The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

17 Jul


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.



“You look terrified. Does this scare you?”
“More than anything.”
“Because I didn’t bring my mints.”
“And now the real answer . . .”
“Because I’m afraid that once you catch me, the game’s over.”
― Kasie West, The Distance Between Us

“Sometimes it’s the little things that bring that special someone back to us in some small way.”
― Kasie West, The Distance Between Us

“His eyes are so intense I want to look away . . . or never look away, I can’t decide.”
― Kasie West, The Distance Between Us

“You two are the most in-love not-dating people I’ve met.”
― Kasie West, The Distance Between Us



This book wasn’t what I had expected and yet it was exactly that. It was sweet, cute and refreshing story of two young people from different parts of society who fell in love against all odds. Caymen works at her mother’s doll shop and that is where she met Xander for the first time. Xander is THAT rich guy her mother always warned her against but Caymen couldn’t help but fall in love with him. He is cool and smooth, simply perfect and super-rich of course.

The thing I loved the most in this book was Caymen’s sarcasm or “dry humor” as her mother used to say. Although it is a romance novel but I felt that the story was mostly about mother-daughter who live above the “creepy” doll shop and try to make ends meet. Mother is wary of the rich and doesn’t like it when she saw her daughter with THE rich guy but the daughter wants to be selfish this once in her life and disregarded her mother’s feelings, which was a good thing as it all ended well for them both. 😉

All in all it was a great book, almost as good as its cover 🙂

Reviewed by Fizza


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