My review of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith Release Date: January 2nd, 2012 An adorable book that will lead you to believe that love at first sight is possible.
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. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that 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 in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A.
Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is an entertaining and light read that anyone can enjoy. It covers issues like divorce, re-marrying, friendships, etc. All in all this book has it all. It might not be a paranormal romance, but who cares? This is a kick-ass book that will have you believing in fate and meeting your true love at an airport!
The characters were delightful, they were real and definitely realistic. Some authors make their characters TOO perfect. Everyone needs flaws, and that counts for the boys as well! Jennifer is not one of them authors. The girl wasn't perfect and neither was the boy, which I loved. I loved how the boy had crumbs down his shirt when the girl first saw him. I loved how the girl was unique in her own way. And damn, they are just perfect for each other.
Hadley is late for her plane, only 4 minutes. But those 4 minutes changed everything. If she hadn't missed her place she would have looked better at her father's wedding, she wouldn't have had to sit at the airport for an extra 3 hours. If she hadn't missed her plane, she wouldn't have met Oliver. Oliver, a charming British boy who studies at Yale. He has Hadley forgetting about her fears and ready to face the wedding that she has been dreading. I completely fell for Oliver's likable personality and easy smiles. He is just so amazing. I wish a boy could be that funny, that nice and that stunning. He's like a light that burns too bright. He's not perfect, like I said, he has his flaws, but he just feels so real! I got lost in the pages of this wonderful adventure. Who knew sitting on a plane for 6 hours could be so exciting? And fun? And who would have ever thought that you'd find your true love? On a plane of all places! Hadley was a great young girl to read about. She has a lot of pain trapped inside of her and she's still trying to find a way of letting in out. It's been hard for her. To have the perfect parents, and then to have one work thousands of miles away and then discover that he doesn't love your mother anymore? I can't begin to imagine how much that affected Hadley. But if you think about, if her dad had never divorced her mother then she wouldn't be going to her dad's wedding in England, and she wouldn't have met Oliver. So, maybe it is fate/destiny/whatever. This is a stunning love story that will leave you satisfied and happy. Overall, a pleasant and enjoyable book that I can't help but re-read over and over again. Jennifer E. Smith has written a beautiful novel and I need to read more of her works!
- Special thanks to Kat from The Aussie Zombie for sending me a RAK of this!