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. 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.
Mind if I gush for a while? Of course you don't, this book is totally gush worthy, one of the best fluffy romance books that I have read in a long time, I think it pretty much equals Anna and the French Kiss on the scale of awesomeness. Yes, you know that's high praise from me.
I was so shocked when this book turned up on my door because it was such a small book, I got through it in around an hour and a half, but then again, I was so unable to put it down. at first i was really worried because the book takes place over 24 hours and I was expecting massive amounts of insta-love, but the way that Hadley and Oliver's romance is paced and developed is just perfect and by the end of it I was rooting for the two of them.
Don't worry though, this book isn't just 280 pages of romance, romance and happy feelings, there are some downs, some emotional moments, some underlying themes that add to the books charm. Oliver is battling personal issues and Hadley is on her way to her Dad's wedding to another wedding, I think this made the characters and story seem more real. These emotional moments don't detract from the fact that this book is one of those lovely, heart-warming to read while chilling out.
I really need me an Oliver. Oliver is just... wow he was a dream. Hadley was a believable character and probably one of the most likeable YA main characters that I have ever read, shes easy to relate to, but also witty and strong... and a very lucky girl! Their romance was one that I really loved to watch, despite it developing over the short timescale of one day.
Overall... I freaking loved this book! That is really all that I can say!
Overall Rating: A+
Book released by Headline, January 5th
book recieved through a swap