ARC Review: Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

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ARC Review: Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
Love and Other Words

4 Stars


Book Info

Released: April 10th 2018
Genre: Womens Fiction
Published by Gallery Books
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
 

Recommended Read!

“LOVE AND OTHER WORDS was addictive from beginning to end.”
~ Under the Covers

I’ve finally read my first Christina Lauren book.  Something about this one and the fact it was marketed as women’s fiction worked for me and made me take the plunge.  I’m glad I finally did it and I’m also glad it was with this one.

LOVE AND OTHER WORDS is a story about love and second chances at its core.  I think it straddles a line between WF and contemporary romance and for me it leans heavily on the romance aspect.  If you like a good slow burn story then this is the read for you.

I think fans of Colleen Hoover will find this new Christina Lauren to fall very much in line with that style.  In fact, I could barely put this book down.  I love when a story that is not overly complicated pulls me in and that’s in great part due to the writing.  I was very impressed with the ease in which this is narrated.  Once it started, it didn’t let me go until I had finished it.

I love stories about the one that got away and this is like the ultimate example of that.  This is a story about two childhood best friends who thought they would be together forever and life took them in different directions.  Reconnecting and seeing the opportunity for the future that escaped them while dealing with all the unresolved issues from their past was not an easy road to travel.  There’s some angst in this story but I don’t think it was too overdone, which I can appreciate.  But it’s definitely not a happy and fun book as I think some of their other books are.  It digs a little deeper and stirs up feelings and emotions as you read along.  Whether you agree with the characters actions or not.

As with most WF, this story is centered around our heroines journey.  Macy is a great heroine but she’s actually not the one that stole the show for me.  That is where Elliot comes in.  I loved him as a kid, then as a teenager and fell for him as an adult.  I just loved everything about him and how deep his love for Macy ran.  And as far as supporting cast goes, you don’t want to miss his family. I wish we could find out more and more about them.

LOVE AND OTHER WORDS was addictive from beginning to end.  I’m definitely going to be on the lookout for more books by this author duo in the future.

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About Christina Lauren

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates and brain-twins, Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, NYT/USA Today/#1 International bestselling authors of several Young Adult and Adult Fiction titles. Some of their books have kissing. Some of their books have A LOT of kissing.

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Chris Alexander

I was beginning to question whether I would enjoy it as it has been described as women’s fiction, but your review helped me want to read this.

Under the Covers Book Blog

Hope you give it a chance. I think the one element that’s classified this as WF is the fact that is entirely narrated from the heroine’s POV and it IS a story about her life. But I think for sure enjoyable for a romance fan as that is the big conflict the heroine is trying to solve at this point in her life.

Kathy Valentine

Awesome review Francesca!! On my tbr gr list!! Shared on all my socials!!

Under the Covers Book Blog

Hope you enjoy it!

Amy R

Thanks for the review.

Under the Covers Book Blog

Hope you consider giving this book a try

Elizabeth

This sounds good…and you definitely have me wanting to read about elliot and his family!

Under the Covers Book Blog

He’s just so adorable!

Timitra

I haven’t read any of their books either, I’m adding this to my wishlist. Thanks for the rec Francesca

Under the Covers Book Blog

Hope you enjoy it Timitra!

Chris Alexander

I was beginning to question whether I would enjoy it as it has been described as women’s fiction, but your review helped me want to read this.

Under the Covers Book Blog

Hope you give it a chance. I think the one element that’s classified this as WF is the fact that is entirely narrated from the heroine’s POV and it IS a story about her life. But I think for sure enjoyable for a romance fan as that is the big conflict the heroine is trying to solve at this point in her life.

Elizabeth

This sounds good…and you definitely have me wanting to read about elliot and his family!

Under the Covers Book Blog

He’s just so adorable!

Kathy Valentine

Awesome review Francesca!! On my tbr gr list!! Shared on all my socials!!

Under the Covers Book Blog

Hope you enjoy it!

Amy R

Thanks for the review.

Under the Covers Book Blog

Hope you consider giving this book a try

Timitra

I haven’t read any of their books either, I’m adding this to my wishlist. Thanks for the rec Francesca

Under the Covers Book Blog

Hope you enjoy it Timitra!