The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. SmithThe Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight

byJennifer E. Smith

Paperback | January 1, 2013

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Quirks of timing feature in this romantic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver find that true love can be unexpected.
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having just 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?

Jennifer E. Smith is the author of Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between, The Geography of You and Me, This Is What Happy Looks Like, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Storm Makers, You Are Here, and The Comeback Season. She earned a master's degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Sco...
Title:The Statistical Probability Of Love At First SightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.38 × 5.62 × 0.75 inPublished:January 1, 2013Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316122394

ISBN - 13:9780316122399


Rated 3 out of 5 by from THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT This book went from the ‘must read’ shelf to the ‘most beautiful romances’ shelf in a blink of an eye. I was caught up in this story without knowing I started reading it, I struggled with understanding Hadley and her problems with her father, and then I don’t remember how the time passed and it was the time where I finally turned the last page and I was deeply in love with this story. Of course I saw it coming, from the brief discussion on the plane, but that’s how amazing this story is, because even though I knew what I was bracing myself for, it still made me shudder, it still made my eyes tear of emotions. Reading this story felt like falling in love for the first time. As warm as a summer rain, as bright as the sunshine, as beautiful as a rainbow, as light as a flight, as fluffy as a cloud, as colorful as fireworks, as soft as a kiss.. Because this is what love at the first sight feels like :) most recommended :) Enjoy it!
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! A super fun and easy read! Can not wait to read more by this author. May have to re read it!
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute! An easy read! Would totally re read this on a plane or on a mini road trip. :)
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith This book went from the ‘must read’ shelf to the ‘most beautiful romances’ shelf in a blink of an eye. I was caught up in this story without knowing I started reading it, I struggled with understanding Hadley and her problems with her father, and then I don’t remember how the time passed and it was the time where I finally turned the last page and I was deeply in love with this story. Of course I saw it coming, from the brief discussion on the plane, but that’s how amazing this story is, because even though I knew what I was bracing myself for, it still made me shudder, it still made my eyes tear of emotions. Reading this story felt like falling in love for the first time. As warm as a summer rain, as bright as the sunshine, as beautiful as a rainbow, as light as a flight, as fluffy as a cloud, as colorful as fireworks, as soft as a kiss.. Because this is what love at the first sight feels like :) most recommended :) Enjoy it!
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the best The plot was good enough to keep me reading but I ultimately felt uninterested by the end. There was nothing bad about it in particular but there was nothing in the book that really stood out to me.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight The natural chemistry between Hadley and Oliver really alleviated any fears I had going into this about it being insta-love, considering the quick pace of the story, the romance had a nice gradual feel to it, and I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of emotional family drama included as well. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute Such a cute story contemporary! Very quick read!
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this!!! I bought this a few years ago and I've read it more times than I can count. It's an absolutely amazing book and I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute :) I'm not much of a believer in love at first sight but I do believe in fate, although going into this book I felt leery of what kind of story it would tell. But I enjoyed it! It was a fluttery, cute, endearing, heartwarming little love story. <i>"Love is the strangest, most illogical thing in the world."</i>
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Really cute It was a really cute and fast read
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I loved this book! I read it in one sitting!
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Soo cute! This book made hopeful of finding my true love at the airport.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love at First Sight Not my favourite book, it's a little boring for my tastes, but I like it better than any of Smith's other stories. It's clever and I like how the wedding plays into it all, but I wish there was more to the plot than just the wedding and meeting this guy.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really good started reading this when i learned there was a movie coming out very good
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute!! Was a cute book, really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The characters and the storyline are anything but predictable and will keep you turning the pages! I stumbled upon this book by accident. I was looking for a light young adult book to read - something different than my usual fantasy, scifi or dystopian reads - and this was one of the books that popped up on my searches. I thought it looked like what I was looking for so I would give it a go. I was not disappointed! At first glance this seems to be a young adult romance story. Something light and fun to zip through quickly. But it didn't take more than a few pages for me to realize that this book was much more than that. While there is a romantic storyline, Smith is dealing with much deeper issues in this novel: death, divorce, parents, life changes and the pain of moving on. I highly recommend this to any teen, particularly those in their senior years at high school. This is an amazingly well written coming of age story. A cross between Laurie Halse Anderson and John Green, Jennifer E. Smith is a talented writer. The characters and the storyline are anything but predictable and will keep you turning the pages!
