By Emma Lord
368 pages, published January 21, 2020
Note: I received this book from the author and publisher via NetGalley to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.
About the Book
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 a fun Young Adult Romance! It's been awhile since I've read YA and this was so light and refreshing and fun. The book grabs you right from the beginning and the characters are so likable. The book is full of yummy food (cake, grilled cheese....) that it WILL make you want all the comfort food while or after reading it. The fact that the main characters are named Pepper and Jack is just too punny--and I LOVE puns! The book is a bit cheesy, but that's the point--it's cheesy and fun and makes you laugh and forget about real life for a bit. I adored Pepper as a character--she was so snarky and funny. Jack was a fun character too. This was a great debut novel from Emma Lord! If you love YA, this is a book not to miss!
About the Author
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 or Instagram.