For love there is no distance

Last week I promised to put some reviews of the many books I’ve read this month online and today I will fulfill part of that promise by posting 2 reviews. My first review is about The distance between us by Kasie West, a ya contemporary. I really enjoyed this book (as I did all of West’s books) and hope to get you all just as excited about her stories as I am :). So what’s this book about:

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers learned early that the rich are not to be trusted. And after years of studying them from behind the cash register of her mom’s porcelain-doll shop, she has seen nothing to prove otherwise. Enter Xander Spence – he’s tall, handsome, and oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and the fact that he seems to be 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 just when Xander’s loyalty and attentiveness 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. With so many obstacles standing in their way, can she close the distance between them?

distance between us

This is one of those feelgood love stories that you just want to soak up and that puts a big smile on your face. Caymen is a sarcastic, witty einzelgänger who takes her responsibilities very seriously. She and her mom have always dealt with everything life has thrown at them together. Their financial situation has never been so dramatic but they can deal with it, Caymen is sure. However, her mom seems to keep some secrets…

Xander is the grandson of a very wealthy lady. He comes to the porcelain-doll shop for an errant for his grandma and finds the witty Caymen behind the register. Eventhough she’s less than welcoming he decides that he likes her and wants to see her more often. Every morning he waits for Caymen with a cup of hot chocolate and brings her to school. Their morning banters are really funny and revealing about their feelings. Slowly but surely they become friends and even more than that.

However Caymen’s mom seems to be really sick, seems to hide more than one thing from her daughter and their financial situation takes a turn for the worst. Luckily, Caymen can count on Xander, or at least she thinks so until she attents a party and discovers that Xander knows a lot more about her family’s history than she herself knows. Things that make her doubt about his feelings and sincerity. Things that prove that the one person she loves most in life, her mom, has been lying to her all her life…

The romance and feelings in this book are really well-developed, the characters are funny and cute and the suspense is well-dosed. This is one of those romantic books you want to read and reread and take with you at the beach when the weather’s nice.   

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