The Distance Between Us – Kasie West
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.
After reading three Kasie West books I have discovered a story pattern, clichés that are somehow working out? The Distance between us is no exception: a poor girl falls in love with a rich boy despite vowing she wouldn’t and against all odds he falls in love with her too and she makes him realise that poor people aren’t very different from rich people. One of the ultimate clichés in my opinion but for some reason I couldn’t help but fall in love with this story and its characters. Kasie West just manages to make it work! She even added a little twist at the end that I didn’t see coming at all which was a fun surprise!
“Sometimes it’s the little things that bring that special someone back to us in some small way.”
My favourite aspect of Kasie West her books is the witty and funny dialogue between the characters. The main character Caymen is very sarcastic and I love her for it! She is just such a likable character; independent and strong-willed. And Xander, ignorant as he is at times, you just can’t help but fall for him as he is extremely kind as well.
Another thing I liked about this book is the fact that it isn’t an insta-love story. It takes the better part of the book for the relationship between Caymen and Xander to evolve in something more than friendship which makes it a lot more realistic than some other romances I have read.
So, in short, as I have come to expect from Kasie West, this was a short and fun fluffy read with a hilarious dialogue and an interesting twist at the end. Definitely a perfect read for during the summer holidays!