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Monday, 21 April 2014

The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Hello Everyone!

I received this book for review from the publisher via Netgalley, so thank you to them for letting me review it!

10798416Title: The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Series: N/A
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Poppy
Published: January 2nd 2012
No. of Pages: 236

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.
 . -(Goodreads)
4.5 stars: Page agrees this book was wonderful, almost

I've read one of Jennifer E. Smith's books before, but I've wanted to read this specific one before I even had a book blog. In other words, I've wanted to read this for a LONG time..

Firstly- the story. The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight, known as TSPoLAFS from now on, was such a cute, sweet, wonderful book. I felt like the whole thing was beautifully constructed and so much more than what I had expected in the first place. Based on the description, I thought that this was going to be solely a romance but it went on to be more than that, in my opinion. You see, I think that Jennifer E. Smith did such a good job of depicting Hadley's situation that I thoroughly understood and felt what see was going through. It was as if I was feeling what Hadley felt.

Something else I adored about the story was how it seemed to contain two types of loss in this book. I think some people might not look at it that way, but it's what I felt as I read through the book. I don't want to give anything away, so all I'm going to say was that two characters lost someone in two entirely different ways. Still, I felt as though you saw the impact of both situations and how sometimes your situation isn't as bad as someone else's.

Since this book is a romance, it would be silly to not mention the romance at all. I thoroughly enjoyed it because Oliver and Hadley had such a cute, adorable relationship. It was the sort of cute that makes you want to giggle, squeal and then shove your head into a beanbag like a giraffe filled with feels. (If you can't picture that analogy, then I'm terribly sorry..) I'm in awe of Jennifer E. Smith, because since TSPoLAFS takes place over 24 hours, which means it would be incredibly easy for a person to feel as though the romance was rushed. Instead of this happening, I found myself feeling as though they had known each other for years. It was incredibly endearing.

There was something that kept hitting me constantly as I read the book, especially at the end. Hadley is SUCH A GOOD. FORGIVING. PERSON. I have no idea how on earth she does it, because I'm the sort of stubborn person that manages to be unforgiving until I regret it and then have to mope about. I'm an idiot, in other words. Hadley was just forgiving and she understood things -even if it took a while- whereas I would be refusing to understand. I'M SORRYYY. I admire Hadley's forgiving-ness and good-ness. I'm not sure I could do it, though..
The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight was a fluffy mix of giggly romance and characters-that-are-nicer-than-you, while at the same time showing itself to be more than just a lovey-dovey novel.

Bye! xx

rita xo

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