Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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

Name: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Publisher: Poppy
Release Date: January 2nd, 2012
236 pages

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

My Review:   
 "What are you really studying?" He leans back to look at her. "The statistical probability of love at first sight."
The quotation above is probably one of my favorite ones in the whole book!! I absolutely adored The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. When I first heard about it, this book sounded right up my alley: it has an attractive British boy, an amazing female lead, and a trip to one of my favorite cities..London!!

What I really loved the most about this book was seeing how two people can suddenly go from strangers, to falling in love in less then 24 hours. Of course, that doesn't really seem realistic but the way that Jennifer E. Smith wrote this book makes me really feel like it can happen!!

My favorite character in this novel has to be Hadley!! Within the span of twenty-four hours she changes so much as a character and I really liked seeing her progression!! I also loved seeing her relationship with Oliver, how he could be so sweet and caring, and yet have a great humorous side as well! I was really cheering for both of these characters as I read this novel!!

While this book is not only a love story, it also deals with family and families reuniting/coming together and it was a really great aspect to be added to this novel!!

Overall, I HIGHLY recommend this book!! It was a great contemporary/romance novel for me and I really loved reading it!! I not only fell in love with the story..but with the characters as well!!

My Rating: Five out of Five Stars


  1. I really enjoyed this book, and I'm glad you liked it. It was really cute books Great review!

  2. Awesome book and awesome review! Thanks for telling me to read it :)

  3. I once fell in love with a boy at a campground within 24 hours. Of course, I was 12.

    I LOVE the idea of this book. It's one that I've stuck really high on my list of books to read. I've heard really great things. Though, I typically don't have the same appreciation for contemps as some others do, this one sounds too good to pass up :)

  4. EEEEE! Sarah, I'm reading this now and I ADORE it. SO SO much. I'm up to the bit where she's racing to the church in Paddington <333

    You've summed it up PERFECTLY.
    <3 your review!

    1. SUCH an amazing part!! Seriously I am SO glad that you are loving this one!! It's one of my new favorites :)

  5. "When I first heard about it, this book sounded right up my alley: it has an attractive British boy, an amazing female lead, and a trip to one of my favorite cities..London!!" --> That's exactly how I felt! I haven't read this one yet, but I'm dying to.
    Book Light Graveyard

  6. I love that quote too, it's such a good title for the book and I enjoyed Oliver a lot! This book was right up my alley too, I really like stories like these.

  7. I am dying to read this book! It sounds and looks awesome. And it's so great that even though the characters fall in love in 24 hours and it's not like that insta-love thing!

  8. Aaaaa!!!! Awesome review, Sarah! I really really loved Hadley and Oliver! They were both just awesome. So glad you enjoyed the book!!!! :)


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