I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Published by Simon Pulse on July 28, 2020
Genres: YA Contemporary Romance
Source: the publisher
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The Hating Game meets Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by way of Morgan Matson in this unforgettable romantic comedy about two rival overachievers whose relationship completely transforms over the course of twenty-four hours.
Today, she hates him.
It’s the last day of senior year. Rowan Roth and Neil McNair have been bitter rivals for all of high school, clashing on test scores, student council elections, and even gym class pull-up contests. While Rowan, who secretly wants to write romance novels, is anxious about the future, she’d love to beat her infuriating nemesis one last time.
Tonight, she puts up with him.
When Neil is named valedictorian, Rowan has only one chance at victory: Howl, a senior class game that takes them all over Seattle, a farewell tour of the city she loves. But after learning a group of seniors is out to get them, she and Neil reluctantly decide to team up until they’re the last players left—and then they’ll destroy each other.
As Rowan spends more time with Neil, she realizes he’s much more than the awkward linguistics nerd she’s sparred with for the past four years. And, perhaps, this boy she claims to despise might actually be the boy of her dreams.
Tomorrow…maybe she’s already fallen for him.
This book grabbed me from the get-go. It’s one of those that even though I knew one of the let-downs from reading the synopsis, the fact that she isn’t going to win valedictorian, I still got tears in my eyes and totally felt the sadness right along with Rowan. Of course it was impossible for me not to adore her with her love of romance, and writing a romance novel, and even the way those around her acted about the romance genre. All of those things are true for not only me, but for any romance lover honestly. The whole story is really from Rowan’s point of view, even though we do get one or two extra things, lists, notes, etc., from Neil’s point of view. And while I kind of wish we’d gotten both sides, not knowing exactly what he was doing or why he was doing certain things really added to the drama and suspense of the story. There was one twist that I kind of called early on. But I won’t mention it, because I don’t want to ruin anything for you before you read it.
Overall it was such a fun story, a lot of realistic things in the way they acted or things they did. It also reminded me of what a neat city Seattle is, and would definitely be a fun place to go back again and enjoy the things I didn’t get to do last time.
I had to share the cool postcards I got when the publisher sent me this ARC, so those are the perfect images you see that I interspersed within the synopsis above. This is definitely a wonderful story and one I’ll be sure to purchase for my school library where I work as soon as I get the chance!