Trust

Trust

by Kylie Scott
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Trust by Kylie Scott

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 is equal parts fearless, unflinching and authentic--and funny, honest and romantic. Is there anything Kylie Scott can't do? This is an incredible entrance onto the YA scene, and will cement Kylie Scott as a must-read for anyone who picks it up."--Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of The Illuminae Series

"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

"Trust was an amazing journey that I could not put down! All of my favorite things: young love, a strong heroine, and an absolutely captivating hero, who's both sexy and bad in alllll the right ways. Loved it!" –Penelope Douglas, New York Times bestselling author of the Fall Away Series

"The thing that will have readers flocking to this book isn't the sex, or the premise, or Kylie Scott's fine reputation.... [It's] the authenticity. Readers will pick up Trust because the characters seem like real teenagers–they're excitable and insecure and daggy and funny and immature and growing up." -Ellie Marney, author of Every Breath

"This book has reminded me why YA is my favorite genre. Emotional, real and thought-provoking."-L.J. Shen, bestselling author of the Sinners of Saint Series

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157399894
Publisher: Kylie Scott
Publication date: 07/18/2017
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 372
Sales rank: 6,877
File size: 624 KB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott is the author of the Stage Dive series and Dive Bar Series. She is a long time fan of love stories, rock n roll, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia she reads, writes and never wastes time on the internet.

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Trust 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
TheRomanceVault 5 months ago
I rarely, if ever, read YA books. I can't be done with the juvenile depiction of how kids from 16,17,18 years of age and up, get written. So reading Trust for me, was a trust exercise in itself, in Kylie's writing style. She is, and remains, one of my top favourite authors, and proved she can pretty much write anything and do it justice. Trust was absolutely brilliant in my opinion. Teenager angst, characteristics and how life can easily sway decisions and outlook at that age. And how YAs deal with life was perfectly brought to life. This isn't a flowery depiction of YAs at all, it brings to life what a LOT, if not how the majority would act, do and live like, nowadays. Edie being drawn to John from circumstances nobody would wish to have gone through is EXACTLY how I would see it happening too. Her insecurities from her weight, the decisions she made as she transitioned from 'normal', to traumatised, to finding her feet in the world again, perfectly written. I could so see my daughter, heck even my sons, finding their feet this way too. John could literally have been my son. His hiding of expression, withdrawn ways, a tendancy to say what he thinks and sod the consequences lol, was easy to engage and follow along with. Underneath it all he had a heart. Also a special shout out to Anders and Hang. Anders cracked me up many times and Hang was the perfect best friend. Great supporting cast. I don't know exactly why I connected so well with Trust and it's characters. Maybe it's having my own teenage children. Maybe it's just the pure word wisdom of Kylie's mind and pen skills. I'm putting it down to both. I really loved my time with Edie and John and all that I read, I was sorry to see it end. I could envisage this book easily as a film, it would carry over great to the big screen. I hope some bigshots feel the same, it deserves to be out there, not only because it's a great book. In my opinion, tells life lessons and shows what we do while we're learning to live after something traumatic, whether they be right or wrong decisions, how we're not always old and wise enough to make the right ones. This isn't a book about sex at all, it only plays a small, I would say very small, part. Yet sex does factor but for all the right reasons and I won't say anymore because in my opinion it's an integral part and written extemely well. When you've read the whole book it's an 'ahhhh' moment and you realise everything is paramount in their story. Well that's how I interpreted Trust. I would give this more than five stars, yes I loved it that much. I received a copy from Netgally for review. My reviews are my own and show exactly how I felt, whilst and after, reading Trust.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Loved it! Beautiful, heart-warming, gripping and emotional. Ms Scott handles this sensitive subject brilliantly with compassion and depth but without it being too dark. I thoroughly enjoyed every page and my heart was put through all the emotions as I became deeply involved in John and Edie's lives. Trust is about experiencing life’s firsts, about picking up the pieces and learning to live again. It is suitable for readers over 16 years.
