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The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

I have finally typed out all the book reviews that needed to be and I can now upload them! I need to be more organised in 2016!





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 mothers 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?


Okay so it’s been a while since I read this book so it’s going to be a miracle if I remember the story plot haha.

So here we go….


Caymen works in her mom’s creepy porcelain doll shop when one day in walks uber rich Xander. He beckons her with his hand which only infuriates her further. The more he talks to her the more annoyed she gets with him but that doesn’t stop him from coming back in to see her a few days later.

Caymen and Xander hit it off. Even though she really doesn’t want anything to happen between them she can’t deny the fact that Xander seems to get her more than her best friend does.

When things start heating up between them and they finally give in to their feelings, Caymen knows that one of them will be getting hurt in the end because why on earth would Xander want to be with her when she has nothing to offer him?

And why is her mom being so secretive about who her father is and why won’t she tell her what’s really wrong with her?

Okay bad summary I know but to be honest if I had carried on much longer I would have given away the book…

Caymen Meyers is a sarcastic seventeen year old who works in her mom’s creepy doll store and she’s poor. Compared to the rich kids who live around there her life is totally different from theirs. She has one best friend who’s quirky and gothic and has his new boyfriend in a rock band. Caymen knows what she wants to do with her life and that doesn’t include a super-rich hot guy in her life but she can’t deny the feelings that are growing for him and she knows that someone will get hurt from this encounter and the distance that’s between them.

Xander is super-hot and rich and despite his first impressions of being cocky and unfeeling he’s really not. He cares about people, he doesn’t let things stand in his way, he doesn’t want to follow in his father’s footsteps and he really doesn’t care about Caymen having no money. When they decide to do career jobs for each other, Xander takes his seriously while Caymen doesn’t. Xander is involved in this friendship they have between them from the start and he’ll be there when it eventually turns into relationship.

Somewhere in their relationship they have their wires crossed and at a party that Xander takes her to everything comes out and Caymen isn’t ready for it and runs.

Yeah there are other characters in the book but to be honest I can’t actually remember their names right now but Caymen’s best friend is pretty cool and her boyfriend is weird but cool too. The guy they want with Caymen is the hot rocker type but he doesn’t get Caymen like Xander does and while she knows…. damn it…. his name…. it begins with an M… Matt, Mark, Mason… MASON! Mason is his name! Anyway where was I…? Yeah so while Mason is probably the best choice seeing as he’s poor like her and hates the rich and all that stuff she can’t stop her heart from pounding when she sees Xander.


The book is good, it takes you away like every book does. It’s a light read when you want something quick and airy to read. It would be a great beach read actually. It’s a cute YA chick lit that tells you that appearances and divides in money doesn’t count for much because you can find common ground and not everyone is as stuck up as rich people are portrayed in real life.


I’d give it a 3.5/4 out of 5 stars.


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