Tweet Cute Review & Blog Tour

Hello friends! I know it’s been a very long while since we’ve been active on the blog, but today I’m here to participate in the blog tour for Tweet Cute! Luckily for me, I read this book at the beginning of November, before the school madness completely took over my life. And in even better news, I was smart enough to write myself some brief notes about my feelings so that I can write up a coherent review for today’s post!

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Accurate depiction of me taking notes upon completing the book

Before I start out reviewing the actual content of this book, I need to take a moment to talk about the adorable cover. If I’m totally honest, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read this book the very first time I heard about it. But one of the things that made me stop and give it a chance was how cute the cover is! I love the new illustrated cover trend and I’m so glad that I chose to pick this book up.

If you don’t know the premise of this book, it’s fantastic. It’s the basic You’ve Got Mail plot. Jack’s parents run a small deli called Girl Cheesing, while Pepper’s family started one of the biggest food chains in the US. The two of them go to the same school and have been chatting anonymously through an app that Jack created. But while they may be friends over the app, they soon start a Twitter war between their families’ food businesses over a grilled cheese recipe. What ensues is a classic love-hate relationship and a really great book.

I adore love-hate relationships, so the premise had me hooked, but I’ll admit that I was also pretty nervous. Since I love this trope so much, I was unsure how it would play out, but my fears were for naught. To start with, I adored Pepper and Jack both as individual characters, and together as their relationship evolved. In fact, I loved how you really got to see a friendship develop between these two before a romance ever blossomed.

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As for the rest of the characters, I loved how complex all the sibling relationships were. Jack has an identical twin, and has a lot of insecurities from that, while Pepper and her sister Paige have some drama going on as well. I felt like the dynamics were done really well, where these siblings rooted for one another even when they were fighting. You could definitely feel the sibling bonds. I also really loved Jack’s mother. She made me laugh and I thought she was a  fantastic parent. The other side characters, including Jack’s best friend Paul, and Pepper’s semi-rival Poojah, didn’t really win me over. I either didn’t care for them much or found them annoying. Then, of course, were the characters you weren’t supposed to like, which were just an annoying headache in my opinion. (Looking at you, Landon.) I felt that a lot of the side characters were one-dimensional, which was really disappointing since the main characters were so fleshed out.

Since I read this when I was in school mode, I didn’t have time to binge-read the book, but I kept wanting to pick it back up whenever I had the chance, which speaks for itself. More often than not when I get busy, I completely forget about the books I’m currently reading and take forever to finish them, but this book kept drawing me back. One of the things that took me by surprise with this book was how much I craved some of the baked goods that were described. I’m not normally drawn to food in books, but the desserts in this one made me wish that I could try some Monster Cake.

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There were two other aspects that stood out to me as well done. The first was the New York City aspect. Many authors struggle to get the NYC vibe right, but in my opinion, Tweet Cute got it just right. We have Jack, who’s a born and bred New Yorker, and Pepper, who’s scared to even explore the city after moving from Nashville. As someone who has both been a visitor to NYC, but now lives there, I thought both aspects were so well done. I related to Pepper’s fear of getting lost on the subway, but I understood Jack’s pride in his city. I really love how NYC was incorporated into this book.

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Just as well done was the Twitter aspect. Many books that involve social media of some kind miss the mark for me, but this one was spot on. The Twitter war had the two characters flinging gifs, snark, and one-liners back at one another, and I could easily see this happening in real life. It was lots of fun to read and since the plot hinged on this Twitter war, I was very happy with the execution.

Overall, I gave this book 4 stars. I really enjoyed it while I read it, and I’d highly recommend it, and it was only my few nit-picky dislikes that kept this from getting a higher rating. I’m so glad that I got a chance to be on the blog tour because I think so many of you will enjoy picking this one up when it comes out.

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 About the Author

Emma LordEmma 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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 Do you like love-hate relationships? Any recommendations for other well-done enemies to lovers books? What book perfectly captures a particular city? Do you plan on reading this book when it comes out? 

27 thoughts on “Tweet Cute Review & Blog Tour

  1. I’m also part of this tour — my post is on Saturday! 🙂 I honestly was so surprised at the deeper issues and complexities of Tweet Cute. The Twitter part was certainly petty, but I loved how complex everything got, especially with Jack’s and Pepper’s families. And don’t even get me started on the romance… it’s so adorable!! *melts*

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    1. That’s so exciting! Since I was day one of the blog tour, I had no idea who else was taking part in it, but I’ll be sure to check out your post!

      Yeah, Tweet Cute did a great job with making all the characters have such complex struggles. It made things feel so relatable. I especially appreciated Jack’s insecurities and how that played in with everything. And yes! The romance was so cute! It’s both enemies to lovers and friends to lovers at the same time! What’s not to love about that?

