Review: The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

PhotobucketThe Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight
by Jennifer E. Smith
Publication Date: 2 January 2012
Publisher: Headline (UK)
Format: Paperback, Review Copy
Rating: 4/5
Buy the book: Amazon US/UK|B&N|Book Depo
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. |Goodreads|

What can be better than a quick contemporary read with adorable characters and the sweetest love story ever? Well, not much actually. They say dynamite comes in small packages and that is exactly the case with The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight.

This novel has to be one of the cutest contemporary reads out there. It's such a quick read as the story is set over a twenty-four period, so it's not going to take you forever to get into it. In it we meet Hadley, a young American girl who has just missed her flight by four minutes. She is on her way to London to attend her father's wedding to a British women whom Hadley is not too fond of, even though she has never met her. Still coping with the divorce of her parents Hadley is emotionally lost and cannot comprehend the fact that her father is getting remarried. In the airport Hadley meets Oliver, a young British college student returning to London for a family affair and, over the course of the journey they unknowingly change each other's lives. 

I really enjoyed being part of the journey of realization that Hadely goes on without her even realizing it. Meeting Oliver, talking to each other about their pasts and reliving some of their childhood memories had a very strong emotional effect on both characters. It was endearing to read about how each had of them had been affected by their different circumstances, and I loved seeing how one airplane flight changed two people. Hadley matures greatly over the course of the story and Oliver develops a better understanding of himself as well as his family. The fact that they both end up falling for each other was just the cherry on top of a very cute cupcake!

The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight was a very quick read and it was the perfect break from a slight over load of Paranormal fiction I had been experiencing. The plot development was flawless and even the secondary characters were well explored. 

I would highly recommend The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight as a fun, sweet, quick read to anyone who has a couple of hours to spare. It was an extremely rewarding read and the story stays with you long after you've turned the last page!

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