Love and Other Words (Hardcover)

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Love and Other Words

by Christina Lauren

Pub date: April 10, 2018


Wow, what a great story. Strong characters that pull you into their lives and you become what I think of as a hidden background character eavesdropping on everything, all emotions, and actions.


Macy is 28, engaged to a nice fellow who has a daughter and they have just moved in together. She works in critical care in pediatrics. Sounds good, doesn’t it. But Macy is not invested in her life. She realizes that her boyfriend, a famous writer is more involved with his child by himself than with the three of them trying to make a family. Macy's feeling like a placeholder. Then Macy sees Elliot, someone she hasn’t seen in a long time...and the story really begins. Excellent read, I highly recommend. What is your favorite word today?

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— From Staff Picks- Della


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 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781501190537
ISBN-10: 1501190539
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: April 10th, 2018
Pages: 432
Language: English