Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

Available this month: Love and Other Words

***** 5 stars: Everything you’d want in modern drama – with complex characters you’ll fall in love with.


Recommended readers:

  • If you like Christina Lauren but were hoping for a little more depth in the characters and plot
  • If you want some good women’s fiction

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 5/5 for characters
  • 5/5 for plot
  • 5/5 overall


Taking a step from their usual romantic chic lit, the writing duo of Christina Lauren dove into a new genre and nailed it! In their emotional and heartbreaking novel Macy Sorensen feels like she’s almost rebuilt her life (even if it is a bit stale) – she’s a pediatric resident in San Francisco, with a successful, ambitious fiance – when she encounters her childhood love on the street. The encounter forces the two to remember years of love and a fateful day that tore them apart.

Love and Other Words is everything you could want from modern women’s fiction. Deeply developed and complex, the contrasting now-and-then storylines are weaved together to tell the story of a shy girl and neighbor boy young romance contrasted with the current day wounded woman and confused man. A definite must-read for any lover of modern day drama. And, I wonder, did the writing duo each write one version of the storyline; did Christina write about the young kids falling in love and Lauren write the adult version?

Available this month: Love and Other Words

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