About the Author: Emma Lord is a lifestyle editor at Bustle based in New York City, covering lifestyle news including food, drinks, social media, technology, career, health, and theme parks.
Her debut novel, Tweet Cute, is set for publication on January 21, 2020, with a second untitled YA novel to follow. Her work has also been featured in HelloGiggles, SparkLife, BuzzFeed Community, and the Washington Post.
In her spare time, she enjoys running, hunting for baked goods, writing aggressive amounts of fan fiction, and belting her face off in community theater. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @dilemmalord.
Genre: Young Adult, Coming of Age, Contemporary
Synopsis: 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.
This book was sent to me in ebook form by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
As someone who loves the sass of the @Wendys twitter, the description of this book really drew me in. I'm always around for a good snarky meme. As a result, I really enjoyed this debut novel. As always, dual POV novels tend to capture my heart, and this one was no exception.
Pepper, aka Pepperoni, is a classic overachiever trying to make sure her life is perfect to distract from the less-than-perfect relationship her older sister has with their mom after the divorce. Her parents are the owners of Big League Burgers. Enter Jack, who feels overshadowed by his twin, and is the son of the owners of Girl Cheesing. Throw in an app called Weazel, a public twitter spat, lots of baking, and parents who may or may not have dated in the past and ended their relationship with a text and you have a funny, witty, and relatable teenage love story.
What I especially liked about this book was the other aspects it delved into like following your dreams, sibling rivalries, family, and friendship. Overall, this is definitely a book I would recommend and I can't wait to see what the author releases next!
P.S. PepperJack was the sweetest ship name! Also, can someone give me the recipe for Monster Cake? TIA!
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This novel releases January 21, 2020.