Release Date: January 5, 2012
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Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Imagine if she hadn't forgotten the book. Or if there hadn't been traffic on the expressway. Or if she hadn't fumbled the coins for the toll. What if she'd run just that little bit faster and caught the flight she was supposed to be on. Would it have been something else - the weather over the Atlantic or a fault with the plane?
Hadley isn't sure if she believes in destiny or fate but, on what is potentially the worst day of each of their lives, it's the quirks of timing and chance events that mean Hadley meets Oliver...
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.
The following book takes place between 11:56PM (GMT) and 11:24PM (GMT).
The last place Hadley wants to be is on her way to her father's wedding. Things haven't been the same between them since he left for England. She can't even say she knows him any more and now she has to fly across the Atlantic to see him and meet the fiancé and soon after, wife – for the first time. The day hasn't started out well and doesn't look like it's going to get any better until it does. Thanks to the difference four minutes makes.
I love everything about The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, even the usually long title. While I enjoy contemporaries, I'm sometimes left with the need for more in the story – like reality isn't enough. This book was one I was drawn to from the beginning and it's everything I wanted it to be and more. It's on my list of not only favourite contemporaries, but all-round favourites. It's proof that you don't always need supernatural events for a captivating read.
Everything happens within a short space of time, but the story never feels rushed. I love both of the characters, Hadley and Oliver. They're relatable and just fit naturally together. There is a deeper meaning to the story and things to learn, which I always enjoy.
It's a fun and fast-paced read that made me sigh dreamily and smiling the whole time I was reading it. I'll never look at the empty seat on a plane next to me or anybody and not think about the this story and the different possibilities again.