author: Jennifer E. Smith
published: January 2nd, 2012
publisher: Little, Brown and Company
synopsis from Goodreads:
"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. Having 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.the cover: I adore this cover. Everything about it is perfect and it is a good representation of the novel. I like that the photo is in black & white, while the word "love" pops in red. The style of the cover continues through the book as well. The chapters are separated by single pages of lines that just look so cute! The chapter numbers are in the same font as the title, which brings it all together nicely. And, the best part, in my opinion, the chapters are stamped with the current time, both Eastern Standard Time (where she's coming from) and Greenwich Mean Time (where she's going).
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?
Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.
my opinion: This book should be read in one sitting. I was able to read the whole thing, in the car, on my way home from the beach. It was the perfect way for me to read this book. It is a quick, easy, and fun read. The characters were endearing and had enough baggage (no pun intended) to make the backstory interesting. The book is full of flashbacks for Hadley which explain so much of what happens to her in the novel. Overall, it's a really great summer read. I can't wait to read more from Jennifer E. Smith.
Also, I just love the name Oliver.
I give The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight four hearts.