Hi Everyone! It’s Becky, again. I recently finished listening to the audio book “Love and Other Words” by Christina Lauren and I’m here to share my thoughts about it.
Title: Love and Other Words
Author: Christina Lauren
Format Note: I listened to the audio book.
Summary: Macy Sorenson has spent most of her life either loving Elliot Petropoulos or trying to avoid her feelings about Elliot Petropoulos. Macy had loved Elliot fiercely but eleven years ago their relationship became broken and now Macy is trying to live her new life as a pediatric resident with a new fiance but Macy starts to question her new life when Elliot reenters her life.
Review: I had a such a mixed reaction to this book. I have been a big fan of Christina Lauren since their first book was and their most recent book “Roomies” is one of my favorite books of 2018. You can read my thoughts about the delightfully fun book here. On the surface “Love and Other Words” has everything that makes this writing duos books so enjoyable. The characters are well developed and likable. These are main characters that you find yourself caring about from the first chapter. Macy’s confusion and her brokenness is heartbreakingly real while Elliott has a hopefulness that makes him and his flirty ways adorable. Their journey of trying to find their future while grappling with their past is wonderful engrossing. However, it’s the resolutions in this book that made me pause. I had issues with what broke them apart in their youth. It felt a little obvious and I would have liked a better reason for their separation. Also, the conclusion to their present story felt a little rushed and didn’t quite feel like it fit along with the rest of the narrative. However, there is a strength to this story and fans of dramatic women’s literature will likely greatly enjoy this book.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5