Today’s Book Review is going to be formatted a bit differently, as I’m was fortunate enough to be chosen for the Blog Tour of Emma Lord’s Tweet Cute! I’m super excited and grateful that I get to be part of this (my first ever blog tour!!) and for such a good book! I loved every minute of this book and you’re going to want to pick it up as soon as possible!
If I can’t sell you on this wonderfully fantastic read, maybe these authors can –
“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
Title: Tweet Cute
Author: Emma Lord
Pub. Date: January 21, 2020
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.
I want to thank Netgalley and St. Martins Press for gifting me an eARC of this book and allowing me to take part in the blog tour. As always, this will be a spoiler free review, and all opinions are my own honest ones.
I went into this book expecting to really enjoy it, really like it. What I didn’t expect was to stay up until 4:30 AM grossly immersed and utterly in love with this book. I literally did not stop reading it until I hit the end, and only then did I look at the clock and think ‘shit…I have to get up in four hours’…this past Saturday was rough. The lack of sleep was totally worth it, because getting that lost in a book is the best feeling ever…even if you’re a zombie for the rest of the day.
If you’re a fan of the movie, You’ve Got Mail, or you enjoyed Tiana Smith’s How to Speak Boy or Brigid Kemmerer’s Letter’s to the Lost you aren’t going to want to miss this book. It has it all, unrequited love in an online chat room, a social media Twitter war, budding romance between two school friends and so much drama that Emma expertly weaves together to tell an engaging and funny story.
Between the snarky tweets full of memes and backtalk, to the constant ribbing between Pepper and Jack, and the near soul bearing moments between Wolf and Bluebird – you’re automatically hooked.
Speaking of Jack and Pepper, I loved them. I loved their chemistry, on and off the screen. I loved how well they complimented each other, even when they were mercilessly roasting each other. Even individually, their relationships were real, and hard, and full of overbearing parents and the pressures of trying to be a teen. Individually they deal with so much and when they come out the other side…well, you’ll just have to read the book to find out how it all ends, and where they end up. Trust me, you want to know.
Pepper has to deal with so much, and I’m amazed she was able to function. From trying to stay at the top of her class, college interviewing, Social Media managing, baking (I really want to try Monster Cake), blogging and an overbearing mother, life isn’t exactly easy for her.
Jack has similar pressures, feeling like he’s the second-best twin – forever in his golden brother’s shadow, college and what he wants to do in life, and feeling guilty about wanting things other than to take over Girl Cheesing.
Between sending snarky tweets and chatting about swimming and bearing their souls, Jack and Pepper feel like such real representations of teens. It made it really easy to relate to them. I remember the pressures of high school, and trying to figure out what my place in the world might be and how I would fit in. It’s stressful, and I think Emma captured that feeling perfectly. Especially the parts where Pepper and Jack have arguments all because of miscommunication. Emotions run high when you’re a teen and sometimes your first reaction is a bad one. They learn quickly and are able to smooth things over, so there’s that. They’re more mature than a lot of teens (lol).
I feel like I’m running out of things to say. I thought this review was going to be super easy and quick to write. I loved the book, I want everyone to read it, but I guess my thoughts are still stuck on the let me shove this book at your face and demand you read it while I scream about how much I loved it and how much you’ll love it if you give it a chance. And the characters – the setting – just everything about this book is so fun and enjoyable and you’ll love it. Trust. Me.
Yes, I know that’s so helpful, but don’t we all just want to be able to dive into a book, and forget that the real world exists for a bit and just wholly occupy our minds with something else? Isn’t that what we all strive for when reading books? For me, Tweet Cute did that. I was able to get sucked into the snarky, fun, dramatics that is Pepper and Jack’s life and I’m thrilled that everyone gets to now read it.
If you’re looking for a fun, dramatic rom com, with tweet wars, anonymous online chat friends, and romance, you’re not going to want to miss this book. You’re not going to want to miss falling in love with Jack and Pepper’s easy banter and great chemistry. Out today, so make sure you pick up your copy of Tweet Cute!
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 at @dilemmalord on Twitter.
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