Contemporary, Review, Romance, Young Adult

By Your Side | Kasie West

Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: 31/01/2017
Genre: Young Adult. Contemporary. Romance.
Format: Paperback.
Pages: 346
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis (Goodreads)
In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson.

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.

Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?

West does it once again with By Your Side.

Ever since I read “The Fill-in Boyfriend”, I made it my mission to attempt to read all of West’s other books and so far, this has been an easy mission (apart from getting my hands on the books).

I was so excited to pick this one up, because what book lover in their right mind wouldn’t want to be locked in a library for a full weekend.

I loved both Autumn and Dax, but the one thing I loved the most about this book, was just how realistic West made Autumn and her anxiety/panic attacks. To me, it makes her more realistic, rather than just a character on a page.

I cannot wait to get my hands on more of West’s books.


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