Hello, book lovers! 💕
The following is from Goodreads:
“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 picked this book up on a whim, and I honestly had no idea what it was about when I did. It wasn’t on my TBR originally, and all I did was read the synopsis, which told me enough for me to want to read it. And what I got was a cute and fluffy romance that was seriously right up my alley.
Right off the bat, I knew I’d enjoy this because of the banter between the two main characters. I’m a sucker for banter in a YA contemporary book. It makes it so much fun to read when there is some back and forth between the characters. Not only that, but it gives the characters some personality and dynamics. Though, it probably helped that Jack was a class clown and made it easy for there to be banter going on with Pepper.
Honestly, I think that was my favorite part about this book. It was easy to read and a lot fun, even though it took me a bit longer to finish than I would have liked. But that wasn’t the book’s fault; I just got caught up in other things that I didn’t always get around to reading. Which has become a norm for me lately (*cough*…Animal Crossing).
But I think where this book fell a bit flat for me was the fact that the Twitter war, which was a major part of the story, yes, took up almost the entire story. I was more invested in the characters finding out who each other was on the Weazel app that Jack made, not who was going to win the Twitter war. Personally, I really didn’t like that aspect of the story, and it kind of felt drawn out.
Everything else about this book, though, I really enjoyed. And I understand why the Twitter war had to be a big part of the story considering it was one of the major plot points. But for being a debut author, it was really good. And I would definitely consider picking up this anything else that this author comes out with in the future.
If you’re interested in rom-coms or YA contemporaries (i.e. Kasie West or Jenny Han), I’d say you should give this book a try. It was a lot of fun and undoubtedly worth the read.