it's cute, fluffy, fulfills the enemies-to-lovers trope perfectly, introduces family relationships and drama, amazing food (& especially dessert!), and the typical school drama we all expect.
it's lighthearted, it's fun, it's everything wonderful and perfect wrapped up in sarcastic tweets, Kitchen Sink Macaroons and Monster Cakes, and grilled cheese sandwiches. this book is one i will definitely buy as soon as it hits stores in 2020, because it's just so damn perfect and cute. i need a paperback copy.
"i fell in love with your mom within a minute of meeting her. nothing in the world was gonna stop it."
i adore Pepper and who she is as a character, strong as well as having the ability to own up to her faults, she's refreshingly real and i love her relationships with all of the other characters. i adored seeing her friendship go from hesitant probably frenemies to actual friends with a certain character, and her flirtations with Jack.
"it's weird, how you have no idea how far you've come until suddenly you can't find the way back."
speaking of Jack . . . my sweet baby. god i love him.
there can't be a better, more adorable cute contemporary book than TWEET CUTE. PepperJack is just adorable and i heart them. so fucking much, you guys.
the right amount of seriousness was sprinkled throughout the book, with tons of humour. it's a wonderful book and i easily read it all within one sitting. (seriously i started and finished it yesterday!)
and godddddddd, i loved the references to memes and all the popular pop culture references. i loved the banter. i am enamoured with their relationship and can't get over just how damn cute everything is.
"it was never a matter of if, but always a matter of when."
it's totally a 5 out of 5 star rating.
you need need need NEEEEEEEEED to add TWEET CUTE to your tbr pile. i promise you won't be disappointed.