Two Romantic Reads That I Wouldn’t Read Again

They were cute, but without much else going for them, these are books that you should not buy, but rather borrow.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

I thought the title of this book was really cute. The story was too, although very predictable. It was reminiscent of a Disney Chanel Original movie: Cute girl with daddy issues meets a sweet Brit on a plane. They bond over the flight. Part uncertainly. Wind up together anyways.

I don’t really have much to say about this book because there isn’t much to say about it. That summary may have been a spoiler, but it’s very clearly your average romantic comedy so it kind of spoils itself. The characters are average, the backstories ever so slightly unique. However, when the characters delve into their backstories, I sort of skimmed them and got a little disappointed because I ended up skimming a significant portion of the book— there are a lot of flashbacks.

I think if you were sitting in a hammock with nothing to think about, this book could solve your problems; I wouldn’t say it was good for much else.


Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Here’s another little romantic comedy. It was a fuller story than the one above, and it did have some unexpected twists. But like, will I remember this story in a few months? Nope. It’s about a girl whose parents are divorced. Her mom runs a struggling diner, and she used to ice-skate but quit and now she bakes cupcakes. There’s a poor love triangle and a sweet little romance in the background.

The main girl figures out her problems and what she really wants out of life. I recall the ending being not exactly what I expected, but fairly close. Again, Disney might get good viewership from this. Maybe even a TV show? Regardless, I wouldn’t say it made for a particularly good read.


0. Couldn’t get past chapter one for fear of wanting to kill myself. Book induced suicide…

1: Yuck. Ew. Below Average. Probably didn’t even read the middle and skipped to the end.

2. Ok. Would’ve been better if I’d written the ending and everything else.

3. Not bad at all. Very enjoyable. Quite nice. Recommendable.

4. My kind of book. Near ideal, but something was a little off (annoying names, bad ending, that sort of thing).

5. WOW. Makes me wonder why people watch T.V when this is out there. Really liked it. Don’t expect to see this often.

6 and above. What I want my book to be.

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  1. My reaction to the first book cover was “cute title but not something I’ll read.” My reaction to the second was “yummy cookies on cover but not something I’ll read.” :D Although now I kind of want to make cookies like that. . . .


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