Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
Let the games begin.
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.
I have so many things to say about this boooooook! I’m obsessed. I was immediately hooked. So hooked that I stayed up until 5:30 AM to freaking finish it. I just couldn’t help myself. I fell in love with these two characters and didn’t have the willpower to put the book down until I knew how their story panned out.
Why I loved it
This book has one of my most favorite very specific book (tropes? plot points?) which is when two characters are speaking to each other over a period of time, not knowing who the other is. Whether it be secret pen pals, anonymous emailing, or, in this case, an app who lets our characters Jack and Pepper chat anonymously with people from their school. Once I found out that was the foundation for this book I. Was. Sold.
On top of that, this is also an enemies to lovers plot. Hellllooo??? It’s near perfect! The tension between Pepper and Jack in the beginning of the book is so delicious I was creepily grinning ear to ear reading their back and forth banter. I may have inwardly (an outwardly) squealed a couple times while reading this book. I am not ashamed.
I think this book is the perfect mix of funny banter, swoony romantic tension, and serious moments. I don’t know how Emma Lord fit so much into one book and still made it an exceptionally enjoyable and fast read. I *cried* at least two times while reading this???? (I’ll be honest, my emotions may have been high due to the sleep deprivation, but the tears still happened so I’m counting it) I feel like I haven’t ridden such an intense emotional roller coaster in a book for a long long time. There are laugh-out-loud jokes and twitter memes aplenty, somehow spliced perfectly with more serious topics i.e. family issues, life after high school panic.
A Must-Read if you’re into:
- enemies to lovers
- NYC teen livin’
- twitter drama (lol)
- experimental baking
- secret pen pals
*Thank you so much to Wednesday Books for this review copy!*