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Love and Other Words

Love and Other Words

An uplifting and unforgettable read that will make you fall in love with life again . . .

‘A true joy from start to finish’ (Kristin Harmel, author of The Sweetness of Forgetting)

‘I fell in love with this story immediately – there were no pauses to think and consider, the book just settled straight into my heart’ (Amazon reviewer)

Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new paediatrics 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 reading books, sharing favourite 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.

The heart-breaking and heart-warming read from No. 1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren, author of Dating You, Hating You and Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating.

Join other readers in discovering the joy of Love and Other Words

‘Steamy moments, tender revelations’ Kirkus

‘Impossible to put down’ RT Book Reviews, TOP PICK

‘Heartbreaking and hopeful‘ Amy Reichert, bestselling author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake

(A) tender story of first love, mature love, and the people who change us in the best possible ways’ Washington Independent Review of Books

‘A coming-of-age tale exquisitely blended with second-chance love’ RT Book Reviews

The best romantic novel I have ever read to date . . . utterly beautifulAmazon reviewer

I absolutely loved it!Goodreads

This is the angsty, emotional book from Christina Lauren that will break your heart into a million pieces’ Goodreads

‘This book will reel you in with the beauty of first loveGoodreads

‘All I have to say is how grateful I am that stories like this have been written – stories that make the world just a little bit better, just a little bit more lovely’ Goodreads
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Romance

On Sale: 10th April 2018

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9780349417578

Reviews

Filled with high jinks, pop-culture references, and grin-inducing flirtation, it's truly a romance for the 21st century. A smart, sexy romance for readers who thrive on girl power
Kirkus Reviews on Dating You, Hating You
Lauren channels the elements of beloved romantic comedies... the dual perspectives of Evie and Carter will have readers ripping through the book to find out if these two can work things out
Booklist on Dating You, Hating You
The stellar writing team behind Christina Lauren is back in top form in this light, funny and unflinchingly honest stand-alone novel about growing up, standing up and falling in love
RT Magazine, Top Pick on Dating You, Hating You
Will we ever stop falling in love with Christina Lauren's fictional men? The answer to this is HECK NO
Fangirlish
A gorgeous book . . the perfect mix of angsty and romantic, with a little bit of sexy thrown in, too. It pummeled my emotions and left me an utter disaster, but I was happy and content when it was all said and done. While not a traditional romance, it certainly was a beautiful love story
Kimberly Faye Reads
I am so completely and utterly in love with this book. It captured my heart and it did not let it go. Simply beautiful
Steamy Reads (5 Star Review)
This story is the perfect blend of white-hot young love and women's fiction, with an ending that will satisfy readers who love both
Frolic
With frank language and patient plotting, this gangly teen crush grows into a confident adult love affair
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Love and Other Words is a triumph, the kind of book that makes you feel so deeply for the finely drawn characters that you almost forget they're fictional. You'll be swept away by the heartbreak, the joy, the chemistry, and the charisma woven through the fabric of Macy's and Elliot's star-crossed relationship. As the story unfolds - expertly interweaving the past with the present - you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll root for Macy and Elliot to find their way back to each other against all odds. A true joy from start to finish
Kristin Harmel, internationally bestselling author of <i>The Room on Rue Amelie</i>
Lauren writes of the bittersweet pangs of love and loss with piercing clarity, and delivers a resoundingly life-affirming tale of what it takes to claw one's way to necessary healing, both romantically and personally
Entertainment Weekly
A major success. It's now obvious that anything Christina Lauren writes is worth checking out, even if it's out of a reader's comfort zone. I've rarely ventured into the genre and wasn't sure how different it may be from Christina Lauren's contemporary romance novels. However, I worried for nothing because I was quickly hooked by Love and Other Words... and would happily recommend it to any Christina Lauren fan or readers looking for a sophisticated story of love and loss
Hypable
Christina Lauren has found a new sweet spot, with heartbreaking and hopeful language that will evoke the whirlwind immediacy of adolescence and the complicated choices of adulthood. Love and Other Words weaves past and present together in an emotional story that will have you declaring your favourite word is LOVE
Amy E. Reichert, author of <i>The Coincidence of Coconut Cake</i>
Love and Other Words is a beautifully crafted story of friendship and first love, of suffering loss and finding your soulmate. I felt every moment in this book
Vilma Iris
Christina Lauren takes a unique look at the evolution of infatuation
Associated Press