Monday, April 1, 2013

Book Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

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 don't read very many YA contemporary romances. I prefer when the romance is more of a subplot. But I had heard so many great things about The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E Smith, that when I was offered a chance to review it, I couldn't say no. And I was not disappointed.

I really liked Hadley, our lead female character. I felt like I really knew where she was coming from. The way she felt about her father and his remarrying. Her conflicting emotions. It was really emotional for me because of this. Hadley is on her way to England to go to her father's wedding, but she misses her plane and ends up on a later flight, sitting right next to Oliver. Oliver is sweet, adorable, and British. He's returning home for another reason.

Throughout the book their paths cross, and they have their ups and downs. Despite the fast paced relationship, their closeness made sense. It didn't feel rushed or fake. And it definitely read more as love than just infatuation. I enjoyed every bit of this book, the story and the characters.

I know a lot of people who are not a fan of the YA contemporary romance, but I would definitely encourage them to give this one a shot. It was a lot of fun, and I look forward to more from Jennifer E Smith in the future.


Mia Hayson said...

Ever since I finished Lola and the boy next foor I have been yearning for more YA contemp romance so I think maybe I will give this a go! Sounds interesting!


Kristin said...

Awesome review! I have heard some good things about this book, I am so glad to hear that even though they have a fast paced relationship it feels real.

Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

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