**Disclaimer: I was given a free e-ARC in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.**
Title Today Tonight Tomorrow
Author Rachel Lynn Solomon
Description from Amazon
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.
Release Date June 16, 2020
I don’t normally read contemporary books set in high school. I’ll be completely honest, they make me feel super old. But, this one stuck out to me. It looked really good on NetGalley so I decided to give it a shot.
Some Things I Liked
- Enemies to lovers. I just loved the way that Rowan thought of Neil as her enemy (for most of the story). Their banter was amazing and I loved their fierce competition.
- References. So many pop culture references. I just couldn’t get enough of those. I think they are my favorite part of contemporary books – just feeling connected to other aspects of my life. Don’t get me wrong, I love fantasy, but I also love reading about a character who likes the same TV shows that I do.
- Neil as the perfect nerdy book boyfriend. He wasn’t your typical dreamy love interest but I think that made him all the more interesting. He was always there for Rowan (whether she knew it or not), and I really loved the way that he came to realize his feelings for her.
- One day storyline. This story was so well done for being such a short time frame. I felt like I was really able to get to know the characters despite the actual duration of the story.
I would love to see a sequel to this book. However, the title tells me that this is a standalone. I’m ok with the open-ended nature of this book. I was left with a ton of hope and I really enjoyed that.
This book was so amazing. I really loved the story and I applaud the fact that the whole thing was set over the course of 24 hours. It was so well done and so much was packed into one day. Furthermore, it didn’t feel like a “high school” book, but rather, as a story of beginnings and endings.
Recommendations for Further Reading
- Tweet Cute by Emma Lord – if you liked the enemies to lovers vibes as well as the stress of senior year, give this rom-com by Emma Lord a try.
- Lucky Caller by Emma Mills – if you liked the idea of a romantic interest (that our heroine never really noticed as one), try this standalone by Emma Mills.
- You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle – if you’re looking for a more adult (but still relatively clean) version of enemies to lovers, try this April release by Sarah Hogle.