Book: The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown
Date Published: January 2nd, 2012
Source: Library e-book
Date Started: March 26th, 2014
Date Finished: March 27th, 2014
Other Books Reviewed: Hello Goodbye and Everything In-Between, This is What Happy Looks Like, The Geography of Me and You
Four minutes changes everything. Hadley Sullivan 17 misses her flight at JFK airport, is late to her father’s second wedding in London with never-met stepmother. Hadley meets the perfect boy. Oliver is British, sits in her row. A long night on the plane passes in a blink, but the two lose track in arrival chaos. Can fate bring them together again?
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was a pretty short read. I read it in less than a day, and it had a 30 page excerpt of one of Smith’s other books at the end. So in turn, my review is going to be relatively short as well.
This story is about a girl named Hadley who is on her way to London for her father’s wedding. She is very bitter about the whole wedding because she was so opposed to her father picking up and leaving for London and leaving everything behind, including her and her mother. She reluctantly agrees to go to London, but she is four minutes late for her flight, and essentially misses it. While waiting for the next flight, she meets Oliver, a young english man on his way back to London. Fate would have it that they’re also sitting next to each other. After a romantic kiss, they lose each other after customs. The question is, can they find their way back to each other?
So if you didn’t know already, I love all things England. I studied it for my degree, and had the chance to go there last summer as a graduation present. I also love riding in planes! I don’t know why, but I can handle a 17 hour flight like a champ, and have done so multiple times. This story was a cute little love story, a good feeling book that you sometimes need in life, especially after reading so many dystopians and whatnot. The last book I read was about murders, so this was a nice light read as a pick-me-up.
Sometimes its hard to read love at first sight stories, because quite frankly, many of us haven’t experienced it. You find yourself questioning, what are the odds? But it didn’t appear as though that the events in this story would never ever happen this way. In fact, it seemed really plausible, and makes you wonder, how many times do these kinds of things happen?
I think theres something for everyone in this story. A cute romance, hot English men, being knackered (I don’t know why I found this amusing), difficulty in dealing with a parents’ divorce, having to deal with step parents, traveling, etc.