It’s a Library It! rating not because I don’t love it (I really, really do), but because I don’t feel any burning need to reread it. It’s a story that I’ll remember, quite possibly forever, because it was fun and sweet and filled to the brim with average, real world problems.
The story begins with Hadley missing her flight to London to attend her father’s wedding to the woman Hadley’s never met. Her father, who is rather estranged from Hadley, is a professor at Oxford. He left to teach as a visiting professor for a semester and never came back, leaving Hadley filled with bitter feelings toward Charlotte, his fiancee.
It doesn’t help that her mother has had a difficult time moving on–even though she tells Hadley their divorce was for the best. We can see the way her divorce broke Hadley’s mother as well as how she’s trying to put herself back together.
So needless to say, she’s not exactly thrilled to be flying all the way to London and missing her flight is the last thing she wanted to deal with. But if she’d been just four minutes earlier, she’d never met Oliver. A native Londoner, he’s charming, clever, and a Yale undergrad–combined with his accent he’s basically perfect. (Insert swoon here!) Read more…