Publication Date: January 21, 2020
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Dates Read: January 20-21, 2020
Format: NetGalley eARC provided by Publisher
“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 was such a fun sweet YA romcom!
WARNING This book will make you crave a good grilled cheese sandwich, and some other delicious sounding sweets! Thankfully I only devoured one grilled cheese during the reading of this book. lol
I found this debut to be exactly what the title says. So flipping CUTE! Yes, it’s YA, but the romance was A++ and totally not juvenile. I loved the characters, and found that they were written with so much depth. There was quite a bit about family obligations and expectations which I found made it more than your typical teen romcom. Pepper and Jack are our MC’s and they were put in a tough situation, and both make the best of it. I really loved the back and forth banter between them, and the secret relationship they have with each other when they aren’t aware they are talking to each other. I found that they were well-suited for each other, and I loved how this book and the situations came together in the end.
Overall, a very fun and cute YA romcom that I highly recommend and I will totally read again.
Content: Very mild. Some kissing, some underage drinking, some cursing. (I would let my pre-teen read it)
*Special thanks to NetGalley, Emma Lord and Wednesday Books for the advanced eARC in exchange for my honest thoughts and review*