Published - 5th January by Headline.
There are so many ways it could have turned out differently.
Imagine if she hadn't forgotten the book. She wouldn't have had to run back into the house while Mom waited outside with the car running, the engine setting loose a cloud of exhaust in the late-day heat.
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that 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 in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A.
Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. 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.
This book should come with a huge big red sticker on the front warning you about it! I am serious - this book is a time eater! You settle yourself down for a quick read in between putting the washing out and hoovering the living room and before you know it, you have has lost about three hours and you have finished the book!
I am such a sucker for love , that a book that provided me with a simple love at first sight story, carried me away instantly. There is no fanfare, no gimmicks, no cliff hanging endings, just pure love that naturally develops when you know you have found THE ONE. I know that Hadley and Oliver fall in love very quickly, in 24 hours to be precise, but it does happen. When I met my husband for the first time, I remember telling a friend how I felt like I had known him all my life; all these years later and we are still together and happy. So I could well believe in love at first sight and I am rooting for anyone else who experiences it. The chemistry between these two is instant, that you are convinced that Cupid had intervened and shot them both with his arrows.
This book brought tears to my eyes. It really has a strong emotional pull within it, that will find you looking towards you own life. Both Hadley and Oliver are struggling to come to terms with the relationships within their own families. Oliver will melt your heart instantly - he is completely swoonsome and comes across as being a real gentleman, especially for someone so young. I felt that Hadley partly experienced a coming of age phenomenon. As she comes to terms with the changes occurring in her life, you feel like you are in the front line as you watch her move form immaturity to maturity.
If you are looking to let a little love into your heart during this cold and miserable season, then this book would be perfect for you. Let this book warm your heart!
Luckily for you guys, I have a hardback copy of the book to give away. I am afraid this is a UK only competition due to posting costs.
If you would like to win a copy of The Statiscal Probability of Love at First Sight, then please leave a comment about your views on love at first sight. Also leave your email address so that I can contact you if you win. The winner will be drawn on the 14th of January.
Good luck everyone.