Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren is a second chance romance told in a present and past perspective by Macy the main narrator. I really loved the innocence of young love and the intentionality of adult love.
Love and other words is a beautifully crafted story of friendship and first love, of suffering loss and finding your soulmate.
Macy’s and Eliot’s story is one I love. I took my time to read it and just enjoy the story. I didn’t speed through it in 5 hours like other books I have been reading. I just wanted to appreciate the story and the book and I really did.
It was so beautifully written. This is a book that I really connected with and kind of related to. They were so good together and it makes you wonder what happened to them that made 11 years fly by with no contact. And that makes you keep turning the pages because you really need to find out to they can talk it through and resolve their issues.
“Your favourite word?” he whispers.
I don’t even hesitate. “You.”
The heart may hide, but it never forgets.
The first women’s fiction novel from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (Autoboyography, Dating You / Hating You).
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 teen 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 reading books, sharing favourite 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.