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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 is for Tonight by Jessica Patrick 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-fa 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 is for Tonight by Jessica Patrick 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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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 is for Tonight by Jessica Patrick 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-fa 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 is for Tonight by Jessica Patrick 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.

56 review for This Is for Tonight

  1. 4 out of 5

    Toni

    I love a good YA rom-com and enemies-to-lovers is one of my favourite tropes, especially if the author includes lots of banter and makes the protagonists relatable! Jessica Patrick did and I can definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested not only in YA romance, but also in questions of identity, authenticity and social media, family dynamics, grief, forgiveness, and second chances. The setting of a music festival was such a bonus, as there is always something magical about lettin I love a good YA rom-com and enemies-to-lovers is one of my favourite tropes, especially if the author includes lots of banter and makes the protagonists relatable! Jessica Patrick did and I can definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested not only in YA romance, but also in questions of identity, authenticity and social media, family dynamics, grief, forgiveness, and second chances. The setting of a music festival was such a bonus, as there is always something magical about letting yourself forget all your worries for a few days and enjoy live music with its fantastic energy. Andi Kennedy and her twin brother Jordan are very close, so Andi is desperately hoping she can get a scholarship to attend the same college where Jordan, a talented basketball player, is heading to. This college has a special significance for both of them as this is the place where their parents met and fell in love. Andi is a vlogger, but her channel focuses on crafts and is unlikely to suddenly begin making her the kind of money that would help her pay for her college tuition. When Jordan brings two tickets for Cabazon Festival of Music and Arts, Andi and Jordan are thrilled. Perhaps, Andi can find a way to make her videos go viral. At the festival Andi has a romantic meet-cute with a sweet guy called Jay, only to find out he and his brother specialise in prank videos. I don't want to give the story away, but I feel the question of identity and what it is shaped by on and off-camera is very pertinent to our world where social media play such a huge role. While Andi has Jordan and can't imagine her life without him, Jay also has a brother, dedicated to making their channel financially successful, only the way he does is offends and hurts other people. Family ties are important, but there comes a moment when you need to take a closer look at what you are and what you want to be in future. The book is very easy to get immersed in and you will root for Andi to find her HEA or at least HFN (more realistic considering she is in her final year of high school). If you are a music lover, you are going to enjoy the festival atmosphere with on-stage and off-stage events and spicy pizza at all times. A great romantic escape with some serious issues raised- definitely recommended.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Larry H

    Jessica Patrick's upcoming This Is For Tonight is a cute YA rom-com which also explores grief, familial obligation, and even a little crafting. Andi loves her little YouTube crafting channel, and she loves her loyal band of followers, but no one is going to mistake her for an influencer or an internet celebrity, and the biggest perk she's ever gotten was a few skeins of free yarn. But when it becomes necessary to turn her channel into a moneymaker if she has any chance to go to her dream colle Jessica Patrick's upcoming This Is For Tonight is a cute YA rom-com which also explores grief, familial obligation, and even a little crafting. Andi loves her little YouTube crafting channel, and she loves her loyal band of followers, but no one is going to mistake her for an influencer or an internet celebrity, and the biggest perk she's ever gotten was a few skeins of free yarn. But when it becomes necessary to turn her channel into a moneymaker if she has any chance to go to her dream college with her twin brother, she needs to think of a new strategy. Making friendship bracelets might not cut it. When she and her brother go to the famed Cabazon Valley Music Festival, she’s hoping inspiration will strike. She does get a meet-cute in the dark with a hot guy who helps her set up their tent, but the next morning she finds out she was lusting after Jay Bankar, the incredibly hot but horrible guy who hosts a popular prank program on YouTube and insults everyone. (He even pranked his own grandmother.) Andi hates everything his program stands for, so of course he’s the one she connects with! Andi is determined to win a contest that would land her an interview with headlining band The Known, and that could launch her channel the right way. But of course, she’ll have to beat Jay and his even-more-horrible brother (not to mention ignore her growing feelings for him). At the same time, she'll have to confront the grief and insecurities she’s been feeling about the anniversary of her father’s death and the possibility of not going to her dream college. This was a sweet, quick read, but there was also more to it than just the typical rom-com. I’m always a fan of books that give me more than I expected! I was pleased to be part of the blog tour for This Is For Tonight . Storygram Tours, Swoon Reads, Fierce Reads, and NetGalley provided me with an advance complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review. Thanks for making it available! This Is For Tonight publishes May 4! Check out my list of the best books I read in 2020 at https://itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com/2021/01/the-best-books-i-read-in-2020.html. Check out my list of the best books of the last decade at https://itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com/2020/01/my-favorite-books-of-decade.html. See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com. Follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/the.bookishworld.of.yrralh/.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Paula Phillips

