Surprise! I have been pretty bad about posting on here, which is kind of embarrassing since I said I’d be doing it more regularly in my June Wrap-Up 🤠 But truth be told, things have been a lot busier than I’d have expected. I’m wrapping up my summer courses (which are a lot harder than I’d have thought rip), preparing to move for college, and also practicing driving A LOT so I can *finally* get my license.
Thankfully, things aren’t too hectic to the point where I don’t get time to read! I’m excited to share my thoughts with you all on this fun YA contemporary <33
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.
Title: Tweet Cute
Author: Emma Lord
Publisher / Published: January 21st 2020 by Wednesday Books
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
When I tell you this book was the definition of the word “cute”, I am not exaggerating at all. For the most part, I find myself disappointed when reading light hearted contemporaries or romance, just because I feel like they’re always too over the top or just miss the mark. This one, however, was anything but disappointing, and I’m so glad I picked it up.
Young Adult Contemporary/Romance is a genre I used to binge read all the time, but recently I’ve been staying away because a lot of books I’ve read in this genre tend to be overly cute to the point where they become a little cringe. Tweet Cute has actually been on my TBR for a long time, and I’d been avoiding it because I was nervous it would turn out to be too sappy. Turns out, I was stressing over nothing, because this book is the perfect balance of everything you’d want in a romance.
It’s weird, how you have no idea how far you’ve come until suddenly you can’t find the way back.Emma Lord, Tweet Cute
Basically, Pepper and Jack are high school juniors and don’t totally get along at school. Jack is the class clown and thinks Pepper is too uptight and loves to press her buttons. Pepper, meanwhile, is focused on her academics and has a lot piled on her plate because she really just wants to make her mom proud. Their families are also business rivals, and Pepper and Jack are caught up in a heated twitter battle between their companies. (hence the title Tweet Cute)
However, they may actually have a lot more in common than they’d thought, and unknown to both of them, they’ve been texting each other through an anonymous online platform.
To start off with, the banter between the two main characters was just *chef’s kiss* amazing. Pepper and Jack had this sort of palpable chemistry right from the start where you couldn’t help but root for them to be together. They were both so sarcastic, and witty, and the whole time in my head all I could think was ‘how do you guys not see how PERFECT you are for each other??!!??‘
To add to that, their relationship developed so well over the course of the story and I love how they really went from being (kind of) academic rivals, to eventually friends, to finally lovers. It wasn’t an insta-love situation at all, but it wasn’t really slow burn either.
As you can tell, the romance was 100% the best part of this book and the dynamic between our two main characters was TOP TIER. My only critique is that I wish we could’ve gotten more development with the side characters. For example, Jack has a twin brother and even though the two of them get along well enough, it’s obvious they’re both jealous in a way of the other. It would’ve been great to see them having a deeper conversation about that and resolving their issues.
All in all, Tweet Cute is a very fun, light-hearted story that you can finish in one sitting. I would recommend it to anyone look for a cute romance with lots of back and forth banter and lovable characters.
I hope you all enjoyed this review and considered adding Tweet Cute your TBR’s if it sounds like something you’d like!
Have you read this book? Do you plan to read it in the future?