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The Love Words

(Landry Love #4)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  225 ratings  ·  93 reviews
Chloe Caldwell was my nemesis in high school. Or maybe I was hers.

I met Chloe during one of the worst times of my life and she called me out as the troublemaking, mischievous jerk I was. After eight years, she still hates me.
But I’m not some punk kid anymore.

I have a daughter to raise, a life to build. Unfortunately for Chloe, that life is in her hometown. The same small t
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 350 pages
Published September 30th 2021 by Amy Alves Books Inc.
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dnf @ 95% 🤡🤡🤡

Amy Alves strikes again with the monumentally brutal and cruel breakup scenes which ruin my enjoyment of the entire book🥲

first 80% = 4 stars
last 20% = 1 star :)))))

i was prepared to write a gushing review with how obsessed i was with Hayden and Chloe, how their love was so beautiful, all-consuming and heart-felt... then their inevitable breakup happened and now i feel like the biggest goddam clown🤡

the main reason i didn’t fully enjoy the previous three books is why i ended up regret
Oct 13, 2022 rated it liked it
3 ✨

It was fine, it was an average read. There was nothing overly spectacular about it and nothing terrible about it.

I read it because I wanted a light hearted rom com and someone had just posted it in a book group I’m in as a “single dad small town romance rec” and if anything is a light hearted rom com, it’s normally the small town romances.

It ended up not being quite a lighthearted romcom, there was a ton of conflict. I strongly dislike when there is a conflict at the end of the book that isn’
Sep 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Love Words, book four of the Landry Love series by Amy Alves, was filled with so many of my favorite tropes: small towns with nosy neighbors, interconnected friends and families, misunderstood bad boys, single dads, enemies-to-lovers, and of course, romance!

I found Amy by reading the first book in this series, The Experiment, and then binge read the others in just a few days. While this could be read as a standalone, I encourage you to start at the beginning and get to know the residents of
Renee Gilliam (BookLoveWithRenee)
The Love Words • Landry Love Series Book 4
*ARC Review*

Wow, I definitely just found my newest book boyfriend. Hayden is what dreams are made of- sweet single dad with a bad boy side 😏🔥 The steam between Chloe and Hayden is off the charts- seriously, their intimate scenes left me needing a cold shower🚿 But their love for each other had me melting 🥰 Amy did such an amazing job conveying their love & chemistry through the pages.

This is one of those series that not only immerses
Anna Reads Here
Sep 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Release Date: September 30th, 2021

You’ll enjoy:
» Enemies to lovers since teengers
» Pranks and shenanigans
» A feisty, hardworking and loveable heroine
» A bad boy, single dad
» The most inquisitive small town
» Lots of great steam
» An adorable little kid
» Second chances!

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Review: If you’ve been reading the Landry Love series from the beginning, then you’ve met Chloe a few times and with the last book, we even got hints of Chloe and Hayden. And I’ve been anxiously waiting to
Adrienne Bird
Sep 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Be still my heart!! I was ready to burst with all the tears….Hayden may play as a bad boy who likes to terrorize the town princess but he is probably the sweetest, most amazing alpha Chloe has ever encountered. Plenty of steam, small town romance, with a HEA and an epilogue.

Love that Chloe goes in with a take no prisoners attitude after being totally humiliated as a teen. She’s smart, successful and finally starting to find her groove, so the last thing she needs is more of Hayden’s pranks and
Sep 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Landry Love series continues with this enemies to lovers, single dad, small town romance. If you haven’t read any books in the series yet, trust me, you are going to fall in love with Landry and all it’s meddlesome residents.

Chloe and Hayden have a rivalry and hatred that has stood the test of time! It started in high school and years later, when Chloe moves back home, they’re right back at it.

I loved the flashback chapters as it really gives the reader an idea of what transpired between C
Love Books Addict
Oct 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!

POV: Dual (1st Person)
Tropes: Enemies-to-lovers, Single dad
Triggers: None

Likes: I love Hayden! He comes across as this bad boy, when really he’s just always wanted Chloe and would rather her argue with him than not be in his life. He’s a big softy and amazing dad! Plus a very dirty talker!

