Trust by Kylie Scott

Title: Trust

Author: Kylie Scott

Date of Publication: July 18, 2017

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Synopsis

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.

 

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Meagan’s 5 Star Review

I was so unbelievably excited when Kylie Scott announced she would be releasing her first YA/NA book, but when I finally got my hands on it I was a little hesitant to read it. I guess I was nervous because Trust is a YA/NA that it would be missing something that I love about her Adult books. I’m so stupid. This book was so freaking amazing. I LOVED it.

The book starts with John and Edie getting trapped in a convenience store during a robbery like the blurb says. Now, If you can resist from reading the entire synopsis, I highly recommend it. There are a few surprises that I think are more fun to actually read as part of the story. I love the surprises of an opposites attract storyline and Trust doesn’t disappoint.

I adore how Kylie Scott writes female characters and Edie was so perfect. Edie started out at an all girls school, but after the robbery, she realizes life’s too short to care about cliques and bullies so she transfers to the public school. Her brush with death scared her enough so she’s not afraid of normal high school stuff anymore. It was really refreshing to see a high school girl have some confidence. Yes, she had problems with her body – she leaned more towards plus size – but the author wrote about her weight issues like it was just a part of her, she didn’t make it a whole issue or base the story around accepting yourself or something. She just wrote about the characters like they were real. It wasn’t a teen story with a cautionary tale. I respect an author that can add in realism while still keeping you in the story. I also love how in her past few books Kylie Scott has nonchalantly added in scenes where girls decide not to slut shame each other and don’t put up with boys stupid misogynistic bullshit. I’m not one for alpha males who shout at women and think it’s romantic. It’s not.

Which leads to John. What a freaking dreamboat, seriously. Go check out Kylie Scott’s Pinterest board for Trust and then fantasize about going back to high school and meeting a long haired, reformed bad boy who beats up guys who fuck with you. Which, let’s not lie, was totally my dream in high school. John is this enigma of coolness. He was a drug dealer before the robbery scared him straight but he still has this edge to him. He and Edie connect because of the trauma they shared but as the story progresses their relationship turns into something more and it’s so gd beautiful. I don’t want to say too much because I loved being surprised. Don’t read the synopsis people, be surprised!

So, yes, I loved this book. My one tiny complaint is I wanted more from the end, but I think you kind of have that complaint with every great book you read. It’s a good problem to have.

meagan

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Excerpt

“You were going to give it up to Duncan Dickerson?” he sneered. “Are you serious?”

I halted, staring at him. This was not good. “How do you know about that?”

“Anders overheard you and Hang talking.”

“Bastard.”

“Well?” he demanded, acting all authoritarian. Idiot.

“To be fair, I didn’t know his last name was Dickerson,” I said. “That’s unfortunate. Though, I wasn’t actually planning on marrying him, so . . .”

“Not funny.”

I shrugged.

“You barely know the guy.”

“Um, yeah. None of your concern. We’re not talking about this.” How mortifying! My face burned bright. People should just gather around and cook s’mores. “I appreciate that we’re friends. You mean a lot to me. But this is going to have to fall under definitely none of your damn business, so go away please.”

“We’re talking about it.” He advanced a step.

“No we are not.” And I retreated.

“You were going to let a complete stranger touch you.” Advance.

Retreat. “People do it all the time. You do it all the time.”

“But you don’t,” he said, taking the final step, backing me up against the side of his car and getting all in my face. “Edie, this is your first time we’re talking about. Isn’t it?”

“Yes, and it’s going to be messy and painful and probably horribly embarrassing and I just want it over and done with.” I tried to meet his eyes but failed, settling for a spot on his right shoulder.

“You’re not a girl; you wouldn’t understand. Also, last time I checked, you’re not the gatekeeper of my hymen, John Cole. So back the fuck off.”

He said nothing.

Deep, calming breaths. “Look, someday I’ll meet someone I really like and we’ll have a deep and meaningful relationship and go at it like bunnies. But I don’t want to be the dumb virgin in that scenario.”

He slowly shook his head.

“Also, I do not want to die a virgin.”

“What? What the hell are you talking about?”

“Hey, you and I both know death can occur at any time.”

“This is crazy.”

“I’m seeing a therapist!” I told his shoulder. “I don’t know if you noticed, but I’m a little bit messed up these days. It’s hard for me to trust people. That’s not going to change anytime soon.”

He screwed up his face at me. “Wha—”

“I’m just trying to be practical.”

“Well, you’re being ridiculous. None of this makes sense.”

“It does to me.”

Again, he said nothing.

In fact, he said nothing for so long that I finally looked him in the eye. The anger had left him, replaced by an emotion I didn’t recognize. Worst of all, he still smelled like summer. A little sweat and the open night air, everything I loved. Liked. I meant liked.

“What?” I said, finally.

He let loose a breath. “I’ll do it.”

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About the Author 

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New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author – Kylie is a long time fan of love stories, rock n roll, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/

Comments

  1. Fabulous review!!! I loved this book so much!! It makes me happy seeing other people loving it as much as I did. ♡♡♡♡

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