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 women’s 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...

Details Love and Other Words

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

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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Alyssa | Swept Away By Books
    It’s been a very long time since I read a book in a single day but I absolutely devoured Love and Other Words and I can’t stop thinking about it! Everything worked perfectly. The romance, the dual timelines, the characters, the secondary characters, everything! Falling in love with Elliot and Macy as young teenaged was so endearing, but seeing them fall in love again as adults was beautiful. I had zero patience in waiting to read this closer ...
  • Brandie
    So fucking good. Wow.
  • Kristi
    This is a hard one. I enjoyed reading it, I mean I hardly put it down, but that could have been because it was the holidays and my family was sick so there wasn't much else to do. That being said the story grabbed me, wrecked me even. Though I kind of knew what was going to happen, but I just felt a disconnect. I had a difficult time with the decade long separation and them basically being the same people they were. I just needed more, and I'm no...
  • Jennifer
    Love and Other Words is Christina Lauren's first attempt at Women's Fiction.This is my first 5 star read of 2018. This book was emotional. It was touching. It broke my heart and made me cry. I absolutely loved it!The narrator is 28 year old Macy Sorensen (she's a doctor who works in pediatrics). The story is told in alternating timelines between Then and Now. Usually I am not a fan of dual timelines, because I never find the past as interesting a...
  • Dísir
    One thing I know after reading ‘Love and Other Words’ is that that’s Christina Lauren’s searing, literary-tinged writing is the book’s standout, more so because of a romance built on intellect, the love of words and books. Lauren takes on the second-chance romance with aplomb here and I’m grudgingly admitting that the unusual mix of circumstances and events do make this scenario more plausible than many others that I’ve come across,...
  • Sandra Cortez
    Omg I’m on a roll it’s been forever since I’ve read back to back FIVE star reads. I loved every minute of this book. It gave me the warm and fuzzies and also all the feels. Friendship to lovers with much heartbreak and life’s treacherous bumps along the way.
  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
    Love and Other Words is one of the most poignantly beautiful stories I have ever read! My heart is still reeling, and I want to both laugh and cry at the same time.
  •  Lori (Ficwishes)
    So many words and none of them seem to convey the proper level of adoration I have for this book.
  • *The Angry Reader*
    ***ARC received for an honest review***"He's my person. He's always been my person. My best friend, my confidant, probably the love of my life.Told in elegant flashbacks and painful present tense - we build a story of completely pure love and then watch it shatter.Macy and Elliot meet when Macy's dad buys a vacation home in Northern California. A place for Macy and her dad to escape when Macy's mom's death becomes to devastating. Elliot and his b...
  • Cindy Wilkerson
    4.25 starsThank the heavens for the duo Christina Lauren.They actually write romance that doesn’t make me want to pull my hair out.This was almost like reading 2 stories. The “then” portion was a slow burn, friends to lovers romance. Almost like an adorably, sweet YA contemporary. The “now” portion was a second chance romance (one of my favorite tropes). For me, this whole story rested upon the reasoning for Macy’s 11 year silence fr...
  • Angie
    **Copy provided through Netgalley in exchange for a voluntary and honest review.**Oooh that was good. Elliot and Macy became best friends when she and her father bought a vacation home next door to Elliot after the death of her mother. She found him reading in her closet and that was that. Any time Macy would visit, she and Elliot were inseparable and their bond lasted and expanded well into their teens.The story switches between then and now (el...
  • Pauline
    Though it was hard to read because the narrator lost her mother and I so recently lost mine, it was worth it!This novel is such a different tone from the Beautiful Bastards series, and even the Wild Seasons series. It’s about relationships, about love, and about family. This is definitely my favorite of their works so far!
  • Stacy Fetters
    "I'd known heartbreak before, but this was a different sensation, like a lit match held to the bloody organ inside, holding steady, waiting patiently for it to dry out, harden into coal, catch fire."My heart is shattered. Fat tears are running down my face as I uncontrollably sob the tears of the ugliest cry. My words come out as nothing as I’m left completely speechless at this heartbreaking beauty. This is second chance romance for two soulma...
  • Paige Prince
    I’ve loved Christina Lauren since they were writing fanfic back in the day, so I read absolutely everything they wrote. When I saw that they wrote something a little different than they normally do, of course I snatched it up. How could I not? This book is beautifully written, told in flashbacks between now and Macy’s childhood. Meeting Elliott and falling in love. Favorite words (which was my favorite part of their friendship) and updates ab...
  • Kate
    Thank you Christina Lauren for never failing to make me cry. Friends-to-lovers, second chances...😭
  • Erin
    For more of my reviews, visit my blog As the Book Ends or follow my Bookstagram!Love and Other Words is, without a doubt, Christina Lauren’s best work to date. Those of you who have followed me for a while may know this already, but I am a huge Christina Lauren fan. I’ve read everything they’ve ever written, make my friends read their books, and automatically buy everything they publish. They are absolutely an auto-buy author for me. Thus f...
  • Laura Chase
    I read this as a readers copy. I can see the dual perspectives of either male & female or past & present.Didn't see any reference to either fat & .skinny
  • Kristy
    I believe this is Christina Lauren’s first women’s fiction, and it certainly lived up to the hype. To be fair, stories about childhood friends to adult lovers are my crack, but the then/now alternating timelines dovetailed so perfectly together. I loved the progression, the sweet innocence of the Then chapters sort of melting into something more. And the mystery in the Now was PERFECT. Totally obsessed with this one, gonna shove it in everyon...
  • Julie
    I stayed up late finishing this book. i loved this book on neighbors who became their first everything. Something tragic does happen and they lose contact. But they meet up again and start again as friends who still have that touch. I enjoyed the romance and the family. Great 2nd chance at love again. Seriously I think that I need to read their other books because so far they have become auto read for me :)
  • Dylan
  • Jessica Leigh (Bookishleigh)
    This was really such a good book. Up to this point y only experiences with author(s) Christina Lauren was their 'Boss' series. Which was also very good, but definitely deeply the risqué end of the romance genre. This novel read totally differently and told a more serious and sweeter story their other work. Sometimes it can throw me off when an author writes a story totally different from their more typical style I didn't find that to be the case...
  • Stacy
    I received this book through Netgalley for an honest review. I have always been a fan of Christina Lauren's writing style so I looked forward to this book. I was not disappointed although it is a departure from the type of books I have read by this author before. I found the characters to be well developed and the story very engaging. Macy and Elliot meet when they are young teens and have an immediate connection. They become the best of friends ...
  • Chris Markley
    Oh my heart! This was just what I needed. Macy and Elliott meet when she was just 13 and he was 14 when her Dad purchases a weekend house next to Elliott's family. From the start they are drawn to each other through their love of books. In alternating chapters, "Now" and "Then", readers are pulled into their story and how such an intense connection could be severed. Macy and Elliott have not spoken in 15 years when a chance meeting alters their l...