    First off, I have to say that I am head over heels in love with this book cover. It is so simple yet with the colors - it just popped and worked brilliantly and stood out to me. In This is For Tonight by Jessica Patrick we meet Andi and her twin brother Jordan. Andi spends her time making a youtube channel featuring her love of crafting and DIY and her brother Jordan is the jock of the family. When her brother wins a basketball scholarship to college at SCU, he is covered but after their dad die First off, I have to say that I am head over heels in love with this book cover. It is so simple yet with the colors - it just popped and worked brilliantly and stood out to me. In This is For Tonight by Jessica Patrick we meet Andi and her twin brother Jordan. Andi spends her time making a youtube channel featuring her love of crafting and DIY and her brother Jordan is the jock of the family. When her brother wins a basketball scholarship to college at SCU, he is covered but after their dad died and now Andi has lost out on her chance of winning a scholarship, she has to come up with a creative idea. When her brother gets them two tickets to a major music festival, where the band The Known is playing. She comes up with an idea to film at the festival and branch out and make money possibly with her Youtube channel. At the festival, she meets a cute guy named Jayden but what will happen when she soon realizes that it is the one youtube channel vlogger she hates most in the world? Jayden is known for being a prankster and his pranks are harsh and downright rude. Jayden wants to get to know Andi but she won't have a bar of it. Can Jayden prove to her that he isn't the guy that he is on the camera and channel? This is for Tonight by Jessica Patrick was a cutesy YA read from Swoon Romance and perfect for this generation of social media influencers and vloggers as well as music festival lovers as included in this book is also a beauty influencer, an adventure vlogger, and a duo who run a book podcast.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Katy Upperman

    ALL THE STARS. This was everything I wanted it to be: complex characters, a swoony romance, and a super fun setting, plus a quickly paced plot that had me immediately hooked. A new contemporary YA romance favorite! 💗💛

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ariel

    I have been missing music festivals and concerts for the past year and this book really filled that void for me. Plus, who can resist an enemies-to-lovers romance? This book was a lot of fun. It takes place over one weekend spent at a music festival and follows a girl named Andi. Andi has a big problem. She needs money in order to attend her dream school and her side income, a craft-related YouTube channel, isn't cutting it. I thought it was great to see how Andi's problem lended to her character I have been missing music festivals and concerts for the past year and this book really filled that void for me. Plus, who can resist an enemies-to-lovers romance? This book was a lot of fun. It takes place over one weekend spent at a music festival and follows a girl named Andi. Andi has a big problem. She needs money in order to attend her dream school and her side income, a craft-related YouTube channel, isn't cutting it. I thought it was great to see how Andi's problem lended to her character development. The whole weekend she's trying to focus on finding a new way to make money from her YouTube channel and what she really finds is herself. Awww. Sounds cheesy when I say it, but it's actually very well thought out. While Andi was a good character, my favorite character was actually Jay. Jay is the love interest and has a few problems of his own. He is the literal sweetest guy in the whole world. I'm exaggerating here a bit, but he's really great. He tries so hard to prove himself to Andi, even when she has the worst opinion of him. I admire his perseverance and his courage there at the end. It was great to see his development, as well. The ending was a little open-ended, but I can see where the book was never meant to extend past this one weekend. Yeah, there are still things Andi has to figure out about her future and Jay has to put into action in his life, but for that one weekend, everything was okay. I liked that. Overall, I think this book is a must-read for all YA romance lovers. You should especially check this one out if you're needing a live music fix. Here's hoping we can jump back into that scene soon! Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed a gifted and advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Blog • Instagram • Twitter

  6. 4 out of 5

    Samantha (WLABB)

