Er.. Okay, I loved the cover! It’s cute, simple, lovely. The plot intrigued me, I thought that kind of plot is only for telenovelas.
Let’s meet the characters. Okay?
Caymen, the ,main protagonist, I liked her immediately. Although sometimes she frustrates me! She’s sarcastic, very, I found myself laughing every time she opened her mouth. She and her mother, Susan runs a Doll store. Oh, they are poor and that store is the only thing they have. Caymen’s father left Susan when she was pregnant with Caymen, because her father is a rich bastard and her grandparents disapproved with Susan and Caymen’s father relationship. Meanwhile, Xander, her love interest. He’s super duper rich and Caymen, at first, was skeptical about him because he’s rich just like her father and she knew that her mother would not approve of their relationship and blah blah.
So, now, let me address my issues with this book.
First, Kasie West didn’t tell why Xander suddenly started having an interest with Caymen. (well, maybe she did) but, no, really. Halfway through the book, surprise, still nothing. He just started appearing out of the blue with an already sipped-hot-chocolate on his hand and asking a lot of questions to Caymen and oh my god, isn’t that sweet? (I’m being sarcastic here)
Second, why is Xander hates his father? Why. Oh, yes, his father wants him to, what, run the hotel, be successful. That’s it? Yes, that’s it.Telling me, Kasie West, is not enough. You have to show me.
Third, I didn’t like the way everything was resolved. The ending left me hangin’ with a LOT of questions. Yes, it’s a happily ever after. But, no, that’s not the proper way to end a book! Just because the damn problem has been resolved (in a poor way) it doesn’t mean that you have to end it right away. I need closure. I need answers to my questions. Where the hell is Caymen’s father, what really happened to him and Susan, and the list goes on. Seriously. What kind of ending was that? For a second I thought there’s a second book.
Inspite of that, Kasie West. I have to give you some slack with that twist. You, witty, clever girl. I did not saw that coming.
All in all, even though it has a LOT of flaws, I enjoyed it. For real. Only read it on one seating. However, I’m not going to recommend it. The Distance Between Us has a lot of potential, however, the lack of character development and the story itself was really dissapointing. I really thought the story was going to be tragic. I expected too much from this book because a LOT of book bloggers are raving about how good it is. *sigh* Still, the cover is really, really cute.
What about you? What are your thoughts about this book? Leave a comment! xo