Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Borrowed Hardcover from my Library
My rating 5 Stars
Four minutes changes everything. Hadley Sullivan 17 misses her flight at JFK airport, is late to her father’s second wedding in London with never-met stepmother. Hadley meets the perfect boy. Oliver is British, sits in her row. A long night on the plane passes in a blink, but the two lose track in arrival chaos. Can fate bring them together again?
*Actual rating 4.5 stars*
REVIEW I think I have found another author to add to my favorites list. I liked the first book that I read by Smith, The Geography of You and Me, but I absolutely adore this one. Her writing is phenomenal and her characters are well developed. I was so lost to this book, that it’s not even funny. Four minutes changed everything. For the characters and myself. I’m not even sure that it took four minutes to get lost, but who’s counting? The title sets you up to not get all crazy about the “insta-love” that happens between Hadley and Oliver. It’s so perfect and just a sweet romance to read.
Hadley is running late for her flight to London. Never mind the fact that she wished this would happen. Her dad is getting remarried and this is not something that she’s excited about. She hasn’t been excited about anything concerning her dad in a long time. Simply put, she suspects that he started this relationship with her soon-to-be stepmother, before her parents’ divorce. She’s sure this new woman is the cause for said divorce, which is why she doesn’t want to have anything to do with her. Of course, she misses her flight and has to catch the next one.
Sitting there waiting on this next flight is cute British Oliver. [insert swoon here] What can I say, I love British guys. I have numerous tees and tanks that state that very phrase. Moving on…. Oliver just makes me so giddy. He and Hadley spend the first few hours making conversation and eating/drinking away the time for their flight to arrive. During some of this wait, we get flashbacks of before-the-divorce or just father/daughter time, in which Hadley just can’t seem to really forgive her dad of his wrong doing. It’s really hard to comprehend the family situation. Hadley’s thoughts are of happier times. She never recalls any tension between her parents. During the flight, Hadley and Oliver continue on their journey of getting to know one another. After their arrival in London, they lose sight of each other at the airport. But, as you know, if it’s meant to be then you will find one another again. The way that they came together seemed a little to coincidental to me. But, I can see how the author wanted to bring about just what the title of the story states. So, I couldn’t be too sully about it all.
Overall, this book is in my top 10 of great YA Romances. if you haven’t read any of her books, this is a good place to start. Highly recommend!! Quick question. Do you believe in love at first sight? Come on people, tell me that I’m not alone in thinking that it could happen!