    Andi always saw herself following in her parents footsteps. She wanted to attend their alma mater along with her brother, but if she was to fulfill this dream, she needed to make some money, and fast. Her grand plan was to attend the Cabazon Valley Music and Arts Festival and create some content that would catapult her channel to the next level. However, she never planned on one of her least favorite online people being there and being full of so many surprises. I cannot tell you how exciting it Andi always saw herself following in her parents footsteps. She wanted to attend their alma mater along with her brother, but if she was to fulfill this dream, she needed to make some money, and fast. Her grand plan was to attend the Cabazon Valley Music and Arts Festival and create some content that would catapult her channel to the next level. However, she never planned on one of her least favorite online people being there and being full of so many surprises. I cannot tell you how exciting it was to be back at a music festival, even if it was a fictional one. Last year was supposed to be my summer of concerts and outdoor musical events, but we all know how 2020 played out. Patrick created a wonderful experience for me and did a fantastic job getting me in the mood to absorb all the good times. She pulled me right into the mix at Cabazon, and I had a great time singing, dancing, and eating lots of pizza. Another really great part of this story was the influencer competition. It was a multi-day event, and the winner had an opportunity to interview the festival headliner. I have been known to enjoy competitions, and this one featured some really fun challenges. It did get a bit cutthroat at one point, but it was still a lot fun to watch them duke it out. Though this story unraveled in a super fun environment, it had substance. Andi was still working through her grief, while trying to get a handle on her uncertain future. She had to reconcile with the fact that maybe her plans would fall though, and then what? I liked the exploration of a plan B. Overall: This was a sweet story of family, forgiveness, second chances, and life changes set against the backdrop of a music festival. It was a wild three days, but it helped Andi work out some of her post high school plans and a whole lot more. She found clarity, direction, and even romance. It's amazing how much one can accomplish in only three days. *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kennedy

    I loved this story. The book touches on family relationships, love, paying for college, misogyny, and loss. The author does a great job of weaving all these issues together without having the story feel weighed down. This is contemporary YA at its best.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Patrick

    I'm so excited for you all to read about Andi's adventures at the Cabazon Valley Music and Arts Festival and her run-in with the awful Jay Bankar. I had a lot of fun writing this book...I hope you all enjoy reading it! I'm so excited for you all to read about Andi's adventures at the Cabazon Valley Music and Arts Festival and her run-in with the awful Jay Bankar. I had a lot of fun writing this book...I hope you all enjoy reading it!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Julie Anna

    ⭐⭐⭐.25 Thank you to Fierce Reads and NetGalley for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This Is For Tonight follows Andi Kennedy, who’s trying to grow her YouTube channel so she can pay for college. Her goal is to head to the Cabazon Valley Music and Arts Festival to film an interview with a famous band. But she finds herself competing for the spot with Jay Bankar, the annoying host of a popular prank channel. But as their competition grows, Andi fi ⭐⭐⭐.25 Thank you to Fierce Reads and NetGalley for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This Is For Tonight follows Andi Kennedy, who’s trying to grow her YouTube channel so she can pay for college. Her goal is to head to the Cabazon Valley Music and Arts Festival to film an interview with a famous band. But she finds herself competing for the spot with Jay Bankar, the annoying host of a popular prank channel. But as their competition grows, Andi finds a growing connection to him where she’ll have to decide what’s more important. This Is For Tonight was such a cute YA contemporary story that also explored familial relationships, grief, and planning for college. In the rising world of influencers, it was fun to have a story about a YouTuber with a small channel and her aspirations to grow her channel, all in the background of a music festival. This book reminded me a lot of the books I loved reading as a teen. Even though Andi’s nearing the end of high school, This Is For Tonight is also a great fit for younger YA readers. It takes place in such a fun setting that readers will enjoy, in addition to all of the challenges and activities that the characters take on throughout the course of the book. I wasn’t sure what to expect from Jay Bankar’s storyline given the synopsis, but it definitely exceeded my expectations! While there were some times where we saw Andi’s judgment of him without really knowing what his channel was about yet, over time I really got to know her conflict and frustrations with him. I also thought it was interesting that we got to explore our expectations of influencers and how they behave in comparison to who they really are off-camera. While the beginning and end of the book were absolute page-turners (and the book being a fast, fun read overall), I did find that the middle dragged a little bit. There was so much more excitement towards the beginning and the end that there was a noticeable pace change towards the middle. Regardless, This Is For Tonight was a really enjoyable read overall, and I had a lot of fun with this one. I’d definitely recommend it for fans of light YA contemporaries, and I think this would especially be a good summer read. CW: (view spoiler)[Cancer, death of a parent, depression (hide spoiler)] You can find more of my reviews here: www.julieannasbooks.com 🖤

  10. 5 out of 5

    Permanently_Booked

    I’d classify this as a very cute YA contemporary romance with a touch of inspiring coming of age. When vlogger, Andi, and her brother get the opportunity to go to the Cabazon Valley Music and Arts Festival it becomes an opportunity to not only push past the perceived bad luck of their father’s death date, but to also push her crafting channel to another level and potentially gain more followers and financial assistance to attend the college of her choice. I liked how the author took a music fest I’d classify this as a very cute YA contemporary romance with a touch of inspiring coming of age. When vlogger, Andi, and her brother get the opportunity to go to the Cabazon Valley Music and Arts Festival it becomes an opportunity to not only push past the perceived bad luck of their father’s death date, but to also push her crafting channel to another level and potentially gain more followers and financial assistance to attend the college of her choice. I liked how the author took a music festival setting and tied in some fun scavenger hunts and an enemy to lover’s trope. The overall plot is a bit anticlimactic but it’s also a feel-good read with some well-done underlying themes revolving around coping with parental death, sibling bonding and being true to yourself. And is also a type of character with morals and values that younger readers can look up too as she stands her ground and enjoys the things in life that make her happy no matter the perception of others. I also appreciated the more realistic actions and confrontations in a lot of the scenes. Even though the characters are at an age where they are getting prepared for college, the narrative was a little young for me. However, I think the majority of YA readers will adore this fun festival romp. Thank you to Macmillan for the gifted digital copy in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Katherine Paschal

