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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Love and Other Words Reviews
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!
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 ...more
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more