Date published: 2015-12-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute story Hadley is forced to attend her father?s wedding in London, England and missing her flight by a mere 4 minutes she unexpectedly meets Oliver. Out of a weird twist of fate they also have seats near each other on the plane. Oliver occupies the seat next to Hadley and for the next couple of hours they talk their ears off finding out what each other?s lives are like. There?s an undeniable charge and pull that Hadley and Oliver had, and for once it wasn?t lust. The two really hit it off well and I couldn?t stop grinning ear to ear when I read their cute and witty banter. As the story progresses you can feel the characters change almost mature about how they live their own lives, which is very responsible of them. You can also say they saved each other. Oliver is happier when he?s around Hadley and vice versa. Love isn?t planned and organized, it?s quick and surprising. I enjoyed reading this book not only because love was the sole theme but relationships between a parent and child are touched upon. How satisfying to read a book where the girl doesn?t want to rip her love interest?s clothes off! Read this book if you?re a romantic, or if you want to grin like a lovesick fool because of the cuteness this couple emanates!
Date published: 2014-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really cute, fun read 4.5 stars The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is a story about chance encounters and the possibilities of love in a short period of time. Despite being a short novel and taking place over a period of only 24 hours, this book had a surprising amount of emotional depth, as well as character development. Right from the beginning, I found Hadley to be a relateable, likeable character. She was angry at her dad for leaving her family, and even angrier at him for getting remarried to a woman she’d never met. She doesn’t want to go to his wedding - not only for the reasons already mentioned, but also because she doesn’t like flying - but she goes, and she meets Oliver, a cute Brit living in America, at the airport. The interactions between the two were amusing, surprising, and genuine, and I enjoyed every minute of it. The story was fast-paced, funny, heartbreaking, sweet, and much more believable than I thought it would be. I’ve always had a secret dream of meeting a cute guy in the way Hadley met Oliver, and this story makes me believe it’s possible. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is the perfect story for romantics, believers of love at first sight, and those who enjoy a quick, well-written contemporary read.
Date published: 2013-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Sweet I feel that this book is pretty good. It is definitely sweet and, even though its a light book, it is about more then just a boy and a girl meeting at an airport. Hadley does have, well, family issues that most people go through. like the characters and think that the premise is good, and Smith delievered it well. There are some run on sentences and as much as I enjoyed looking back on Hadleys life, I feel that, because of how often the flashbacks occurr, it takes a bit away from the story. I really like the ending, because it leaves room open for personal interpretation. As little room as there is, it's still there. I think we all know what happens in the end, but its nice not to have a full play-by-play. Overall,The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight is a very sweet and cute book, and I think that its a good, solid and short, love story.
Date published: 2013-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Cute Love Story :3 The Statistical Probability of love at first sight was good and it was just a cute little love story about love at first sight. It was the kind of book that makes readers want that kind of love themselves. The characters were great and I loved the way they decribed them. The plot was great too. But the ending was a little bit predictable. :3
Date published: 2012-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great snapshot of falling in love - very sweet and funny You know a book is going to be one of your favorites when 3/4 of the way through, you're already sad that it's going to end. I loved the way it's a snapshot of such a short time in the lives of two people: Hadley & the very cute love interest, Oliver (who is British and so has a swoony accent). Smith captures that first sizzle of instant attraction perfectly and that alone would have been enough to make me love this book, but when you add in the great and quirky characters and the witty banter between them, well, I'm hooked. Fans of Anna and the French Kiss will love this one, too.
