Release Date: January 2nd 2012
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. Having missed her flight, she’s stuck at JFK airport and late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother 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 sitting in her row.
A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?
Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.
This book totally blew me away. I had high expectations because I read so many reviews that completely sold me on it. I am glad to say I was not let down.<
Hadley is on her way to her father’s wedding. His second wedding-Hadley will have a stepmother. Hadley’s less than excited to attend, but does so at the order of her mother. Hadley has never seen her father’s bride, and hasn’t talked to her father in awhile. There is definite tension in their relationship, and Hadley holds everything against him.
Unfortunately, (or actually fortunately) Hadley misses her flight, and has to be reschedule for the next flight out. It just so happens that missing her plane was one of the best things that could have happened to her. She meets Oliver, a boy who changes her thinking on things and challenges her opinions. But with a short plane ride the only thing bringing them together, what will happen to their connection? Will they ever see each other again?
I had expected insta-love at first sight and unrealistic coincidences where Oliver and Hadley would “bump” into each other. I was pleasantly surprised to see that was not the case-their story is so much deeper. They have more of a connection in two hundred pages than a trilogy has in its entire run. It is not the sort of romance that is just tolerable either, it’s believable and I-actually-want-to-root-for-this-couple amazing. Definitely one of the best love stories I have ever read.
But Hadley and Oliver’s tale isn’t the only love story in this book-Hadley relationship with her father is also a main part of the story. They connect in such a beautiful way-Oliver is the one who convinces her that her dad isn’t all that bad. He’s what I think made Hadley really think about giving her dad another chance.
Overall, this was a fantastic book about relationships-familial and romantic-and chance. The type of chance that will make you want you miss your next flight.