The Distance Between Us

About the book: 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. 

My review: Kasie West does such a great job writing these YA Romances. I love the way she's able to capture the feeling of first love and include elements that you never see coming.

I love Caymen in this one. She works so hard to help her mom with the doll store. She tries so hard to please her mom and do everything that's expected of her. At the beginning, especially she seems like the model teenager. Then everything gets confusing for her, the doll store doesn't seem the same it always has, her mom seemed secretive. Then there's Xander. Xander is the most confusing thing of all of them for her.

I liked Xander as a character, I wish we had been able to see at least a little of the story through his eyes, but I recognize that part of what makes this story work is the confusion between Caymen and Xander and at least some of that would be gone if we had been able to see things through his eyes.

I liked the plot of this one. The author did a good job of keeping the romance light and clean and leaving the reader (me) wanting more!

I won a copy of this book.

Purchase link: Amazon

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