Published by Little Brown & Company on 2012-01-02
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.
Why, oh why, did I wait so long to read this?!?! I know I say that about a lot of books. Apparently I should listen to my friends more often! The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith is my kind of book!
Where do I even start? There’s the chance meeting aspect. Hadley’s running late… she missed her flight. She never should have been there to meet Oliver. Why do I like this kind of situation so much?!? Perhaps I’m a sucker for the idea of fate!
Then there’s the travel aspect. Hadley’s heading to her father’s wedding in London. She’s not exactly thrilled to be going there but I still loved it! London, and England in general, is a place I’d love to visit! It was also interesting to see Hadley so out of her element in a physical place aspect as well as emotionally.
And that brings me to the family aspect. Both Hadley and Oliver are struggling to deal with changes in their families. I thought Jennifer Smith handled both situations in a realistic and compelling way. The fact that they each have “scars” that the other might not see adds to the story as well as their meeting.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith was a perfect read for me. I was invested throughout the story and turned the last page with a feeling of satisfaction!