    Andi dreads the anniversary of the death of her father, and to make it worse, it seems like something bad happens that day every year on top of the emotional sadness. When her twin brother Jordan gets tickets to their father's favorite music festival that happens to fall on the dreaded day, Andi looks forward to creating new positive memories. What she never expected when heading to the festival was how intense her 3 day weekend would be and all the truths she would discover about herself along Andi dreads the anniversary of the death of her father, and to make it worse, it seems like something bad happens that day every year on top of the emotional sadness. When her twin brother Jordan gets tickets to their father's favorite music festival that happens to fall on the dreaded day, Andi looks forward to creating new positive memories. What she never expected when heading to the festival was how intense her 3 day weekend would be and all the truths she would discover about herself along the way. Overall I found this to be a fun, lighthearted, fast paced read that was easy to read and the perfect weekend escapism- it really felt like I was transported to a hot, sticky, gritty and perfectly wonderful outdoor music festival, it was all felt so real due to the level of details. The story took place basically over three days during a music festival, making the story more intense since it was such a short time frame. This was the perfect read for anyone who loves all things in the music experience, family issues, teen romance, going on an adventure to find yourself, social media and the world involving influencers and hashtags, the joy of crafting, standing up to bullies, and everything outdoor summer festivals. This Is For Tonight was a solid read nd I can't wait for what is next from this author.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Celia McMahon

    Andi has one goal-to get enough money to go to college with her twin brother after her scholarship falls through. Luck as it, Jordan has won tickets to a music festival and Andi begins to schema up ways to make her Youtube channel take off, and rake in the ad revenue for college. And Cabazon is just the place to do it. But our little hero has her plate full when a chance encounters with a viral prankster tied up in knots. But as the days go on, she realizes she may be falling for the jerk she on Andi has one goal-to get enough money to go to college with her twin brother after her scholarship falls through. Luck as it, Jordan has won tickets to a music festival and Andi begins to schema up ways to make her Youtube channel take off, and rake in the ad revenue for college. And Cabazon is just the place to do it. But our little hero has her plate full when a chance encounters with a viral prankster tied up in knots. But as the days go on, she realizes she may be falling for the jerk she once loathed. The setting of this book rocked. It took me back to when I was younger and going to concerts and doing all kinds of fun stuff while not having a care in the world. But it’s different for And since college is riding on her finding new and unique content for her channel. She enters a contest that spans the three-day festival and brings her closer to a possible interview with a big band that will shoot her to fame. I loved all the games they played. I hereby reserve a spot in my heart for Hipster Matthew, the curator of the contest in all his hipster glory. I felt Andi’s hate for Jay like a second heart. I’ve watched these Youtube pranksters, and they grate my bones so it was easy to despise Jay and all his antics. But oh, does he turn into a cinnamon roll. The path we take from enemy to lover is a fun one. It’s not instant-love. It takes And the time to realize he’s not the jerk he appears to be. Oh, and I feel Jordan’s plight in breaking away from sister and being independent, but dude, text the girl. She’s worried, you butt-head. Overall thoughts: this book took me through a musical romp through showering with your bathing suit on to eating spicy pizza and I loved every second of it. I absolutely hope this book gets the love it deserves, and I hope you all like it too!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jenny

    Who doesn’t love a rom-com? This book is fast-paced, funny and sweet. Andi is easy to root for, and I love how her festival experience unfolds. If you love music festivals, this is for you. If you love influencers, this is for you. If you can’t stand influencers, this is for you! Now, where can I get some good festival pizza?

