Okay, so this is totally not the kind of book I usually fall in love with, but something about this just tickled me in the mood I'm currently in. I mean, seriously, how can you not enjoy a book where crazy delicious desserts and gourmet grilled cheese play an essential part?
Pepper moved to New York just before her first year in high school and was not expecting the city and her new school to be so intimidating. Her family's business, Big League Burger, is booming, but her family has fallen apart. To try and keep those thoughts at bay, Pepper has become the ultimate over-achiever, captaining the swim team, acing every test and topping every one of her classes. She also basically runs the business's Twitter account.
Jack is pretty much the opposite of Pepper - which is probably why they clash every time they meet. A twin with a massive inferiority complex, Jack spends most of his downtime working in the family deli, a business he has a love-hate relationship with. When he isn't helping out on the shop floor, he spends his time designing apps including the school's number one social platform Weazel.
When Big League Burger introduce a new sandwich which looks suspiciously like the one the family deli made its name on, the one developed by Jack's Grandma Belly, Jack declares war on the chain using the deli's Twitter account. When Pepper sees the attack, it's all on.
Neither Jack nor Pepper are aware that while they wage war on one social platform, a close friendship is developing between them on Weazel.
As the public war hots up, so does their secret relationship.
I loved this book. It was fresh and funny and very contemporary. Jack and Pepper were just the right amount of smart and clueless and their mutual love of crazy food mash-ups made me want to rush to the kitchen to experiment.
Sometimes a pretty straight forward rom-com is just what you need, and I think this weekend, this book fit the bill perfectly.
So I'd definitely recommend this one for anyone who enjoys fun, flirty romantic comedies, especially ones that involve food.
But don't just listen to me. Here's the blurb: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.
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.