26 May 2012

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



The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E Smith
Release Date: January 2, 2012
Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown
Rating: Enjoyable


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. - Goodreads

As you can imagine, this is quite a quick read that takes place over the course of just 24 hours. It's about two people who meet at an airport, and it turns out they're on the same flight.

This is a really cute read, and I liked that it wasn't just a love story. There were also family issues thrown in there, and it covered those nicely. I personally don't believe in love at first sight so I was a bit skeptical, but to be honest I don't think they did fall in love at first sight. The two characters got to know each other and their feelings developed from there.

Oliver was quite funny, and his bickering with Hadley was so cute. I laughed out loud a few times, and I really enjoyed reading their scenes together.

Overall, this was a cute book but it lackeed anything majorly substantial. It's still a good read to pass the time, and I definitely recommend getting a copy if you think it's your kind of thing. This definitely helped feed my contemporary binge!

13 comments:

  1. I'm not a big fan of love at first sight stories either but this one caught my attention for some reason. And I love contemps. I've heard pretty good things about it so far :)

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    1. Is it the pretty cover that drew you in? :D

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  2. I usually don't like romances, especially not YA romance or love at first sight but this does seem like it could be good and I'll probably check it out on my Kindle when I get a chance. :)

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    1. You definitely should, it's very good :) And it's definitely not love at first sight, so I think you're safe XD

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  3. I really loved Statistical. I had the opportunity to read this in 2011 and I really enjoyed it. Glad you did too!

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    1. I'm glad you loved it! Lots of people have said great things.

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  4. I agree. I don't think they really fell in love at first sight, either. I was more bummed that this didn't fit its description.

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    1. I don't know how I feel about it fitting the description. On one hand, I hate insta-love and so I probably would have hated it if they HAD fallen in love there and then. On the other, it doesn't fit the awesome title.

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  5. I really want to read this! I can't live without my YA romances. The love interests are always swoon worthy *sigh*.

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    1. You definitely should! Haha, I have a love/hate relationship with many love interests. I'm a bit picky XD

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  6. "I personally don't believe in love at first sight so I was a bit skeptical, but to be honest I don't think they did fall in love at first sight."

    EXACTLY! What I liked about this is that it seemed like... insta-connection, not insta-love. And that happens. That's real. I'm really glad you enjoyed it! It was a great little book :)

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    1. Insta-connection is exactly what it was! I'm glad it was realistic. I agree, it was a fun, quick read :)

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  7. Nice review! Here's mine if you don't mind: http://lorxiebookreviews.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-statistical-probability-of-love-at.html

    They're turning this one into a movie. I'm so excited!

    Thanks and have a nice day! :)

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