Trust by Kylie Scott – An ARC Review

Trust Book Cover Trust
Kylie Scott
Young Adult
Kylie Scott
18th July 2017
Kindle/Paperback
374
Netgalley

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.

I almost stood and applauded at the end of this book! You’re drawn in from the start, those first few pages are action packed and adrenaline filled. It’s akin to being in a sprint and the gun going off for everyone to start reading, as soon as you do you can’t stop, you have to get to the end as quickly as humanly possible! I read this book in half a day! That’s with three children, a puppy and a man child to look after!

Edie is your average 17 year old who gets caught up in a horrific attempted robbery. She’s rescued by John, local teenage bad boy. But the after effects of the event leave Edie’s life in tatters. It turns everything upon its head.

Her path crosses once again with John who has vowed since the robbery to turn his life around. Their friendship and love for each other grow at a nice pace during the story, not slow enough for you to get impatient with them but steady enough for the anticipation to build and keep you reading and wanting!

“You’re here?”
“Yeah.”
“Why?”
“Because this is where you are,” he said”

This was a brilliantly written and well crafted story. I didn’t lose focus once. Being of the Young adult genre, it had just enough teenage angst mixed with the right amount of drama, with a huge dollop of romance and a tablespoon of swoon! This is my first Kylie Scott book I’ve read (I know where have I been right?!) but I will definitely be downloading her others! And so should you!

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