Date published: 2012-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute story it made me smile and sigh! Very quick read “Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?” Hadley Sullivan is supposed to be on her way to be a bridesmaid in her father’s wedding. She is dreading this as much as meeting his wife-to-be for the first time! She has wished many times for a reason to avoid making the trip to London, but when she misses her flight by four minutes she is unaware how much her life is about to change. She arranges a seat on the next flight and meets the dashing Oliver in the terminal when he helps her carry her luggage. They strike up a conversation and find out he is also on the same flight to London. They end up sitting beside each other and continue chatting throughout the seven hour flight. They get to know each other and Oliver helps take Hadley’s mind off of the impending nuptials and her fear of claustrophobia This story was super cute. I thought Oliver was perfectly adorable, charming and gallant. Hadley seemed to be making a big deal about the wedding and her situation. I thought she was being kind of bratty and selfish but then again I have never been in her shoes so I don’t really know how it feels. She luckily redeems herself in the end. The one thing that I thought was lacking and wished for more of was more dialogue and conversation between the main characters before and during the flight. The book was so short (I read it in about 4 hours or less) we could have fallen in love with Oliver even more. I want to know more about him; he just seemed so interesting and witty. I loved the ongoing joke about what he was studying but I want to know what it is for real! I read on Jennifer E. Smith’s website that a movie is in the works and it’s rumored that Dustin Lance Black (Academy award winner) is attached to write and direct the adaptation. That gives me hope that this could be one of those rare movies that are equal if not better than the book. I would suggest you check out this book for a cute love story that’s super quick. it made me smile and sigh. Check out my blog for more reviews
Date published: 2012-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Moving On and Finding Love (Originally posted at I'm not the best when it comes to forgiveness. I have a bit of a tendency to hold a grudge. Not my best personality trait, I'll admit, and one that has gotten me into trouble a few times recently. I do forgive, but it just takes me a bit longer than some people. Why am I talking about forgiveness? Well, a book I thought would just be a cutesy, comedic novel turned into a journey to let go of anger, to embrace change, and maybe find your soul-mate. I had been hearing amazing things about The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight since its release in January. Everyone was calling it adorable and fantastic, so I knew I had to check it out. I started and finished it just the other day and, I have to say, it was just as great as everyone said it was. At first, I wasn't a huge fan of Hadley. Mostly because of her unfortunate name. There was a boy named Hadley in my elementary school that used to chase me around, try to kiss me, and was one of the most obnoxious people I've ever had to deal with. Once I got past the association, I started to like her. I felt angry on her behalf when she spoke of her father's abandonment, and smiled to myself constantly during her banter with Oliver. And Oliver. Oh, I'm a sucker for a pretty boy with an accent. The mystery surrounding his return to London, and his constant humor had me flipping the page to read more. Hadley and Oliver's dialogue seemed very natural and endearing, and their relationship, although formed quickly, seemed solid and heart-warming. The idea of forgiveness, something both Hadley and Oliver struggled with added an extra element to the story. It wasn't just about a chance meeting, and a romance that bloomed from it. It was two people suffering the consequences of other people's actions, and finding it in their heart to move on. It made me realize the mistakes of others don't have to define my own life, and that holding on to a grudge doesn't hurt anyone more than myself. I will say, I found the writing slightly repetitive. Hadley often had the same internal monologue over and over, just with minor rephrasing. I understood the importance of it, but I think it was adequately covered the first few times. I also wasn't a huge fan of the third person writing. I felt it didn't fit the story at some points, but that's more of a personal preference. Overall, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was everything I hoped it would be, and more. Witty, fun, romantic, with just the right amount of heart, this book was great, and one I would recommend. - Ciara who is lost at midnight
