**Disclaimer: I was given a free e-ARC of the below in exchange for an honest review for a tour.**
I’d like to begin with a huge thank you to Wednesday Books for the chance to be a part of this tour! I hadn’t read too much contemporary YA before reading Tweet Cute but now, I can’t stop. Thank you for opening my eyes to a new sub-genre that I now love!
Title Tweet Cute
Author Emma Lord
Release Date January 21, 2020 <– That’s tomorrow!
Description from Amazon
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.
Please note, I read this book in the summer of 2019 so my initial thoughts were initially really excited about 2020 😂
Ok, can I just take a minute to talk about the fact that I’m reviewing a book that’s coming out in 2020?!? Seriously, where did the year go? It feels like just yesterday I didn’t even know what an ARC was, and now, I’m reviewing books for 2020! Anyway, I was chosen for a Blog Tour of this book in January but I couldn’t resist reading it early and writing this review.
Some Things I Liked
- Gossip Girl vibes. I 👏 Love 👏 Gossip Girl 👏 This book had all the best parts of that story without any of the needless bitchy-ness. I loved that. And, it was self-referencing (in a way). The story cited its parallels to the hit show and I just loved that.
- Additionally, I loved all of the references to various bits of pop culture.
- Alternating POV. This was perfectly done. Since our main characters are both harboring secrets that the other doesn’t know, the POVs made this story so much more fun to follow.
- Grilled Cheese. Buddy the Elf’s food groups are candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup. Mine are grilled cheese, mac and cheese, donuts, and peanut butter cups. This whole story revolved around one of the most epic foods in existence.
- I also really enjoyed the multi-generational element in both of these rivaling restaurants.
“Full-time vice principal and part-time thief of joy.”
“Thief of joy” is one of my favorite things that Michael calls Dwight on The Office. When I saw it used here, I literally laughed out loud.
I’d love to see more about what Pepper and Jack are up to in the future, but, this story felt complete. I’m happy with the way everything concluded. I would definitely like to read more of what Emma Lord writes. Her debut novel is filled with wit, adorable characters, and one of the world’s most epic foods – a triple-threat if I do say so myself.
This book was adorable. I loved every page. This book was so cute and I can’t believe I thought I didn’t like contemporary romances – I was very wrong.
In the meantime, ADD THIS TO YOUR TBR / Amazon carts, like ASAP (or as Michael Scott would say, ASA P as possible 😉).
Recommendations for Further Reading
- Flawed by Becky Bird – if you like cute, contemporary romance stories, definitely give this new release by Becky Bird a try.
- Cupid’s Match by Lauren Palphreyman – if you enjoyed the setting and characters in Tweet Cute, definitely give this new release a try.
- What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter – this book isn’t out yet (look out for it in April 2020), but if you like the social media-centered romance and the secrets the main characters kept from each other, try this upcoming release.
Purchase Link: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/tweet-cute/
Social Links: @dilemmalord (Twitter/Instagram)