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 thought TDBU was a fun and quick read. Although I liked the book a lot, I do have some cons.

Negatives. I felt the book was rushed. It was a short book (312 pages). There are many books in literature that are short but well written, this wasn’t one of those cases. I LOVED the storyline, I did. I just wanted more description with the story and characters.

Positives. I loved the way Kasie West writes. It’s very casual and makes the story more relatable. I also loved Caymen and her dry humor.

“So Caymen…”
“So, Xander…”
“Like the islands.”
“Your name. Caymen. Like the Cayman Islands. Is that your mom’s favourite place to visit or something?”
“No, it’s her third favourite place. I have an older brother named Paris and an older sister named Sydney.”
“Wow.” He opens the bag, takes out a muffin, and hands it to me. The top glistens with sprinkled sugar. “Really?”
I gently unwrap it. “No.”  

She’s a hardworker considering the only income her mom and herself have is through the porcelain doll shop. She always disliked the rich because her rich father walked away and had his family pay Caymen’s mother to stay quiet about the baby. What a jerk. So it’s no surprise that Caymen is suspicious about Xander. But when Xander proves that he’s not like the others, Caymen allows Xander into her heart, until Caymen’s mother has a gigantic secret she is hiding from Caymen that could change everything. Will their relationship strengthen or break? Read to find out!

Until next time…..

Catcha later readers!