Synopsis: Love, loss, friendship, and the betrayals of the past all collide in this first fiction novel from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (Autoboyography, Dating You / Hating You).
The story of the heart can never be unwritten.
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 bookish 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 devouring 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.
Review: The book is about Elliot and Macy, who were two best friends first and then lovers for a year. Then, due to a colossal misunderstanding, Elliot and Macy’s lives changed forever. (Spoiler alert below)
One night, Elliot, drunk out of his mind, called Macy and proposed to her. When Macy reached Elliot, to her dismay, she found him naked with a girl. As if this scene wasn’t enough, she lost her father soon after this incident.
However, fear not readers, all ended well for Macy and Elliot! After 11 years, even though Macy is engaged and Elliot is in a relationship, they have reunited once again. They cannot deny that they are still irrevocably in love with each other and neither can their friends and ex-significant others.
I loved that this book had characters who loved books! I loved Christina Lauren’s writing. I loved the characters – Elliot, Macy, Sabrina, Macy’s Dad. I recommend this book wholeheartedly! I guarantee that you (reader) will swoon at the incredible romance portrayed in this book.
About the Author: Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 30+ languages. (Some of these books have kisssing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)