After a decade apart, childhood sweethearts reconnect by chance in New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren’s touching, romantic novel Love and Other Words…how many words will it take for them to figure out where it all went wrong?
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 Petropoulos—the first and only love of her life—the careful bubble she’s constructed begins to dissolve. Once upon a time, Elliot was Macy’s entire world—growing 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 more—spending 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 Macy’s decade-long silence, and will have to overcome the past and himself to revive her faith in the possibility of an all-consuming love.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We quickly got lost in memories of first romance as we tore through this this well-paced love story. Toggling between Macy and Elliot's long-past teenage crush and their present-day adulthood, Love and Other Words traces the enduring but complicated story of two kindred spirits. In a voice that’s both relatable and contemporary, two-person author team Christina Lauren—previously known for their young adult novels—craft engaging and honest prose that packs just the right amount of steamy drama.
Even know it won’t let me read it I read it before and it was a miracle how good and long it was and I love long story’s so I decided to write a good review and give it five stars
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THIS BOOK!!!! 🤯 Where do I even begin?
I honestly loved this book and how it was written so well! Personally I feel like this book was a slow burn, it reminded me of ‘It Ends With Us’ by colleen hoover in the way that it went back and forth between then and now sharing the love story of Macy and Elliot. I loved watching them grow from childhood friends to lovers and seeing how they fit into each others lives even after all the time had passed. I appreciated the fact that the author didn’t rush the ending or have too much time pass after they got back together 🥰
Love and Other Words Review!!
I just want to say that this book was a joy to read! Macey’s and Elliot’s love story was charming and romantic! I loved them so much!!!❤️