Book Review: Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

Love and Other WordsTitle: Love and Other Words
Author: Christina Lauren (Christina Hobbs & Lauren Billings)
Publication Date: April 10, 2018
Publisher: Gallery Books
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
Pages: 416
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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. 

I can not put into words how much I love this book.  I can confidently say that Love and Other Words is my favorite book so far for 2018! And I have a feeling it will also be one of my top 3 too.  I just love it that much.  

The last two books that I have read from Christina and Lauren have been absolutely amazing.  These two just keep writing the best books!

Do you believe in soulmates? I do! I am such a sucker for romance novels about soul mates too. Especially second chance ones. Sometimes when I read an amazing book, I  have a really hard time writing a review on it. LOL I wish I could just say, "read it! I promise you are going to love it too!" So here is my review, and hopefully, without any spoilers.

Love and Other words is told in in THEN and NOW. I know that sometimes that can be confusing, but it really worked this time. I looooooved the THEN. I love how Elliot and Macy meet. That closet is the cutest thing ever. I wish I had one growing up along with an Elliot too! LOL I love watching their friendship grow into something special as they got older. You could just tell from the very beginning that they are meant for each other. Soulmates DO exist.

My heart ached while reading Love and Other Words. I was an emotional mess. One minute I was swooning and the next I was crying my eyes out.  When you find out why Macy is mad at Elliot, you will understand. Your  heart will break for her and you will be a hot mess like me. Ugh! I am tearing up right now just thinking about it.

Love and Other Words is a book that will stay with you long after you finish reading it. It's a type of book that will still make you emotional every time you think about it.  It is also a book that I will recommend over and over again.  Christina and Lauren, you ladies have outdone yourselves. To say that this book is amazing, is an understatement.  Keep writing, and I promise to keep reading your books and recommending them.  


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