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Monday, 2 January 2012

Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer E. Smith

Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Release Date: January 2nd 2012
Publisher: Poppy

SUMMARY: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 is the first book I've read in 2012 and BOY was I glad. This is like Anna and the French Kiss except it's much MORE. A story about love, family, fate, destiny and a hot British boy. Yup, what more could you ask for in a novel, hmm?

When I saw that this actually takes place over only 24 hours, I was skeptical. Like,really? How can you fall in love in less than 24 hours? I didn't believe in love at first sight (who does?), but Jennifer E. Smith made me learn and see that it actually DOES happen. It's written in third person perspective, which I wasn't aware of and I wasn't fond of because I tend to like first person narrative better, but the writer just managed to capture both Hadley and Oliver's characters soooo much. Hadley was so cool, smart and I love that what she's going through is perfectly relatable. Oliver was charming, sweet, did I mention BRITISH(!) and just a normal guy, I like that he's so realistic (which I can't say much about other love interests in YA these days).

There were some tiny suprises along the way, and I thought they were perfect for the story of Hadley and Oliver. This is probably one of those books that I will read over and over again and the statistical probability that you will love this book is pretty high. I warned you.

Anyway, if you enjoy contemporary young romance, and an irresistable love story with funny laugh-out-loud moments, and want to start the New Year with a 'happy' book, then The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is a definite must-read. This comes out today.


  1. Not usually a contemporary reader but this one sounds pretty good. And I too do not really believe in love in first sight, but maybe this book will change my mind! Thanks for the review!


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