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sascha

    Two things drew me to Jessica Patrick’s This Is for Tonight: the cover which gave me the vibes of the great movie about a rockband and its groupies, Almost Famous, and the fact that it took place at a music and arts festival. Since I’m not one moved to read a book because of its cover, this was pretty significant! Great cover! Andi Kennedy, a crafts vlogger, and her twin brother Jordan are going to the world-famous Cabazon Valley music festival after Jordan gets two tickets from a friend. In tand Two things drew me to Jessica Patrick’s This Is for Tonight: the cover which gave me the vibes of the great movie about a rockband and its groupies, Almost Famous, and the fact that it took place at a music and arts festival. Since I’m not one moved to read a book because of its cover, this was pretty significant! Great cover! Andi Kennedy, a crafts vlogger, and her twin brother Jordan are going to the world-famous Cabazon Valley music festival after Jordan gets two tickets from a friend. In tandem with that fantastic news is the news that Andi didn’t get the expected college scholarship to SCU where Jordan has received a baseball scholarship to go and now has to find a way to make money for tuition. A viral video at Cabazon might just be the answer if she can think of an idea. On the first night of the festival, Andi meets a hot boy who helps her set up her tent when her brother deserts her for a girl. She and this boy click and she’s looking forward to seeing him again, maybe this time in the daylight when she can really see him and figure out why he seemed so familiar. The next morning Andi discovers via a selfie they took that her hero was none other than Jay Bankar, a video prankster, who she considers to be evil incarnate. While I liked most of the characters (Jay’s dislikable brother, Dev being an expected exception), I was not an Andi fan. Like that old adage, actions speak louder than words, I never believed Jordan or Jay when they said how amazing Andi was because throughout the novel she moved from being exceedingly rude and nasty to drama queen clingy to hypocritical and judgy to un-self-aware via her actions. Despite being a self-proclaimed feminist, her main motives to going to SCU with her brother are to follow in the footsteps of her parents who met each other, their soulmates. Andi wants to meet her soulmate there too. Unfortunately, I would have liked to hear what she wanted to be and do with her life other than just being the other half in a relationship. That was a vent. Now on to the good stuff. There were some extremely cute scenes in This Is for Tonight. From the scene in which Jay helps Andi set up her tent to an impromptu craft video later in the novel are just great happy scenes. During the crafting video scene, I was just smiling away–I can’t give details, spoiler alert! The novel is also filled with sage advice and introspection. From beauty influencer and kind person, Sadie, who shows that beauty doesn’t have to be just skin deep: “. . . second chances aren’t always bad, you guys. It’s not like they show some kind of weakness. Sometimes they’re about forgiveness. And forgiveness is something that heals you when you offer it to the other person.” Jessica Patrick did a good job of making the experience of a music festival come alive. We experience a touch of the electricity of the bands and feel-good atmosphere as well as the sweat and grime that can’t diminish the excitement. I would recommend This Is for Tonight for the older ages among YA readers because of explicit language. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    Jessica Patrick’s This Is For Tonight is a fun YA romance readers of all ages will be charmed by! Andi Kennedy is desperate. She needs to make money for college, but sadly, funds are in very short supply. Andi had even launched a YouTube channel in the hope that she could monetize her videos and make a quick buck, but although she enjoys filming her crafting content, the much-hoped for injection of cash has failed to materialize. However, Andi refuses to be deterred. She has come up with a great Jessica Patrick’s This Is For Tonight is a fun YA romance readers of all ages will be charmed by! Andi Kennedy is desperate. She needs to make money for college, but sadly, funds are in very short supply. Andi had even launched a YouTube channel in the hope that she could monetize her videos and make a quick buck, but although she enjoys filming her crafting content, the much-hoped for injection of cash has failed to materialize. However, Andi refuses to be deterred. She has come up with a great plan which will provide her with the cash she so desperately needs – she will attend the Cabazon Valley Music and Arts Festival and will film a video with a world-famous band that will help launch her channel into the digital stratosphere. However, there is just one obstacle standing in her way: Jay Bankar. Jay represents everything Andi loathes. He is the host of a popular prank channel with views Andi would kill for. He is also rude, obnoxious, arrogant and somebody Andi simply cannot stop herself from thinking about. Worse, Jay is what is standing between her and the interview with the immensely popular band she hopes to get on her channel which will get her the hits she is so desperate for. However, the more time she spends with Jay, the more she realizes that there is more to him than meets the eye – and that she is falling for him! Forced to choose between competing for the interview with the band or the boy who has come to mean so much to her, will Andi make the right choice? Or will she be condemned to a future full of regret and heartache? YA fans are going to be completely charmed by Jessica Patrick’s This Is For Tonight. The book has all the elements readers would expect from a YA romance, however, Jessica Patrick imbues her story with plenty of depth and nuance that makes This Is For Tonight a cut above the average YA fare. Written with honesty, candor and flair, Jessica Patrick’s This Is For Tonight is a tale about first love, making your dreams come true and forging your own path that is fun, feel-good and hard to put down.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Alison

