Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Source: Borrowed from my Library
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.
What a sweet story! I laughed, cried, laughed, and cried. This was a great read!
The story is mainly about Hadley, a 17 year old girl on her way to London for her father's wedding. She's against the wedding and doesn't want to go. After missing her flight, she's booked for the next flight to London. While waiting in the airport, she meets Oliver. *swoon*
Oliver is from London and he's heading back there for, what Hadley assumes, is a wedding. We find out later in the book, as they're getting ready to take wedding photos, that Oliver must have been going home for his father's funeral...not a wedding.
Hadley takes off and finds her way to Oliver. We find out why Oliver really didn't have much to say about his father and why he didn't really tell Hadley on the plane about him or where he was really going. *hugs to Oliver*
Hadley then finds her way back to the hotel where everyone is before the reception begins. There, Hadley loses it! She and her dad get to share some time together and she tells him about meeting Oliver and him helping her with her claustrophobia on the airplane. Hadley and her dad got to air out their feelings about the divorce and her feeling like he just abandoned her.
The bridesmaids were sweet and funny! They swooped right in and got her ready for the wedding and then got her all ready for the reception again. I loved the "boy tears" comment. Amen! We've all had those! Hehe
I loved the story about the elephant and the quote: "Time to consult the elephant." That was a sweet father/daughter "thing" that they had.
I will definitely need to purchase my own copy of this book. This is one that I would love to read over and over anytime I need to believe in love. Especially love at first sight.
The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight helps me along with my goals for the Standalone Reading Challenge hosted by IceyBooks and I Like These Books and the Contemporary Challenge hosted by Chick Loves Lit.