Published July 18th 2017 by Kylie Scott
Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.
After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen-year-old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers.
While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.
An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.
Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.
Kylie Scott is one of my favorite authors. When I heard that she was doing YA book, I have to admit I was bit hesitant. I’m not a fan of YA. I like to be able to relate to the book I’m reading is some fashion. I am well past the YA years and I find too much drama and angst in the stories for my personal tastes. Well Ms. Scott just proved that theory wrong with her newest release TRUST.
Edie strength is hands down amazing. She’s the kid that gets picked on. She chose to stand up for herself, become a bit of a rebel, and no matter what stayed true to herself. She’s caring, kind and smart. Edie make me smile more than once.
John, just wow! Bad boy turned good, but still a bit bad. OMG, I wish there would have been a guy like him in my high school. He’s the perfect example of not judging a book by its cover. John has this complexity that makes him a bit a mystery. Under his layers, is a damn fine gentleman in the making. Athletic, good looking and popular, John turn out to be more than I could have ever expected. He just need the push, he didn’t know he needed.
First Ms. Scott, kudos to you! Trust is a book I will be talking about for a while. Never would I have ever thought a YA book would suck me in the way it did. Great dialogue, funny banter, and emotions so deep, they cause chills. Well developed characters with complexities and charisma that add so much to the story. Trust is truly a remarkable story. It’ captivating and beautiful. Complex and deep in all the right ways. One of those stories that I never saw coming and hit me just right.
A copy of this title was provided for an honest review. I voluntarily chose to review this title.