15 June 2012

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Series: Stand Alone
Genres: Travel, Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance
Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown
Released: 2 January 2012
Summary: via goodreads.com "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.
My Review: I have to admit, I was rather surprised with That Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. It sounded like such a fairy tale to me. Like a reality-fairy tale or whatever. The kind of things that those Lifetime movies are made of. And I will tell you, basically it is that. Hadley and Oliver are so darn cute with each other, and I loved the way that Smith structured Love. Moving back and forth between the present and the plane ride. Obviously, the book happens over a short period of time, but somehow Smith was able to let the reader know that this is the end and that they are happy wherever they are.
The juxtaposition between Hadley and Oliver is also really neat to read about. This was definitely a quick read that would leave you dreaming if you were, say, flying over the Atlantic. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel, although I do wish that certain things concerning Hadley’s family had been a little bit more resolved I was pleased with the way that things were left. Definitely one to pick up and read over the summer, short, quick, and a breath of fresh reality-fairytale air.


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