Love and Other Words
'You can never go wrong with Christina Lauren!' Paige Toon
'A true joy from start to finish' Kristin Harmel
Macy 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 - 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 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 The Unhoneymooners and The Soulmate Equation.
Find out why readers LOVE Christina Lauren:
'Pure, irresistible magic from start to finish' Emily Henry
'Heartbreaking and hopeful' Amy Reichert
'Pure joy' Sally Thorne
'What a joyful, warm, touching book! This is the book to read if you want to smile so hard your face hurts' Jasmine Guillory
'(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
'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 love' Goodreads
- Paperback | 432 pages
- 126 x 196 x 34mm | 297g
- 02 Oct 2018
- Little, Brown Book Group
- Piatkus Books
- London, United Kingdom
About Christina Lauren
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