Review of The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Goodreads rating: 5/5 stars
my rating: GAH!
Pages: 320 (paperback)
This book gets five stars from me simply for the amount of snark in it. The main character, Caymen is the queen of sarcasm, or dry wit as others like to call it. She lives above and works in a porcelain doll shop with her mother. All her life she’s heard about how horrible rich people are and how they’ll use you and break your heart. Just like Caymen’s father did to her mother.
So when rich boy, Xander, comes into her store and beckons (yes beckons) her over for help she can barely hide her disdain or her sarcasm. But Xander seems to take it all in stride. Not to mention he’s frickin’ hot. He shows up again days later to pick up another doll. The flirting between the two is nearly overwhelming.
Caymen’s ready to dismiss him, he’s rich after all which means he’s probably shallow and self-absorbed, but Xander is out to prove all her theories wrong. He shows up every day to walk her to school and they form a tentative friendship that quickly heats up into something more.
But can Richy Rich really fall for the poor girl, barely scraping by?
By the end secrets are revealed and a lifetime of lessons need to be unlearned for Caymen. Then she can see Xander for who he really is, beyond his wealth.
I absolutely adored this book. The romance was super sweet with a bit of angst thrown in as misunderstandings and misgivings arise between Caymen and Xander. The supporting characters were quirky and fun and the twist at the end changes everything Caymen (and the reader) knows about her life. This was yet another GAH! book for me. I just couldn’t put it down and when I was done I couldn’t create words to adequately express my love for this book. It’s going on my favorites list which means someday I will actually buy it instead of getting it out of the library.