We are so excited to announce a 2-part tour for the release of best selling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s latest, If There’s No Tomorrow!
Follow along the excerpt tour beginning in August, with long excerpts in consecutive order at each tour stop, followed by a review tour beginning on 9/5, release day!
About If There’s No Tomorrow
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen (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 she and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?
We spent way too long taking random selfies with everyone at the pool and all around the property, sending them to Dary from all our phones. Her initial amused responses had died, and knowing her, she was probably getting super annoyed by the twentieth selfie, which kind of made it all the more entertaining.
Later, Kevin did a grab-and-twirl with Abbi, who appeared horrified by his outfit but I could tell she was also reluctantly amused by it. She wiggled free, groaning about how much of an idiot he was while smiling. Megan eventually roamed off, joining Phillip and another guy on the other end of the pool.
“Is she really thinking about getting back with him?” I asked Abbi.
“Who knows?” She sighed. “God, I hope not. They’re like the Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber of Clearbrook.”
“Except no one wants them to get back together?”
A loud laugh burst out of Abbi. “So true.”
Looking around the backyard, telling myself I wasn’t looking for Sebastian, I spotted Cody by the grill, cup in hand and surrounded by the rest of the guys. “When did he get here?”
“Who—oh. No idea.” Abbi straightened her hot pink sunglasses. “A lot of people have just randomly shown up. It’s crazy.”
We walked over to the cooler. Abbi grabbed a soda as I fished a water bottle out of the ice. “So Sebastian says he wants to talk to me later.”
“About?” She popped the lid on her can.
“I have no idea. Usually he’s not so evasive. But I’m thinking it’s about the obvious, you know?”
Abbi was quiet for a moment and then she said, “You saw Skylar’s Instagram post from last night, right?”
Knots filled my stomach. “Yeah.”
“Maybe he’s planning to get back with Skylar,” she said, and I sighed. “He might want to tell you they’re getting back together. I hate to say that, but after the whole kissing thing, he probably thinks he should say something to you about it,” she said, pushing her sunglasses up as a cloud covered the sun.
“Well, he and Skylar do make the perfect couple.” I glanced at the guys. Keith was thrusting his hips and smacking the air with one hand.
“You and Sebastian would make a perfect couple.”
I suddenly wanted to throw myself under the bushes. “I don’t want to think about this anymore. It’s annoying—I’m annoying myself. For real.” I turned to Abbi. “I’m literally driving myself crazy.”
“Then you should find some hot dude to pass the time with until you leave for college.”
“Now you sound like Megan,” I said. “But maybe I will find someone to pass the time with. Preferably a hot dude who likes to read and is interested in history.”
“That sounds like relationship material. I was just talking about Netflix and chill.” Her tone was dry. “Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.”
I laughed as I took a sip of water.
Abbi turned as Megan danced her way over to where we stood. She stopped in front of us, shoving her sunglasses up. “Guys, you’re not going to believe what I just heard.”
“What?” I asked, happy for the distraction.
Excitement buzzed in Megan’s voice. “Griffith and Christie just left with Steven to meet up with some shady ass dudes from the city to buy coke.”
I lowered the water bottle. I was so not expected that to be what she was going to tell us.
“Not surprising,” muttered Abbi. “Didn’t they do that in July? Christie got all kinds of messed up. Keith almost called 911.”
Megan’s mouth dropped open. “You knew about this? Is it something regular they do?”
“Regular enough that they’re going to get it now apparently,” she shot back.
I was still stuck on the whole randomly leaving to buy coke thing, like they were going to the store to pick up some chips and dips.
Jesus, that seemed hardcore.
I wasn’t naive, but I was surprised that they were the ones going to get stuff. Really, I would have been surprised if anyone I knew was doing coke or heroin.
“Well, hell.” Megan looked down at her red cup. It had been refilled. “Phillip is thinking about trying it tonight. Like, he almost left with them. Can you believe that?”
Abbi curled her lip. “Idiot.”
“Right?” Megan took a drink. “I’m going to go yell at him. Be back later.”
My brows rose as I watched her walk away. “That’s…wow.”
“Do you think Keith does it?”
I tucked my hair back behind my ear. “I didn’t even know they did, so I have no idea.”
“Well that would explain the speedos,” she said with a heavy sigh. “You would have to be high to think that was a good idea.”
I giggled. “So true.”
“Hey.” Sebastian’s voice was in my ear a second before his arm curled around my shoulders. A puff of air left me. His warm, hard chest pressed against my back. A tight wave of shivers curled down my spine as heat blasted my face. “Where’ve you been?”
Abbi stared at me, brows raised.
I quickly focused on the pool. “I’ve been right here. Where’ve you been?”
“Everywhere,” he replied, and he turned me around. The baseball cap was on backwards again. Our faces were inches apart, nearly as close as we were at the lake. So close I could smell the faint trace of beer on his breath. “So, I have this idea. It involves me. And it involves you…getting wet.”
My mouth dropped open as my mind belly flopped into the gutter.
Oh my God.
“Really?” Abbi chirped. “I cannot wait to hear more about this idea.”
Oh. My. God.
He grinned as he reached over and plucked the sunglasses off my face. He put them on top of his head. “Well, I’m more of a show versus tell kind of person.”
All I could do was stand there and stare at hi, because I felt like I slipped into some alternate reality; the kind that existed in the super adult romance books I read, where public declarations of love were abundant and happy endings were promised. I couldn’t look away from his heavily lidded eyes that were so blue they almost seemed unreal. We were so close, I could see the one tiny freckle he had under his right eye.
“What are…?” I whispered, completely losing my voice.
Sebastian dipped his chin as he slid his arms down my back, hooking me around the waist. He drew me up against him, and my heart was beating at a near deadly pace.
This was actually happening. Surrounded by our friends, this was actually happening.
His head tilted to the side, and our mouths were lined up. “Lena, Lena, Lena.”
My eyes drifted shut, and I felt his warm breath on my lips. Every muscle in my body tightened. I was breathless with anticipation, want and need.
It was happening and this time it would end differently.