Date published: 2012-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delightfully cute story! When Hadley misses her plane by 4 minutes, she’s forced to spend her time waiting in a crowded airport for the next available flight. As luck (or fate) would have it, she befriends Oliver, a charming British boy who is on the same flight that she ends up getting on. They immediately hit it off but end up losing track of each other when they land. Hadley is preoccupied with thoughts of the boy while trying to come to terms with being in her father’s second wedding. What a delightfully cute story. The whole story takes place in the span of 24 hours, each chapter being a time-check on the day. Both Hadley and Oliver were completely likeable, and I found myself constantly rooting for them to meet up again. The humour and banter between the two characters immediately show the chemistry that Smith has so brilliantly conveyed. There’s just one moment in the story that I don’t believe gets explained at the end, which left me wondering what was actually being discussed. Otherwise, my only gripe is that the book was too short! At 236 pages, it went by way too quickly. An easy & captivating read, the speed at which I read this book almost felt like getting caught up in the whirlwind of Hadley and Oliver’s busy day. Some people say delays happen for a reason, and Statistical Probability is a perfect illustration of that mantra. It’s definitely one of the better contemporary romances in a story that I’ve read, being a lot more believable than most. It’s quirky and cute, while staying away from the uber cheesy factor of it all. This and other reviews can be found on my blog
Date published: 2012-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An adorable, lovely book I'm honestly not sure I can properly express how much I loved this book. It was clever and funny in all the right places. It was able to effortlessly make my heart melt and break and from the moment I turned the last page I immediately wanted to turn around and read it again. To start off with there's Oliver. He is an amazing boy. Perfect in so many ways but yet totally believable. I would very much like to marry him - I'm laying claim to him now. I expected the romance between him and Hadley to be rather cheesy (it does take place in a 24-hour period) but it ended up being incredibly realistic. Their random meeting grows naturally into something more deep and meaningful. It didn't take a huge stretch of the imagination to think it could actually happen. The most thoughtful thing, for me, about this book, however, wasn't the relationship between Hadley and Oliver. It was Hadley’s relationship with her father. I thought it was incredibly touching and it felt so deep and authentic. I think a lot of people will be able to relate to Hadley’s internal struggle and the ups and downs of trying to heal when your family is thrown through a loop. This is a beautiful novel and one that will stay on my shelves for years to come. Smart, funny, clever, romantic. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is a beautifully heart warming book. Think of your favourite romantic comedy (film) and double how good it makes you feel. This and other reviews at Christa's Hooked on Books (
Date published: 2012-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thoughtfully adorable!! With a title this fun and a cover this gorgeous, how could you NOT want to pick this book up? I'm about as big a fan of insta-love as the next person (which isn't very much) so of course I was curious as to how the author would approach writing a book called The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. And I LOVED IT. It was adorable without being overly fluffy, romantic without being unbelievable, and touching in a way that I didn't expect. As a girl with divorced parents too, I could connect with Hadley immediately — but I also think that people with happily married parents will fall in love with her as well! She was such a realistic character with small quirks like disliking mayo that made her so easy to connect with. And Oliver... Oh, Oliver! He was sweet and funny and had a British accent (and if that's not enough to make you fall in love with him, he was nice to little old ladies too!). The romance between Hadley and Oliver may be described as insta-love, but I feel it was more instant attraction than anything else. It will bring a smile to your face for sure! Immensely adorable and incredibly thoughtful, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is a book that captured my heart from beginning to end! It will beg you to read it out loud and to recommend it to everyone you know (especially those who've witnessed a divorce before). I loved this book completely and I hope you do too! :) BUY or BORROW?: Buy it for sure! Not only to have this stunning cover on your shelf (although that might be reason enough anyways!), but because it's a short & sweet novel that you'll want to have easy access to so you can read it again. ;)
Date published: 2012-02-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed Let me start off by saying that I loved the idea of falling in love at an airport, because in a lot of ways, I can relate to that for my own personal reasons. But the idea that someone could fall for another so deeply in only ten hours, when conversation seemed quite often to be going no where, was to unrealistic for me.I understand that this is about a teenage girl, and if this character was any older than 17, I would find it harder to believe that she could fall for someone that quick. Aside from that, the writing was not the quality I was hoping for. But again, for the age group that this book is designed for, I think it was fine. These judgments are only made on my personal liking. Although these two things bothered me, it would be a fantastic story for younger teenage girls. The story itself is charming and I seemed to enjoy Hadley's struggles with her father and seeing him in a new light more than I enjoyed her story with Oliver. Perhaps because it seemed more realistic to me.
