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 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 could 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 tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?
Title: If there’s No Tomorrow
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date released: September 5th 2017
Thank you Harlequin Aus for sending me a review copy!
If there’s no tomorrow is a emotional story about friendship, love and forgiveness. Lena is a normal girl in her last year of high school wanting to make the most of it. Parties, social gatherings, volleyball games and hanging out with her best friends Abbie, Megan, Dary and Sebastian. But in a moment of poor judgement and peer pressure, everything changes. Suddenly Lena doesn’t want the things she used to want and everything she had planned is gone. Filled with guilt and regret Lena has to work out how to live again and move on with her life.
I feel like I can’t talk too much about this book without giving spoilers because you don’t really know what’s going to happen until it does. I had mixed feeling about Lena’s character. At times I could relate to her a lot, but other times I found her annoying with the way she handled things. I loved the friendship the characters shared and loved how friendship was a big factor of the book. The romance between Lena and Sebastian was sweet but at times frustrating. At first she hides her feelings because she doesn’t know if he feels the same and doesn’t want to ruin their friendship. But once it was out in the open and they confessed they but loved each other I felt so happy. Sebastian is always supportive and making sure Lena is okay even when she pushes him away and says some hateful stuff to him. As much as I liked their romance, I feel like I would have been happy if they stayed friends because they had one of those strong friendships that could never break.
The accident in the story is something that sadly happens a lot around the world. In the story (and real life) it can so easily be avoided which makes it so much more heartbreaking. I think that Jennifer L Armentrout portrayed Lena’s emotions really well (and really real) after the accident. She is filled with guilt, regret, thinking everyone will hate her and wanting to go back and change things. One of the things I loved about this book is the support Lena has. Although she doesn’t tell them until later, her family and friends all support her and try to help her heal.
Overall, I think this is a great book for the YA genre as, not all, but a lot of YA readers are young adults and teenagers and I think the message is a really important lesson to learn early in life. The characters were written really well and I loved how the story flowed and I never got bored. If you love contemporaries you should definitely give this one a go!
About the Author
# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.
All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.
Well, mostly. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.
She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don’t Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.
Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.