Review: Love And Other Words by Christina Lauren



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.

My Review:

OMG, I loved this book. It was so cute and sexy at the same time. Macy and Elliott's relationship is beautiful. This book made me laugh and made me cry a little. I have loved every Christina Lauren book I've read so far. Can't wait to read another!

This is a slow-burn novel about two kids, Macy and Elliott, who meet in an odd place and stay great friends throughout their middle school and high school years. Their friendship eventually blooms into something more until it's no longer there. Mistakes are made and they lose contact with each other for ten years.

They run into each other years later at a cafe'. Macy is still hurt about Elliott's mistake and Elliott wants to make emends.

Love and Other Words is told in the now and then. I love that it jumps between the two. I love getting to see them begin to love each other as young kids and find their way back to themselves as adults. This book was absolutely amazing.

I think this is my favorite Christina Lauren book. I love the characters. I love the story. I love the writing style. This book is beautiful.

5/5 Stars

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