Love and Other Words

Love and Other Words

by Christina Lauren (Author)

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.

Journey into the Enchanting World of "Love and Other Words" by Christina Lauren

Immerse yourself in the captivating tale of "Love and Other Words," a novel that explores the complexities of love, loss, and second chances. Written by the renowned Christina Lauren, this poignant love story will leave you spellbound from the very first page.

Macy Sorensen and Elliot Petropoulos, childhood sweethearts, share an undeniable connection that seems destined to last forever. However, their idyllic world is shattered when a misunderstanding tears them apart, leaving their love story unfinished.

Years later, Macy and Elliot reunite under unexpected circumstances. Macy, now a successful author, is forced to confront her past when Elliot, the boy who broke her heart, resurfaces as her new editor. As they navigate their professional relationship, old feelings resurface, and they find themselves drawn to each other once again.

As Macy and Elliot delve deeper into their complicated past, they uncover hidden truths that test their bond. They must confront their fears, overcome obstacles, and learn to communicate their deepest emotions if they want to give their love a second chance.

"Love and Other Words" is a beautifully crafted story that celebrates the power of love and the resilience of the human heart. Christina Lauren's skillful storytelling and vivid characters will make you laugh, cry, and root for Macy and Elliot as they navigate the complexities of love and find their way back to each other.

Escape into the world of "Love and Other Words" and discover the transformative power of love that transcends time and circumstances. This captivating novel will stay with you long after you finish reading, reminding you of the enduring power of human connection.


430 pages