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{August 8, 2014}   {Review} The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

The Statistical Probability of Love at First SightFrom 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.


This was a very cute YA romance, taking place over a 24 hour period. Beginning with a missed flight, everything falls into place for Hadley as she meets Oliver, a beautiful boy sharing her flight to England. As they talk and get to really know one another during their eight hour flight, their connections to one another continually grow, only to have it all dashed by the bustle of the customs agency as they land. Separated, Hadley resigns herself to the idea that she’ll never see him again… or will she?

Ultimately, this is a novel of love, loss, and forgiveness, and it’s extremely interesting and well written. Although it focuses on the budding relationship of Hadley and Oliver, two very well written characters, there is still more to the story, including family tensions, heartache, and as I already said, forgiveness. Though some of the events struck me as far-fetched, it’s a sweet tale of love, and if you’re looking for a cute, short read, then I highly suggest picking this one up. Four stars.

4 starsI received this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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stuckinbooks says:

I really enjoyed this one! Glad you liked it.

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