Trust by Kylie Scott
Release Date: July 18, 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.
Trust hooked me in from the very first sentence, I was so enthralled by Edie and John’s story that I literally couldn’t put my Kindle down until I read every word!
Edie and John meet by chance, they interact with each other during a life threatening event that changes their lives. Edie never really fit into the private school she attended and after being held hostage during a robbery, she gets angry at a bully (good for her!) and ends up transferring to the local public high school where she runs into John.
John is trying to change his life around in order to achieve a different future. The path he was taking, drug dealing with his brother, doesn’t work for him anymore and he wants to be better. So he’s focusing in getting his grades up, thinking about his future, cleaning up his act. He can’t believe when he sees Edie in his school. There’s a connection between them, they need each other and even though superficially they couldn’t be more different, they have so much more in common than even they thought possible.
I absolutely loved Edie. She’s so damn brave, fierce, funny, she just kept fighting back and I it’s impossible not to fall in love with her. Honestly, one of the toughest heroines I’ve read and she’s only 17! And yes, she’s flawed but even in her moments of insecurity she’s stunningly honest with herself. I also loved John, how he shares glimpses of his feelings, his past, what he wants for his future, how he feels a little lost but he just keeps pushing himself to be better, how protective he gets and how he’s so sweet with Edie. The secondary characters were also really good, I fell in love with Hang, Anders kept making me laugh and I wanted even more of Carrie and Sophia too, the power of friendship is perfectly shown.
Honestly, Trust was so much more than what I thought it would be: brilliantly written, realistic, angsty, heartbreaking, breathtaking, addictive and powerful. Definitely, a top favorite, a must read and a game changer.
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.
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