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

Posted February 20, 2013 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 2 Comments

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

Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Series: Stand Alone
Publisher: Poppy
Published: January 2, 2012
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Kindle Edition, 257 pages
Source: Own
Book Description:
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.

The statistical probability of love at first sight was a quick contemporary read. I wanted to love it but only ended up liking it. Hadley just seemed like a sweet innocent girl that would do anything for anyone. I didn’t care for Oliver to much as a character. At first he seemed sweet but after the things Hadley did for him and the way he acted irritated me. Then not long after it was like nothing happened and they were all lovey-dovey again. The instant love in this book seemed a little forced to me. I really wanted it be a literal love at first sight type feeling.
I think the settings in this book were unique with the exception of the London part. It is very rare you see a setting in an airplane or airport. I wish we had more scenes in the airplane though. The time frame of the book would sometime go from present to past without warning and I would get confused sometimes.
 I wish the stories main focus was the love story and not the family connection. I felt like the story with Hadley and her dad just dragged on to much. She had a right to be mad at him, so let her be mad. I am glad though those things are not left unresolved in the end. I liked the relationship between Hadley and her mom. It reminded me a lot of me and my mom. All in all, I am all about happy endings and this book had a great feel good ending. 
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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

2 responses to “Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

  1. That makes me sad. I was hoping for a lot more gushy stuff, you know in case I get in one of my romantic moods, but I probably won’t rush to read this after your review. 🙁

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