I just finished reading The Distance Between Us by Kasie West for an Around the World ARC Tour.
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.
This book was a Cinderella-ish story. Not all about an evil stepmom but more about a poor girl who falls in love with a rich guy and he loves her back. Sigh. I'm such a true romantic. And I have to say that I really enjoyed this book.
The highlight of the book was Caymen's sense of humor. Her dry, sarcastic wit had me cracking up over and over. I loved it! And I was completely prepared to hate Xander but I didn't. He was just an all around good guy who happened to come from money.
There was a small, sweet little twist at the end that just makes you smile. All around, a great book that I couldn't get enough of.
I gave this book a rating of 4/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge: 57
2013 ARC Reading Challenge: 34
2013 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 46
2013 Standalone Reading Challenge: 10
2013 Sophomore Reading Challenge: 6
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.