Love, loss, friendship, and the betrayals of the past all
collide in this first women’s 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.