Title: Tweet Cute
Author: Emma Lord
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Audience: Young Adult
Narrators: Dan Bittner & Emily Shaffer
Length: ~10 hours (368 pages)
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release Date: January 21, 2020
Source: Library (Libby app)
Recommended for Fans of: enemies to lovers trope, grilled cheese
A fresh, irresistible rom-com from debut author Emma Lord about the chances we take, the paths life can lead us on, and how love can be found in the opposite place you expected.
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.
That was so cheesin’ cute! A very well-executed YA contemporary with excellent character development. The way Pepper and Jack’s rivalry developed into genuine friendship into maybe something more was perfection. THIS is how you do enemies to lovers!
The Twitter war was fun, modern concept that did not go the way I expected, but it turned out to be way better. Pepper and Jack both found themselves torn between what they want for themselves and what their parents expect from them as they near the end of high school. Jack feels pressured into taking over the family sandwich shop business even though his heart lies in app development, and Pepper’s mom is just the worst, dragging her daughter into her personal dramas!
The miscommunications between characters (facilitated by various communication apps) drove the plot and provided ongoing drama, so it was very satisfying at the end when everyone was finally honest with each other. Now I just need to know where I can get that famous grilled cheese and some monster cake!