Release Date: January 2nd, 2012
Finished Date: July 8th, 2012
Publishers: Little Brown
The Review: “I can't believe you're here," she says, her voice soft. "I can't believe you found me." "You found me first," he says, and when he leans to kiss her, it's slow and sweet and she knows that this will be the one she always remembers. Because while the other two kisses felt like endings, this one is unquestionably a beginning.” -Hadley & Oliver
This was a lovely little read. I was looking forward to reading it and I wasn't disappointed.
It's set over 24 hours where Hadley misses her flight to London by 4 minutes. Who knew that 4 minutes could change everything. She eventually meets Oliver who's on her next flight out. The chemistry between these two is wonderful, they both manage to bounce of one another. If you believe in love at first sight then this is pretty much a good book for you to read. It's well paced, focusing on the growing fondness between Hadley and Oliver. I basically couldn't put it down. Oliver is pretty awesome, although he isn't dreadfully swoony like most YA boys he does leave something in you and he's British for the American readers, this is always a plus I believe :).
There were a lot of moments that made me gasp, and a few moments that had me in tears, you learn more about Hadley and her relationship with her father as the story moves on, but it doesn't take away the focus of her thoughts about Oliver. Some of my favourite moments were on the plane between these two, and then again when they encounter each other again in London.
If you're looking for something fresh and new, with a pretty little story then I would definitely recommend you pick up this book. It is the first book I've read my Jennifer E Smith, but it won't be the last. I will most definitely pick up more of her books.