Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

Love and Other Words

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 ...

Details Love and Other Words

TitleLove and Other Words
Release DateApr 10th, 2018
PublisherGallery Books
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Fiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews Love and Other Words

  • Cristina | CristiinaReads
    ➳A second chance at finding the honest truth but also, discovering the beauty of what friendship does to enhance a new romantic relationship between two soul mates... ➳I don't think there are enough words to describe how soul-soothing amazing the words that Christina Lauren create bring to my life. It's indeed very hard to find a novel that will not only connect with you in an entertainment kind of way, but also emotionally when it comes down...
  • Meredith
    Loved Loved Loved!!! This book is pure bliss on so many levels. Not only do we have amazing characters to love, we have amazing characters who love books and words, and their favorite books and favorite words fuel their romance! Love and Other Words is an enthralling read about friendship, first love, and broken hearts. I am not including a summary--just read this book! Oftentimes, I find romance novels tend to not go beyond the surface and are ...
  • Berit☀️✨
    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 t...
  • jessica
    its been said that beautiful things dont ask for attention. and oh, how humbly beautiful this book was. it was also simple, but it was an elegant simplicity. the story itself wasnt flashy; it didnt rely on gimmicks or beg for the reader to notice it. it was just a quiet story about boy and a girl who grew up to love each other. a book like this deserves a thousand word review, but all i have to say is how grateful i am that stories like this have...
  • Larry H
    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...
  • Debra
    What is your favorite word?Love and Other words is a second chance love story told in alternating timelines about two people who met and fell in love while growing up and then re-met eleven years later. Macy and Elliot met during an open house when Macy found Elliot reading a book in a closet. Macy's father purchased this second home for them after his wife (Macy's mother) passed away. Macy and her father would go to their cabin home on weekends ...
  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    *****4.5 STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Publisher}I give myself three more seconds to look at him, and it’s like another punch to the gut. He’s my person. He’s always been my person. My best friend, my confidant, probably the love of my life. And I’ve spent the last eleven years being angry and self-righteous. But at the end of the day, he tore a hole in us, and fate ripped it wide open.LOVE AND OTHER WORDS is by far, different fro...
  • Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
    5 stars!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 presen...
  • Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
    Limerence = The state of being infatuated with another person My question ——- what is it called when someone is infatuated with a book? I’m keeping this review short and sweet. Read this book. Don’t pass it by, grab it and read it. I hands down recommend this one. It’s 100% sweet, it owns you and holy crap did it control my time, I couldn’t read fast enough. My heart, it was left on the last page of this book. I am so completely and u...
  • Rose (Traveling Sister)
    3.5 stars for Love and Other Words, an epic story of puppy love that was meant to last forever! Check out my full review (plus photos) on my blog, The Litness."I never got to fall out of love. I just had to move on."Macy Sorensen and Elliot Petropoulos were childhood sweethearts, but the timing was never quite perfect. They spent an untold number of summer days reading in Macy's closet - their private getaway/gateway to different worlds. As they ...
  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    5 “I’ve Loved You My Whole Life” Stars!-It never occurred to me that love could be anything other than all-consuming. Even as a child, I knew I never wanted anything less. Macy Sorensen is a 28 yr. old woman living in San Francisco. She works in pediatrics in critical care, and is engaged to a great guy. She lives a life she’s content with, but doesn’t ever fully invest her heart. Then a chance encounter with the guy who used to be her ...
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    This... is an emotional book. I'm still not sure what to do with myself. I feel like I've had my heart torn from my chest. It's been a long time since I've actually shed tears over a book, but this did it. I didn't expect it, either. I think that made it worse. In short, Elliot and Macy were childhood best friends. As they grew up, their slow burn head-over-heels love story was inevitable. Except, something happens (we aren't told what until the ...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    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!
  • Heather 'Bookables'
    4.5This is definitely my favorite @christinalauren book I’ve ever read!I loved the plot, the alternate timelines and the romance! Oh so swoonworthy!!!♥💌Would def recommend if your looking for something sweet, steamy & romantic!!!⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 . 4.5This is definitely my favorite @christinalauren book I’ve ever read!I loved the plot, the alternate timelines and the romance! Oh so swoonworthy!!!♥️💌Would def recommend if your looki...
  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    4 STARS 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...
  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    This book blew me away.I don't usually go for women's fiction. Two of my criteria are a guaranteed happy ending and romance or at least a love story. That's just how I roll. So I was beyond excited and ecstatic when I received a galley from the publisher, but I also was nervous. I shouldn't have been, but it feels wrong if I didn't at least mention it. Now, for the last three days, I lived for coming home after work to pick up Love and Other Word...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    4 stars It’s been about two weeks since I finished reading this book and I am still having trouble wrapping my mind about how I feel about it. First off I wanted to address the genre label it’s been given of “women’s fiction”. No. Just no. This was a romance through and through. Maybe those in charge want to market CL to a new audience and that’s fine, but I’ve had friends who’ve told me they love these authors but don’t want to...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    3.75 StarsA 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!
  • Manju
    Cute and adorable.
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    Live amazon⭐5 stars ⭐This was absolutely fantastic, I loved it so much!The story line is brilliant and unique, this story is based in the past and present and the way it's told is fantastic!I loved every moment of this book!I loved the slow build and even though it's not my favorite style in books in this one was perfect! This isn't a simple romance it's so much more, it touch me in so many ways and I ...
  • Hulya Kara Yuksel
    I absolutely LOVED it!
  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    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…...
  • Jonetta
    Macy Sorensen and Elliot Petropoulos met when she was 13-years old after her father bought a weekend cabin, located next door to Elliot. That started an ongoing weekend relationship that spanned the next five years until a single event wrenched them apart for the next eleven. A chance meeting at a coffee shop suddenly forces them to reconnect and open old wounds and resurface some really great memories. The story transitions from past to present ...
  • Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
    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 ...
  • Taylor
    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! Moving on...This book charmed me from the start and I instant...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: StarsChristina Lauren are a writing duo that I just can’t seem to stay away from – and that’s coming from a person who 1 Starred the first selection of theirs I read that I later discovered was yet ANOTHER Twilight fan fic . . . . So why do I keep coming back for more? Well, the first time it was because I didn’t have any recollection of my bad experience. But now? Mainly i...
  • Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
    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 be...
  • Jennifer
    ★★★Love and Other Words reminded me a great deal of a Colleen Hoover novel ... or maybe CoHo's novels remind me a great deal of Christina and Lauren. I can't answer the 'chicken or the egg' question since this was my very first experience with Christina and Lauren, but the best thing about this being my first is now I've got plenty of these co-authors' reading material waiting for me to catch up on. Lucky, lucky me!Although I found Love and...
  • Shannon
    Love and Other Words was my first read from Christina Lauren. I really enjoyed it! It was a cute and fast read for me. The story is told with alternating chapters of “now” and “then”.Macey lost her mother when she was very young. Her dad stepped up and did everything in his power to keep Macey happy. I loved their relationship. It was so precious and strong. Shortly after the loss of Macy’s mother, her father decides to buy a new vacati...
  • JewelsyGoolsy
    3.25 Stars 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.