Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren full audiobook

Love and Other Words

Christina Lauren

First published 10 april 2018

Love and Other Words is a contemporary romance novel that explores the themes of love, loss, friendship, and forgiveness. The story alternates between the past and the present, following the lives of Macy Sorenson and Elliot Petropoulos, who met as teenagers and fell in love, but were separated by a tragic misunderstanding. Eleven years later, they run into each other at a coffee shop and are forced to confront their unresolved feelings and their painful history.

The novel is written in a dual perspective, allowing the reader to get inside the heads of both Macy and Elliot. The chapters labeled “then” show how their relationship developed over the years, from their shared passion for books and words, to their first kiss, to their plans for the future. The chapters labeled “now” show how their lives have changed since they parted ways, and how they struggle to reconnect despite the obstacles in their way. The authors skillfully weave the two timelines together, creating suspense and anticipation as the reader waits to find out what happened between them and what will happen next.

The characters are realistic and relatable, with flaws and insecurities that make them human. Macy is a pediatric resident who has a successful career and a stable fiancé, but she feels numb and unhappy. She has never fully dealt with the grief of losing her mother to cancer when she was ten, and she has closed herself off from her emotions and her true desires. Elliot is a successful writer who has a loyal family and a string of casual girlfriends, but he has never stopped loving Macy. He is charming, witty, and kind, but he also suffers from guilt and regret over his role in their breakup.

The novel is not only a romance, but also a coming-of-age story that shows how Macy and Elliot grow as individuals and as a couple. They face challenges such as family expectations, peer pressure, career choices, and personal traumas. They also learn to communicate, trust, compromise, and heal. The novel is emotional and heartfelt, but also humorous and hopeful. It has some steamy scenes, but they are balanced by sweet moments and meaningful conversations.

Love and Other Words is a captivating and touching novel that will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and cheer for Macy and Elliot. It is a story about finding your soulmate, losing them, and finding them again. It is a story about the power of love and other words.

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