Jill__D 6 months ago
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 :)
Anonymous 6 months ago
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. It’s been awhile since I had read a YA book….but I’ve been waiting for this book since I first heard about it. Hello, it’s Kylie Scott!! I am a very proud Kylie Scott Groupie and all that implies. I was biting at the nails when I got the email I could do a cover reveal on my blog – so the second I got the email I was approved for an ARC, I was over the moon…and it did not disappoint! The tragic scenes were intense, the young love scenes were innocent, the school bullying was very real (tragically)…and finding your way through all of it was fantastic. I want more. I’ve become so enthralled in these characters. My only disappointment is that I greedily want to know what else happens even if it’s the simplest minute detail of these characters lives, this world, all of it. Edie, is my spirit inner child, I never highlight my books (ebooks) and yet I did this part – It’s not a spoiler just a fantastic truth in writing and life: “So my thighs were thick and my belly bulged. So what. I was alive and allowed to take up space. “Fuck being unhappy,” I said.” I love this character. How she thinks, her sarcasm, naivety, the changes she goes through are so spot on it’s hard to remember at times that this fiction and not based on real events and people. John, the good guy with a troubled past, so much love for this character! The guys that are bad boys who grow up to be good men are the best! As a grown adult I loved it…and want more. Is that strange to want to read more YA fiction as an adult? Ha. Even so, as Kylie’s first Indie published novel she knocked it out of the park…and if she ever visits this world again you bet I’ll rush out and pick up a copy!
ValerieStuckInBooks 6 months ago
I adore this author so I was super excited to read this YA story that sounds like it would be emotional. Emotional it was and so much more. Here's the things that you need to know about this book. Edie is a plus sized girl, a good girl and a follow the rules girl. John is a bad boy, a boy that doesn't go back for seconds, a drug dealer, a boy with a history. They experience something horrific together. And things change, a lot. And while it's clear they are experiencing feeling for each other - each has to deal with things in their own way. And it took a path that was hard as they learned to trust and figure out who they are in this new post trauma world. I love Edie. She's always been a good girl. She follows the rules and gets good grades. She reads a lot. She's had a best friend since very young. Her private school is paid for by her Grandmother but she really doesn't belong in the rich world. She's plus sized and bullied for it. Then the impossible happens. (And it happens in the first chapter - no spoiler here - it's in the blurb). It changes her. John - well I ended up loving him. He's a bad boy who never goes back for seconds, well not much anyway. He's quiet. He deals in weed. He doesn't care much about school. He has a reputation there. All the girls want him. All the teachers have given up on him. But when the impossible happens, he fights. He changes too, though differently than Edie. Together they end up friends. Friends who understand each other because of what they shared. And while Edie has a crush right away, John seems unaffected by her. Yeah, right. Don't let him fool you. And that was what took me so long to fall for him. He did need to get his head on straight but some of things he did redeemed himself so wonderfully. Sweet. And he stood up for Edie. Protected her. Refused to let her put herself down. Yeah, I fell hard for him. The story itself is one of survival and acceptance, of moving on and growing up, and of falling in the real kind of love. There are bully's that need to be punched and real life slapping you in the face. It's gritty and yet has moments of humor. It sucked me in from the first page and I pretty much read it straight through. It's full of firsts, including the messy one that can be embarrassing. It's got anger, friendship and forgiveness (not of the jerk that had the gun pointed at them - no his behind is in jail where it belongs). It's real and poignant. Expertly crafted, the writing weaves a story of two people who would never have met otherwise but because they are in the same place at the same time one fateful night their worlds change. Together they find a future. The way this book ends speaks to the skill of this author. The story doesn't follow a normal romance path, no it follows a path that binds these two and is perfection. I loved it. If you love a good YA read, then this one is the one for you.
sweetpotato101 6 months ago
A powerful and engrossing novel. Kylie Scott’s Trust handles some tough questions with no clear answers. It’s a story that makes you think and consider your own life and choices, discovering things about yourself as the characters are discovering their own answers. I have a feeling this book will stay with me for quite some time. Two worlds collide when high school student and good girl, Edie, finds herself in the middle of a robbery gone wrong. She’s saved by a boy who’s caught in the middle of his old life. Soon, they’re thrust into the same school, and as Edie wants to go a little bad, John’s trying to straighten up his world. Edie goes to an all-girl private school, makes good grades, and is bullied day in and day out for her weight. A quick trip to a convenient store goes horribly wrong and everything that defined her life pre-robbery is changing. Edie is changing. Gosh, there was something so charming, so real, about Edie. She has a very dry humor and is so darn witty. This quality really blew me away, especially post-robbery. She has this ability to laugh at herself, yet she doesn’t take anyone else’s BS. She’s not used to drawing attention, let alone being around someone like John. John is the big-shot at his high school and is caught up in dealing drugs. After the robbery, he’s reconsidering his life, and Edie—bold and brave Edie—confuses him all the more. They begin this tentative friendship, connected by this absolutely horrible, life-defining event. So, what happens when life gets f*cked up? They have to live with this new reality, and each are figuring out if and how they can move on, if they’re coping or living, and what really matters. All of these intriguing questions sweep the readers into this tragedy, and everything is bundled up in friendship and love, life and loss. Trust latched on and clutched right at my heartstrings. I bled and laughed with these characters, and putting it all together makes this book a must read. 4.5 stars!
