Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Written by: Jennifer E. Smith
Published by: Headline
Pages: 215
Purchase from: Amazon | Book Depository

Who would of guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Today should be one of the worst days of Hadley's life...
Her father is getting married in London to a woman she's never met, and she's just missed her flight.
Hadley has never believed in destiny or fate before...
But, stuck at the airport in New York, today is also the day she meets Oliver. He's British. He's cute. And he's on her new flight.

My Rating: 4/5

There is a lot more to this book than meets the eye. After reading many reviews on this book I was expecting it to be a cutesy and romantic love story, and while it is this, it is also so much more. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight follows Hadley and her travels to London to attend her Dad's wedding. When she misses her flight she meets Oliver and que the cutesy cheesy love story. But what I didn't expect was that the book deals with much more than just purely romance. Instead readers delve into a world where the characters are dealing with much more complex issues than just missing a flight by four minutes.
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Hadley starts this book as being a love skeptic as she has been hurt by her parents seperation and in turn does not feel that marriage holds any value and love is not as true and final as people are lead to believe. So when Hadley was first introduced I could not help but feel a little sorry for her. But by the end of the book the character growth Hadley goes through is astronomical. After a long flight with ultimately a friendly stranger she goes from being closed off and skeptical to the Hadley that you are being shown before her parent's divorce. Which is just brilliant because how she gets there is so romantic and sweet that it just brought a smile to my face, as all fluffy contemporary stories do. 
'Lost you in there,' he says, and she manages a nod, happy to be found again.
I have to admit that even the book was short in length I did have trouble getting into it because I did feel slightly that it dragged a little in the beginning, but that might just be because I am impatient when it comes to these stories and I just want the romance to begin. However I am glad that it sped up a little after the first third of the book because by then you really get to enjoy the characters and see that they surprisingly have a lot of depth and are dealing with slightly depressing issues, such as heartbreak, anger and pure hurt. But both Hadley and Oliver overcome and deal with these issues in their own ways with a little surprises thrown in along the way.
“People who meet in airports are seventy-two percent more likely to fall for each other than people who meet anywhere else.”
Overall, The Statistical Probability of Love at First sight is a quick, fun and cutesy read that tugs at your heartstrings and warms your heart with the littlest things. Making the characters go through amazing character growths that leads to you loving every little thing about them and wanting the best for them, even though you know they are not real. Seriously I would give this book a chance because it is surprising how easy it is to read and how quick the little things can effect you.