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This Jewish YA Rom-Com Is a Dream For Fans of the Enemies to Lovers Trope

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Today Tonight Tomorrow is a novel written by Rachel Lynn Soloman. The story follows Rowan Roth and Neil McNair. They hate each other. Rowan secretly want to become a romance novelist and is worried about her future. She sets out to destroy Neil one last time. When Neil is named valedictorian, Rowan has one more chance to claim victory: Howl, a senior class game that takes place all over Seattle. After learning a group of seniors is out to get them, Rowan and Neil team up. As they spend more time together, Rowan starts to notice that there’s more to Neil than she initially thought.

When I first read the premise for this book, I knew that I had to read it. I just didn’t know how much I was going to end up absolutely loving it. Enemies to lovers is my favorite romantic trope and this book delivers it on a silver platter. The transition between Rowan and Neil from hate to love is pretty smooth. I would say that their relationship is more along the lines of academic rivals to lovers which is basically the same thing but this trope can be set in varying types of academia. I loved the build-up and their banter so much. Rowan and Neil had the kind of chemistry I hope to have with someone in the future.

I adored Rowan. She’s your typical goody-two shoes student and keeps things to herself. I adored Neil as well. I love awkward and nerdy shy boys in books. Neil is a prime example of that. I need a Neil in my life.

Rachel Lynn Soloman’s writing style is captivating and overly simplistic. It keeps you on your toes without you losing interest in the subject matter. Every sentence is packed with detail and emotion. I laughed, screamed, shed some tears. I appreciated that Soloman didn’t shy away from discussing important issues such as feminism and religious discrimination/stereotypes.

The representation in this book means everything to me. Rowan and Neil are both Jewish. To have this representation as a young Jewish woman made me feel seen and validated. It was gratifying to see Rowan and Neil talk about Passover, Shabbat, the Holocaust, and bagels. Rowan is of Mexican descent on her mother’s side. There’s great LGBTQ+ representation. Her best friends Kirby and Mara are openly lesbian and bisexual. I wish we got to see more of them.

This book is everything I wanted and more. To Rachel Lynn Soloman: thank you for making me laugh, breaking my heart, and making me swoon.



Today Tonight Tomorrow is available to purchase wherever you purchase books.

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