Saturday, July 13, 2013

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

Book: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Genre: Contemporary YA
Rating: ★★★☆☆
For: Fun
From: bought cheap for my Kindle

I've been really looking forward to getting to this one. Everyone seemed to love it so much! So I've been saving it for my trip and it was up first on my Kindle reading list.

However, it turned out to be not quite what I expected. I expected a light fluffy romance, something totally just for fun. However, the kids in this story have ISSUES! One of them is going to London (which I found fun as I was also flying over the ocean at the time of reading!) to her dad's wedding, and she is so not happy about it. She is coming to grips with him getting remarried and much of the book is her flashing back to their relationship over the years.

While at the airport, she meets a dude, a British boy who has been living in the US and he going back to London to, what she assumes is also a wedding, however we find out later that was not quite right. Anyway. They bond on the flight and talk and have a deep connection which ends up helping them both get through what they are facing.

So, yes, in actuality the plot is very very simple, as I expected, but it was not very much light and fluffy, and it was much more about the parental relationships than it was about the blooming romance. So the title is a bit misleading, don't you think?

But it was a fun, quick read, which is what I truly wanted for my first vacation read.

Bottom line: A good story, but not a the light fluffy romance one might expect.

Other Reviews:

Hadley and Oliver’s love story is one readers will swoon over and one I know I’m still thinking about days after completing my reading. From There's a Book

This was an easy to love story, filled with emotion and well-rounded characters. From One Literature Nut

It's a pretty basic and predictable story overall, but it was extremely cute and made me smile and tear up plenty of times. From The Broke and the Bookish

While I’m not sure if there was enough said or enough time for Hadley and her father’s fences to be completely mended, I found the brief time I spent with Statistical incredibly sweet and memorable. From Book Harbinger


  1. I thought that Smith's new book, This Is What Happy Looks Like, would be a light, fluffy romance, but I was kind of happy it wasn't. This one has been on my ereader FOREVER. That's too bad that it wasn't amazing for you! I've heard lots of really good things. :)

    Great review, Suey!

  2. I enjoyed it cause it wasn't just fluffy. It had more depth than I was expecting.



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