Monday 16 April 2018

❤ Love and Other Words ❤ Christina Lauren ❤

Love, loss, friendship, and the betrayals of the past all collide in this first fiction novel from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (Autoboyography, Dating You / Hating You).

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 Petropoulosthe first and only love of her lifethe careful bubble shes constructed begins to dissolve. Once upon a time, Elliot was Macys entire worldgrowing 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 morespending 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 Macys decade-long silence, and will have to overcome the past and himself to revive her faith in the possibility of an all-consuming love.

Copy received for an honest review

This is Christina Lauren's first foray into the women's lit genre, and whilst I an not a huge fan of the genre, this duo could write the telephone book and I would read it.

And I was not disappointed. Elliott and Macy's story is a beautiful second chance romance, full of love, heartbreak, betrayal, and most of all hope.

I spent the entire time reading hoping they would get to a HEA. Told in the past and present, we get a very well rounded story of the friendship, to more, to today.

I wanted to read this book slowly, to savour it, however I found myself devouring it, swiping to the next page, needing to know what was going to happen.

I ran the full gamut of emotions as I read. Elliott is the (almost) perfect book boyfriend - no one wants all that perfection, do they?

I thoroughly enjoyed Love and Other Words, and I can't wait to see what Christina and Lauren bring us next.