Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown
Published: January 2nd, 2012
Page count: 236
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having missed her flight, she's stuck at JFK airport and late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's sitting in her row.
A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?
Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.
*The Reader's Review*
My rating: 5/5 stars!
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is so darn GOOD. I want to yell at it “BRAVO” from atop a very high building while clapping and eating chocolate. Maybe even gush a thing or two about it to any unsuspecting passersby, besides you of course.
It’s just that from beginning to end this book gave me all I wanted to read about and more. It made me feel, it made me fall in love, it made me mad (at some characters) and it made me laugh and smile stupidly from the sweet, sweet things that happen between Hadley and Oliver.
The author has a fascinating way of describing everything with the right words. I wasn’t just reading about Hadley’s and Oliver’s story, I was THERE, at the airport, on the plane, in London and in any other place in between. Not only that, but with each character I came across, I never had trouble imagining them because they felt real and very much alive.
I admit I was attracted to read this book because of the love story it promises just by its title and beautiful cover. It’s cute and funny, highly improbable, but opens the possibility of finding love when and where you least expect it. Yet there’s also worth mentioning the main plot that makes this great love story possible, the one that has to do with Hadley’s father getting married again in London.
Just by thinking about this makes my blood boil. How could her father do such a thing? After all the support Hadley and her mother gave him to pursue his dreams, he decides to divorce and stay in London because he falls in love with another person. I mean, come on! He totally abandoned her and he expects Hadley to be happy to see him walk the aisle? No sir, you’re a horrible parent but you’re lucky to have Hadley as your daughter. She has a hard time accepting it (and I’m on her side with all her thoughts) but she proves at the end that she is far better than YOU will ever be.
Whew, with that out of the way (I got carried a bit), all I have left to say without making this review much longer than it already is, is that The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is sooo worth your time and makes you believe that anything can happen. Also, you might get an insane urge to go hang around an airport all day. Yup, just saying. *wink*
*Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for the copy of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, you rock!*