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  • Written by: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (232 ratings)

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Love and Other Words

Written by: Christina Lauren
Narrated by: Erin Mallon
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Publisher's Summary

The heart may hide, but it never forgets. The first women’s fiction novel from New York Times and number one international best-selling author Christina Lauren (Autoboyography, Dating You/Hating You).

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.

©2018 by Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. All rights reserved.
(P)2018 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio
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  • Categories: Romance

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One of my fave Christina Lauren Books ❤️

It’s a sweet coming of age love story…reading it reminds of the thrills and uncertainties and heartbreak that come with first loves - the narrator is good with the conversation pieces but when she is describing a scenario, her cadence is unique - doesn’t take away from the story but sometimes is distracting



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Couldn’t stop listening!

This was a beautiful love story that had me hooked right away.
My only reason for a four star was because of the narrators voice she used when talking as one of the boys/men in the story. I found it irritating, but otherwise loved this book.

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Would read/listen to again and again !

This book is amazing. Pulls at the heart strings makes you laugh cry and feel the pain Macy and Elliott have both gone through. This will be on my rotation forever!!!

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"YOU" - my heart melted



4.5 stars.

Oh my gosh... the emotions. I have been having a lot of stress lately and other stuff going on so im already pretty emotional and sensitive. This book thru a big a$% stick of feelings in the mix as well. So now im all over the place. This was an audiobook for me. It was very well read except that the reader would get "throaty" on some words and it was a tad annoying but not enough for me to stop reading.

The story of a young love and its progression thru the current day. The then and now aspect flowed nicely. It kept going to this big mistake. I really wanted to know what was going on. I wanted to know what could be so bad that they didn't talk for 11 years. Well i won't say any of the ending so i will leave it at that.

I would not call this a women's fiction, this is a flat out romance and it was really good. Toward the end one single tear came out (i'm not in a good emotional spot lately...)and forced the rest to stay in because i dont think i would have stopped crying.

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Merveilleux

J’ai tout simplement adoré! Je recommande a tout les personnes qui cherche une lecture simple et émotionnelle.

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Beautiful novel about second chances

I really enjoyed this novel. Made me cry a few times too and that is hard to do.

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tender, emotional, so sweet!

This was one of my favourites from Christina Lauren! SO cute, childhood love. For fans of Soulmate Equation and True Love Experiment.

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sweet young love

This story was really well written, and both story/time lines were very easy to distinguish. It reminded me so much of my own first love that I found myself in these characters which is a lovely thing to have in a book. Sad, happy, endearing, angering, and all other like emotions when involving romance were drawn from me and I was so eager to pick up and keep going with this book. Definitely recommend:)

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Wonderful Story.

Lovely heartbreaking story from one of my fav writing duo. Loved the audiobook although at first I thought the narrator spoke too slow, I got used to it and fell right into Macy. One of my favourite listens.

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amazing!

I'm new to these co authors. and I'm hooked!!!! what a beautiful story and I couldn't put it down!

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