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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.
Unique and grippng coming of age stand-alone
5 stars for - Trust - a coming of age stand-alone by Kylie Scott that is both unique and gripping. I read this book cover to cover in one sitting and it left me wanting more. This book was not at all what I expected it to be and was so pleasantly surprised with how much I loved it! The only thing that could have made this story better was to know we would get more in the form of a series about the other enigmatic characters from the book.
Edie Millen is a self-proclaimed "fat chick" that happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when a armed robbery occurred that severely injured her and took the lives of two other people. Edie knows that if it wasn't for a couple of boys in the gas station subduing the robber she would also have been one of his victims. She will be forever grateful to the boy that saved her life regardless of his reputation.
John Cole was at the Stop Drop when a guy his big brother knows decided to rob the place. A cute, but terrified blonde was bleeding on the floor and he had to help her before the robber really hurt her. John did what he had to do to save Edie's life, but never realized the consequences of his actions. The last person he ever expected to see again was the blonde from the robbery but imagine his shock as he walks into his history class on his first day of senior year.
This story was a roller coaster of emotions with tons of angst and real life drama that you can just imagine happening. Their relationship was real and raw, but also sweet too. Absolutely loved this story and hope the author considers making it a series in the future :)