Published by Wednesday Books (1.1.2020)
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
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 confess I may have waited a bit too long to write this review. I’ve already forgotten a lot of the book >.<
I’m not the biggest contemporary fan, but every once in a while I need a cute and fluffy book to give me a break from the fantasy I usually stick to. And this one totally worked! It was adorable, and I enjoyed the banter between the main characters. I am also a fan of the enemies-to-lovers trope!
Jack and Pepper were cute together. I liked that they started out as rivals and slowly turned into more. (And were also secretly talking on an anonymous dating app to add tension.) Mostly I loved their family dynamics!
I don’t have much else to say about this book. I enjoyed it while reading – it’s fast-paced and cute – but overall it didn’t have much depth and won’t stick with me. I would definitely still recommend this to fans of contemporary!
Writing style: 3/5
Overall rating: 3/5