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?
May I be frank with you? Because I am going to be very blunt right now. Out of all of Kasie’s novels, this one would have to be my least favorite. Don’t get me wrong. It was still good. It just didn’t meet my expectations.
There are a few things that I just couldn’t get over. First things first, all libraries have some kind of alarms. If they didn’t, they probably wouldn’t be open because it is pretty much the law to have such-and-such alarms in any sort building. Okay, so there aren’t laws, but all buildings should have some kind of alarm! Also, Kasie kind of just left the story hanging. Sure, she finished up Autumn and Dax’s story, but she left of a lot ends that could have been tied up. I won’t say them here because, if I did, I would be giving away part of the story.
In this story, I still really liked Kasie’s writing style. It is fun and serious at the same time!
I don’t really like the cover. I am not sure why. It seemed kinda…awkward. Know what I mean? Anyway, I will give it…2 stars.
As for the book, I am going to give it 3 stars. It was okay, and I would still recommend it to any fans of Kasie West!
Title: By Your Side
Author: Kasie West
Author’s Website: http://www.kasiewest.com/
Reading Resolution: #15
This review is written in my own opinions and words.