Published by Wednesday Books on January 21, 2020
Genres: young adult, y/a 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.
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.
This was a really cute YA book about two teens who get caught up in the drama between their two family businesses (one much larger than the other) and discover that they may be friends (or something more) along the way. I really enjoyed both Jack and Pepper, though I thought both of their families stunk. Jack’s a little less-so than Pepper’s. Pepper’s mother was really ridiculous and blind to the pressure she was putting on her younger daughter, and her father was essentially absent and powerless. At least Jack’s parents seemed caring, if a bit overwhelmed. But overall, I liked this story and how it unfolded.
I read this for the following reading challenges:
- 2021 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge — a book set in a restaurant
- 52 Book Club 2021 Challenge — a book with multiple character POV
- “In conclusion, I am proferring this novel with a verdict of 80%. I thought it was a solid novel and it definitely deserves all the hype that it has gotten. Do give this novel a try if you are interested in what I had said.” — Maxxesbooktopia
- “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.” — Books Over Everything
- “A whole lot of banter, a slow-burning relationship, family pressure and expectations, unlikely friendships and a whole lot of cheese…. Tweet Cute has got it all in this modern rom-com that had me smiling from page one. I devoured this book and I just can’t, can’t wait for you all to fall in love with these characters the way I did.” — Drizzle and Hurricane Books