Goodread’s Description: 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 a 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.
My Review: Oh my word! This book was insanely adorable and I can’t keep gushing about it! The past few days I have taken upon myself to read the cheesiest cutest books ever, and this one sure does top the list.
I found both the character’s extremely relatable while Pepper tries her best to study and get ahead of the game, Jack struggles with his feelings towards his family. He deems himself to be the shadow of his twin and the one who is left to always pick up the pieces.
Through a series of snarky comments, tiffs, and memes, these characters start getting along and eventually develop feelings for one another. But each of them has an internal battle that they must fight. Pepper takes it upon herself to close the gap between her mom and her estranged sister.
“I can see it too. That I don’t belong here. That even after all this time and everything I’ve done, the things I’ve pressed and organized and pushed into myself to fit into this place, home is still somewhere a thousand miles away. Farther than that, even. Because that version of home doesn’t exist anymore.”
And Jack has a similar realization considering his twin thinks Jack is the GOLDEN TWIN! Ha! What a turn of events!
“I don’t even make it to the bed, sitting on the floor for no real reason, really, except the bed seems too comfortable, and I don’t deserve to ride this misery out in any kind of comfort.”
I loved how Pepper and Jack (HOW CHEESY IS THAT ALREADY?!) didn’t portray a happily ever after but a we are happy for now.
I admired Emma’s writing style without going deep into the dark, she managed to talk about a few serious topics.
We’ve got our whole lives to figure things out, for starters! And some adults still have no idea what they would like to do or be. It comes with time and experience 😊
Also, if anyone wants to make her Monster Cake, I’ll link the website. Bake it for me, please! Haha
“You can’t just casually tell someone you carry caramel sauce around and walk away like that’s a normal thing”
I am still very curious where and how Pepper roams with her caramel sauce! Please do read it, it will surely put a huge smile on your face! 🙂
My Rating: 4/5. Good read!