cordee 6 months ago
Edie and Georgia only want to get snacks for a Harry Potter marathon. They never imagined that an innocent trip to a drop shop would become their worst nightmare. All of a sudden Edie is looking at the wrong end of a gun and two men are dead. A boy saves her life. A boy who is under suspicion of collaboration with the robber. John saved Edie's life and was taken into custody because of his criminal record of selling weed. It is thanks to Edie that he was released quickly when his role became obvious. Back at school he sees the new girl but doesn't approach her - his reputation shouldn't rub off on Edie. Of course his good intentions don't last long. A nightly visit and a conversation about the aftermath and nightmares of that horrible day strengthen the bond that was formed that night in the convenience store. Events like this one will change a person. There is no way it won't. Edie used to be a normal teen with all the insecurities that come with it. Well maybe not so normal because she has been bullied for a plus size body. What would have hurt Edie before the night of the robbery she now brushes off. She has become strong and resilient, her focus shifted and her priorities too. The self-consciousness about her body doesn't disappear but weighed against losing your life it becomes insignificant. What becomes stronger is her need for privacy. She doesn't take her best friend's betrayal well and in the process trust doesn't come easy to her. Who she really trusts, however, is John. I loved Edie's snark, her care about John and her imperturbable loyalty for him. But of course she is also a young girl and she does some immature things. John has inherited the weed selling business from his brother who has moved on to harder drugs. After the day that changed his life he tries everything to get his life back on track. He stops selling, he makes an effort to improve his grades at school but every single day he has to fight against prejudice. John's and Edie's bond becomes stronger every day and their friendship is beautiful. You can only guess at John's feelings for Edie because you only get her POV but at some point you get an inkling that not everything is as platonic as he makes it out to be. John's a bit moody but very sweet and honest and a wonderful friend. He is the kind who has your back when you need a getaway car, even if he is at odds with you. While reading I saw an endearing boy with a whole lot of love to give and his share of insecurities despite the flashy good looks. The whole cast of this book is very well fleshed out. I loved Hang, who accepts Edie the way she was. She is just as loyal as John and a great friend to have when you need someone at your back. Anders, John's best friend, is a nutcase and oh so hilarious. I hope that Kylie Scott has a story for him and Hang! In the beginning of the story my heart was in my throat. It grips you right away and pulls you into it. When the anxiety of the first 10% eases it starts to become a captivating story. This isn't just a love story between teenagers. It touches some subjects young people have to deal with on a daily basis and Kylie Scott addresses them tactfully. It has her signature snarky writing style which I have become a fan of! If I can find any fault with this book it was the lack of a proper last chapter that would ease us into an epilogue. We have some action and a showdown, then cut: "Epilogue." That threw me a bit. I loved the epilogue, but it didn't make up
Arys 6 months ago
Trust by Kylie Scott is a coming-of-age novel of two teens connected by an irrevocable night that changes both their lives in different ways. Filled with emotion and drama, Ms. Scott's debut YA novel touches upon the subject of family, friendship, bullying, death, survivor's guilt, and evaluates what's really important in life. Seventeen-year-old Edie Millen finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time when she goes to the convenience store in the middle of the night. Held at gunpoint during a robbery as a hostage with two other teens, Edie is saved by the heroic efforts of the two teens who were held hostage with her, one of whom is John Cole. Unable to go back to her old life, with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she decides it's time for a change. Life is not infinite and soon Edie finds it hard to motivate herself to pursuing good grades, or attending class. Going to the local public school, Edie makes new friends with a kind and supportive girl named Hang, talkative and goofy Anders, and most of all she makes friends with John. Like Edie, John Cole's life will be forever changed after the night he saves her life, but instead of running wild and getting in trouble like Edie ends up doing, he changes his ways from being the bad boy with the bad reputation to being on the straight and narrow. After years on the wrong side, dealing drugs with his older brother Dillon, he's now thinking about his future and wanting to do good. When he and Edie are reunited, an unlikely bond grows as they share in their experience of surviving that one night, as well as, what they're feeling and dealing with afterwards. What I enjoyed about Trust is how relatable and endearing Ms. Scott's characters are. Edie and John are supportive of each other and as their relationship grows from friendship to more, I found it believable and filled with emotion. My favorite character in the story was John. He was a strong character and wanted a future: away from his brother, and from his past. I loved how he was with Edie and helped bring her out of her shell. Overall, Trust by Kylie Scott is a well-written novel that will have you wanting to see what is going to happen next. I very much recommend. (I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book I received for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
