The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is as marvelous as the title makes it sound. I fell in love with it from the first page and couldn’t put it down until I finished it later that night. It’s a cozy and fun read, perfect for snuggling up with under a blanket or next to a fire.
It all begins when Hadley misses her flight to London for her father’s wedding, which she is absolutely dreading. She’s angry with her dad for cheating on her mom and refuses to talk to her future step-mother. Hadley fantasized the many different ways she would catastrophically be unable to attend their wedding, but simply missing her flight? It was so simple she had never even conceived of it.
If she hadn’t missed her flight, though, and she hadn’t had to buy a second ticket, then she never would have met Oliver. Something about the dark, close quarters in the airplane makes Hadley open up to Oliver, skipping over the small talk and heading straight for the hard stuff—such as problems with her parents.
Oliver and Hadley are engaging characters, the perfect pair for a cute, light read. They’re not over-the-top with Distinguishing Characteristics (that few people actually have), but they’re relatable with their real problems.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is built on a string of coincidences, but it doesn’t advertise itself to be anything else. Such astounding coincidences rarely happen in reality, but occasionally they do, and this is that story.