Happy Sunday! How has your weekend been? Good i hope? Since it is Sunday it is time for another book review. This week it is the turn of a book that I have wanted to read for quiet a while. Today it is all about By Your Side by Kasie West. Let’s do this.
Well that was unexpected. I have wanted to pick this one basically ever since I heard about it but I honestly hadn’t realised how good this was going to be. This was my first Kasie West and I was honestly just expecting a really light, fluffy romance, without much depth. Boy was I wrong. There was so much going on in this book. So much more then I was expecting. And I really liked it. I liked that there was more to this story.
I think the biggest surprise for me was the fact that this book tackles anxiety. And it takes it pretty well. Much better than some books that I have read. I really had no idea that this featured in this book and I am honestly very impressed by it. it was portrayed pretty accurately. I also liked that where other darker topics covered as well, such as drug abuse. It all just added to the story and made it all feel more and more flesher out and real.
I also liked the characters, which never normally happens in romance books. I really liked Autumn and Dax. I thought that they were a really cute pair and so good for each other. But I also liked them themselves. I liked that Autumn was smart and organised and an amazing photographer but also weary and unsure. And then I liked that Dax was so calm and confident but also uncertain and a little bit vulnerable. I think that they were both just very good characters. Really easy to relate to and connect with.
All in all, I did enjoy this book a lot. I will defiantly be picking up more of West’s work in the future, even though people say this is her best. I am curious to see what her other work is like. if you are looking for a love story with depth, you should give this one a go.
4.5 out of 5
And there we have it. I really did like this book, a lot more then I was expecting. Have you read this one yet? What did you think about it? I hope that you have enjoyed today post and I will see you all again very soon.