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Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

The Statistical Probability of Love in First Sight
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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.

The Statistical Probability of Love at first sight is one of those books which a pleasure to read for several reasons. Firstly the writing style flows well meaning you can zip through page after pages without realising it, secondly the characters are interesting meaning you want to know more about them and finally the storyline is both engaging and just a little bit heartwarming leaving you with a wonderful sense of calm and warm-glowly-ness when you're done with it.

The first half of this book follows the story of Oliver and Hadley as they meet and share a flight to London. I loved this part of the book and seeing how their relationship started under such random circumstances and seeing how they connected almost instantly. Once the story gets going you starts to get under the skin of Hadley much more in the first part of the book and start to feel for her as you see what heartache she has been under over the past few years since her family split apart. The flight ends and both Oliver and Hadley go their separate ways

The second section of the book follows Hadley's story from here on out. I'm not going to get into what happens for fear of spoiling the books for someone else but I will say I loved how it twisted and turned and really enjoyed following the story which was heartwarming and heartbreaking in different ways.

A prime example of excellent romantic contemporary fiction and a novel I will be fully recommending to others.


Cait said…
Great review Kirsty; really want to read this one!

The Cait Files
I love this book love love love it with a capital L
Zoe said…
This sounds amazing, thanks for the great review!
Anonymous said…
I'm dying to read this one - fab review :D
This book is so utterly SWEET that I almost can't bear it :)