I don’t really know what the statistical probability of love at first sight is, but I fell in love with this book at first read.
It was sweet with a touch of bitter reality and a happy ending. It’s a quick read, but a good one. The entire book takes place in the span of a day and I was incredibly impressed with how Smith was able to pace the book and make it flow easily. It never felt rushed or drawn out, but everything seemed to happen right when it should. I never once thought, “How is she going to make this day last an entire book?” or “there’s no way she’ll be able to wrap this up the right way in the time left.” I’m in love with how Smith told this story.
And the characters! Hadley was the perfect teen. She wasn’t too old for her 17 years, but she wasn’t too young. She was what I’d expect of a 17 year old being forced to go to her father’s wedding to a woman she partially blames for her parent’s divorce. She felt the anger towards her dad I’d expect, but she was also mature enough to have a life realization moment and grow from it. Oliver was a delightful British boy with just enough quirky to keep me smiling. He was sweet and funny and wonderful.
I loved this book and I’ll definitely be reading it again whenever I need a fast, sweet pick me up read. It’s the perfect book to read when you just need a little love story.