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  2. When an ARC of this showed up unexpectedly from the publisher, I dropped my current read like a hot potato and devoured this fun book. Loved it so much (and it also made me quite hungry at times).

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed! I got an e-arc and actually had to hold myself back from starting it right away, so that I’d read it closer to the release date. But the second I started it, I couldn’t stop reading it! And I’m glad to hear I wasn’t the only one craving some snacks while I read this book!

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  3. I’ve seen some buzz about this book but didn’t really look too much into it!! This book sounds so cute and fluffy and fun!! I’ll have to check it out!

    (as a side note, I love the author’s blurb: it’s so witty!)

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    1. The buzz is what made me look more into this book, and I’m glad I did! It’s definitely cute, fluffy, and fun, but it also has some deeper undertones, which I appreciated.

      And the author’s blurb is definitely fantastic! I love reading blurbs and acknowledgements, because a lot of times it can give you a really good sense of an author’s personality!

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  4. I’ve been so excited to read this book. I’m just waiting for my copy to ship across the world lol but it’s one of my highly anticipated releases for 2020! Great review, Malka! Glad to hear that you really enjoyed it 🙂

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  5. missed seeing a post from you guys show up on my reader so much 😭😭 this was a great review as always, and I’m SO PUMPED to pick up Tweet Cute when it comes out!! I literally live on Twitter, so I feel like this book will be perfect for me. And I LIVE for the You’ve Got Mail Trope!

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    1. Awww, thank you, Caitlin! ❤ I felt so rusty posting after such a long and mostly unplanned hiatus. I was honestly scared everyone would just have forgotten about us, so your comment means a lot!

      I can’t wait for you to read and to hear what you think! I definitely feel like this is the perfect book for someone who’s always on Twitter! (Although I’m not on Twitter, so I say that with an outsider’s perspective.) And the You’ve Got Mail trope is super fantastic! Some of my favorite books have this trope, which I find funny, since I only watched the movie in recent years, but I’ve been loving the trope for way longer!

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  6. I’ve been looking forward to reading this novel for months now, and I’m so glad you enjoyed it as well. Everything you point out makes me feel like I will enjoy this novel. From the romance, to the complex sibling relationships. I am always here for complex sibling relationships, probably because of my personal experience with my older half-sister.
    That was a great review ♥ I will definitely read this book!

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    1. I hope you love it! I’m so glad that I was able to hype this book up since I enjoyed reading it so much! And yes! I found the sibling relationships to be some of the strongest parts of this book! I really hope that the book lives up to your expectations!

      Thank you so much! 💕 I can’t wait to hear what you think!

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  7. I hardly ever read romance, but I’m making an active goal of mine this year to read out of my comfort zone, and this book sounds so cute that I will have to add it to my TBR! I love the enemies-to-lovers trope and when sibling relationships are done well, so this should be perfect!
    I loved reading your review – you’ve explained the different aspects you liked and didn’t like so well 🙂

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    1. Romance is one of my favorite genres, so if you’re ever in need of recommendations, I’m your girl! This definitely has both those featured, so I hope you enjoy it! Thank you so much! 💕 I struggle a lot with reviews, but I’ve found that I’m happiest when I lay out all the aspects that stood out to me and whether or not I thought they were well done. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the end result!

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  8. Wonderful review, Malka! I agree that the cover is absolutely incredible! It’s honestly what first caught my eye when I started hearing about this book a few months ago. I’m glad that the main characters were well fleshed out, despite the side characters lacking a little bit of substance. It’s awesome to hear that the NYC aspect for both main characters is done well, as is the Twitter war that ensues between them! 🙂

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  9. I wasn’t sure about this book when I first heard about it but I saw a review for it the other day that convinced me to try it out. It sounds pretty good although it is a shame about the side characters. It sounds like the good outweighs the bad though. And, I could be misremembering, but I’m sure the review that I saw mentioned the author sharing the monster cake recipe that you mentioned. It said something about it at least.

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    1. I’d definitely agree that this book is worth checking out because like you said, the good definitely outweighs the bad. I hope you end up enjoying it once you pick it up!

      And you just made me so happy! I checked out the recipe on the author’s website, and now I definitely need to make Monster Cake sometime soon! Thanks so much for letting me know there’s a canon recipe! 🍰

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      1. Thank you, fingers crossed. I definitely want to get more into contemporary novels this year.

        Aww yay I’m glad to hear it (: if you do let me know what you think of the results, I’d love to know 💜

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          1. Aww thank you so much (: I’m always open to reading suggestions.

            Ooh that sounds like a great idea!! I imagine it’ll be a popular post too as Tweet Cute is definitely becoming quite a talked about book at the moment.

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