amatate 6 months ago
-4.5 stars- From the start, reading Trust was like slipping into comfy clothes. Miss Scott has a signature writing style that’s relaxed and colloquial without being sloppy or lacking in descriptive detail. That tone worked wonderfully with the Young Adult genre. The dialogue flowed perfectly and represented the youthful characters well, yet it didn’t feel immature. The plot itself was really interesting. The opening sequence set the stage for a variety of conflicts; and I enjoyed seeing both main characters work though the issues the hold-up caused, as well as those more typical for young adults. I immediately liked the no-nonsense honesty of the heroine, Edie. She was sarcastic and witty, yet very vulnerable. Her growth over the course of the book was admirable considering the myriad of obstacles thrown her way over a short period of time. I really liked John as well, and was surprised at how much depth his character showed as the book progressed. I really appreciated the contrasting and similar ways the hold-up affected John and Edie. It was messy and honest in many ways, and Miss Scott let the characters take their time working through the lingering effects. Of course, it wasn’t just the main characters who were wonderful. Miss Scott has a way of creating the perfect cast of secondary characters that further develop the protagonists, creating a group I would be happy to hang around. As for the romance, it wasn’t rushed in the least, which worked perfectly for Twist’s plot and the lead characters. I liked how organic the connection between Edie and John was. Although they were brought together by a momentous, tragic event, the relationship morphed from friendship to more and never felt disingenuous. This speed not only fit Edie’s character given her lack of experience, but it also gave the characters time to mature before jumping into a relationship. Truthfully, I went back and forth about reading this book. On the one hand, I’m a huge fan of Miss Scott, on the other, YA isn’t really my genre of choice. In the end, my intrigue over this plot coupled with the label of “mature YA” won out. I’m so very glad I didn’t let a genre label deter me this time. Trust was a phenomenal story I think all readers can enjoy, whether they are fans of the YA genre or not. *I received an eARC via Netgalley. The author and promo company had no influence over my review*
etoile1996 6 months ago
i've been dying to read trust since i heard about the book. several authors i follow have been raving about this book. and i love ya. i love romance. i love bad-boy-good-girl romances. in some ways talking about trust as just a romance feels reductive. it is a romance. but it's more than a boy meets girl and changes life for her kind of story. when john and edie meet they endure a traumatic event. held hostage by an out of his mind drug addict, john calms him down enough to get him talking. but that doesn't stop him from holding edie at gunpoint and nearly killing everyone in the store. he kills the clerk and tristan, the young man buying drugs off john in the first place. the fact that john is a drug dealer, was a drug dealer, should matter to edie. but it doesn't. becausee she knows he saved her life. and that moment of connection from the store, when edie realized he was trying to save everyone he could, soon turns into a real friendship. and more than anything else in this book, we see that friendship build and grow. and as it builds and grows it changes. especially for edie. she trusts john like no one else. he is the only other person who lived through that moment in the gas station with her. but trusting him means that he has power over her. the power to hurt her. she knows she's not a typical teenage girl, and that maybe her innocence and her insecurities are huge turnoffs. but she can't help but want him. but does he want her? i mean, it is a romance. but edie and john don't walk a straight path into a relationship. but this is what makes this book something more. the fact that both john and edie have past and present baggage to overcome. sometimes i wish that kylie scott did the dual pov thing, i like her heros, they are generally complex, layered, but because we only ever see the one side of the story they remain at a distance, a mystery that you never fully figure out. and i think because we spend so much time in edie's head worrying about her appearance and putting herself down, that you miss the counterarguments from john's perspective. the truth is size shouldn't matter, right? i have enough of my own issues with weight and dieting and exercising, that if i'm being fully honest, i don't find all that appealing to read about. but at least it's nice when the hero makes it clear that he likes something to hold on to. that he's not seeing curves as weight that needs to be cast aside. i don't know. i guess i wish that there were a more interesting way to deal with the weight issue. or at least a more interesting way to make a heroine stand out, because i feel like i've read a lot of romance novels with heroines struggling with the same thing. and it's a common problem, i get it. but i like to escape, not be reminded constantly that i should also be going on a diet. **trust will publish july 18, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/kylie scott in exchange for my honest review.
