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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.
“Heart-pounding, realistic and wonderfully unique, Kylie Scott's Trust held me captive, fascinated, and riveted to the page from start to finish. A MUST, simply incredible, read!” –Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author of Tycoon
With a setting that's as old as time, you'd think this story would be cliche. It just goes to show how powerful Kylie Scott's words are that turned this story into a master piece. I was so drawn in by this story and the characters that I lost complete track of time and swallowed this book whole.
This story is in a high school setting. It's the classic bad boy hottie vs unpopular, overweight girl. She's crushing and he's confused. It should have felt overdone, instead it felt fresh and new. The story was light and dark. Somber and funny. It gave me a deep sense of satisfaction at the end that I don't experience often.
I think it's safe to say I loved it and that Kylie Scott has earned a new fan. ARC provided by NetGalley.
WOW! This one was a surprise for me! I've read almost all of Kylie's books and have loved them all. She has a style all her own and it really works. But with Trust she veered away from her tried and true formula and took a risk into mature YA and it was a complete success for me.
Trust gave me an intense book hangover, I simply could not put it down. rust is a friends to lovers romance about to troubled teens whose shared tragic encounter took them from strangers to friends. Edie and John are so different and while John started the book on the wrong side of the law and Edie is a good girl, but after they both have this horrible event happen to them they basically switch. Edie walks the line of making good/bad choices and John works on turning his life around.
This story was hard in the best ways possible. I was never quite sure how it would all work out. These tow were not instantly in love, it was a struggle to move past their co-dependent odd friendship to something more. They didn't always make the easy or right choices but something about the story and no matter how hard it got that each hardship seemed needed and only made their eventual pairing all that more rewarding.
I'm not sure what I was expecting with Trust but I can tell you that she blew my expectations out of the water. I went through the gamut of emotions and I personally hopes she takes another risk like this again.
Whoa! Kylie Scott definitely upped the ante with this one. It's very different than most of her previous books. It's YA, but very mature YA. It's a romance, but also a story of healing and growth.
We meet Edie and John under extreme circumstances. We are pretty much thrown into a hostage situation. I was drawn right in, on the edge of my seat. They then become tied together because of this shared traumatic experience.
"He popped the cap on another Corona, putting it into my hand, closing my fingers tight around the cold, wet bottle. The way he touched me might have been the only thing that didn’t hurt."
Most of the suspense dies down after the initial incident, slowing a bit, but I was still very intrigued with the story. The characters were so real and relatable and seeing them try to find their place back in the "normal teen world" kept me glued to the pages. I loved seeing them question and develop and grow together.
"“You’re a good girl?” “No,” I said, pondering my answer. “Not anymore. I think I might’ve changed religion recently.”
Not going to lie. Edie got on my nerves. A lot. But it was so true to a teen that I can't even be mad about it. She is one of the most realistic teenage characters I've met. She is insecure and makes mistakes and does stupid things. And then learns from them. All on top of dealing with the aftermath of the robbery.
And John...man, John is a new favorite. I really loved the way he looked at life. And the effort he was making. He was mature and intelligent and romantic and I believed it. There aren't a lot of believable teen heroes out there. Most books out there have eighteen year olds acting like they are thirty. Not here. Not even a little.
So, overall this is a winner. It's a captivating read. 4.5 stars.
*arc received through netgalley for honest feedback