Love and Other Words - Christina Lauren

Love and Other Words

By Christina Lauren

  • Release Date: 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
Score: 4.5
From 2,944 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.


  • Loved it

    By SaSaffari
    I recommend this book to anyone who loves a reunion romance
  • One of the best books i've ever read.

    By jdh (Carly)
    Usually I have a hard time reading books that aren't mainly focused on relationships and love. This book kept me hooked and as much as I was hoping more relationship would come in I think this book was genuinely perfect. The build up to learn about what the fallout was and the emotion that was in this book is overwhelming. My heart was thumping when everything was revealed and these characters were so relatable it felt as if I was in their shoes. Ontop of that they had a type of love and friendship that I feel everyone who is a hopeless romantic hopes to find one day. 10/10 perfect book.
  • Easy read

    By Andyrosso21
    This book is an easy read. It’s a book you can read for awhile put down and pick up again later, without feeling the need to stay up all night to finish. The characters are genuine and redeeming and you root for them the whole time.

  • I love love!

    By naomi0110
    This book did make me tear up at least one good time and any book that can illicit that much emotion from me should get 5 stars
  • Cheesy perfection

    By monew....
    Love and Other words was an amazing romantic easy read. It is one of those feel good novels that is easy to read and makes you smile. Highly recommend!
  • Fell in love with reading again

    By Emily_Bee24
    I used to read all the time and even since life got busy, I put books aside. Now that I’m coming up on finishing college, I decided to try reading again. This book is completely worth it. Feeling like you are apart of the book is something I missed so much. This is a definite read!!! (I plan on buying the physical book too)
  • Great Beach Read!

    By Yuckblehhh
    Finished this book on my honeymoon, this was a great easy read for someone who loves romantic stories. I felt it was missing something, the story over all was captivating enough but seemed too easy in the end. Overall, I couldn’t put it down at one point. Would recommend for a light read
  • One of my favs! :)

    By luisa i.
    This is a great book! I loved every minute of it! I love reading the before and after of Macy and Elliot. I would definitely recommend this book to people.
  • Still think about it today…

    By mamajo2019
    I’m a big fan of Christina Lauren books and this was my favorite so far. I read this book over 6 months ago and it’s still one I think about today. It was too good to put down and one I will definitely read again in the future.