Sep 19, 2013

~REVIEW~ The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight Book: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Genre:Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Purchase Links: Amazon ~ B & N


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.


“Love is the strangest, most illogical thing in the world.”  

So going into this book I worried that it would be an insta-love and I would instantly hate it. But like those rare times, I was wrong. Yes falling in love in 24 hours might be classified as insta-love but this is a different case. The only way to make any sense of that is best said by one of the characters: "Three hours can feel like forever." And that is the best way to define the love that grows between the characters within such a small time.

Hadley is on her way to her fathers wedding. Who is getting married not even 2 years after leaving her mom. Losing him at such a young age and in such a short amount of time has left her bitter and angry with him and his upcoming wedding. But she is forced to attend and with a grudging attitude goes along. After her day starts off gloomy it gets even worse when she misses her flight. Just another string of bad luck. Later with a new seat assignment she awaits her next flight.

And in walks Oliver. Oliver is sweet and helpful when she begins to struggle with her claustrophobia. He helps her forget the feeling of not being able to breathe and he helps her get through the panic attack the crowded airport is giving her. If only for a little while. And later on their flight they are destined to sit next to  each other. A flight which will change the course of their relationship and their trip.  As they share their family drama and their dreams and fears they start to build feelings for each other that they aren't even prepared for. 

But once they land the sadness that entrances them is enough evidence of their feelings.Then Customs intervenes and they are separated. Hadley goes on to her father's wedding and paints on a smile while she struggles to understand why her father left and why she can't stop thinking about Oliver. 

Later, Hadley finds out why Oliver is really in London and sets out to find him at all cost.  And during their journey Hadley comes to realize that LOVE is not something that can be ignored.

A sad occasion and a happy occasion lead them to their chance at LOVE. 
This was a sweet and cute story! Dont miss out on it! 

More Favorite Quotes:
 “You know what they say," Dad said. "If you love something, set it free."
"What if he doesn't come back?"
"Some things do, some things don't," he said, reaching over to tweak her nose. "I'll always come back to you anyway."
"You don't light up," Hadley pointed out, but Dad only smiled.
"I do when I'm with you.”  -Father/Daughter moment

“And in August it will be fifty-two years together.”
“Wow,” Oliver says. “That’s amazing.”
“I wouldn’t call it amazing,” the woman says, blinking. “It’s easy when you find the right person.” 

“He looks at her and smiles. "You're sort of dangerous, you know?"
She stares at him. "Me?"
"Yeah," he says sitting back. "I'm way too honest with you.” 

“He’s like a song she can’t get out of her head. Hard as she tries, the melody of their meeting runs through her mind on an endless loop, each time as surprisingly sweet as the last, like a lullaby, like a hymn, and she doesn’t think she could ever get tired of hearing it.”

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