Dislikes: I'm not a huge fan of flashback chapters, as they kind of take me out of the story, but I can see why they were needed in this case. I also wanted to shake Hayden towards the end!

Synopsis: Lov
✨Cushin Violeta's Bookish Realm✨(Claudia Cardoz)
I'm freaking Swooning so hard right now😍😍😍😍

AHH.. I'm all feeling mushy and all over the place with all the Sweetness, awe-filled blast I had reading this one.

How does Ms. Alves makes me feel so much more with each book in the series. I can't believe how each new couple makes me fall all the more harder for them.
This one though, definitely turned out to be extra special.

Chloe is the resident nurse practitioner in the town of Landry where even though her family lives, she has only recently moved h
Sep 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh My Heart!!
Hayden Daniels you can give me all of your Love Words every day.
Bad boy Hayden and sweet Chloe were high school enemies. They gave each other attitude, had public smackdowns, and played juvenile pranks on each other.
Until one final encounter between them left teen Chloe absolutely humiliated and saw Hayden leave town. But did Chloe ever find out the truth?

Now eight years later Hayden has returned. And while his young daughter may be adorable, there is no way in this lifetime Chloe
Sep 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Hayden Daniels and Chloe Caldwell. Never friends, always enemies. There’s a lot of history between them, and now they’re both living in small town Landry again. Although they’re both mature adults, the snarky bickering they’ve always had with each other seems to resurface whenever they’re in the same room. But when Chloe becomes Hayden’s daughter Kinsley’s primary health caretaker, they decide to form an unwilling truce. But as Hayden and Chloe spend more time together, the death glares and snar ...more
Jenn the Readaholic
Sep 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
You won’t need to have read the books before this one in the series to know what’s happening. Hayden and Chloe are sworn enemies, all thanks to a less than impressive first meeting as teenagers. Or are they? Hayden had a hand in the final humiliation for Chloe before she left town, and she’s not ready to forgive or forget now. Especially since he hasn’t changed. But maybe things have just been a tad out of focus for so long that Hayden only seems to be the villain.

As more came out, I had to lik
caffe.and.books (Aimee)
Sep 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Hayden literally made my heart flutter!!!

𝗦𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗺𝗮𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴!!

𝖨𝗍'𝗌 𝗁𝖺𝗋𝖽 𝗍𝗈 𝖿𝗂𝗇𝖽 𝗐𝗈𝗋𝖽𝗌 𝗋𝗂𝗀𝗁𝗍 𝗇𝗈𝗐 𝗌𝗈 𝗉𝗅𝖾𝖺𝗌𝖾 𝖿𝗈𝗋𝗀𝗂𝗏𝖾 𝗆𝖾 𝗂𝖿 𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝖾𝗇𝖽𝗌 𝗎𝗉 𝖻𝖾𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖺 𝖻𝗅𝗎𝖻𝖻𝖾𝗋𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗆𝖾𝗌𝗌. 𝖳𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝖻𝗈𝗈𝗄 𝗐𝖺𝗌 𝗌𝗈 𝗎𝗇𝖾𝗑𝗉𝖾𝖼𝗍𝖾𝖽, 𝖿𝗋𝗈𝗆 𝗂𝗍'𝗌 𝖽𝖾𝗅𝗂𝗏𝖾𝗋𝗒 𝗍𝗈 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗐𝖺𝗒 𝗂𝗍 𝗆𝖺𝖽𝖾 𝗆𝖾 𝖿𝖾𝖾𝗅.

