Published by Poppy/Little Brown on January 2nd 2012
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.
Here’s a quick and sweet review of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.
This book has been around for a few years now, and I meant to read it long ago, but I kind of forgot it existed. I’m so glad I finally remembered, and went ahead and borrowed the audio book from my library, because it was just as good as fellow readers have said.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is an emotional story full of humor and heartbreak.
I got especially emotional when it tackled the strained relationship between Hadley and her father. I’ve got my own issues with my father, and because of how raw the author could describe feelings, I felt my own memories and emotions rising up. It was kind of painful. but so worth it. Jennifer E. Smith really understands despair, and it shows in her writing.
But don’t worry – this book isn’t all gloom and doom. Oliver and Hadley are so cute together! I loved their witty banter, and how they slowly helped each other work through their own deep-seated issues. Sometimes when everything seems to be going wrong, those wrong things can end up leading you towards something very right. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is very much about the old saying “everything happens for a reason”.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is such a quick read/listen. I didn’t mean to finish it in one day, I was only going to listen to it during my work commute, but then I ended up falling in love too easily and quickly, and I listened at home. I actually did extra household chores after work just for an excuse to listen to the story more *ha ha*.
I don’t listen to many audio books so I can’t really remark on the quality of this one, but I was happy with the female narrator. Never once did I doubt that I was following the story through Hadley’s eyes and thoughts.