Sara's Review: Trust by Kylie Scott
PUBLISHER VIA NETGALLEY PUBLISHER: Kylie Scott RELEASED: July 18, 2017 GENRE: MATURE YA, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE LENGTH: 374 pages FORMAT: EBOOK
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.
FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
I received a copy of Trust via Netgalley. However, I also purchased my own copy because I loved the story so much. I normally don’t read YA and after reading this story I would personally classify Trust as New Adult, due to the more mature content. The story starts out in an intense situation with Edie and John being held hostage in a robbery. Edie living through a life and death situation has her world turned upside down. And the trivial things that used to matter don’t anymore. I can personally attest to this, although my own experience wasn’t so traumatic. But having almost died it really helps you focus on what truly matters. Edie is a plus size girl, another thing I have in common with her, she changes schools shortly after the robbery/hostage event. John happens to go to that same school and she starts to bond with him. John is the quintessential bad boy, sexy, mysterious and he saved Edie’s life during the robbery. This isn’t an isn’t love story. It is a friendship to love story, but Edie crushed on John almost from the first moment she saw him. One thing I immensely loved about this story was it brought back that nostalgic feeling of first love. I think I smiled through the entire story. Well once it got past the traumatic part. I loved being reminded of how those butterflies felt, how finding that boy you couldn’t get enough of, who you couldn’t wait to see. It’s part of why I love romance, that I can be reminded of those first love feelings. I am giving Trust 5 Huge Boundless stars I absolutely loved it!