Monday, October 7, 2013

Book Review: The Distance Between Us By: Kasie West

Book Description:
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 Thoughts:
 If you are looking for a cute, cheesy, clean, quick read, then this is it! Another Goodreads reviewer made the comparison that this book is a Pretty in Pink meets Pride and Prejudice kind of book. And I would have to agree!

The story follows Caymen, a girl who, due to her mother's past experience with a rich ex-boyfriend and eternal disdain for the "Haves" (compared to the "Have Bits"), has certain opinions about rich people, since her mom raised her to think very negatively about them but also due to her own experience with the rich "Haves" in her doll shop that her mom owns and where Caymen works. So naturally, when rich boy Xander walks into their shop and "beckons" her, she's pretty much already had her mind made up about what kind of boy Xander is...until he won't leave her alone and keeps showing up at her shop to walk her to school and is able to match her wit and sarcasm. 

I pretty much thought I had the book all figured out until the author decides to throw me a curve ball that I wasn't expecting. I should've guess SOMETHING was off but I didn't because I got lost in the cute blooming romance between Caymen and Xander.

It was cheesy but hey sometimes a little extra cheese is ok right? RIGHT! And that is what it is. It's a cute romance all wrapped up with a nice big bow. And it has a happy ending!


  1. Totally agree with you on this one. It didn't have a lot of substance or originality, but it was cute, clean fluff and I'm all for that sometimes!

    1. Cheese is ALWAYS good! Clean fluff is hard to find these days... *sigh* I know how you feel though! :D Thanks for reading!