    I read this book as an E-ARC. AND I'M SO GLAD I DID! It's a YA romance. First of all, I would definitely recommend this book to those with a soft spot for YA Romance and a hate-to-lovers story. I'm trying to avoid spoilers...but let me know if I need to put a warning. I loved the entire vibe of the book. It totally captured my attention within the first few pages. It reminded of me when I was younger right away. Also, the MC, Andi, and her twin brother Jordan had gone through a trauma that I know I read this book as an E-ARC. AND I'M SO GLAD I DID! It's a YA romance. First of all, I would definitely recommend this book to those with a soft spot for YA Romance and a hate-to-lovers story. I'm trying to avoid spoilers...but let me know if I need to put a warning. I loved the entire vibe of the book. It totally captured my attention within the first few pages. It reminded of me when I was younger right away. Also, the MC, Andi, and her twin brother Jordan had gone through a trauma that I know about all too well. I connected with Andi on a lot of levels...Her trauma, her love of music, her sarcastic comments (although to be honest my own sarcastic come backs usually come to me hours later), her anxiety about the future and her procrastination to complete something that didn't feel like a great idea to her...It all resonated with me. Jay, her love interest, had a great redemption story of learning that it's better to be yourself than anybody else. I feel like he really makes up for himself in the end. I also like how the book shows you that people on Social Media can pretend to be a whole different person than when in person and being themselves. Another great part is that the book takes place at a music festival and the details included...like stage names. descriptive settings that I could really feel the vibe of the whole weekend festival. And can feel how the characters got wrapped up in a whirlwind because that's exactly what happens at full weekend festivals. The only negative comment I have, and it's not really even negative...is that I would have LOVED to see an epilogue where all the MC's return home to normal life and how the decisions made at the festival play out. But I also understand that to keep the "festivals are magical" vibe it had to end at the end of the festival. Anyway - I really enjoyed this book and you should read it when it comes out!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ann Schwarz

    This is For Tonight is a fun and heartfelt teen romance. I sympathized with Andi the main character and her twin brother as they learn to negotiate the hard choices that come with being a high school senior, especially ones who have lost a parent fairly recently to cancer. Even though the majority of the story centers around a romance between Andi and Jay, a boy she's instantly attracted to even though he's a complete jerk on his YouTube channel, there are underlying themes within the story abou This is For Tonight is a fun and heartfelt teen romance. I sympathized with Andi the main character and her twin brother as they learn to negotiate the hard choices that come with being a high school senior, especially ones who have lost a parent fairly recently to cancer. Even though the majority of the story centers around a romance between Andi and Jay, a boy she's instantly attracted to even though he's a complete jerk on his YouTube channel, there are underlying themes within the story about how to stay true to yourself even if it might cost you monetary success, and whether it's worth it to forgive and offer someone a second chance. Ultimately, Andi and her brother are both able find hope for love and a happier future even if it's without their father. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun summer read who appreciates contemporary teen romance. I found this one particularly refreshing because the characters were not stereotypical or one dimensional. Instead, the reasons for their actions are well-developed and believable and offer the reader a glimpse into the price of fame and fortune and the choices one seeking it have to make about what they are willing to sacrifice to get it. But all the while the story setting at a music festival still manages to remain lighthearted as the characters strive to win a scavenger hunt that could launch their individual video channels into the stratosphere. I highly recommend This is For Tonight as a fun summer read and cannot wait to see what Jessica Patrick has in store for us as her next teen romance.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Audra

    Thank you to Netgalley and MacMillan for providing access to this book in exchange for an honest review. When Andi Kennedy’s twin brother receives free tickets to the Cabazon Music Festival, Andi sees the opportunity to both bring more attention to her Youtube channel and escape her grief on the anniversary of her Dad’s death. The night they arrive, a handsome stranger helps Andi set up her tent. Their chemistry is immediately apparent, but when Andi realizes the stranger is Jay Bankar, a fellow Thank you to Netgalley and MacMillan for providing access to this book in exchange for an honest review. When Andi Kennedy’s twin brother receives free tickets to the Cabazon Music Festival, Andi sees the opportunity to both bring more attention to her Youtube channel and escape her grief on the anniversary of her Dad’s death. The night they arrive, a handsome stranger helps Andi set up her tent. Their chemistry is immediately apparent, but when Andi realizes the stranger is Jay Bankar, a fellow Youtuber she despises, she’s determined to avoid him. Andi tries to focus on the festival and her plans for her channel, but finding a way to go viral while staying true to herself proves almost as difficult as staying away from Jay. I was initially drawn to this novel due to its setting. The music festival backdrop brings a sense of nostalgia that made me long for my college days. Patrick weaves both the festival and the role of social media into the plot seamlessly, and I can see this being very appealing for a teen audience. The synopsis of this book makes it seem like a fun romance, but it has much more depth than the summary can convey. The characters are well-developed and multi-layered. While the main plot revolves around the Andi-Jay relationship, the novel deals with themes including grief, coming-of-age, and authenticity. Overall, this was a fun and engaging story that turned out to be a lot deeper than I anticipated. Content warnings: profanity (enough to be noticeable but not distracting), references to drinking and smoking

