Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Jennifer E. Smith
Release date: January 2nd, 2012
by Poppy

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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.

*A copy was provided by Hachette Book Group Canada for review purposes*
ย Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Now this is what I call a plain ol’ romantic love story that has everything you want and more. It’s definitely perfect for this time of year when you can cuddle up near a fire and just let your heart be filled. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight will leave you breathless and just when you think you can’t take any more sweetness, you find out the reason behind this mouthful of a title and you’re swept off your feet yet again!

After missing her flight and sulking around the airport, Hadley meets this boy, Oliver, who has a handsome face and a charming personality. And guess what? They’re on the same flight! Hadley’s personality is perfect for this novel. She’s upset by her father’s wedding which makes her a bit irrational, but she’s so loving and down to earth; It’s effortless to simply adore her character. The same goes for Oliver. He has this attractive, comfortable quality about him that makes it really easy to warm up to him. I could completely understand Hadley’s feelings towards him. Heck, I felt them too! The romance was invigorating, enchanting, and felt absolutely fresh. It was written beautifully with a sophisticated feel, but without being excessive or cheesy.

The story is a real roller coaster ride full of ups and down; fears and joys. There’s something deeper than a simple love story as well, it’s also about family coming together which is really heartfelt. I devoured every minute of it; I longed for more once it was over. Reading this is like chocolate, it’s addictive, incredibly sweet and leaves you feeling simply blissful.ย 

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49 Responses to “Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight”

  1. Sana

    Aww! I so much want to read this like right now! But I am glad that you like it and find it great ’cause then my expectations wouldn’t be doused about this. Although, I don’t believe in love at first sight, but that’s besides the point.

    Anyhow, awesome review, Giselle! =D

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  2. Shirley

    This sounds soo sweet and cute!! So glad you loved this! I’ll definitely be buying my own copy when it’s released ๐Ÿ˜€
    Fantastic review Giselle! You got me super excited to read this!

  3. Damaris

    You know, I had this book sitting on my shelf for a long time and I finally gave it away to one of the other girls. Now I regret it! Love your review! I might ask to borrow it lol

    Btw, how did you get the banner on top with your reviews flashing?

    email me Damaris @ Goodchoicereading . com

  4. Natalia Belikov @ Dazzling Reads

    I love sweet reads! you lucky who already read this book! I cant wait until it comes out! sniff! This january is crazy full of amazing books! OMG! What am I going to do?

    Love you review my dear! Im glad the book contains themes about family as well and not only romance!

    muah!! enjoy the holidays! hohohoho!

    โ˜…Dazzling Readsโ˜…

  5. Alwyn

    I am completely dying to read this! And after this review it might just be my first purchase with my shiny Xmas gift certificate ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Amy

    I have not really read contemporary, but I keep seeing all these great reviews for a lot of them. I think I am going to have to start reading them. :)I keep adding them to my list, but still haven’t actually gotten to any. Great review!

  7. Tee

    Oh I want to read this..its been on my want list since the first time I have heard about it several months ago. Cant wait to finally get my hands on it

  8. Jen

    I’m so glad that it was good! I’ll be reading this soon and I’ve REALLY been looking forward to it! Great review Giselle!

  9. Rebecca

    Oh, I love the sound of this one. I will definitely have to get myself a copy, no doubt! I love addicting roller coaster rides… Great review!

  10. Amber

    Thanks for the awesome review! Everything I’ve heard about this one has been positive and I can’t wait to get my copy in. I love how you compare it to chocolate at the end!

  11. Sam

    I desperately want to read this book! Which is strange because I don’t usually chase after contemporary books. I only ever read them when they get recommended to me. Still, I want this! Great review, Giselle, as always. I’m glad you liked it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Ashley

    This one looks absolutely DARLING & I TOTALLY want to read it! Like, a LOT! Seriously. I don’t think I’ve heard anything bad about it yet, and I just so want to read it & see how it all plays together! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. A. Knight

    I hate you for teasing me like this, Giselle. Darn it, when is my ARC getting here? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve pestered my mom to see if the package got there. *wants to cry*

    On the bright side ๐Ÿ˜› I’m even more excited for this one than I was like a second ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

    – Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  14. Aylee

    Woah, high praise! This one just shot to the top of my radar. And I don’t even really like contemporary romances! But your gushing review has got me wanting badly!

  15. SweetMarie83

    Great review, Giselle! I’ve wanted to read this book since the first time I saw it on someone’s blog. I’m so glad you enjoyed it and now I’m even more eager to read it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Celine

    I LOVE THIS BOOK A LOT!! It was just completely awesome, read and reviewed it recently too! So glad you enjoyed it! Oliver is just..wow. British, completely understanding, a very great character indeed!

    Awesome review, Giselle!