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.
What I liked:
- As the name suggested, this book was so cute! If you like cute, fluffy, light-hearted rom coms like To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, then this is the book for you! I had a lot of fun reading it.
- It is a very quick read! I got completely immersed in the story and finished it so quickly.
- There is a lot of pop culture reference which we all are familiar with so well, including memes. Who doesn’t like memes?
- This book was fairly light-hearted and goofy with the right amount of seriousness. It had some important and relatable topics like studying vigorously to get admission in a good college, the pressure of doing well academically, and doing the things we love – not doing things to please others. This aspect of the book felt a lot like Radio Silence by Alice Osemann.
- The family dynamics felt genuine.
- This book is filled with delightful humor. I loved the sassiness and the witty banter between Jack and Pepper.
- The characters are very goofy and likable.
- There is a lot of mention of pastries and cake which gave me craving so bad that I had to go buy a cake and eat it! The description of food is mouth-watering.
What I didn’t like:
- Jack and Pepper get matched with one another on Twitter, school, and the school app where they talk anonymously. Coincident much? I think this coincidence overdid the book and it felt over the top. Yes, it added drama but unrealistic drama.
Overall I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it!
My rating: 3.75 out of 5.