Monday, May 20, 2013


While I was away on my honeymoon I laid out in shaded cabanas along the beaches of Mexico and devoured books. I re-read some of my favorites and then ended up purchasing THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT by Jennifer E. Smith via the Nook app on my iPad. 

I had never heard of Jennifer E. Smith and so I didn't purchase the book solely on author familiarity, but there were several reasons I decided to give the book a try (and I'm so glad I did):

  • I'm a sucker for people falling in love at airports.
  • I LOVE the title. It's so nerdy and cool at the same time.
  • It was on sale.
The prologue captured my interest right away because it was something I could relate to. It talked about how our fates are often whims of chance. If this didn't happen then this wouldn't have happened.  

The entire book reminded me of a feel-good chick-flick that you might pop in on a rainy Saturday afternoon. It's a happenstance love story that starts in a New York airport, crosses the ocean, and finishes in (my favorite city) London. It's a love story not just about first loves, but that special love between a father and a daughter, or a father and a son. Families.

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.
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.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!