Hello all of my wonderful foodie friends! I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing long weekend. We did a lot around the home with getting Hazels room ready, and doing all of her laundry (she’s not even here yet, and I just washed 6 loads of laundry… oh my…). In any event it has been a busy time, and I haven’t been able to keep up with my reading as much as I would like. That’s why today I have a special surprise for you: a guest book reviewer. It’s none other then the talented and very friendly Megan Simpson from Reading Books Like a Boss. Megan is an awesome girl from the Kansas City Area who typically has her nose stuck in a book somewhere when she’s not at work. Today she has graciously stopped by to let us know about her latest endeavour, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. So take a moment, grab your Simple Café au Lait and be prepared to enjoy Megans take on this love story.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was really freaking cute! This is my first Jennifer E. Smith book and I’m anxious to get to her other books now. While it was adorable, it also dealt with some pretty deep issues. But in the end, it left me with a smile.
Hadley misses her flight to London out of Connecticut by a mere four minutes. This sets off a chain of events that changes the trajectory of the Hadley’s future. Do you believe in fate? Do you believe that the slightest shift of time, a missed connection, can change your path?
Hadley’s not all that sad about missing her flight. She’s going to London to see her father marry a woman Hadley’s never met. The woman her father left her and her mother. The woman who Hadley strongly dislikes. Minutes after missing her flight, she meets Oliver, a charming British boy also going to London. With him, he’s carrying a suit. Could he be going to a wedding also? Soon they’re both chatting like old friends. And the gloom and dread that Hadley once felt about flying and about her dad’s nuptials melts away.
As fate would have it, they end up sitting next to each other on the flight to London where they share more about themselves. Hadley tells Oliver about her father’s affair and how she dreads meeting Charlotte. It seems that Oliver has his own problems with his father. Growing up, his father was an advocate of tough love and they were never close. When the plane lands in London, they must part ways. Will this be the last time they see each other?
Oliver was really charming, adorable, and smart (he goes to Yale. He gets hot boy points for that). I think one of the reasons I enjoy young adult so much is because many of the heroes in that genre are so dang sweet. Oliver is definitely one of the sweet ones. And I just felt so bad for him (if you’ve read this, you’ll know why). I loved how attentive he was to Hadley’s emotions. It just made me like him more.
This novel didn’t really have any over-the-top drama, which made it an easy read without the fuss. Hadley’s situation was one that any number of teens might go through and for that reason the story was relatable. I would have liked to have gotten more resolution with Hadley and her father because the conflict between was kind of resolved rather quickly. I didn’t find that to be very believable at all considering the amount of heartache he caused her and her mom. Much of that was really slow for me. It took awhile for me to get lost in the story, which is why I didn’t rate it higher.
And the romance? Well, it was such a quiet and sweet romance will a bit of tension here and there. While there is romance in this one, the focus really is more on the characters’ family issues, which was really great.
* I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Thank you Megan so much for stopping by today! This book sounds like the perfect summer read and I will definitely be picking up a copy to read at home. Make sure you don’t miss a book review from Megan anytime! You can catch her on Twitter @, Facebook and various other social media platforms! Check out her Blog: Reading Books Like a Boss for more details and other awesome reviews!
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