Wednesday, January 29, 2014

REVIEW--The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Valentine's Day is so close...just a few weeks away!  Are you planning on celebrating with someone special, family, or friends?  Well why not add a lovey-dovey book to your reading list?  Today's review is on The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith.  A sweet little romance that will only take you a few hours to read and will give you the satisfactory feeling of falling in love.  Let's get to it!


Isn't the cover adorable?
  • Standalone novel
  • Romance
The Gist:
Hadley is ticked off at her father.  He went to London to teach for a semester at a university, but while there he fell in love with London AND another woman.  So he's divorced Hadley's mom and is now getting married to Charlotte.  Hadley, unfortunately, is being forced to attend his wedding.  If that doesn't make her grumpy enough, she misses her flight by 4 minutes (4!!!) and is bumped back to a later flight.  But on that later flight she sits next to Oliver, a London boy (with a British accent!) who is able to distract her from her frustration with her father and her fear of flying.  But can you really fall in love with someone at first sight?  And how do you find them once you get separated? 

What I Loved:
  • Jennifer E. Smith's writing style was so beautiful in this book.  So engaging, and the prose was just lovely!
  • I loved the time frame of this book--it takes place within 24 hours only.  Most books take place in days, weeks, months, and even years, so this was an interesting twist.
  • The book was very clean, sweetly romantic, and quick to read.
  • It also evoked a lot of emotion from me--I was in love, then sad, and often annoyed. 
What I Didn't Love:
  • Ok, let's be honest.  If two teens fell in love on a plane, they would get each other's phone number, become Facebook friends, follow each other on Twitter, or at least learn each other's last name.  Hadley and Oliver didn't do any of these things, which makes for a better story, but a more unbelievable story.
  • Hadley's dad goes from being awful to great a little too quickly for me.
My favorite quote:  "That's why flying's so great," he said.  "You're stuck where you are.  You've got no choice in the matter."
A cute, sweet read for Valentine's Day...I give it four heels!

Check back for an outfit based off of Hadley's bridesmaid dress!  See you soon!

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