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

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Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Release Date: January 2, 2012 (hardcover)
Publisher: Poppy
Pages: 256
Source: Copy provided by publisher

Overall: 5 Stars

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 Thoughts:
For months and months, I've been pining away for Jennifer E. Smith's The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight ever since I've first stumbled across its perfect cover and a plot description that instantly left me desperate to learn more. The title may be a mouthful, but it aptly describes the wonderful contents of the book... and I was even more glad to see it mentioned in the actual novel as well while I was reading! Although I was initially surprised to realize that The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was written in third person narration, I brushed that aside and continued to read, already in love with the novel within a few pages. 

When I finished the book, I happily sighed with the fact that it was just as amazingly good as I'd hoped it would be! I tried not to read too fast so I could savour the storyline more... yet I still read the book within a couple hours. Once I picked up the novel, I couldn't set it down until I was finished! Although there's a short time frame for the events to occur, Jennifer E. Smith has still managed to write a heartfelt story that readers will easily emphasize with as they learn more about the reason why Hadley and Oliver are both crossing the Atlantic to make their way to England.

I loved the banter between Oliver and Hadley! They have this instant connection with each other that feels so natural and an easy chemistry that makes it appear as though they've know each other forever, instead of just meeting at an airport. You could be laughing along with the pair in one moment, and in a heartbeat, the novel could take on a more serious tone when Hadley and Oliver mentioned their complicated families in their conversations. And how could anyone not fall in love with Oliver at first sight? He was so incredibly sweet!

Jennifer E. Smith's The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight will make you believe in fated chances and that one moment is all it takes to change everything you've ever known. Even if you're one to scoff at the idea of love at first sight, there's an irresistible quality to the book which you can't deny! This is a romantic contemporary novel that you don't want to miss out on reading!    

Thanks so much to Hachette Book Group Canada for providing this review copy! You can learn more about Jennifer E. Smith's The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight on Hachette's website, and if you're not already doing so, don't forget to follow them on Twitter and "like" their Facebook page!

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  1. I loved this one and I'm glad to see you enjoyed it as well. The banter between Hadley and Oliver was one of my favorite parts of the book. Great review!

    1. It was the same for me too! They both had a great sense of humour!

  2. I am so glad this was every bit as good as you were hoping. It's in my tbr pile and I can't wait to read it! I love good banter between the main characters!

    1. I hope you get a chance to read the book soon, Amber! You're going to LOVE it! :)

  3. I'm glad you liked it so much! this one is on my wanted's list too so I've been following to see what people are saying.

    :) I'm getting really excited about it.

    Thanks for the awesome review.

    1. You're very welcome! I'm sure you will really like this romantic contemporary book, Alex! I've read quite a few reviews as well, and none of the them have anything bad to say about it! :)

  4. I really need to read this soon. I received a finished copy for review recently and can't wait to read it. :)

  5. I loved this one! :) Oliver and Hadley fit so well together. Even if you're not a believer in love at first sight, I think you would be able to appreciate their dynamic. Great review, Liz!


  6. Omgosh I adored this <3 It was so incredibly romantic with the love at first sight but I loved that there were sadder moments too. One of those books that made me feel! So so good ^_^