Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Stastistical Probability of Love at First Sight {A Book Review}

Title : The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy/ Little Brown
Release Date: January 2, 2012
Summary from GoodReads:

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. 

“What are you really studying?"
He leans back to look at her. "The statistical probability of love at first sight."
"Very funny," she says. "What is it really?"
"I'm serious."
"I don't believe you."
He laughs, then lowers his mouth so that it's close to her ear. "People who meet in airports are seventy-two percent more likely too fall for each other than people who meet anywhere else.”

My Take:
I loved this book let me tell you why.

The characters seemed real and the story line was not to far-fetched. I really did see this happening in real life. Two strangers, each going through hard times in their life, met in an airport and fell in love in 8 hours. Okay okay, it might sound crazy and maybe creepy, but its not impossible. They really did fall in love at first sight.

Sometimes I hate to admit it, but I'm hopeless romantic, and this book appealed to that side of me. I think I feel in love the moment that Oliver offered to help Hadley watch her luggage. It's crazy to think that you can tell someone your whole story on the course of an airplane trip. And I thought it was cute that Oliver, knowing that Hadley was claustrophobic and had mini anxiety attacks distracted her. 

The relationship that Hadley and her father had broke my heart at times. She just felt this anger towards him for leaving them and now remarrying another woman. But at the end, I was so happy that they both came around. 

It also broke my heart when he found out why Oliver was flying back home, and when Hadley left the wedding to go find him was so heart warming. 

Its crazy how a few minutes or an action or a decision can change the course of life. If Hadley wouldn't have been four minutes late to her first flight, she wouldn't have missed it, and never would've met Oliver. Oliver would have never have helped her reconcile with her dad. 

4 out 5 ratings
Have you ever wondered how your life would've turned out if you weren't late/early, so if had gone to this place rather than that one?
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  1. If I could afford it girl I could send you alot of books that you could read and do reviews on. I have lots that i'm not interested in that I got thru good reads. if you haven't signed up for that you can get free books but after a while they quit b/c well they did for me i guess b/c i never did any reviews. maybe like 2.

  2. This sounds like a book I may have to check out!! I am definitely always looking for new things to read and your review of this def makes me want to try this one!


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