Here’s the irresistible hook of this book – Teenage girl meets handsome British bloke while waiting for an airplane to London. (That’s probably why I finished it in one day.)
17-year-old Hadley faces one of the longest days of her life as she prepares to board a plane from New York to London for her father’s wedding to a woman she has avoided meeting for the past year and a half. She seems quite intent on hating the wedding, the woman, and her father. As if an omen of things to come, she fights with her mother before leaving, misses her flight, and now must spend another three hours alone in an airport waiting for the next flight with nothing but her bitterness and anger to keep her company. Then she meets him — Oliver. The handsome boy with a British accent also on his way to London. They end up sitting next to each other for the long flight. Hadley quickly realizes that Oliver is a welcome distraction. He’s not only witty, he’s quite charming. There’s just the right amount of teasing between these two characters that makes the chemistry between them endearing.
Once in London, Hadley is thrown into wedding mode. The author takes you through the emotional difficulties that come with watching a parent remarry. The book is about these complicated feelings as much as it is about anything else, and Smith captures it in such a way that gives validation to Hadley’s feelings while providing hope.
What becomes of Oliver will keep you reading until the end, and only then will you see what the statistical probability of love at first sight is.
I look forward to the movie version coming out in July which will feature Dianna Agron as Hadley, and Alex Pettyfer as Oliver. Here’s the link to the movie trailer.