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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight [Hardcover]

Jennifer E. Smith
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Jan. 2 2012
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.

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"An extraordinary look at chance, connections, and the power of family and love, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight will make your heart sing."

Elizabeth Scott, author of Between Here and Forever and Something, Maybe

"This phenomenal depiction of an instant connection shows that everything happens for a reason. Smith's unique story will make you contemplate the magic of fate. I've been waiting for a love story like this forever." Susane Colasanti, bestselling author of So Much Closer and When It Happens

"Romantic and wise, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is a must-read. And the second you meet Oliver, you're going to pray you miss your next flight."

Sarah Mlynowski, author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn?t Have)

"A gorgeous, heartwarming reminder of the power of fate. . . an endearing and lushly written account of how it feels to fall in love."—The New York Times Book Review

"The elegant, poignant story is written primarily in present tense, giving the novel a cinematic effect and intensifying Hadley's roller-coaster emotions over the twenty-four-hour period. Hadley is a determined, thoughtful protagonist who, given little bits of luck, isn't afraid to create her own destiny. She anchors this bittersweet-mostly sweet-consideration of loss, marriage, fate, and love."—The Horn Book Magazine

"A closely observed, ultimately moving tale of love, family and otherwise. . .Smith's acute insights make Hadley's heartache and loss as real as the magical unfurling of new love. "
Kirkus

"A fast-paced and entertaining novel with a superlatively romantic premise."
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About the Author

Jennifer E. Smith is the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Storm Makers, You Are Here and The Comeback Season. She earned her master's degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and currently works as an editor in New York City.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Really liked it Oct. 28 2013
By Mira
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
While I'm not a fan of insta-love in novels, this particular story did make me smile. It was a good read, and I'd recommend it for anyone looking for something that will put them in a good mood.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really cute, fun read March 12 2013
Format:Paperback
4.5 stars

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is a story about chance encounters and the possibilities of love in a short period of time. Despite being a short novel and taking place over a period of only 24 hours, this book had a surprising amount of emotional depth, as well as character development.

Right from the beginning, I found Hadley to be a relateable, likeable character. She was angry at her dad for leaving her family, and even angrier at him for getting remarried to a woman she’d never met. She doesn’t want to go to his wedding - not only for the reasons already mentioned, but also because she doesn’t like flying - but she goes, and she meets Oliver, a cute Brit living in America, at the airport. The interactions between the two were amusing, surprising, and genuine, and I enjoyed every minute of it.

The story was fast-paced, funny, heartbreaking, sweet, and much more believable than I thought it would be. I’ve always had a secret dream of meeting a cute guy in the way Hadley met Oliver, and this story makes me believe it’s possible. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is the perfect story for romantics, believers of love at first sight, and those who enjoy a quick, well-written contemporary read.
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1.0 out of 5 stars This book sucked Jan. 8 2013
By Jospin
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I didn't make it past the second chapter. I didn't make it past the second chapter. I didn't make it past the second chapter
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