Tweet Cute by Emma Lord is a standalone young adult rom-com. This review will be spoiler free.
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. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
Adorable. Cheese-y. Sweet. A cute, easy read that captured my heart.
High School in New York? Check. Parental pressure? Check. Two classmates that never looked at each other twice? Check. A twist of fate that brings them together? Check!
There were so many different aspects to this book. Everything from the twitter wars and memes to the family secrets and high school drama. It was all relatable, regardless of where the reader’s background.
Pepper and Jack. Or Pepperjack. These two were absolutely adorable. Pepper isolated herself by burying her head in her studies and living in the future. I think Pepper had the most impressive character arc in this book. She really learned a lot about herself, her family, and the world around her.
Jack was the less impressive twin of the popular guy. He knew the importance of family, but was all too willing to sacrifice what he wanted to do what he thought was expected of him.
These two main characters were so drastically different, but so similar at the same time. And then there is Big League Burger and Girl Cheesing. I loved getting a glimpse at these two family businesses. They fit the personalities and problems of the two main characters, effectively reinforcing what we already knew about them.
I saw the “big” twist coming, but I will admit that it was a little different than I thought it was going to be. Normally, the fact that I wasn’t surprised would bother me, but I think in this case, I would have bothered me more if I had been wrong.
This book flowed easily, letting me diving into the pages and not emerge until I finished the last page. Lord did a good job of capturing my attention without overwhelming me.
Overall, I think this book was a quick, fun, easy read. If you are looking for a YA romance that will capture your heart, then I definitely recommend this one! I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.