Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

The Distance Between Us The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s 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 Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. 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. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

What I think:
I sat down, opened this book, finished it less than 5 hours later... What is my life?
This book was so cute and light to read. I totally loved it, though it was a very basic story. The only characters that had somewhat of a story were the two main characters, Caymen and Xander. The side characters did not have the slightest bit of story at all, but I guess that's what made this such an easy book to read. There weren't any complicated storylines, worldbuilding, characters, etc. It was just short, easy to understand and very quick to read.
I was totally in shock when I realized I had finished this book in one sitting, I've never been able to do that before and 300+ pages isn't nothing. I'm definitely going to read all the other books Kasie West has written.

"Is that your subtle way of saying you missed me last week?"
"I've missed my hot chocolate. I just think of you as the guy who brings it to me. Sometimes I forget your name and call you hot chocolate guy."

"His eyes are so intense I want to look away ... or never look away, I can't decide."

"Sometimes it's hard for me to start something because I'd rather not try at all than fail at it."

"Feelings can be the most costly thing in the universe."

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