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.
Because that's my life, screaming without making a sound.
- Caymen -
This book is what I'm looking for after becoming starving by romance contemporary. And the author is Kasie West who I love after I finished her amazing Pivot Point. (I made a review for Pivot Point btw).
The Distance Between Us contains the sweetnesses and swoony moments. This book gives me happiness even when I'm thinking about it. The dialogs are genious and funny. I cracked up many times because of Caymen. I also love how Kasie West picked the setting. I can imagine everything happily rather it's vintage set or the luxurious places.
The story is not just about the rich guy meets poor girl in a doll store. Caymen is also struggling with her poorness, her future, and her mother. The same thing happens to Xander who cannot run from his responsibility to inherit his father's job.
I like the characters. Like, all the characters. Caymen with her sarcastic words, I couldn't help but love her! And Xander, I usually don't like the rich guy who becomes rich because of his father's wealth, but Xander... IS SWOONWORTHY \(´▽`)/ He is so cute, caring, funny, nice, aaargh just remembering him makes me sad because this book is not a series!
I also love Caymen's best friend, Skye. I think she's cool.
For you who is looking for YA romance contempoary novel, definitely pick this up. This is one of my books of happiness \(´▽`)/