February: Month of Love and Book Boyfriends - Day Nine: Oliver
Day 9! Today's book boyfriend is:
Name/Book:Oliver from The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
"His dark hair is a bit too long and
there are crumbs down the front of his shirt, but there’s something
striking about him, too. Maybe it’s the accent, which she’s pretty sure
is British, or the twitch of his mouth as he tries to keep from smiling."
“What?” “I’ve just never seen anyone actually read one of those things before,” “Well,” she says, “then you’re very lucky to be sitting next to me.” “Just in general?” She grins. “Well, particularly in case of an emergency.” “Right,”
he says. “I feel incredibly safe. When I’m knocked unconscious by my
tray table during some sort of emergency landing, I can’t wait to see
all five-foot-nothing of you carry me out of here."
“What are you really studying?"
He leans back to look at her. "The statistical probability of love at first sight."
"Very funny," she says. "What is it really?"
"I don't believe you."
He laughs, then lowers his mouth so that it's close to her ear. "People
who meet in airports are seventy-two percent more likely too fall for
each other than people who meet anywhere else."
“He looks at her and smiles. "You're sort of dangerous, you know?" She stares at him. "Me?" "Yeah," he says sitting back. "I'm way too honest with 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”
Why He's a Great Book Boyfriend:
He's had a complicated childhood but he's still sweet, funny and romantic.