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, Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Adult

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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • KAS
    5 ”When we love, we love for good.” Stars!!Anyone remember the commercial from back in the day “When E. F. Hutton talks, people listen.”?? Well one of my best buds, Robin Hill, is my E. F. Hutton. When she recommends a book, I listen! LOL. ;) Honest to goodness, she is never wrong!! So, of course, she recommended I read this book, and viola, I LOVED IT!!And yes, of course, I went in blind. But I will admit, I thought it was going to be an...
  • 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...
  • Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
    *****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...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • Warda
    One of my favourite reads this year. This book consumed me. I wasn't sure what to expect going into this. All I wanted was to read a story written by Christina Lauren.This is not your typical lighthearted novel that we are used to and this duo tends to write. It deals with loss and grief, first love and heartbreak and how much these things can break you down. It got too much to read at times and had to come up for air and slow down. It was writte...
  • 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 ...
  • Heather
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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
    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...
  • 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!
  • Elyse Walters
    Glad I took my turn reading this. Macy and Elliot are both wonderfulindividually - and together: Both bright - readers. Both soooo easy to LOVE! Their inseparable relationship is a love they built first through a solid friendship.I do think this book ought to be marketed as Young Adult fiction - rather than women’s fiction. It’s a wonderful book for young people coming of age. And of course - many of us old farts melt with an intelligent luv-...
  • Merphy Napier
    maybe 3.75?This was one of the best romances I've ever read. Friend's to lovers is my fav trope in this genre, and these characters were so sweet. Watching their story unfold in the "then" and "now" was so engaging that I couldn't put the book down. I want to reread this book soon because their stories are good. But. I didn't like the ending. It really left a sour taste in my mouth. There were parts that really connected with me and broke my hear...
  • Hulya Kara Yuksel
    I absolutely LOVED it!
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Em Lost In Books
    Cute and adorable.
  • may ❀
    i couldn't stop reading this book you guys, by far my favourite christina lauren book im so heart eyes for my baby elliot this books has: - nerdy boy with thick black framed glasses who reads more than you- childhood best friends to lovers (ft. the-one-that-got-away)- big dysfunctional families- sadness- is. freaking. precious.full rtc4.5 starsbuddy read with my love, jia
  • Gabby
    Yikes.... I guess I'm in the minority here with my opinion, but I did not enjoy this one. If you know me, you know I LOVE Christina Lauren, I consider them one of my favorite authors, but this book was just so meh. This is their first "women's fiction" novel, even though I don't know how this is different from a new adult romance.This story follows Macy and Elliot, who met when they were kids. The story alternates chapters between when they were ...
  • Emer (A Little Haze)
    Oh my god I love this book. It was nigh on perfection for me. I laughed, I cried... Okay I mostly cried.... I AM A MESS AFTER THIS BOOK!! But oh.... The cute love story just was a salve to my tired soul. I loved the alternating timelines that this book used. It was such a clever plot device and incredibly well executed in my opinion. The book follows the love story of two characters, Macy Sorenson and Elliot Petropoulos, through Macy's perspectiv...
  • 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…...
  • Malene
    Why on earth did it take me so long to finally pick up this book and read it. I absolutely adored it. Read it in one sitting. Up till the early morning and it was so worth it. Christina Lauren has to write more women’s fiction cause Love And Other Words was fantastic. Wow. Elliott and Macy’s story was so well developed and full of love. Their friendship and love oozed off the pages. Macy and her father made me laugh and cry. Both the past and...
  • Darinda
    After years apart, Macy runs into Elliot, her first love. Macy has kept herself closed off from love for most of her life. She and Elliott were friends as teenagers, and their friendship eventually led to more. Sadly, Elliott broke her heart. Running into Elliot brings back emotions that she needs to deal with, emotions that she has tried to bury for years.Told with alternating timelines – past and present. The present day timeline starts with ...