The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith (Plot)
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. She’s stuck at JFK, late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that 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 in seat 18C. Hadley’s in 18A.
Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. 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.
Well, it was a not-so-typical typical romance novel. Why am I saying typical twice? That’s because like every romance story, in the end, the guy gets the girl. I liked the unexpected twists and turns in the story, which made it different from your earlier romance stories. I never thought I would be reading a book like this, considering I’m not that into this genre of writing. I, personally, am a weak, weak romance writer. I can’t make a reader swoon with just a sentence or two. I am unable to make any reader’s heart flutter in the warm feeling of love and romance. I can only do that in the field of adventure. Well, enough of my self-bashing at a genre I’m not meant to write.
Let’s just say, this was the first romance novel EVER to make me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. I am honored to have that feeling coming from a book that was so well-written and perfect for those not that into romance stories.
What did Hadley (and Oliver) teach me?
Love will happen whether you like it or not. To some degree, love is meant to be, even if it’s with the person you least expect. Hadley showed me to always fight for love and do all you can in your power to make things right. Love can start anywhere and everywhere, so you just have to keep your eyes open for when it does. And like the other books I’ve read recently, family will always and forever will be important no matter how messed up things may get. We should always open ourselves to forgive someone we love, even for the gravest of offenses. Life gets better and better when you look at it in a positive light and keep everything negative in the dark.
Tomorrow’s another day, another grace.
Be inspired with life and love!