Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Jennifer E. Smith
236 pages
Publisher: Poppy (a division of Little, Brown)
Source: library

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

Warning - this is a gush worthy book and my review will probably reflect that.

Hadley is four minutes late to catch her flight to London for her father's wedding.  Because of that, she has to catch the next flight and ends up meeting Oliver, who is on the same flight.  You can pretty much tell from the title of the book what happens after that.

How much did I love this book?  I picked it up from the library just this very afternoon and I'm already done with it.  Unfortunately, I had to put it down to eat dinner with my husband, but cumulatively it only took me two hours to read.  And I loved every second of that two hours.  I wish it lasted longer, but the book was perfect as is.

The romance itself was swoon-worthy and innocent.  Yes, Hadley and Oliver fell in love instantaneously, but it wasn't forced and over the top like in some YA paranormal romance books.  Instead, their contemporary romance was adorable and sweet and certainly not too fast.  I loved the concept that the book took place over twenty-four hours.  Yes, they were in love at the end of the book, but those twenty-four hours seemed like a lot longer considering everything they went though.

Despite the short amount of time we have with the characters, I still felt like they were well-round real people.  They're both dealing with real and raw family issues and Hadley has a panic disorder.  As someone who suffers from panic attacks myself, I really related to this aspect of Hadley's character.  I know exactly what she was going through and that made this book really great for me.

If you loved Anna and the French Kiss, I think you'll also love The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.  It was just adorable and I loved every second.  I will definitely be looking into some of the author's other works.

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