Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
YA Contemporary Romance
January 21, 2020
Tweet Cute was a last minute request for me. I kind of remember reading the synopsis a while ago and thinking it was cute, but I didn’t request an ARC until I read Angie’s Review. She made me want to read this book!
I’ve long been a fan of romance that develops over texts or emails. There’s something about true love unseen that gets to me. Too often, especially lately for some reason, I feel like the romance genre is too hung up on immediate physical attraction. It’s alright at first, but if the characters don’t eventually stop focusing on looks and delve deeper I usually lose interest.
This is why e-romance is my jam!
Tweet Cute has all of that, but even better the main characters know each other. They also don’t hate each other. The “thorn in Pepper’s side” quote in the synopsis is true, but it’s not overblown or the be-all end-all hatred. They’re two kids who go to school together, and yeah they may razz each other, but generally they’re friendly. It was nice. A breath of fresh air.
Also, let’s put a tally mark in the plus column for girl power friendship! There’s a part of me, maybe 40%, who was more invested in the developing friendship between Pepper and Pooja than I was in PepperJack.
It’s not that Pepper and Pooja outshown the romance, it’s that we get strong female friendship in romance. Girls are catty, trust me; I have a teenage daughter with friends. But, they can also be supportive and strong, and kickass. Pooja and Pepper were supportive and strong, and kickass.
This was my first read by Emma Lord, but it’s not going to be my last. I foresee a burgeoning friendship between the two of us she’ll never be aware of.
Such is the life of a reader.
Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.