Today Tonight Tomorrow is one of those feel good, makes-you-laugh, heart warming stories. Even though I was buddy reading this book, it’s one that flew by because the voice of the characters shine. I adored this enemies-to-lovers rom-com! Keep reading this book review to find out all my emotional thoughts on Today Tonight Tomorrow.
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.
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the author. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
Today Tonight Tomorrow is a story taking place over 24 hours between bitter rivals. But could they be more? There’s that tension with your nemesis, the push and pull of banter, and hatred mixed with envy and also understanding. Taking place on the cusp of going to college, I found it scary how relatable Rowan was. The fear of not knowing what’s next? Having worked towards the goal and having completed it being faced with terror and feeling adrift? Say hello to the last two-ish years of my life.
Today Tonight Tomorrow is funny, sex positive, and utterly charming. You will fall in love with the characters whether you love a passionate heroine who defends romance books or a guy obsessed with classics and emotionally guarded. Rowan is fierce from the beginning and I loved how much she loved romance books. Romance books have this totally unfair stigma, and Rowan is a true champion. It’s so heart warming to see especially as the rhetoric and prejudice against these novels is very much present today.
Naturally I fell in love with Rowan from the beginning, but I also loved Neil! He felt so relatable to me – not in the sense that I’ve ever been a teenage boy – but he reminded me so much of people I knew in high school. He felt genuine and never over airbrushed in a way that some love interests can be. The characters were my number one reason for absolutely loving Today Tonight Tomorrow because they were allowed to be as complex, quirky, and messy as we are.
Today Tonight Tomorrow always felt fresh. Not only with the scavenger hunt story line, or the text messages within the book, but also the way Solomon allows her characters to change on the pages. They consistently challenge each other and themselves – whether it be their problematic favorites, or the fear of their dreams. It’s also a book that handles some intense issues such as Antisemitism and how Rowan and Neil see their Jewish identity.
Look, I just love every part of Today Tonight Tomorrow. The characters were amazing and I just want to hug them ALL. Paired with an action packed plot that was just enough drama, Today Tonight Tomorrow is an utter winner. Find Today Tonight Tomorrow on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound & The Book Depository.