Date published: 2012-02-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I really did try to love it. It was good just not great I heard so many people say so many good things about this novel I thought there was no way I could miss something so good, then went out hunted it down and immediately read it. It’s sad to say that I was a little disappointed. I found that it was highly focused on love and ignored the real world. I found Hadley’s priorities out of order, although I understand the emotion behind divorced parents and a parent re-marrying but what happened in the middle of her father’s wedding was almost childish. Perhaps that was the point to Hadley’s story...that she had to grow up and that it was to be completed on her journey to England, but she’s seventeen and I couldn’t get past what happened. That aside the story was wonderful. The growing up by the shock of reality, and having someone else’s opinion striking home, and of course the finally coming to the conclusion that someone else’s life is worse off than yours was beautifully done. The love story behind her and Oliver really did make me believe that the guy I sit next to on my next plane ride could be the one, and maybe the world really isn’t that big after all. Good: Oliver: Although he had one minor hiccup he was a pretty great guy, but we never did find out his major/research project. Hadley: an interestingly complicated yet normal self-conscious girl Bad: The middle of the wedding A lot of filler/ background info: There were a lot of flash backs in the novel and they were required to get the whole feel for the novel; however, the flash backs made it seem like along novel and the actual events that occurred could fill about 100 pages. So it made it seem longer than necessary and slow. Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): Overall everything was written very well, the story was very well organized, and the character’s all interestingly developed. The story held something potentially great but it felt like only the beginning. It felt like Smith only scratched the surface of what could have been a great novel. Instead it felt like we got a short story with a lot of detail, as well as a very immature 17 year old. But, it also felt like we got a glimpse at the beginning of a great love story, where they know they love each other but still have a lot of getting to know each other. View more of my review at my blog:
Date published: 2012-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love!! The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is an incredibly romantic and dreamy story of two people coming together in a twist of fate. Destiny or just good luck, what develops between Hadley and Oliver is realistic and feels warm and affectionate. Even after they confront their biggest fears and regrets, they can't stay off each others' minds. This is the kind of book that will have you giggling, make your heart swell and have you wiping away tears. I'd definitely recommend this to contemporary romance fans, and especially those that liked Anna and the French Kiss! ~~~ I adored this book! The title alone is enough to make you smile and the idea of love at first sight is an incredibly romantic thought. But underneath the cute exterior, this book also dealt with some surprisingly emotional subject matter. Hadley is headed to London for her father's second marriage. She's been dreading it for months and the anxiety is making her sick and incredibly nervous. In a series of little incidents that added up, she ends up missing her flight by 4 minutes and getting to know the boy in the airport who will be sitting two seats away from her on her new flight. Enter Oliver, all 6 feet of long arms and legs and all around goofiness. *squish* Oliver was adorable. Hadley and Oliver were adorable! The beginnings of their relationship take place over a flight to London and I thought maybe their conversations would begin to lose steam but they didn't at all. They talked about anything and everything, from favourite animals, to school, family, books. Oliver was the type to speak whatever was on his mind and it helped fuel the conversation. From the ridiculous to casual topics that grew more serious I found it so easy to get a feel for these two individuals and what was developing between them. Hadley and Oliver just 'clicked' and the writing did a terrific job at showcasing their chemistry. The first half of the book takes place in the airport and in the sky, and the second half or so follows Hadley as she sees her dad and his new wife together for the first time. She and Oliver both go their separate ways but Hadley can't stop thinking about the boy in 18C. They both deal with family events, each stressful in their own ways, and it was so easy for me to want to comfort both of the characters. The romance takes a (temporary) back seat as Oliver and Hadley confront their own issues, and I appreciated the moment of seriousness. An all fluff romance would have been fun, sure, but the darker moments also made the story feel all the more realistic for me. TSPoLaFS is not a super long book, and it progresses pretty quickly, both while reading and in the actual plot (24 hours!) I thought it was amazing the roller coaster of emotions Hadley and Oliver went through and they still somehow made it out in the end. The idea of fate, destiny, love at first sight, are all, to me at least, romantic concepts, and it was heartwarming to see it play out here like it did. It was one of those stories that had me sighing in happiness and made my heart melt, the kind of story that had me dreaming that things like this could happen in real life (a girl can dream!) Review from my blog:
