Title: Today Tonight Tomorrow
Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: Jul 14, 2020
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Canada
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.
Today Tonight Tomorrow was just as cute the second time around as it was the first. I’m so happy I took the time to read the finished physical book cause now it’s all prettily tabbed and full of love!
I read this as an eARC, but I never got around to reviewing it, so here’s my thought after my reread!
First off, if I ever visit Seattle, this book will be my exploration guidebook – I loved learning about the city and its quintessential landmarks (some of which RLS acknowledges are now shut down, with likely even more now that 2020 happened), but it was a great way to immortalize a snapshot of the city and all it’s nooks and crannies.
I had so much fun with Rowan and Neil through this story. I loved getting to know them as they got to know each other. We love a good rivals-to-lovers romance and this was perfection. The paperback also has the first chapter of the book from Neil’s point of view and ugh, he’s adorable and I love him. The man falling first? Also a top-tier trope. Their banter and comfort with each other was so cute and I found myself grinning, laughing, and crying as they grew and their perspectives changed.
Two things I absolutely loved beyond the pair – the first is Rowan’s love for romance novels. Like yes, scream it from the rooftops, romance novels are superior in everyway and I hate when people look down on them. This might’ve been a love letter to Seattle, but it was also a love letter to romance books.
The second thing I loved was the growing pains – the finality of senior year and graduation looming and the realization that there are different ways to be successful, and present, and happy. I loved seeing Rowan kind of shaken out of her high school stupor only to realize she didn’t achieve everything she had set out to achieve in high school – she raced towards this finish line, but somehow disconnected from her friends, missed out on some hallmark events of high school (like prom) and didn’t know how to deal with that. That felt so real and relatable and I loved how she grew from that mentality, even in the short time span of this book – I enjoyed her self-reflection and her acceptance as things changed and different factors came to light. That growth was impeccable and I adored Rowan more for it.
All in all, T3 is another homerun for RLS. Absolutely adored it and I’ll definitely return to this story again in the future!
TWs: incarcerated parent, anti-Semitic remarks, bullying, recreational drug use
World Building: 5/5
GoodReads Rating: 4.19/5
eARC gifted via NetGalley by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers via Simon and Schuster Canada in exchange for an honest review.