Title: If There’s No Tomorrow
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Release Date: September 5, 2017
Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She’s ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic—one of opportunities and chances.
Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.
Now Lena isn’t looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened.
For what she let happen.
With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when her and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?
I was super excited to read If There’s No Tomorrow when it first released, and like most things, it kept getting pushed farther and farther down the TBR pile. I finally suggested it as our book club book for October, and it was all the push I needed to finally pick this one up. And after a bit of a rough start, I absolutely fell in love with it and remembered why JLA is an auto buy author for me!
If There’s No Tomorrow tells the story of Lena. Lena is entering her senior year of high school, while grappling with feelings for best friend Sebastian. After an awkward moment, the two find themselves struggling to find their footing in their relationship and their argument sets off a series of events that changes their lives forever.
This is a powerful novel, full of a rollercoaster of emotions. I laughed. I cried. I screamed a little. The typical reactions when reading a novel from JLA. If There’s No Tomorrow is extremely well written, beautifully thought out, and wonderfully engaging. I loved this set of characters, especially Lena. My heart broke for her as she dealt with her feelings of guilt and sadness. I loved watching her grow emotionally and learn to open up more to her friends and family. Lena took some huge steps for her personal growth throughout these pages, and I was completely swept up in everything she went through.
If There’s No Tomorrow also includes a slow burn romance that I was living for. Sebastian is absolutely adorable, and the love he has for Lena is incredible. I couldn’t help smiling every time I heard his name mentioned in the story. He was the perfect counterpart to Lena’s struggling female lead. Sebastian brings out the best in Lena, and together they can move forward to continue to heal.