Saturday, November 17, 2012

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

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

Publisher: Poppy
Release: January 2, 2012
Source: Library
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.
The statistical probably that you will find this book to be everything its cover promises: 100%
No matter what else you say about this novel, you have to agree that the quirky, romantic story is illustrated perfectly by the gorgeous, whimsical outward appearance. The cover, with its blurred background that spotlights the kissing couple, sets the reader up for major swoon-worthy moments. What you might not pick up on at first sight, though, is how this story is a bit deeper than originally expected. Putting a focus on family, among other things, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is definitely more than just a romance novel. The emotions will run high, relationships will be revealed, and love will be found.

The statistical probability that you will find yourself chuckling at the perfect humor: 95%
Jennifer E. Smith didn't include any real laugh-out-loud moments in her charming story, but there are plenty of dry-humor moments that should leave a smile on your face. It's a winning formula, really; when you combine two witty characters and a plane ride that lasts for hours, you get plenty of opportunities for intriguing banter and amusing anecdotes.

The statistical probability that you will be a bit dissatisfied by the role fate plays in this story: 50%
I say this because I'm guessing about half of readers will share my opinion regarding the author's use of the concept of fate. I expected Hadley and Oliver to be pulled apart far more times and for fate to play a larger role in this book. I was disappointed to see that, other than originally making Hadley late for her flight, the plot was driven more by the characters' conscious decisions than a divine plan, and I thought the book would have been much more interesting if our leading couple had been a little less in control of their own destiny.

The statistical probability that you will enjoy this book anyway: 100%, if you're anything like me, that is.
I fell in love with this original, captivating story that left me cheering for true love, new beginnings, and happy endings. The best part is how it makes you wonder…"what if?" What if that hadn't happened? Would this have happened? You never know.

What if I hadn't picked up The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight? That I know the answer to. I would have missed out on a great story. 


  1. Sounds like a great book! Nd I agree, the cover is definitely swoon worthy!

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  2. This book was just SO CUTE! I highly enjoyed the cuteness and omgosh, that cover <333 I 100% enjoyed this book too.

  3. I've been wanting to read this. My sister, the lucky duck, did and I actually forget how she liked it. The cover is adorable and the plot sounds like it as well. Although I'm not a believer of love at first sight, I like to read a couple books that involve it and fate. It's disappointing to hear that it doesn't involve more fate. This whole book sounds like a fate and destiny story! ;)

  4. I really did love this book. I also love how you did your review. Genius! Mine was mostly me rambling... hee hee. I'm so glad you enjoyed this book as well! I absolutely agree about the cover, too. Makes me swoon.

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