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
I really really really really liked this one, slow burn and all! Although I will say there was a point where I felt like the love interest was forgiven WAY too easily for something that I personally would never have gotten over, but it was still really good. Christina Lauren are back to being autobuy authors for me!
Other people have a falling-out. What we had felt like a rupture.
I don't typically read women's fiction, unless of course it's penned by the talented duo that is Christina Lauren. Then I don't even think twice about jumping into the story. Though truth be told, while the story encompasses friendship, life and loss, the romantic element is very much at the heart of everything. So even though it wasn't the steamy romance that I'm used to from theses authors, the emotional connection tha ...more
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
Sigh... oh what a build up. Sweet ending.
I have so many words that come into my mind about this story that it is hard to even say what I want to say. In the intro I talked about how this writing team just knows how to pull your emotional strings and drag you into the depths of longing between the characters.
This story is frustrating, yet so addicting. You want to know what happened. No, you are desperate to know… so you just keep holding your breath and keep on re ...more
Cute and adorable.
I started off loving the premise and the awesome potential that the H delivered at the beginning. Then the h -in both past and present (mainly present)- started flip flopping around and playing mind games with her wishy-washy mixed signals and the magic faded little by little for me. Still, it was workable and I finished it in one sitting so kudos to the authors for that. Told in only h’s POV and standalone story with HFN ending.
Happy Book Birthday to CL's newest addition to the family!
3.75 out of 5 Stars.
So here's the thing: I love Christina Lauren. Ever since I devoured Roomies (yeah, I know, I'm late to the party...), I've been a full-fledged fan. So you can imagine my overjoyed reaction when I discovered I'd won a Goodreads giveaway for an ARC of their newest novel!!! Serious levels of fangirling, y'all!
This book charmed me from the start and I instantly fell for our two leads. The story was engaging ...more