Readers' Favorite

September 18, 2017

Review: If There's No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout

by Susan Roberts

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and didn't realize that it was a YA book until I read the blurb.  My first thought was to put it down -- I don't read YA.  Then I decided to try the first 50 pages - after all a lot of my adult friends read YA - just to see what it was like.  After that, I read another 50 and then kept turning pages until I got to the end and I realized that I had been disliking a genre of books that I'd never even tried to read.  I've decided that it's time to expand my horizons and try some different genres.

Amazon affiliate links are used on this site. A free book was provided for an honest review.

If There's No Tomorrow
September 2017; Harlequin Teen; 978-0373212224
ebook, audio, print (384 pages); YA, peer pressure
Lena is ready to start her senior year in high school. She has several great girlfriends to hang around with and they tell each other everything. Lena isn't much of a party girl - she'd prefer to stay home on the weekend and read. She has a major crush on the boy next door and even though she has known Sebastian for almost her whole life, he still treats her like a kid sister so she keeps her crush a secret.

One night at a party, Lena makes a life-altering decision that will change her future and those of her friends in ways that can never be made right again. After that, Lena quits looking ahead to tomorrow...she doesn't want to go back to school or finish her college applications and she doesn't know if she can live with herself in the future.

With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when she and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?

This is a well-told coming of age story about a problem that happens every day when a bad decision is made but it's more than that -- it's about a mistake that anyone could make at any time in their lives - not just during their teen years - and a story of how to deal with the guilt after a bad decision.

Buy If There's No Tomorrow at Amazon

About the Author

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel and her hyper Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent her time writing short stories, therefore explaining her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes Young Adult Contemporary, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal and Romance. She writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J.Lynn.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press) the Lux Series (Entangled Teen) and the upcoming YA Don’t Look Back (2014) and untitled YA (Fall 2014) from Disney/Hyperion. She is also published with Harlequin Teen and HarperCollins.

Website | Facebook | Twitter

Also available at Books-A-Million and Barnes & Noble

Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with her on Facebook, Goodreads or Twitter.

Get even more book news in your inbox, sign up today! Girl Who Reads is an Amazon advertising affiliate; a small commission is earned when purchases are made at Amazon using any Amazon links on this site. Thank you for supporting Girl Who Reads.


  1. I'm so glad that your venture into a new-to-you genre turned out so well!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.