Thursday, February 21, 2013

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

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Hardcover, 236 pages
Published January 2nd 2012 by Poppy/Little Brown

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.

I love the title (even though it is long), everything about the cover, and premise of this book. I loved the fact that they incorporated the title into the story. The whole story just flowed really well and was an all-around good book.

Even though this book is about love at first sight, that’s not what it felt like. It didn’t really feel rushed even though she was pretty head over heels by the time the plane landed but it wasn’t insta-love (which no one likes) or even insta-lust. The author really made it work. I am not a romance contemporary reader either. When I read a book like this it has something else to focus on (a problem or something like that).

The author did a great job of not focusing 100% on the romance. The main character, Hadley, had an inner emotional problem going on with her dad, mom, and soon-to-be new stepmom. The love interest, Oliver, also has a problem, although you don’t really learn what it is until much later in the book. They use these problems to fuel the flirting throughout the book.

The flirting is very natural. I really didn’t think at any time that seemed weird or forced. Although at one point I thought she was being a little bit of a stalker. The whole scene worked out well though.

I fell as if I will be re-reading this book around Valentine’s Day next year. I definitely recommend to everybody.

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