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. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that 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 in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A.
Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.
*Sigh* The Statistical Probability of Love at First sight. Just from reading the title, I knew this book was for me. I read a few wonderful reviews on it… April from Good Books and Good Wine here! and Andrea from The Bookish Babes here! . I had to read it.. asap.. and Andrea actually sent it to me, so I devoured it.
|Our wedding, Sept 2003|
So that being said.. Hadley’s and Oliver’s relationship felt very real to me. I adored Hadley, and I loved the banter between the two.. Oliver says some pretty funny stuff, and had me laughing out loud often.
Even though this story takes place in 24 hours, the growth you see from Hadley is great. I didn’t think you could learn that much about characters in such a short amount of time. I was expecting a super fluffy read, but there were real issues addressed and hashed out. I loved the moment with her father, I had seen other reviews say the same, so when I came to it, I knew exactly what they had been talking about.
When I finished The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, I had a huge grin on my face. It was a feel good book, and left me remembering the magic I felt in my own relationship so many years ago.