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Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

Love and Other Words Book Cover Love and Other Words
Christina Lauren
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
April 10th 2018

The heart may hide, but it never forgets.

The first women’s fiction novel from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (Autoboyography, Dating You / Hating You).

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 teen 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 reading 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.

Jenny’s Review


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 utterly in love with this book. It captured my heart and it did not let it go. Simply beautiful. Absolutely captivating. And yes, I am in complete limerence. Elliot & Macy will always hold a special place for me. And dammit, give me more??????????. I want to see more of Elliot and Macy’s HEA