Lorizen 6 months ago
I don't think Kylie Scott could write a bad book if she tried and this book was just amazing. This one left me at times, speechless. A story that starts with death and violence and morphs into a relationship that was deep and powerful. The plot and dialogue especially was so much more on a level that hit above a YA book, or perhaps a typical YA book. It addressed serious issues, John and Edie bonded together over a tragedy, the pondering of mortality at a young age. John turning his life around. Edie taking more risks. The book flowed in the best way, a bit of backstory, their friends, the depth of caring these two had, they both had so much to overcome. There aren't enough good things to say about this book, it's a beautiful story that blossomed out of a tragedy. I'd give it 10 stars. Kylie you are nothing short of amazing. **arc from Netgalley and publisher in exchange for a fair review**
RedCheeksReads1 6 months ago
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. ~miranda
CRISSYM 6 months ago
Trust was a good read and I liked it a lot. I loved that it was unpredictable. I enjoyed both the main and the side characters, especially Hang and Anders. I loved that the characters had flaws and that they didn't let their flaws or what anyone thought of them define their worth. This was a story filled with drama, romance, great friends, second chances and unconditional love. I look forward to reading more from this author.
JoannaDursi 2 days ago
I went into this totally blind. I was just excited to read Kylie Scott’s latest novel. Trust follows Edie’s journey after she’s held hostage at a convenience store. Feeling like an outcast, feeling lost and betrayed and dealing with the aftermath of this situation she finds a friend in John, her conveyance store savior. They are bonded through that night. I truly hated every time I had to put this down. It carried a really beautiful message to young girls that feel like they don’t fit in. It also shows that anybody can turn their lives around if they want it bad enough. The ending left me a bit deflated. I wished more time had passed in the epilogue. But that little detail doesn’t change the way I feel about the rest of the book.
Anonymous 9 days ago
I want more!
Anonymous 15 days ago
So easy to read, so well written, so very good!
LightningCityBookReview 3 months ago
Kylie Scott's journey into YA is a success. She's come up with a compelling story of two dramatically different teens, put them into a pressure cooker situation. Finally she throws them together in the same high school to see how they deal with the aftermath. "Trust" is with unique, compelling, and multifaceted characters. The Heroine, Edi, is a plus-size girl who follows the runs and is constantly under the thumb of school bullies. After her experiences during a convenient store robbery gone wrong she's not the rule-abiding-straight-A student any longer. During the robbery she meets John who saves her life. John doesn't come out of the robbery as a hero but surrounded in a shroud of guilt-by-association and his past. When Edi leaves her old school to attend the local public school she's reunited with John. She must find her new self in this different environment. "Trust" is fascinating because the main characters are opposites. They understand each other but even after their shared trauma they travel opposites roads. Edi's is filled with anger while John focuses on improving himself and his life. Kylie Scott does a magnificent job in finding the balance for the two. Also, even though Edi isn't comfortable as a plus-sized girl she accepts herself as she is. You don't see her shedding the weight as part of her journey to her Happily Ever After. John is a sweet, compassionate, and protective hero; he's wonderfully complex. Edi's new friends are smart and funny; especially Hang. John has a best friend, Anders, who's quite the charming character. "Trust" is an intelligently written and fabulous book filled with Friendship, Violence, Thrills, Sexy, and Romance. It has a strong and riveting storyline and intriguing characters. "Trust" is a YA book worthy of a Adult reading! To read the entire review please visit: http://wp.me/p4XqxF-26B This novel was provided, voluntarily read, and honestly reviewed.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Trust by Kylie Scott opens when Edie is unknowingly caught in a convenience store during a robbery gone bad. John happens to be there also and he saves their lives because he happens to know the shooter, who is a friend of John's older brother Dillon. The shooter is a drug addict with erratic behavior and ends up shooting the store clerk and Isaac, a young man who was with John. Edie feels extreme gratitude for John's actions and lets the police know what he did. Edie changes schools after the robbery and enrolls in John's school without realizing it. She's surprised to see him in English class and he's just as surprised to see her. Edie learns about his background but she isn't deterred from being grateful to him. John and Edie become friends and rely on each other to cope with their experiences at the convenience store. Edie is cute and keeps to herself and John becomes protective of her. He's also turning his life around. They are funny together and they made me laugh several times throughout the book. Realistic fiction with some new adult content, Trust is a great story that I couldn't put down and I want to visit the characters again-5 stars.
