Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown
Publication 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.
If you’re looking for a fluffy romance with no depth, this book may not be for you, but if you don’t mind a slightly fluffy romance with surprising depth at certain points, you’ve come to the right place. This certainly isn’t the deepest romance in the world, but it does deal with a few serious issues, including infidelity and grief. The romance, though it’s less than 24 hours old, manages to seem believable as well. Hadley is a likable protagonist with a charming fear of mayo, and Oliver is equally charming between his British accent and his summer study of the statistical probability of love at first sight. A delightful escapist read.