Tweet Cute by Emma Lord ~ 368 pages ~ published 1/21/2020 by Wednesday Books
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.
What I Thought:
*I received this book for free from Wednesday Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Thank you so much to Wednesday Books for asking me to be part of the blog tour!*
As a giant fan of rom-coms, I would be lying if I said that the concept behind this book wasn’t immediately appealing. I am a huge fan of You’ve Got Mail, so knowing that this was a take on the movie got me so excited. I am happy to tell you that my excitement was amply rewarded! This is such a cute read (I will just go ahead and apologize for how many times I will say the word cute in this review, but, I mean, what did you expect? 😉 )
First, I enjoyed the fact that this book is based only loosely on the concept of You’ve Got Mail. It is its own story. I was glad that it could stand on its own, rather than basically being a replica of the movie. The fact that it is based on a twitter war, to me, made it make sense that the main characters would be teens. I really loved the fact that Pepper and Jack’s lives intertwined so much, but that they largely remained ignorant to just how much.
Speaking of Pepper and Jack, oh my goodness I loved them!! They were so darn cute, and had me squealing with joy throughout. I love a love story that has me rooting for both of the main characters equally. I really enjoyed the fact that they both had a full life aside from the slow-burn romance. The other relationships in the book provided great supporting storylines. Also, I liked the pacing of the romance. I never once felt like knocking their heads together because they were taking so long to realize how they felt…that can be difficult to achieve. Kudos to Emma Lord! (and this is her debut novel!!)
Can we talk about the descriptions of the food in this novel?! I have never been so hungry while reading a book in my whole life! I blame this book for the vast quantities of desserts I have consumed in the past couple of weeks 😉
If you are a fan of rom-coms, a good slow-burn romance, and cute, well-written YA contemporaries, then this is definitely the book for you! I loved it, and I hope you will too!
(Oh, and side note: all of the descriptions of Nashville were perfection! I love seeing my city represented well in fiction 🙂 )
I gave Tweet Cute 5 STARS!
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Have you seen You’ve Got Mail? Do you enjoy stories based on other stories? What other books that revolve heavily around social media do you like? Let’s talk down in the comments!
Love and happy reading,