Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Series: N/A, Standalone
Genre: Romance, Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Chic Lit
Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown
Publication Date: January 2, 2012
Pages: 236 Pages
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
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.
At first I wasn't really so keen on picking up this book, but then I felt like reading a contemporary, and saw this on my shelf, so I picked it up.
When I finished reading, I couldn't believe that so much could happen in a span of 24 hours! This book exceeded my expectations, and I'm glad I picked it up. I can't really believe the plane romance though, cause I've never thought that could happen.
There were parts that I felt that Hadley was ranting too much, but the ending made up for everything else.
Even though I don't believe in love at first sight, I really enjoyed the book. It's a cute short story that had the ability to make me smile, laugh and tear up a bit, even though it was just in a span of 24 hours.
“Love is the strangest, most illogical thing in the world.
“What are you really studying?"
He leans back to look at her. "The statistical probability of love at first sight."
"Very funny," she says. "What is it really?"
"I don't believe you."
laughs, then lowers his mouth so that it's close to her ear. "People
who meet in airports are seventy-two percent more likely too fall for
each other than people who meet anywhere else.”
“I can't believe you're here," she says, her voice soft. "I can't believe you found me."
found me first," he says, and when he leans to kiss her, it's slow and
sweet and she knows that this will be the one she always remembers.
Because while the other two kisses felt like endings, this one is
unquestionably a beginning.”
Labels: 4.5 Stars, Chic Lit, Contemporary, Review, Romance, Young Adult