Love and Other Words
Books | Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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.
Simon and Schuster
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"This was such a cute book. I just didn’t like what Elliot did and was hoping it wasn’t true but I guess time heal all wounds. I really wish the book had chapters going back and fourth on each character and not just Macy. I would have loved to hear Elliot’s point of view on things. Overall a great read. 🏻"
"‘"You are stuck with me, Catalina." Both arms cradled me closer in his lap, further into his chest. The side of my head rested against his drumming heart, his chin on the top of my hair, and peace--an overpowering kind of peace I had never heard of or experienced before--settled between my shoulders. And I knew then, that we'd take anything on as long as we were together. We were a team. We'd light up each other's way, hold each other's hand, and push the other forward when we stumbled. Together. We'd do anything together. Just like we would get through this.’ #passage #quotations "
"Really cute short read. Very shallow but fun. "