  19. 5 out of 5

    Aundreya

    "I Grab Jay and kiss him, right on film, as the music of The Known surrounds us." I thought picking up This is for Tonight would be a drug infested wild music festival that we all perceive Cochella to be. But this book is so much more and a perfect coming of age story about a girl and her brother setting off to set her social media on fire and also feel connected to their father on the anniversary of his passing. Full of grief, laughter, new friendship, romance, scavenger hunts and music... th "I Grab Jay and kiss him, right on film, as the music of The Known surrounds us." I thought picking up This is for Tonight would be a drug infested wild music festival that we all perceive Cochella to be. But this book is so much more and a perfect coming of age story about a girl and her brother setting off to set her social media on fire and also feel connected to their father on the anniversary of his passing. Full of grief, laughter, new friendship, romance, scavenger hunts and music... this story is one for all and a very easy read. Read if you like: -music and festivals -YA romance -personal growth -social media influence (pros and cons) -a stand alone you can read in a day. -clean romance and fun What I struggled with: -the story was a bit anticlimactic... I think I could have read the first 20% and the last 20% and felt like I wouldn't have missed anything. For me I read so many books and so maybe because of that I am sometimes just looking for a little wow factor or something that pulls at my heart strings. Rating: story- ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 romance- enemies to lovers steam- the word kiss is used 42 times... the word is used more than the action Song: Live While We're Young One Direction

  20. 5 out of 5

    Allison

    This was SO much fun to read! I've been in a reading slump lately, and this picked me up out of it. Very readable, with realistic dialogue and engaging characters- and such a cool setting... concert lovers are going to eat this up! I really liked the author's take on influencer/Youtuber culture, as well as the way she captured that transitional feeling at the end of high school-- life as you know it is about to change, and it's a lot to cope with. Amidst the comedy and romance of the hate-to-lov This was SO much fun to read! I've been in a reading slump lately, and this picked me up out of it. Very readable, with realistic dialogue and engaging characters- and such a cool setting... concert lovers are going to eat this up! I really liked the author's take on influencer/Youtuber culture, as well as the way she captured that transitional feeling at the end of high school-- life as you know it is about to change, and it's a lot to cope with. Amidst the comedy and romance of the hate-to-love storyline, there's a heartfelt exploration of healing from grief, too. I really enjoyed reading this, and look forward to recommending it to teen readers who love a realistic contemporary romance.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jen Zingaro

    Oh my gosh. I adored this story so much. I enjoyed that this story takes place at a music festival. I've been to quite a few and it really brought back some nostalgia of fun times. There are so many things that make this story so fun -- -Andi and her twin brother Jordan's relationship. I was sort of envious of the bond that they had. They are clearly each other's best friend and as college approaches, they need to come to terms with the idea that they need to start on their own paths. This felt li Oh my gosh. I adored this story so much. I enjoyed that this story takes place at a music festival. I've been to quite a few and it really brought back some nostalgia of fun times. There are so many things that make this story so fun -- -Andi and her twin brother Jordan's relationship. I was sort of envious of the bond that they had. They are clearly each other's best friend and as college approaches, they need to come to terms with the idea that they need to start on their own paths. This felt like a last hurrah for them. - The festival itself and all the fun brand names and quirks that come along with it were so cute and creative. Who doesn't love a good competition? And the other characters in the story were so unique and they all developed a good camaraderie. - Andi and Jay. I could feel their chemistry in the pages. Their connection was fraught with issues of integrity and being true to one's self. I love a good enemies to lovers scenario. In the long run, they definitely seem good for each other. You get a really good chance to see them develop a friendship. - As with any good story, a fun twist at the end never hurts. I can't recommend this enough. Really enjoyed it.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mandie Baxter

    I really enjoy books set in a short amount of time. And this one was done perfectly to match a music featival. Oh man, I can’t wait for live music again. This made me long for it. Jessica’s writing pulled me in and made me feel like I was there - from dust and grime to pizza and dancing. I highly recommend this book!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sam Taylor

    This was a delightful read! Packed with music festival fun, social media shenanigans, and relatable characters trying to hold true to themselves when audiences, fan bases, and even family members are tugging them in different directions. A fast and fun escape read. Now I'm just wishing I could get a slice of Spice Pie... This was a delightful read! Packed with music festival fun, social media shenanigans, and relatable characters trying to hold true to themselves when audiences, fan bases, and even family members are tugging them in different directions. A fast and fun escape read. Now I'm just wishing I could get a slice of Spice Pie...

