Love and Other Words - Christina Lauren

Love and Other Words

Author: Christina Lauren

  • Publication Date: 2018-04-10
  • Category: Romantic Comedy
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 2,051 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.


  • All the feels

    By Kendiiscoo
    This book broke my heart and put it back together. For anyone that had that all consuming first love, this book will bring up all those emotions in the best way. This will live in my favorites.
  • sweet

    By overgrownsd
    very sweet!! it was a slow start though
  • Couldn’t put down

    By zkqualls
    Another good one from this author! Wish the ending had been longer but all the emotions reading this.
  • A comfort book

    By Bdog14635
    I absolutely love this book and finished it in a day I was so engrossed. Truly it is a book of longing and loving and unspoken words. Elliot is this wonderfully written by a woman man and I will now forever swoon for him. It made me laugh cry and really feel like I was living it out. Couldn’t recommend this book enough.
  • Great story

    By Maddiebbmama
    A beautiful love story!
  • Charismatic

    By bookworm1888
    You will not be able to put it down.
  • Love love love

    By Totianaaa
    Couldn’t stop reading.. so so good must read!
  • 10/10

    By kycoduti
    One of my favorite books i’ve ever read, one that made me cry & filled my heart at the same time! LOVING this author team!
  • Ugh. I loved.

    By DeaaarElizabeth
    I loved reading this story.
  • sobbing

    By harry styles' stunt double
    this is genuinely one of the best books i’ve ever read. if you’re thinking about reading it, stop and just read it. trust me