Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
Published by: Wednesday Books
Pub Date: January 21, 2020
Format: e-arc| Source: publisher
Genres: young adult, contemporary, romance
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.
Thank you to Wednesday Books for including me on the blog tour for Tweet Cute and for the e-arc as well- this in no way affected the honesty of my review.
I’m not sure if there has ever been a more perfect “this book was written for Morgan” synopsis and I’m just so glad that Tweet Cute was everything I wanted it to be! First off the voice is fantastic, especially Jack’s, and I loved that we got chapters from both POVs. As y’all know my two most favorite tropes are You’ve Got Mail/anonymous pen pals and hate (annoyance really) to love, which were both very present here. This book was just so well done!
It’s extremely topical so I don’t know how much of the language will make sense in 5 years (twitter, memes, etc- like suuuuper specific internet user of 2019) but it was also really enjoyable and timely and felt completely organic. Plus, GRILLED CHEESE! MONSTER CAKE! BAKING BLOGS! I love alllllll of those things!
Throw in some family drama, restaurant competition, swim team shenanigans, frenemies turned friends, and many misunderstandings (that thankfully don’t drag on for too long- teenagers communicate!), and you have a very New York, very fun, very very cute romantic comedy. TL;DR: I ship PepperJack forever and this book is awesome!
ON SALE TOMORROW!! I have my copy preordered at my local indie 😀
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 @dilemmalord on Twitter.
“Tweet Cute delivers in every possible way: a perfect enemies-to-lovers romance, a whip-smart plotline, and endearingly real characters. I devoured it.” – Francesca Zappia, author of Eliza and Her Monsters
“Sweet and fun! An adorable debut that updates a classic romantic trope with a buzzy twist.” – Jenn Bennett, author of Alex, Approximately and Serious Moonlight
“A witty rom-com reinvention for the Twitter age, Tweet Cute pairs delicious online rivalry with deeply relatable insights on family pressure and growing up. This fresh, funny read had us hitting ‘favorite’ from page one.” – Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of Always Never Yours and If I’m Being Honest
Are you a fan of You’ve Got Mail tropes like I am? Is Tweet Cute at the top of your list or have you already read it? Let me know!