Title: Tweet Cute
Author: Emma Lord
Publication Date: 21st January 2020
Synopsis: 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.
Format: eARC courtesy of Net Galley
Disclaimer: I received an e-Advanced Reader Copy of Tweet Cute from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This has no way impacted my thoughts.
At this point in time, this was the cutesy read that I needed.
Pepper and Jack are your ‘typical opposites’. She’s an overachiever of the highest degree, and Jack is perceived to be the ‘class clown’. Mostly by Pepper herself.
Pepper is tasked by her mum to send some snarky tweets about their alleged stealing of a grilled cheese recipe via the corporate twitter account that belongs to her mum’s business Big League Burger to a small-time local deli by the name of Girl Cheesing.
What follows is an all-out twitter feud between Big League Burger and Girl Cheesing that has the internet in a tizzy and people flocking to Girl Cheesing to show their support for Girl Cheesing.
In the midst of all of this, Pepper is trying to maintain her perfect grades, chat with a random boy on a school-only app called Weazel, and being the perfect daughter.
Jack, for his part, is constantly in the shadow of his identical twin brother, Ethan. He constantly feels overlooked and feels like he gets the raw end of the deal by constantly working at Girl Cheesing, while Ethan gets to flourish and spread his wings and constantly make out with his boyfriend, Stephen.
This book had its cute parts, and the ‘heaviest’ this book got was when the two main characters talked about the pressures they felt their families put on them.
I quite enjoyed the baking side of Pepper, those creations she and her sister made sound so lovely!
Reading about the family dynamics between Jack and his family and Pepper and hers was great. It was so easy to see the similarities between Jack and Pepper when it came to their families.
On the whole, it was cute, light, easy, and, sadly, overwhelmingly white and heterosexual.
This was a 3.5/5 star read for me.