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Anonymous 4 months ago
I don't usually read YA but I love Kylie Scott's writing so I gave it a go and am glad I did. If you enjoy great writing, interesting plot and story line with characters so true you would never guess they are fiction, then you will most likely enjoy this book as well. It has her customary wit and humor. It isn't like the usual YA format - more realistic.
DorisB 4 months ago
Edie is the good girl going to private schools and John is just the opposite being the bad boy who got into trouble. All it took was one incident to have Edie and John doing an about face on how they view and want to run their lives now. John had become Edie’s hero in the blink of an eye. Now we have Edie wanting to live her life to the fullest and give up her “good girl” status and John is trying to put his bad boy imagine to rest and be a better person. If you never have read Kylie Scott’s work you are missing out. This is another book of hers that is just as thought provoking and always ready to take on tough subjects. I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley for a free and honest review.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I usually read adult romance with smug included. I loved other K Scott books so I gave it a try. It was way beyond what I could have hoped for. I expected cute- I got amazing!!! I never wanted it to end.
Anonymous 5 months ago
This was one of the best books I have read so far this year! No less than one would expect from Kylie Scott, but this is essentially a new genre (YA) for her so I was still a little unsure of the outcome. The characters were so multi-dimensional, with just enough teen angst to make them believable, but not so much that they appeared whiny. And John, if I had had a boy like him in my H.S. I think it might have warranted failing a few classes to stay longer. :-) Fantastic plot, superb dialogue and a wonderful cast of secondary characters, what more could a reader ask for? Buy/read this book!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Definitely had the high school "I like you but won't admit it" drama going on. Keeping that in mind it was a good book but not my favorite by this author. The story kept to the age of the characters and would be a good YA read.
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous 5 months ago
Okay, so there were a few things that I loved about this novel. I loved that it had that dark underlying tone to it. These two come together over something that traumatized them. They are the only ones that know what it was like during the robbery and they find a common bond because of it. Even though their relationship starts off as a friendship, they are both very protective of the other because of their shared experience. Which makes for some serious sweet and sometimes frustrating moments. I loved that Edie was on the plus side. She knew she was bigger and she wasn’t deterred when people tried to point it out in order to make her feel bad about herself. I also loved that their journey from strangers to first loves was not an easy or quick road. They had to work at not only getting themselves back on track mentally after the ordeal, but also navigate their feelings for each other as well. I really liked that it wasn’t some insta-love situation. Speaking of first loves and all, I should point out that this is pretty steamy. So, even though it is listed as a young adult novel and Edie is still in high school, she does have sex and while it’s not horribly detailed, it isn’t completely glossed over. You have been warned. I could seriously go on and on about this book. I was in the mood for a new adult contemporary and decided to give this book a shot because even though it was classified as YA, it sounded really good. I am so glad I decided to give this a try because it was amazing. I stayed up way too late trying to read this book in one sitting. I wound up having to give up on my goal when my eyes wouldn’t stay open. Let me tell you though, after my morning fix of coffee, I was back at it until I’d finished it. I was so engrossed in their story that I just couldn’t seem to put the book down. I’ve only read one other book by this author which I really enjoyed as well. I’m starting to think this is an author I need to pay more attention to because I’m 2 for 2 with her work. Now excuse me while I add a ton of the author’s books to my library’s hold list.