When Hadley misses her plane by 4 minutes, she’s forced to spend her time waiting in a crowded airport for the next available flight. As luck (or fate) would have it, she befriends Oliver, a charming British boy who is on the same flight that she ends up getting on. They immediately hit it off but end up losing track of each other when they land. Hadley is preoccupied with thoughts of the boy while trying to come to terms with being in her father’s second wedding.
What a delightfully cute story. The whole story takes place in the span of 24 hours, each chapter being a time-check on the day. Both Hadley and Oliver were completely likeable, and I found myself constantly rooting for them to meet up again. The humour and banter between the two characters immediately show the chemistry that Smith has so brilliantly conveyed. There’s just one moment in the story that I don’t believe gets explained at the end, which left me wondering what was actually being discussed. Otherwise, my only gripe is that the book was too short! At 236 pages, it went by way too quickly. An easy & captivating read, the speed at which I read this book almost felt like getting caught up in the whirlwind of Hadley and Oliver’s busy day.
Some people say delays happen for a reason, and Statistical Probability is a perfect illustration of that mantra. It’s definitely one of the better contemporary romances in a story that I’ve read, being a lot more believable than most. It’s quirky and cute, while staying away from the uber cheesy factor of it all.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ (4.5/5 stars)
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