Date published: 2012-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet Contemporary It is such a good feeling when you read about 10-20 pages into a book and you just know it's going to be great. That was the case with The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. Hadley's still dealing with the break up of her parent's marriage, while on her way to her father's second wedding. Forced to go, feeling trapped, a series of events lead her to miss her flight...and in steps Oliver. Handsome, British, (just think of the accent) and scheduled to be on Hadley's next flight. They share an immediate connection, feel at ease, seem to understand each other and are destined to help each other more than they know. There were lovely phrases and moments along the way that I just had to mark: "In the end, it's not the changes that will break your heart, it's the tug of familiarity" "it doesn't matter that you once stood in front of all those people and said that you would. The important part is that you had someone to stick by you all the time. Even when everything sucked" "No one is useless in this world", it reads "who lightens the burden of it for anyone else" The story itself covers just over 24 hrs in their lives, but the characters are well developed and despite the short amount of time spent with them, I felt like I knew them well. An enjoyable contemporary read, it reminded me a bit of Dash and Lily's Book of Dares. Recommended. For more reviews check out:
Date published: 2012-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved This Romantic Contemporary Novel! 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! You can also read this review at:
Date published: 2012-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adorable!! The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight provides the perfect amount of drama with a generous amount of cuteness for every contemporary lover looking for an adorable, healthy and impossible-to-put-down read! I have read many times that readers prefer slow growing romances more than instantaneous ones (count me in). Yet, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is exactly what the title says, love at first sight! Did this work with me? Oh my God yes! Jennifer E. Smith brilliantly crafts a fast, deep and meaningful love story that instantly dragged me in. Hadley and Oliver are adorable! Smith does a flawlessly job developing this love at first sight that made me instantly fall for this book and Oh sweet Lord! if the statistics mentioned in this book are real, I'd like to spend more time in airports from now on (whether I travel or not) because seriously, who doesn't want to be part of such lovely story? However, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is more than a contemporary romance. In fact, there are some deep family issues in this story that Jennifer E. Smith explores through Hadley and Oliver's life. I think that the family issues and life circumstances Hadley and Oliver are going through, highly enhance the content of the story. I really loved the message of the book and the lesson the characters experience in this short 24 hours/236 pages. I'd love to talk in details about all of this, but I wont spoil anything and I certainly prefer if you read this sweet story by yourself! You won't regret it! Plus, Jennifer E. Smith will certainly leave you daydreaming about airports and British guys for a long while! Beautiful and thoughtful, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight will highly surprise readers with a 24 hours love story that goes beyond the typical girls-meet-boys romance. This book is sweet and beautiful in every single way and by the time you turn the last page, you will definitely feel that your heart is bursting out of your chest!
Date published: 2012-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my Favorites In Jennifer E. Smith romance novel The Statistical Probability at Love at First Sight, I thought it was a great read! It had romance, family life and the possibility that you can find love in airports. Smith's words let me be able to imagine England; the novel was so beautiful that I was in a little tears at a part. Oliver is one Hot boy! He is smart, funny and full of life that Hadley discovers that he is the one! From the first moment she meets him, I saw the connection between these two. It was a great way to introduce both of the characters. Hadley's family life was the basis of the plot as well, because without her father getting married in England, she wouldn't have meet sweet adorable Oliver. It must have been an awesome flight because Hadley and Oliver have chemistry. The last 30 pages I was waiting for something to happen, I was reading the pages like crazy. The characters, Hadley was a great protagonist, her character was funny, smart and brave. Each one, Hadley and Oliver had a great personality which I liked because we get to see them grow as well. Oliver is able to help her consider growing up and he opens up to her as well. The writing was very well done. I was starting to fall for Oliver at some point during the novel. Oliver was a very interesting character to get to know on a plane because both Hadley and Oliver are very similar and enjoy each others company. The expected love at first sight can still happen in airports, anywhere. This book can still give hope to others who havent found love.The plot was very well done. From reading the first page to the last I was loving this book! Jennifer E. Smith has created a beautiful story that will show that love will always find you in convenient places, even the airport. It has also told me that family is important even if your father is marrying another women. It was hard for Hadley to adjust to this, but she learned in the end that she did forgive him for what he did. The book had no loose ties, or shocking ending, because the ending was perfect. I was in love with the book, it was soo cute!! It is a must read! The Statistical Probability of Falling in Love at First Sight was sweet, adorable and will warm your heart. Its one book you can look forward to for your next read.
Date published: 2012-01-07

Editorial Reviews

"Romantic, witty and real - it is astatistical certainty that you will love this book." -Margaret Stohl, bestselling author of the Beautiful Creatures novels