Sunday, June 14, 2015

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

Four minutes changes everything. Hadley Sullivan 17 misses her flight at JFK airport, is late to her father's second wedding in London with never-met stepmother. Hadley meets the perfect boy. Oliver is British, sits in her row. A long night on the plane passes in a blink, but the two lose track in arrival chaos. Can fate bring them together again?

My thoughts:
I wasn't expecting too much when I picked this up. Expectations were exceeded. 

One thing I loved about this book was that the romance was an important part of the story. It wasn't just the entire story; There were other plotlines and major things going on besides two people falling in love. And, to be honest, the romance wasn't "love at first sight" so other than that one tiny allusion at the end of the book, the title is completely wrong. It's a good title but it doesn't really fit this book.

The romance itself was sweet, though. I loved the banter between Hadley and Oliver. Their interactions made me grin like an idiot. And their relationship evolved well. It was cute. Even with the heavier story of their families, this book was a cute fluff read. Fast, easy, sweet and clean. Just how I like 'em. And it mostly takes place in London. 'Nuff said.

One thing that bugged was that it was written in 3rd person but definitely should have been 1st. POV was awkward. Especially since we were basically inside Hadley's head for the entire book. And characters didn't feel quite as rounded as they should have. I like read fully three-dimensional fleshed-out characters. Most of these were meh. 

But I did like the book. Definitely obtain it and read it if you're into contemporary fluff romance.

Sexual Content: Mild
Language: Mild
Violence: None
Drugs/Alcohol: Mild


  1. This one was definitely cheesy, but it was the GOOD kind of cheesy. Glad you enjoyed this one, like I did :D I need to read some of her other books soon. Great review!

    1. Thanks! This is the first book I've read of hers but I'll definitely pick something else of hers up because it was so cute!