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? Audio CD, 1 page
Published September 5th 2017 by Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Audio
Four and a half stars: An emotional, powerful story that explores how one bad decision can change everything.
Lena is nostalgic about starting her senior year. She wants to spend as much time with her friends as possible before they all go their separate ways. Perhaps, she will finally get the nerve to tell her life long best friend, Sebastian how she really feels about him. Things change in a heartbeat when Lena attends a party. She gets into a fight with Sebastian and makes a fateful decision, one that causes emotional turmoil, loss, regret and perhaps her future. Will Lena find tomorrow?
What I Liked:
- If There’s No Tomorrow is a powerful and thought provoking read that takes on loss, grief, regret, forgiveness, friendship and love as a teenage girl is forced to deal with the repercussions of a drunk driving accident. I loved that this story took on some important issues, but that it wasn’t all drama and heartache. This book was a well balanced and wonderful read.
- I liked that the author gave a different angle on drunk driving.This one isn’t about someone who made the mistake of getting behind the wheel, instead it deals with a girl who doesn’t stop someone from driving drunk, and all the emotions she must deal with after the tragic event. I thought that Ms. Armentrout handled the topic and the range of emotions well, and I applaud her for providing a different perspective.
- The romance is adorable. Is there anything better than a friends to lovers romance? I think not. This one features one of the best king of romances. That of two best friends who have secretly been in love for years but afraid to act on their emotions. I loved the butterfly feelings and the charming relationship between the two, especially when things got tough. This is how a romance should be written.
- I loved that even though this book took on tough topics and that there was heartache and loss that it also managed to capture the beautiful things about life such as family, friends and love. It isn’t easy to balance the tough stuff with the lighter material, but never fear, Ms Armentrout executes it brilliantly.
- I also appreciated the story line involving Lena’s troubled relationship with her father. I liked the way they handled everything and made it better.
- The ending is just right. No loose ends, no cliffhangers, it is sweet and satisfying.
- The audiobook version narrated by Jorjeana Marie was wonderful. I thought Ms. Marie did a terrific job with the characters, and she managed to capture the emotions perfectly.
And The Not So Much:
- Toward the end, Lena has a conversation with Keith, the boy who hosted the party. Keith discusses with Lena some of the fallout he and his parents faced after the accident. I found myself wishing that there was more of Keith and his story. You don’t often think about the situation that Keith and his parents were put in after the drunk driving incident.
- I thought that the relationship between Lena and her dad was an important part of the story, and I wanted more discussion on their relationship.
If There’s No Tomorrow is a brilliant book. I loved the topic, the range of emotions and how the author blended a serious subject with a beautiful romance. This is a story about how one wrong decision can have fateful consequences, and the tough journey that one girl faces on the road to recovery. This is a book that I would highly recommend for teen readers, especially as a way to open a line of discussion.
I borrowed a copy of this book from the library. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for this review.