Author: Jessica Patrick
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Publishing Date: May 4, 2021
When Andi attends a music festival with one goal in mind – capture an interview with a famous band so she can pay for college – she gets more than she bargained for in this YA novel about family ties and finding your own way.
Andi Kennedy needs to make money for college, and fast. But her little YouTube crafting channel, while fun, isn’t exactly a money maker. So she’s heading to the world-famous Cabazon Valley Music and Arts Festival with a goal – film a video that will launch her channel into popularity and turn it into a legit money making venture, even if it means selling out her creative vision.
Instead, she finds obnoxious Jay Bankar, the annoyingly hot host of a popular prank channel who is the actual worst. Andi hates everything Jay stands for, which makes the undeniable connection she feels with him really freaking inconvenient. Soon she finds herself competing with Jay for an interview with the festival’s headlining band, which could be the key to turning her little channel directly into college tuition. But she’s starting to discover that there is more to Jay than his jerky on-screen persona, and she has to decide what’s more important – winning, or giving a second chance to a guy who couldn’t be more wrong for her.
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Thank you Xpresso Book Tours and Netgalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a review. This did not affect my opinion in any way and all opinions are my own.
I love YA, as most of you would know, but I also love the whole “Enemies-to-lovers” trope and out of all the YA books I’ve read in this trope, I actually liked very few, This is for Tonight being one fo them.
The story revolves around a teenager, Andi who has a Youtube Channel where she uploads crafting videos, and while she loves her small band of followers, she’s not exactly an Influencer. Her plan to go to her dream college with her twin relied on a scholarship which she was eventually declined and when her brother gets tickets to the famous Cabazon Valley Music and Arts Festival, she has one shot to turn her channel into something she can earn money with. At the festival, she meets Jay Bankar, who has his own Channel too but he pranks and insults people on it, and of course has a big following too. Andi hates everything that Jay stands for and does but has feels an unexpected (and really inconvenient) connection to him.
The book made us face so many important topics such as family, questioning your identity, grief and more and I think the author wrote them really well. Andi not only has to face with the possibility of not being able to go to her dream college with her twin, which has been their plan forever, but also face the anniversary of her dad’s death. I think the most important topic in the book might be identity because we live in a world where our lives revolve around social media and we all seem to be very different people on-screen where the whole world is watching, and off-screen where we are truly ourselves.
If you love YA Romance books that face real life issues then you’d love this. Even someone who loves music and the atmosphere that surrounds it would love this book because we get to see the whole Festival up close, what music concerts, etc are like in real life would absolutely love reading this.
About the Author
Jessica Patrick runs a high school library by day, writes YA romance by night, and pets as many dogs as possible in between. She lives in Southern California with her cute family and she has an MFA from Spalding University, an annual passport to Disneyland, and about 75 tabs open on her internet browser. She is the author of This is for Tonight.
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Do you like the “Enemies-to-Lovers” trope?? If yes, what’s your favorite enemies-to-lovers?? If not, what’s your favorite romance trope???
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Great review, Urvi! This sounds like a really well written read with a lot of important subjects, too! Glad you liked it! 🙂