Welcome to this week’s Fiction Friday. This week I am going to be reviewing the YA contemporary, ‘The Statistical Probability of Love at Fist Sight.’ by Jennifer E. Smith.
The Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
4 out of 5 stars.
This was a charming and delightful read. I loved it. It was short and and although I had to read it in two sittings because of time constraints, you could easily read it in one, and is absolutely worth the time you spend reading it.
Hadley is a 17 year old American on her way to her Father’s wedding in London, where she will meet her future stepmother for the first time. Hadley is dreading having to go – she is still mad at her father for tearing their family apart.
She misses her flight by just four minutes, and has to take the next flight instead. Good thing she did because she meets Oliver, the English boy in the blue shirt. They have an instant connection and spend their long trip talking and distracting each other from what is waiting for them in London.
I found Oliver to be absolutely charming, utterly sweet, and I loved how Jennifer E. Smith has Hadley point out little imperfections, like the crumbs on his shirt after he eats. It made him seem so adorable and so cute, and so real.
I thought Hadley was just as real and I felt a connection to her; felt her pain and anger and reluctance, possibly because I have been through a similar situation as her.
Hadley and Oliver were so very likeable and had me hooked. I loved their interactions and conversations and flirtations.
Statistical probability was a sweet romance that leaves you feeling good on the inside. I read so many heavy books that eat away at my emotions that’s it’s nice to escape with a light hearted book from time to time. Though it does have a heavy side, it’s just not overwhelmingly heavy, and is balanced out by all the sweetness.
I found it predicable in places but still a worthwhile read. I highly recommend it to those who love a good romantic contemporary.
You can add it to your Goodreads here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10798416-the-statistical-probability-of-love-at-first-sight