Sorry I skipped last week, but I figured with all the Armchair BEA fun that was going on, Waiting on Wednesday wouldn't be missed too terribly. This week's selection is a unique contemporary romance book. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West is slotted for a July 2 release and I can't wait for my library to order their copy. I haven't read anything by Kasie before, but I'm hoping this book will be a better version of She's All That. Check out the synopsis.
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.
I'm not really sure what to make of that last bit. There are so many possibilities that I could give myself a headache before getting anywhere near the truth. I really like the names of these characters and that there's a hint of romantic triangle. While that is not always a great way for these situations to play out, I find this one unique because Caymen's mother would rather have her daughter dating a local rocker over a rich guy. Now that's something you don't hear very often.
What do you think about this blurb? Does it remind you of any other books? What releases are you eagerly anticipating?