Book Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

SynopsisWho would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Imagine if she hadn’t forgotten the book. Or if there hadn’t been traffic on the expressway. Or if she hadn’t fumbled the coins for the toll. What if she’d run just that little bit faster and caught the flight she was supposed to be on. Would it have been something else - the weather over the Atlantic or a fault with the plane?
Hadley isn’t sure if she believes in destiny or fate but, on what is potentially the worst day of each of their lives, it’s the quirks of timing and chance events that mean Hadley meets Oliver...
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.

Pages: 215

Rating: 7/10

Overall: The perfect travel read that quick and really cute. The two characters, Hadley and Oliver, have a great chemistry, and I love the banter between them. Waiting for my airport romance now...
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

This has been sitting in my drafts since June, as I read this when I went to Florida. Just a case of one thing then another getting in the way of actually writing up the review.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (SPoLaFS) is the perfect travel read. Especially if you're flying anywhere. It's a quick read but really sweet and romantic.

Hadley is on her way to her dad's wedding in London, something she is not looking forward to. But a series of mishaps and hold-ups result in her missing her flight. She ends ups waiting around in the departures lounge for another flight and has a chance meeting with Oliver.

Hadley and Oliver start chatting in the lounge and then find themselves on the same flight to London. Seven hours of getting to know each other suddenly becomes not enough, and parting ways can't be the end can it?

As the main character, Haley is likeable. I liked that she wasn't sure of Oliver initially, thought he was a bit of a smooth talker. But you feel her crumbling over the course of the flight. Oliver is definitely a charmer, and a British one at that, and we know how hard it is for Americans to resist that old British accent. There is a distinct sense that he is holding back about something, which provides a nice bit of intrigue.

I really loved the quick back and forth between Hadley and Oliver during their flight, as they found out about each other's lives and their reasons for flying home. The intimate environment of the plane provides the perfect backdrop to a budding romance. This includes some great moments of sizzling UST where I was all:

I really enjoyed this cute, quick read. It makes you believe in the romance of flying again, even when you have a kid kicking you in the back, or the person in front immediately reclines when the seatbelt lights goes off. As I boarded my flight home from Florida, I was looking around for my Oliver... unfortunately he must have missed his flight :(

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