Love and Other Words

Love and Other Words

by Christina Lauren (Author)

The heart may hide, but it never forgets. The first women’s fiction novel from New York Times and number one international best-selling 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.

Journey into the depths of love and the complexities of human connection with "Love and Other Words" by Christina Lauren, an enchanting novel that explores the profound impact of unspoken feelings and missed opportunities.

At the heart of this story lies Macy Sorensen, a young woman grappling with the aftermath of a devastating loss. As she navigates the challenges of her present, she's haunted by memories of her childhood best friend, Elliot Petropoulos, and the unspoken love that lingered between them.

Elliot, a brilliant and enigmatic soul, carries his own burdens, wrestling with family secrets and the weight of expectations. Fate intervenes, separating Macy and Elliot during their formative years, leaving them to navigate life's twists and turns alone.

Years later, Macy and Elliot's paths cross once again, igniting a spark that refuses to be extinguished. As they confront the complexities of their past, they must decide whether to embrace their undeniable connection or let it fade away once more.

Christina Lauren weaves a tapestry of emotions in "Love and Other Words", capturing the essence of first love, missed chances, and the enduring power of human connection. This poignant and heartwarming novel delves into the intricacies of relationships, the sacrifices we make for love, and the profound impact of words left unsaid.

Prepare to be captivated by the lyrical prose and evocative storytelling of Christina Lauren as she takes you on an unforgettable journey of love, loss, and the transformative power of forgiveness. "Love and Other Words" is a must-read for anyone seeking a novel that explores the complexities of the human heart.


April 10, 2018