Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
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
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?
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.
"A gorgeous, heartwarming reminder of the power of fate... an endearing and lushly written account of how it feels to fall in love, the unique heartbreak of parental disappointment and what it means to forgive those who've hurt us deeply."
The New York Times Book Review
sweet, character-driven, romantic comedy with plenty of twists to keep readers
engaged and is sure to delight teens from beginning to end. Young adult readers
will enjoy reading about Hadley and Oliver, two characters who are familiar,
witty, and have terrific chemistry together. This book is highly recommended
and would be a great addition to any library serving teens who enjoy romance
and realistic fiction. Be prepared to have this book fly of the shelves."
VOYA (starred review)
Jennifer E. Smith is the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Storm Makers, You Are Here and The Comeback Season. She earned her master's degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and currently works as an editor in New York City.