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Love and Other Words

Love, loss, friendship, and the betrayals of the past all collide in this first fiction novel from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (Autoboyography, Dating You / Hating You).The story of the heart can never be unwritten.Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away.But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulosthe first and only love of her lifethe careful bubble shes constructed begins to dissolve. Once upon a time, Elliot was Macys entire worldgrowing from her gangly bookish friend into the man who coaxed her heart open again after the loss of her mother...only to break it on the very night he declared his love for her.Told in alternating timelines between Then and Now, teenage Elliot and Macy grow from friends to much morespending weekends and lazy summers together in a house outside of San Francisco devouring books, sharing favorite words, and talking through their growing pains and triumphs. As adults, they have become strangers to one another until their chance reunion. Although their memories are obscured by the agony of what happened that night so many years ago, Elliot will come to understand the truth behind Macys decade-long silence, and will have to overcome the past and himself to revive her faith in the possibility of an all-consuming love....

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ISBN : 9781501190537
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Number of Pages : 432 pages
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  • Jennifer Kyle

    3.75 Stars

    A wonderful story all except what broke this couple up in the past. It definitely seemed so very out of character and just didn't work for me.



    So wished it never was put in the story and anything else could have occurred. The story without is a 5 star read for sure!

  • Alyssa | Swept Away By Books

    It’s been a very long time since I read a book in a single day but I absolutely devoured Love and Other Words and I can’t stop thinking about it!

    Everything worked perfectly. The romance, the dual timelines, the characters, the secondary characters, everything! Falling in love with Elliot and Macy as young teenaged was so endearing, but seeing them fall in love again as adults was beautiful.

    I had zero patience in waiting to read this closer to the release date, but just know that you are in for
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  • Larry H



    I'm not a fan of the term "chick lit," because I think it's often used to downgrade a book, to connote that it shouldn't be taken seriously or it's not as well-written as "real" novels. But the truth is, whether you call Christina Lauren's new book, Love and Other Words, "chick lit," "women's fiction," or whatever, I absolutely loved it—gender label be damned!!

    Macy and Elliot were inseparable as teenagers. Elliot's family lived next door to the house her father built for the two of them to esca
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  • Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳



    There is no hiding the fact I'm a Christina Lauren enthusiast. They publish a book, I'm reading it. No matter the genre, no matter the blurb, no matter what, really.

    I love their writing and pretty much loved all the characters carved out by the literary duo.

    When I first heard about Love and Other Words I was over the moon, I had just finished Roomies and needed my next CLo fix.

    Woman's fiction is not a genre I'm often turning to, but I believed Christina Lauren writing woman fiction would just

    I never got to fall out of love. I just had to move on.


    I started this book loving every word, every detail, all the small features making Christina Lauren's characters unique.

    Every inch of your skin I made diligently; months I slaved over you. You are my masterpiece. I miss you. I love you.


    Macy's letters from her mother. Macy's relationship with her dad. Macy's point of view, every single peculiarity, curiosity of her teenage mind. She was a lovely character to discover, to read about and it took very little time for me to fall in love with her. I want to put an emphasis on how much I adored the story Christina Lauren created for her. Her upbringing, her mom, her dad… It was a beautiful thing to read.

    I remember the way he would hug her when he got home from work. He would wrap his arms all the way around her shoulders, press his face into her hair while his body curved over hers. His arms became a set of parentheses bracketing the sweetest secret phrase.


    Present time, the "now" Macy is a brilliant new pediatric resident, and shares a comfortable and convenient but overall unhappy relationship with Sean.

    One day she has the shock of her life when she meets again with Elliot. The one.

    Any contact between her and Elliot, her best friend from "Then" has been severed eleven years ago and we have no idea why.

    With a painstaking attention to details, Christina Lauren takes us on an excruciating journey through past and present and illustrates one of the sweetest tale of friendship I've had the pleasure to read. To give you an idea of the level of cuteness and the attachement I started to develop for the characters, I had "My Girl" vibes reading about Elliot and Macy's tender bonding. I needed this book to never end and I wanted to crawl in it and never leave.

    Painfully aware the back and forth between past and present was only slowly bringing heartache in its wake, I couldn't help but read voraciously, lovingly, and with complete wonder every little idiosyncrasies, any small detail, whatever scraps of memories once shared by Macy and Elliot, the very fine points of their significant link. The core of their balance.

    The past POV reeled me in, I wanted to stay in the past and bask in this feeling of love and innocence, of first times, of perfect summers and discoveries.

    But also I wanted, needed to know what had happened to make Macy and Elliot's world implode, to lead them apart and push Macy to choose conveniency and safety over love and happiness. The present POV felt dull and tasteless, but held hope when Macy accepted to give her relationship with Elliot a chance to start over. To be friends again.

    Romance, emotional turmoil, loss, friendship and soul searing connections. This book had everything and until 80% I was sure of one thing, this was going to be a 5 stars read.

