Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author:Jennifer E. Smith
My rating: 1/5 stars
Date Read: 3/18/18
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was a book I really wanted to love. I went into this book with low expectations and still somehow did not like it.
I wanted to read a cute contemporary book and I thought this one was it. I read Jennifer E. Smith's other book This is What Happy Looks like and really enjoyed it. This one though was not for me. The story had so much potential and it ultimately let me down. I rarely give books one star because I usually DNF it before I finish it but this one was short so I ended up pushing through it. I actually skim read the second half.
This book follows a girl name Hadley who misses her flight to London by four minutes. She is on her way to her father's wedding. Hadley does not have a great relationship with her father and has never met her soon to be step mother. At the airport she meets a guy who sits in her row on the plane. They talk and eventually go there separate ways. It sounds like and is a classic contemporary. Yep instalove is back but you can kind of tell by the title.
Despite knowing that there was going to be instalove in this book, I still did not care about the love interest or the "romance." In my opinion, the love interest and Hadley had zero chemistry. I am not going to lie, instalove is not bad if done right.
The one thing that annoyed me the most was actually the writing style. This book is told in third person in present tense. This particular writing style is extremely hard for me to get into. It also made the story awkward in certain point. As soon as I started the book, I already knew this read was going to be eh because of the writing. If you read Three Dark Crowns by Kendre Blake and do not like the writing style and it affected you enjoyment of that book, do not read this one, you will have the same problem. At least I did. Would I enjoy this book more if the writing style was different and I honestly think so.
Hadley was not perfect which is one thing I did appreciate. She had flaws. Her family is not perfect but both of her parents, though separated, still love her and care for her.
Overall did not like it and it was not for me.
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