The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

My Rating: 2/5 stars

This is my first Kasie West book, but sincerely, it wasn’t for me at all…
I won’t lose your time very much, because I don’t have a lot to say.. read the book and see it for yourself.Caymen is your average girl next door, living with her mother in an apartment right on top of their doll shop. Yes, she sells dolls, but deep inside she is not satisfied with this life, wanting to do other things, but right in this moment, she doesn’t have a certain answer to her future. She chooses the safe way momentarily, and really refuses to think about it. She meets Xander, a rich nephew of one of her best clients and of course they immediately chick things off. He is young, rich, but with a lot of burdens to bare, having a not very patient and loving family, who aspect a lot for him. They became good friends, but it is clear that something will go on between them.This kind of sums up the plot, and although it started really promising, I soon realised that I won’t obtain nothing from this book. This 2 stars are only for the heroine here, because she was a different type of girl. That sarcasm and irony were so well built and in this way I could see the writer’s talent. She really has potential, but somewhere down the road, the story was flat and without anything major happening. She could have explored more in depth this characters, but stop at a certain point.

Xander had nothing special, just an average boy who was not happy with his life, despite having everything in it. He didn’t fit, he didn’t have a clue where to fit, and in a way considered Caymen his equal because they were both disorientated and sad. But from my POV they didn’t had chemistry and I couldn’t connect with their love story, because I couldn’t pin point the moment when they clicked..

The story was flat. There were some pretty interesting moments when the writer could have added drama or a spark, but she didn’t.. She preferred the old way, the safe one and the outcome was left incomplete and unsatisfying. It was boring some times and I waited and waited for something to happen, but it didn’t. I’ve read similar books, but after finishing them I was left with a message, a lesson. But here, as I said, I think things were left hanging and without any conclusion.

Sorry for the 2 stars, but I had no choice.

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