Love and Other Words - Christina Lauren

Love and Other Words

By Christina Lauren

  • Release Date: 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 324 Ratings)


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.


  • What a page turner!

    By Cskemp
    I couldn’t put this book down! It was endearing and comical and a perfect story filled with young love and loss. A must read!
  • Don’t waste your money

    By Keke 123456789
    I typically love all books from this author, but this is by far the worst book from them.
  • Such a sweet love story

    By Pfisher408
    I have read many of these authors books. Many funny and sexy but this story was sweet and heart warming. Bring your tissues
  • Heartbreaking and Heartwarming

    By AMS143!
    Loved this book from the first page....Christina Lauren- never disappoints!
  • Love and Other Words

    By Tiggy/Cookie
    My second book to read by these two authors. A good read but Roomies is still IT for me. Talented and imaginative writers for sure.
  • Beautiful & sweet

    By bookworm betty
    I delayed reading this book, i always like savorying a clo book and if i read it right away...I’ll get sad it’s over to quick. Even so, it was over to quick!! The characters and, as always, the dialog are funny and real and perfect. I should warn you i did tear up and/or cry through 70% of the book. I think it’s a testament to the writers that i am easily invested in the characters and touched on a personal level by the story. For fans of the beautiful series there is bit of a player (Will) vibe to this love story. Enjoy!
  • Characters to fall in love with!

    By Mih_Hall
    I absolutely adored this book. Elliot and Macy were two characters you instantly fell in love with. Their love story reminds you of the sweetness of youth and first loves.
  • Love and other words

    By Cyndi j
    Awesome book I loved it so much these authors never ever fail they always deliver a great read ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Great fast read

    By vuckoff
    I really enjoyed this book. I liked the way it jumped back and forth from past to present. I will miss these characters.
  • Love and Other Words

    By 4bu2
    This is my first Christina Lauren but won’t be my last. I love when I stubble across new authors. The store of Elliot and Macy was a story of friendship, love, angst, insecurity, death, life family and destiny. This book checked all of the books leaving me wanting more and leaving me believing in soulmates. I love when I have a book hangover.