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.
Let's be honest here...after reading that description is there anyone here who is surprised that I loved this book?
Yeah, I didn't think so. This book just has Jess written all over it, huh?
And I have to say that I had the best darn experience reading it, too, because I read it on an airplane! How fun! Sadly, there wasn't a hot Brit next to me on the plane, but I was in first class, so that sorta made up for it. Sorta.
Anyway, if you are looking for a quick, fun romance to get lost in for a few hours, this is your book. Hadley is a completely relatable character, and Oliver is such a dreamy love interest. The surprising thing about this book, too, is that it isn't just about the romance. Hadley's relationship with her parents and her struggle with her dad's new marriage is a huge plot element, and it's nice and complicated, just the way I like my relationships. I liked that things between Hadley and her dad weren't so black and white, and this wasn't just the dad being a jerk or Hadley being a brat. There was a lot of grey area, just like in real life.
This book takes place over the course of 24 hours, and it moves fast. It's a quick read...in fact, I finished it on the first half of my first leg of my trip home from Miami. But it was so much fun to spend the day with Hadley and Oscar, and I always love finding another awesome contemp YA to recommend. Don't miss out on this one...it's just too cute and fun to pass by.
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