See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon _ Book Review

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Barrett Bloom is hoping college will be a fresh start after a messy high school experience. But when school begins on September 21st, everything goes wrong. She’s humiliated by the know-it-all in her physics class, she botches her interview for the college paper, and at a party that night, she accidentally sets a frat on fire. She panics and flees, and when she realizes her roommate locked her out of their dorm, she falls asleep in the common room.

The next morning, Barrett’s perplexed to find herself back in her dorm room bed, no longer smelling of ashes and crushed dreams. It’s September 21st. Again. And after a confrontation with Miles, the guy from Physics 101, she learns she’s not alone—he’s been trapped for months.

When her attempts to fix her timeline fail, she agrees to work with Miles to find a way out. Soon they’re exploring the mysterious underbelly of the university and going on wild, romantic adventures. As they start falling for each other, they face the universe’s biggest unanswered question yet: what happens to their relationship if they finally make it to tomorrow?
 

[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

See You Yesterday
 is a contemporary romance with a touch of science fiction by author by Rachel Lynn Solomon .

Barrett Bloom is a college freshman whose ready for a fresh start. Highschool was far from pleasant for her, so she’s ready for a clean slate. When she wakes up on September 21st to her ex best friend as her new roommate, the rest of her day goes down from there ending in a literal blaze. The next morning, she wakes up to find its once again the morning of September 21st. Somehow she’s found herself in a time loop and she’s not alone. Miles from her Physics 101 class has been stuck in it for months. The two work together to figure out how to fix it. From trying to do good, to getting revenge, and living life to the fullest, they become more than classmates. But when they finally figure a way out of the time loop, will they be able to hold on to this new bond they’ve formed.

“To be honest, it’s been a bit of a letdown so far. This physics nerd- slash- film buff won’t quit following me through space and time.”

Barrett and Miles are both wonderful characters. I probably would have given this 5 stars if we had been given Miles POV. Not that I wasn’t able to connect with him, I mean I was smitten with him before he even reveals to Barrett that he’s part of the time loop. He is simply lovable, from his love of time period movies and love of physics to his insecurities and fear of the future. Barrett is a strong leading character, she’s extremely relatable in so many ways. She uses her attitude and sarcasm to keep people from getting close, and it makes her lonely. She is just trying to do her best to figure out who she is and what she’s doing with her life.

“I could wake up on the same day a thousand times, and every single one would be different because of you. Every single one would be life changing. Because of you.”

Barrett and Miles start as classmates who get off on the wrong foot, then turn into friends and then more. Their shenanigans are entertaining as they try to escape their situation, from adopting a dozen dogs to creating a giants ball pit, I enjoyed their journey. They also tackle some heavy topics, like losing one’s virginity, bullying, and addiction. By the end, I was beyond giddy when the two would hold hands or exchange comfort touches or shoulder kisses. Their romance when it progressed from friendship to deeper feelings was just adorable. They have a sweet sort of innocent slow burn of a relationship. There’s lots of hand holding and eventual kisses that lead to one fade to black intimate scene.

“Barrett. I am a thousand kilometers past like. Worlds. Galaxies.”
“I don’t know if affection can be measured in kilometers,” I say, and he valiantly attempts to show me how.

See You Yesterday
 by Rachel Lynn Solomon is a contemporary staring two Jewish MCs, a curvy slightly hot mess of a female lead, an endearing male counterpart, the perfect mozzarella sticks, self discovery, taking risks, adventures and a well-earned happily ever after.

—Written by Amanda—

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