  24. 5 out of 5

    B.R. Myers

    This madcap romp through a weekend rock festival is like escaping to a party of good music and food, complete with all the teenage drama of social media so you never get bored or want to leave. THIS IS FOR TONIGHT by Jessica Patrick is a fun escape but will also draw on the readers’ heartstrings with family themes and the importance of finding your own path.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Andi (Andi's ABCs)

    Cute story. It was a fast read, but also a little too quick for my liking. I didn't feel like I really got to know the characters or their motivations because it was so short. It was a fun story though. Cute story. It was a fast read, but also a little too quick for my liking. I didn't feel like I really got to know the characters or their motivations because it was so short. It was a fun story though.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Gigi

    Love the cover! I can't wait to read!!! Love the cover! I can't wait to read!!!

  27. 4 out of 5

    S Glynn

    Crafting YouTuber Andi needs money to go to SCU (presumably the fictional USC) with her twin brother, the same school where her parents met. Unfortunately, she doesn’t win the scholarship and can’t afford the tuition since they’re still paying off her father’s medical bills 5 years after his death. (Universal healthcare, anyone?) So they come up with the idea of filming a video at the Cabazon Music Festival (Coachella in disguise) in the hopes it’ll go viral and raise the funds she needs. The pr Crafting YouTuber Andi needs money to go to SCU (presumably the fictional USC) with her twin brother, the same school where her parents met. Unfortunately, she doesn’t win the scholarship and can’t afford the tuition since they’re still paying off her father’s medical bills 5 years after his death. (Universal healthcare, anyone?) So they come up with the idea of filming a video at the Cabazon Music Festival (Coachella in disguise) in the hopes it’ll go viral and raise the funds she needs. The problem is that she’ll have to change her vlogger focus if she wants the money to keep rolling in. Jay Bankar has a hugely-successful YouTube channel that features him pranking people and being an all-around jerk and misogynist. When he and Andi meet the first night of the festival when he offers to help her set up her tent, the chemistry is instantaneous, that is, until she gets a good look at him in the light of the following day. She struggles to reconcile the nice guy with the vlogger she hates with a passion. As they begin to compete with each other in a scavenger hunt with the prize of interviewing the headliner band, one of the hottest in the country, she sees traces of that sweet guy hiding behind his sarcastic online persona. Can she believe him when he says it’s all an act, one designed to raise his own college funds? Is he worthy of her forgiveness after he disappoints her more than once, especially when she thinks about her father’s policy of “no second chances”? Patrick’s debut novel will appeal to her internet-savvy, social media-obsessed teen audience. In addition to its enemies-to-lovers theme, it also explores sometimes rocky sibling relationships, the lingering grief of losing a parent, and the stress caused by a lack of funds which sometimes causes people to make questionable decisions, all set against the backdrop of a music festival. If you have teen patrons looking for a fun summer read, hand them this book. Highly recommended. I received a complimentary ARC of this book from Swoon Reads through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Opinions expressed are completely my own.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Anie

    It's been a long time since I've read such a good contemporary story. I giggled and cried and felt all the feels... it's just an awesome book! Andi needs money. She wants to go to the same school as her twin, she feels like she needs to keep him in check, but for that, she needs money & fast. She has a small crafting youtube channel, that doesn't bring that much money. Andi and her brother go to the music festival, she hopes she can film some kind of video that will make her go viral, but nothing It's been a long time since I've read such a good contemporary story. I giggled and cried and felt all the feels... it's just an awesome book! Andi needs money. She wants to go to the same school as her twin, she feels like she needs to keep him in check, but for that, she needs money & fast. She has a small crafting youtube channel, that doesn't bring that much money. Andi and her brother go to the music festival, she hopes she can film some kind of video that will make her go viral, but nothing feels right. The first night, when the brother ditches her, a hot strange help her. It's not until the next morning that she realized that it is Jay Banker. He has the worst prank channel and she hates him and his videos very, very much. She joins a scavenger hunt, where the winner gets to interview a band, the interview that could blow up her channel. The only downside, Jay and his brother join it too. Along the way, the more time she spends with him, the more she discovered that there is a lot more to him, that just that is shown on youtube and soon falls for him. It's an awesomely swoon-worthy love story, but not just that, there is friendship, wishing for independence, and lots of growing up that happens over a very short time. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the story. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down. It's intense, it's funny and romantic and oh so good. :) received from Xpresso Book Tours

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