𝖨 𝗁𝖺𝗏𝖾 𝗅𝗈𝗏𝖾𝖽 𝖫𝖺𝗇𝖽𝗋𝗒 𝗌𝗂𝗇𝖼𝖾 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝖻𝖾𝗀𝗂𝗇𝗇𝗂𝗇𝗀, 𝖨 𝗆𝖾𝖺𝗇 𝗐𝗁𝖺𝗍 𝗂𝗌 𝖻𝖾𝗍𝗍𝖾𝗋 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗇 𝖺 𝗌𝗆𝖺𝗅𝗅 𝗍𝗈𝗐𝗇 𝖿𝗎𝗅𝗅 𝗈𝖿 𝗇𝗈𝗌𝖾𝗒 𝗉𝖾𝗈𝗉𝗅𝖾 𝗐𝗁𝗈 𝗁𝖺𝗏𝖾 𝖾𝗏𝖾𝗋𝗒𝗈𝗇𝖾𝗌 𝖻𝖾𝗌𝗍 𝗂𝗇𝗍𝖾𝗋𝖾𝗌𝗍 𝖺𝗍 𝗁𝖾𝖺𝗋𝗍. 𝖧𝖺𝗒𝖽𝖾𝗇 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖢𝗁𝗅𝗈𝖾 𝗍𝗈𝗈𝗄 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗍 𝖺𝗐𝖾𝗌𝗈𝗆𝖾 𝗉𝗋𝗈𝗏𝖾𝗋𝖻𝗂𝖺𝗅 𝖼𝖺𝗄𝖾 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖺𝖽𝖽𝖾𝖽 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗂𝖼𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖼𝗁𝖾𝗋𝗋𝗒!

𝖳𝗁𝖾𝗂𝗋 𝗌𝗍𝗈𝗋𝗒 𝗂𝗌 𝖿𝗎𝗅𝗅 𝗈𝖿 𝗅𝖺𝗎𝗀𝗁𝗍𝖾𝗋 (𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗉𝗋𝖺𝗇
Jeanine Harrell
Sep 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I don’t know if I have adequate words for The Love Words. This book cemented Amy Alves as one my favorite authors. I started with reading book one in her Landry Love series and felt like each book got better and better. This one was no exception. Her exceptional writing and character development pull you in and make you want to finish the book in one sitting. I loved getting to know Chloe, Hayden, and Kinsley. The inclusion of the side characters that we’ve met in previous books only adds to the ...more
Erica Rogers
Sep 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
Chloe & Hayden

“You were royalty, and I was your peasant, never having a place in your world.”

Landry is a small town I was introduced to three books back, and you can’t help but fall in love with this little town and the people in it. You meet Chloe and Hayden in prior books and because of the animosity and hurt your left wanting their story.
We finally get it! We get to know everything past and present between these two.

Hayden is a single dad to the most adorable little girl ever. Chl
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Chloe was the town princess and Hayden was the town bad boy. The two of them were enemies from the moment they met as teenagers. They both left their small town, but now both of them are back and their paths are crossing again. Will they be able to call a truce once and for all?

I absolutely loved both Chloe and Hayden from the start. I loved the chemistry that is between them. I loved the back and forth banter and the push and pull of their relationship. From the start you can’t help but want th
Audrey B.
Sep 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this book. I've loved all of Amy's books and couples but The Love Words might be my favorite one of the series.
Hayden is the dreamy, single-dad with a past, but also the perfect match to Chloe. His relationship with Kinsley was beautiful and the way he treated Chloe *chef's kiss*. Chloe reminded me of myself and the way she acted both in high school and the present - she had a tough time letting go of what happened in her past and I can relate to that. She's a kind-hearted,
Amy writes a beautiful second chance, single dad, small town romance that has you feeling all sorts of emotions. Amy's novels always grab your attention and The Love Words is no exception.

Chloe & Hayden were high school enemies. He was the bad boy and she was a good girl. From day the first day they met, Hayden did nothing be cause her grief. His way of showing her that he likes her was to rile her up. Chloe thought he was the bad boy that got under her skin but liked him. When something happens
Colleen Daley
Sep 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Landry, every single person in that town is a wonderful character! Another fantastic, witty, steamy read that I couldn't put down. I had to stay up late into the night to finish this beautiful story because I just couldn't put it down. I am especially attached to Chloe thanks to her hatred of people stealing her food, lol. I love Chloe's witty banter, and her ability to put Hayden in his place. These two have had chemistry and a hate relationship since their teenage years. Now ...more
Sep 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021-september
Warning: Do not read this book sneakily at work, or in any quiet place- you will get caught laughing out loud!

