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

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

256 pages
Published January 2nd 2012
by Poppy/Little Brown
   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. 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.      

This Book Contains:  Romance, Divorce, A Wedding and A funeral.


Hadley is on her way to her fathers wedding when she misses her flight and has to take a later one.   She ends up meeting Oliver who is on this later flight and they have a growing attraction as they fly together to London.  There is a lot of family drama due to the fact that Hadley has never gotten over her parents divorce and the fact that she has never met her fathers bride to be.


Hadley is a girl with unresolved issues due to her parents sudden divorce and fathers up coming wedding.  Olive is a boy Hadley meets in the airport who is on his way back to London for a family obligation.   Hadley’s father who is now getting married and a little clueless on how to deal with his daughters issues due to her parents divorce.     



I wasn’t a big fan of this book.  I like the romance between Oliver and Hadley but I felt that the rest of the book lacked character interaction.  You got to spend a lot of time in Hadley’s head but not a lot of time with the other characters.  The writing was good and I enjoyed the flashbacks but it just didn’t have enough of the things that I enjoy reading in a book.  I am also not a huge fan of contemporary reads so when I do read one I want it to have more romance or just more character interaction.   I do know that a lot of people enjoyed this book a lot but I am just not as  sold on it as everyone else.   I will say that if you are a fan of contemporary reads then this is definitely a book for you!


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