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Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers learned early that the rich are not to be trusted. And after years of studying them from behind the cash register of her mom’s porcelain doll shop, she has seen nothing to prove otherwise. Enter Xander Spence – he’s tall, handsome, and oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and the fact he seems to be one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. With so many obstacles standing in their way, can they close the distance to each other? A perfect mixture of bittersweet and charming, this new paperback original from house author Kasie West is an endearing romantic comedy that will steal your heart.
I have had this book waiting for me on my shelf for so long after I devoured Pivot Point by Kasie West last year. I was so excited to see this book rise up my TBR pile, because it’s Kasie West! After finishing Pivot Point, I thought to myself that Kasie would turn into one of my favourite writers.. and I wasn’t let down. I’d describe The Distance Between Us as a ‘cute’ read. It was a very endearing read.
The Distance Between Us follows the exceptionally sarcastic Caymen Meyers. Caymen has always believed that rich people are nothing like her. She’s always made fun of them with her mother. One day, the very rich Xander Spence walks into her mum’s doll shop. Immediately Caymen passes him off as another rich kid. She believes they have nothing in common. Xander has taken a liking to Caymen though, despite her sarcasm, he keeps coming back to her. Caymen begins to enjoy and look forward to his company, and realises she may have to reassess her views on rich people.
I just love our main protagonist Caymen. She must be one of the most sarcastic characters I’ve read in a while. I found her incredibly real and easy to relate to. I love how Kasie West has portrayed Caymen. Her humour is just fantastic. I often found myself laughing out loud at some of her retorts. I also enjoyed how strong Caymen was. She was practically not living her life, because of the support she was giving her mother in the shop. I loved how concerned Caymen was for her mother’s troubles. It showed a really lovely bond between the two. It is only when Caymen meets Xander, that she begins to live her own life.
Xander is an easily lovable romantic interest. I loved how Kasie didn’t make him like a typical ‘bad boy’ turned good. I don’t have much time for characters like that. Xander was funny and charming and developed nicely throughout the book. I liked knowing more about his story. His relationship with Caymen was believable. I was rooting for it to happen!
I’m so excited to find another favourite writer. The Distance Between Us is completely different to Pivot Point, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It proves how talented Kasie West is. This would be a perfect summer beach read, or even a cosy winter read by the fire.
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