    Until we finally learn the cause behind all the hurt. The reason leading soulmates apart for over a decade of time. I honestly had no tangible idea in mind, I could only speculate but any reason I came up with felt... impossibly lame. Whatever had caused them to grow apart must have been huge, that was the only possibility in my mind. And I guess here lies my disappointment. I came to expect something different, something extraordinary, something as original as the rest of the story.

    The primary reason felt so... cliché. Absurd and so out of character for Elliot.

    It's hard to explain without giving away any spoilers. Let's say it felt inadequate in regard to how special both Elliot and Macy treated each other. It felt so mundane suddenly. It made characters I had put so much esteem into, fall hard from their pedestal.

    And then I felt such disappointment from the authors for taking the easy way out about this one fateful night. It felt so different and held so much contrast in comparison to the amount and care for small details delivered throughout the story, to keep whatever led to this one night mistake pretty vague and surrounded in shadows. Overlooked.

    To me, this whole story stopped rather abruptly and ended in such an anticlimactic manner when all the building leading to it had been fascinating and spectacular.

    I would still highly recommend Love and Other Words, I know many readers didn't share my qualms regarding the ending, so it could be my own issue. In any case, the characters, the storyline and the writing deserve my highest praise. Christina Lauren proved once again how talented they are by delivering a tenderly poignant and moving story.

    I received an Advance Review Copy

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  • Berit☀️✨

    4.5 absolutely Beautiful Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5 I loved loved loved every single word of this book.... Christina Lauren absolutely hit a homerun with this book.... A book I couldn’t put down filled with characters I absolutely adored and was rooting for....

    This is a second chance love story....Elliot and Macy were one another’s first love.... The story is told in alternating time periods between their teenage years and 11 years later when they are reunited.... Macy and Elliot started out as friends bondin
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  • Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)

    Christina Lauren, what have you done to me??? I am a hot mess right now. I’m talking about ALL the feels, ya’ll. Love and Other Words is an adult contemporary romance that is equal parts coming of age, friends becoming lovers, loss and heartache, and second chance romance—all combined in one potent fictional cocktail. It is 100% amazing!

    You know you have a winner on your hands when you lose sight of the fact that you’re reading fiction because the story seems so real. The intricacies of the plot

    *I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.*
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  • Kristi

    This is a hard one. I enjoyed reading it, I mean I hardly put it down, but that could have been because it was the holidays and my family was sick so there wasn't much else to do. That being said the story grabbed me, wrecked me even. Though I kind of knew what was going to happen, but I just felt a disconnect. I had a difficult time with the decade long separation and them basically being the same people they were. I just needed more, and I'm not really sure what the "more" is.

  • Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog

    5 stars!



    Review at Of Pens and Pages.

    Christina Lauren packed quite a punch with Love and Other Words. I was a complete mess when I finished it! My heart hurt, my eyes were red, and it took me a really long time to articulate my thoughts about everything I've read. I finished this in one sitting, and was just about wrecked when I read the last line. As I've said, this author duo sure knows how to pack a punch.

    Alternating between the past and present, Love and Other Words tells the story of Macy So

    Do you think about me?" I asked. Now that he'd raised it, the question gnawed at me.

    "Sometimes it feels like I think about you every minute," he whispered.


    This book will reel you in with the beauty of first love, the mystery of Macy and Elliot's fallout, and anticipation and hope for their second chance. Just when you're floating on air from reading Macy and Elliot's growing friendship and blooming love, you get punched in the gut and your heart is wrenched out of your body. This book is a rollercoaster of emotions in beautiful prose, let me tell you.

    It was so heartwarming to see Macy and Elliot grow up together and become closer each day. Their past was the sweetest, one where you can't control the smile on your face when you think about it. They're friends, but so much more. These two people understood each other, empathized with one another, and stood by each other when they were young. I was fully invested in them and wanted to know what happened to make Macy leave.

    Aside from Macy and Elliot's relationship, we see different dynamics in the story—Macy and her mother through her mother's letters, Macy and her father, Elliot and his family. Those relationships are what made Macy and Elliot who they are as people. Christina Lauren made wonderful characters, people I adore.

    Since the story was told in Macy's POV, we get an intimate view of her thoughts and feelings. I adore Macy and admire her for her strength and resilience. Getting inside her head was an emotional experience, but it was one I would never regret. In this story, while I loved Elliot, I loved Macy even more.

    This book is unlike any of Christina Lauren's works, but sometimes different does not mean it's a bad thing. This book is poignant and unforgettable, and will tug on one's heartstrings. Love and Other Words is a coming of age story of love and loss, forgiving and moving on, and of family, friends, and soulmates. It's a story of coming home.

    Tropes: Childhood Friends, Friends to Lovers, Neighbors, Second Chance

    POV: First Person, Female POV

    Standalone: Yes

    *ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

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