18 December 2012

{Book Review} The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

By: Me My Shelf And I | 18 December 2012 at 12:00 AM | | | | | | |


The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Pages: 236
Release Date: January 2, 2012
Publisher Poppy/Little Brown
Rating: 5 Birds

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.

We don’t read love stories for the surprise endings, or the shocking revelations with in them, do we? No we read them to experience the butterflies, the swelling heart, the quickening pulse, the first kisses, the good-bye kisses and even feel the heart break that almost is always there at some point. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is 100% your typical love story. I promise you, you will see the ending coming a mile away – and you’re not going to care even a tiny bit. In fact you will be eagerly awaiting it, not to be done with the book because like every good love story you can’t wait to read (live) the happily ever after.

Jennifer E. Smith writes this love story so fantastically that you fell like you are living it right along with Hadley and Oliver. And this is what you want with a good love story, you want to be there, living it. And when you’re done you are going to close this book, after reading the last page with a smile on your face and find that you are thinking back to how things in your life could have been so easily effected if you’d been 4 short minutes late for something. 

What I think I loved the most about this, is that Hadley and Oliver meet completely by chance but that they are not fake or unrelateable. He’s not the typical crooked smile wearing, arrogant frat boy type most girls fall for in books these days. And she’s not afraid to hide the idiosyncrasies that make her who she is. Her fear of flying, mayo (yes, mayo), and the fact she watches kids cartoons. They are imperfect people, perfect for each other. It’s a real love story. One that could really happen to anyone.

You will only be with Hadley and Oliver for 24 hours in this book, but because I know that you are going to enjoy it as much as I did, it’s safe to say they will stay with you long after that. At only 236 short pages, this book will blow by in a heartbeat for you and makes it the perfect book to sneak in when you need a change up or are craving a good love story.

Easily this is one of my favorite books of 2012





  1. I have this one checked out from the library right now! I haven't been able to decide if I want to read it or not because contemporary romance often falls short for me, but this does sound really good. I think perhaps I shall have to give it a chance.

  2. I am reading this one right now! It is not available yet but my friend works for Donnelly and "stumbled" upon it for me for Christmas. I am not very far into it but it is so good already!

    Thanks for the great review.


    1. Marlena, where are you located? I borrowed this book from my local library so it is available in the US everywhere.

  3. I need to read it. I've been meaning to read it for EVER and I just never get around to it! Awesome review! :)

  4. I loved this one, too! Such a fun sweet story---if only every plane ride could be so fun and entertaining! :D I'm excited for Jennifer Smith's next book, too, because I enjoyed this one so much!

  5. Love this one! Can't wait to see what this author comes up with next! Great review


  6. I sometimes don't mind books that are predictable, because I love to know that there is going to be a happy ending! :D This sounds sweet and adorable; the perfect thing for this cold season! Great review :D



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