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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* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via Netgalley for the Blog Tour *

~ 5 Finding Trust Stars ~

WOW!!! What an amazing read by Kylie Scott. Trust is so different from her other books and I loved that she ventured out into something new.

Trust is a standalone Young Adult novel that borders on Mature YA. I personally don’t think a reader under the age of say 15 or 16 should read this book because is does have some sexual content but it also has drug and alcohol content in it. But this is a book for any high school aged reader and anyone who is a fan of a Young Adult story.

This has to be one of my all time favorite YA novels. I loved the storyline and that the characters and everything just felt “real” to me. I felt everything both Edie and John felt. This book does also touch on the topic of bullying in school and the effects it has on a person. It breaks my heart reading stories with this subject because I know first hand that Bullying still exists in schools these days.

What I loved the most about this book were the characters Kylie gave us. Both Edie and John were great. Like I said before my heart broke for Edie, because she wasn’t the typical heroine we read about. She wasn’t stick thin and popular, which lead to her being bullied. But what I loved was the transformation we saw in her as the story progressed. And some of that was due to the budding friendship with John. John was your typical bad boy who made some bad decisions, but is now trying to change things around. He realized that there are more important things in life. I loved that he was Edie’s voice of reason. These two relationship just felt real and deep to me. I loved that it spans over the course of the book and wasn’t your insta-love type thing.

I really liked Hang and Anders as well. Hang befriends Edie when she moves to the public school. She introduces Edie to Sophia and Carrie and they all except her with open arms. I loved the friendship between these girls. The banter was witty and fun to read. As for Anders, he is John’s best friend, I loved his quick wit and charm. You can’t help but fall in love with him too. He was a loyal friend.

Now I will say that, YES, this book does have some of the normal high school angst and drama that we normally see in a YA novel, but trust me it worked in this story and it wasn’t overwhelming and didn’t commence any eye rolling. This story was so much more than that!!!!

My only real complaint about this book was that I wish it was told in Dual POV. This book was solely from Edie’s POV and there were some times during the story I wish we would’ve gotten John’s POV to know what he was thinking and feeling about certain things. Now saying that, being in one POV didn’t reduce my enjoyment of this book. I was enthralled all the way through.

I would 100% recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of a YA novel. Also if you are a fan of Kylie’s other books, I really think you should take a chance on this book and seeing a different side Kylie. I truly hope she writes more YA novels in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRUST by Kylie Scott (Official Book Trailer) from FILM 14 on Vimeo.

 

 

“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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kyliescottimageKylie 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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