book cover of Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

As a child, Macy Sorensen thought she would never get over the death of her mother. So, her father buys a weekend cabin outside their city home to give them both a reprieve. While there, she meets the large Petropoulos family, and their outsider son, Elliot, who becomes her best friend. Years later, Macy is working as a doctor and planning her wedding when she spots Elliot at a coffee shop. They stopped talking after an event that took place during their senior year and now Macy doesn’t know if she can move on in her current relationship. This is a love story told in two timelines, then and now, that will restore your faith in love, friendship, and the power of books.