Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown
Published: January 2nd 2012
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Summary: Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that 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 in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A.
Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.
Review: This was a really quick read and I wished it was longer. Firstly, the cover is amazing. I love the fonts and the doodle heart! This book is very much like the romance/chick flick movies you would see in the theaters. It is cute, funny and sweet. There were a few twists that I thought was very appropriate and made the story a little more realistic compared to the usual romance/chick flick types of books.
The conversations between Oliver and Hadley had a lot of chemistry and I liked the sexual tension between them. :P However, I wouldn't call what they had as love at first sight. It was more of fate and how they bonded over family issues and could sort of understand what each other was going through. It was a believable story about a first meeting that leads to a relationship. I also liked how Hadley matured over the 24 hours, she was a little too whiny in the beginning.
Overall, I think this book would have done so much better if it had been a little longer and shared with the readers what happens afterwards, when they return to the US. Maybe a book 2 is in order? :)
Recommended for anyone who is looking for a short read and who loves a cute romance.