Nov 26, 2012

My Thoughts: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

4 sweet frosted sugar cookies.

Cover Love:  Yes.  I love that you get the impression of a busy airport with time stopping for two people.

Why I Wanted to Read This:
I love contemporary teen romances and had seen some good reviews for this one.  Here's the synopsis from Good Reads:

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.
Romance?: Of course!

My Thoughts: 
This was just a good, fun, sweet read.  So much growth between both characters.  It was definitely destined that they meet on what was to be very hard days for both of them.  Oliver and Hadley were able to help each other get through everything.

They were so easy with each other.  Their friendship and conversation came so easily.  I liked both of them so well.  And while I was thinking Hadley needed to give her dad a break you just know Oliver was thinking the same thing.  And once she got to the wedding it wasn't nearly as bad as she expected it to be.  The funny thing is that they both ended up having hard days and being there for each other but Oliver's day was actually much worse than Hadley.

Hadley's viewpoint of her parent's divorce was very intense.  She was very, very hurt and not at all ready to move past it.  I think the way the author wrote this was very true to life.  I am sure it is very hard to move beyond the betrayal and feelings of abandonment!

I do think that what developed between them on the course of the airplane was more of a good friendship that could become a romance, rather than love at first sight.  But you also got the feeling that they will be a part of each others lives for quite awhile after this.

To Sum Up:  A good, sweet romance that I am adding to my library collection.   This is a romance that many female readers will enjoy!

Book bought for my library collection.

1 comment:

  1. I keep hearing how awesome this is. One day I must read it.