The Distance Between Us


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.

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

betty’s a bombshell she just got paid
crossing the street on passionate gates
billy’s a looker he’s from upstate
he ran into betty and he took her on a date

I love this song.
The book is like the song.
I do not like the book.

It’s a conundrum, folks. Conundrum!
With a drum! Banging on your head!

What I liked:
~Caymen, Sayde, the Toad, Tick and Xander. I loved their personalities and especially Caymen’s dry humor.
~I’ve just never seen eyes as green as yours. I thought maybe they were colored contacts.
This is cheesiness you could BITE into. However, besides these iffy dialogues, the romance was pretty cute.

What I didn’t:
~The writing was just bad, primarily in the first half. It also seems to need another round of editing:
I wish I would’ve brought some gloves.
~What was up with the strange man whose name I can’t remember. It was pretty half-assed, the way things were left hanging.
~The rest of the story was anti-climatic and lacked cohesiveness.
~The entrance of (view spoiler)[le grandparents (hide spoiler)] didn’t sit well with me and the ending was way too abrupt.

YET, I can’t stress enough how much I liked the characters and the cuteness. It’s worth it to read the book just for that.

The bloody blurb is longer than my review. Blah! Enjoy, anyways!

Overall rating: 2.5



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