Love and Other Words

By Christina Lauren
Read by Erin Mallon

8.37 Hours 04/10/2018 unabridged
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Love, loss, friendship, and the betrayals of the past all collide in this first women’s fiction novel from New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Christina Lauren of Autoboyography and 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 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.

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Summary

Summary

Love, loss, friendship, and the betrayals of the past all collide in this first women’s fiction novel from New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Christina Lauren of Autoboyography and 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 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With frank language and patient plotting, this gangly teen crush grows into a confident adult love affair.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Lauren takes a unique look at the evolution of infatuation.” Associated Press
“A resoundingly life-affirming tale of what it takes to claw one’s way to necessary healing, both romantically and personally.” Entertainment Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Christina Lauren

Christina Lauren (coauthors Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings) are best friends who have been swooning over romance novels for as long as they can remember. They first met while writing fan fiction in 2009 under the names tby789 (The Office) and LolaShoes (My Yes, My No). They launched a writing partnership with their popular collaboration A Little Crazy. Together they reworked The Office into the novel Beautiful Bastard.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 8.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English