July 18th 2017
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.
*I was provided a copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Guys! I have a new book to add to my favorites and it was completely unexpected. I can’t even tell you how much I loved Trust. This is my second Kylie Scott book, even if it’s her first (mature) young adult I read, but I still didn’t know what to expect. I actually didn’t know what it was about so I was happy to see how much I ended up loving it.
This book is told solely from Edie’s POV. Edie is such an amazing girl. As you might have read in the blurb Edie (and also John) went through a traumatic event that completely changed them. Seeing them dealing with the aftermath of the hostage was so heartbreaking. As I said, Edie was the best, I loved that girl. After such traumatic event Edie’s views about life changed quite a bit but that made her grow so much. Her development was amazing and it was one of my favorite parts of this book. John was also amazing. I loved how he tried to be better after the hostage. Just like Edie, John grew so much and he ended up being such a great guy. I also loved that Edie was a “big” girl. I keep reading books where the main characters are all skinny and beautiful so it was a breath of fresh air to have a slightly bigger girl (who was still beautiful) who also had to deal with the insecurities about her body.
I have to tell you, her portrayal was so good. Everything that went through Edie’s mind about her body insecurities are things that went through mine (and still do) because just like her I’m a slightly big girl who never felt that comfortable with her body. I just have to praise Kylie Scott about this because this made the book so much better. I also loved that the fact that she was big didn’t make John treat her differently. He never judged her for her body, he never tried to make her lose weight and he was so supportive and helped her so much with her struggles. I loved that. To be honest, I loved their relationship as a whole. This was one of those slow burn romances. They start as friends and only after a while and after becoming closer they become more than that. I also loved how much they helped each other with the aftermath of the hostage.
But here’s the thing, you would think Edie and John would be the only amazing characters in this book, right?? They weren’t. I loved their family and friends. Edie’s mom might have been a little bit too overbearing at some points but I loved her to bits. I also loved Matt, the stepfather, even if he barely appeared. But my favorites, apart from Edie and John, had to be Hang and Anders. Those two were the best and they were such amazing friends. Kylie, if you want to write a book about these two I would read it without any doubt :P.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. There were probably a few things I could have changed but in the end I jus loved it to bits. It’s not a wonder I ended up reading it in only a few hours. I 100% recommend this book to everyone who’s looking for some really cute but kind of heartbreaking romance.
About the Author:
Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/
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