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Title: Today Tonight Tomorrow
Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon
Published Date: July 28, 2020
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: YA Contemporary
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.
Oh my goodness this book was adorable! It is everything I want in a YA Contemporary! Enemies to Lovers…Check! Quick & Witty Banter…Check! Supportive Friendships…Check!
Rowan and Neil have been on each other’s nerves for the past four years & now that it’s the last day of senior year it’s Rowan’s final chance to best him! When they form an unlikely alliance to get to the end of the Howl games they both realize they may have misunderstood each other the entire time.
I fell in love with these two from the first, very enemyish, text conversation they had together:
N: “Good Morning! This is a friendly reminder that you have three (3) hours and counting before suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of your future valedictorian. Bring tissues. I know you’re a crier.”
R: “oh, I didn’t realize we still thought crying was a sign of weakness…in the interest of accuracy, I’d like to point out that you’ve only seen me cry once, and I’m not sure that necessarily makes me “a crier”
N: “Over a book! You were inconsolable”
R: “it’s called an emotion…I highly recommend feeling one (1) sometime”
I loved the scavenger hunt the two of them go on and along the way they start to discover they didn’t know each other as well as they thought. I enjoyed every minute of Rowan and Neil’s love story falling into place as they experience Seattle together. All the places they go brought back memories of my visit to Seattle eight years ago and reminded me how much I loved the city and miss it.
Rachel did a wonderful job of creating two absolutely adorable characters and placing them in such a fun and adventurous setting. Today Tonight Tomorrow is one of my top five fav’s of 2020 now & recommend it to all those who love a fun and fluffy contemporary!
I picked up the audio and listened to it in one day so if you’re one for audiobooks I definitely recommend it.
Rachel Lynn Solomon writes, tap dances, and collects lipstick in Seattle, Washington. Once she helped set a Guinness World Record for the most natural redheads in one place. She’s the author of You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone, a Sydney Taylor Honor Book, Indies Introduce title, and Kids’ Indie Next Top 10 Pick, Our Year of Maybe, and Today Tonight Tomorrow (July 28, 2020), all from Simon & Schuster. Her debut adult romantic comedy, The Ex Talk, will be published by Berkley/PRH on February 9, 2021.
Her short story “Aftershocks” appears in the anthology It’s a Whole Spiel: Love, Latkes, and Other Jewish Stories.