Title: Tweet Cute
Author: Emma Lord
Publication Date: January 21st 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.
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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First off I want to say thank you to the publisher Wednesday Books via NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book to review. Thank you for the opportunity to read this before the release!
I thought this was a cute light-hearted read that I got invested in and really enjoyed reading. I liked the social media aspect and I think it was done in a way that was actually fun to read about.
Stick around to the end of the post for a fun Q&A with the author!
Our two main characters are Pepper and Jack. Pepper is such a sweet character. She could be kind of stubborn headed but I still enjoyed her character. I think she’s going to be very relatable to teens who feel a lot of pressure from their parents. Also, her college decision process was done in a way that felt real.
Jack is a sweet beanpole of a character and I adored him. He was definitely my favorite of the two characters. Then again I have a soft spot for tall boys who are just the purest cinnamon rolls ever. I think his struggles with being compared to his brother were also done really well and I liked reading about it.
I liked the writing. I thought it was clear, easy to follow. I was never bored while reading. The dialogue was fun and witty which made me laugh a couple times. The pacing was also good. I also enjoyed the dual POVs. I thought it was done really well and I didn’t feel like I was missing anything ever or that it skipped back and forth too much.
I really liked the story. Pepper and Jack’s banter in the beginning was so cute and as they started to fall for one another, I couldn’t help but smile at how adorable they were. I definitely enjoyed that there was a sense of realness to the characters and it made me like them even more. It also made me want to be friends with them.
This book was cute as heck and I really enjoyed it. It was a pure, sweet book that made me feel happy. There wasn’t that much conflict and everything was wrapped up nicely. It was a nice teenage rom-com that made me smile a lot. The cover is also really cute. If you’re looking for a fun, light romance then this could be for you.
What inspired you to write Tweet Cute? How did you come up with the idea?
The idea actually started out as a tweet — I’d been laughing at some of the Twitter wars between brands, and thought it would be a funny concept if two of the social media managers from competing accounts fell for each other without realizing it. Once people started saying they wished it was a book, it all kind of took off from there!
How would you describe your writing process? What part do you focus on the most or take you the longest to work through?
I would describe it as organized chaos. I try to sit down and plot, but more often than not the plot comes when I’m walking to work or in the shower or somewhere deeply inconvenient. Usually I’ll just start writing the first two chapters to see what comes out of me, then stop and figure out where it’s going until about the 40,000 word mark, then stop and adjust the plot outline and start again.
What Hogwarts Houses are some of the characters?
Oh, everyone’s a Hufflepuff. I’m busting into the YA world with an unrepentant Hufflepuff agenda. Pepper’s a Hufflepuff with a Slytherin moon; Jack is a Hufflepuff but a Gryffindor rising; Pooja is a Hufflepuff with aggressive Ravenclaw tendencies; Paul is about as Hufflepuff as it gets. But they are all unquestionably Hufflepuffs, and I think that’s going to be the case with most of my YA going forward.
This is probably easiest my longest post ever. If you stuck around this far I thank you! I hope I convinced you to pick up this book and give it a read. Hopefully you enjoy it as much as I did!