#Teamchloden all the way! I love the fighting, the sexual tension, the hidden feelings! This story is amazing! It’s funny and heart warming, a true small town romance that will leave you ready to pack up and move to Landry!

I absolutely adored Hayden (even when he was to dumb to get out of his own way), he’s smart, funny, sexy, and an amazing father! I was so proud of Chloe for overcoming
Sep 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Love Words is angsty and MESMERIZING! A great enemies to lovers, single dad romance with a strong heroine and heart-stoppingly delicious hero. A wonderful, uplifting read about moving forward, letting go of the past and being loved so completely it takes your breath away. The push and pull, and back and forth between Chloe & Hayden is OFF THE CHARTS. Heartfelt, funny, sexy, and hella swoony. This book had me laughing, mad, and swooning. Sometimes all at the same time. I laughed so hard at th ...more
Read, Read, No Sleep, Repeat
Oct 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I’ve just finished The Love Words and oh my, this book gave me allll the feels!

So what’s it about? When Chloe Caldwell returns to her home town Landry, she is determined not to let former hell raiser and now single dad Hayden Daniels rile her like he did in high school. Unfortunately Hayden and Chloe can’t seem to stay away from each other, and when Chloe becomes involved in Hayden’s daughter’s life, she sees another, more sensitive side to him and things start to get complicated . . .

Sep 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely love this story. We get to return to the town of Landry in book four of the Landry series. The characters in this town and their antics.
Hayden and Chloe are a phenomenal couple. Loved the banter between these two. The chemistry between them is freakin explosive. I couldn’t get enough of this book. The neighbors up to their match making again.
The emotional rollercoaster ride this story takes you on will leave you wanting more. If you haven’t read the books in this series you have got
Brittanee Nicole
Sep 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Love Words was incredibly sweet and not what I expected at all. Without giving away spoilers, the title applies both to Hayden and Chloe as well as Hayden's daughter. The explanation for it is almost too sweet and had me dabbing my eyes and smiling. For a book about enemies to lovers, this one also had a tremendous amount of heart. I loved it! Might be my favorite one of all the Landry Love Series. But lets be honest, that's a hard decision because they are all great! ...more
Devin Sloane
Oct 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Sigh. I do love the characters of Landry. Alves has constructed the perfect small town with all the quirks and charm, including epic levels of nosiness, kooky characters, as well as a good dose of mischief and mayhem. Chloe and Hayden are lucky (unlucky?) enough to have caught the attention of The Landry Life League who believe they are actually perfect for each other. It takes some doing, including finagling Chloe to coach baseball, but eventually they knock that HEA out of the park.
U Barbara
Sep 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
this book like all the other in series have all the necessary components to be enjoyable . humor, sass great characters awesome story. slow burn but it is a super well developed story great well developed characters . looking forward with great anticipation tot he next book in series .. all Hail Hades and Chloe and wee Kelsey . man that dinner date was priceless and had me nearly peeing myself laughing let's just say revenge is well served super spicey with sugar concoctions on top. Lover Ya Amy ...more
Lucy Scrupps
Sep 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic! It is by far my favourite in the series. I laughed, I cried, I laughed some more. I highly recommend this book. I adore the Landry community, they’re like one big dysfunctional family. It’s perfect.
D. Dickens
Sep 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed this book from beginning to end. It held my attention and did not disappoint. I love the whole environment of the town's people being involved. It was a great read. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars. Love love love it. ...more
Victoria Wyatt
Sep 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
EXCELLENT read. It was emotional, raw, swoon worthy, page turning and just loved it. Hayden is my new book boyfriend, pretty sure I have to share him. Just loved this story so much. A definite must read.

I received this ARC from the Author and this review is voluntary.
Isha Coleman
Sep 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Chloe and Hayden are a daze I never want to awaken from. Alves delivers emotional overload with The Love Words. From love-hate attraction to irresistible romance, I couldn't help but give my heart over to this adorably mismatched couple. ...more
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