26. Love & Other Words by Christina Lauren :: 9/10⭐️. Macy loses her mom at a young age, her mom leaves a list of advice for her dad when Macy hits certain life milestones. One of those words of advice leads them to purchase a country house for Macy to escape to. Elliot is the next door neighbor at this house and he and Macy become best friends. But 5 years later Macy leaves and doesn’t look back. Flash forward 10 years and Macy sees Elliot at a coffee shop. What happened all those years ago and what will happen to their future. This book was so beautifully written. It reminded of Every Summer After, so if you liked that book you’ll like this one! I teared up at the end. The chapters were relatively short and it was a quick read.