(ARC) 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.”

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Trust by Kylie Scott is coming July 18th!!!

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Kylie Scott is one heck of an amazing author. I highly recommend checking out the Stage Dive series (which is listed in my top favorite books/series. Here’s the link if you missed it) and also check out the first book in the Dive Bar series – Dirty! The second book in that series was just released this year – here is my ARC review on Twist!

It has been sooo long since I’ve read a book that was not all hearts and romance with no too serious drama. This book is not for the light hearted. There is death, sadness and blood. This normally is not my typical type of read, but since it’s by Kylie Scott I had to read on.

I actually adore young adult books that involve romance. It’s refreshing and sweet. Nice to stray away from the dirty sex scenes every once in a while. Yet this book is more on the adult side than young adult. It is about learning how to live after almost losing your life. Learning how to move on after seeing something so graphic and being involved. Poor Edie has been through a lot and most of the time her inner battles are feeling like it’s her fault. Thankfully she has John there to help her back up.

John Cole is not the boy your parents would want you become friends with, and he definitely shouldn’t be around your daughter at school if she wants a chance of good grades. Yet Edie is not only attracted to him, but also in almost a need to be around him. They have a lot of things in common. For example that night at the Drop Stop. So as their friendship blossoms they also learn how to forget the past and become better people in general and together.

This book although labeled as young adult does have sex and it was it was awkward and eye opening for both. I was not expecting the sex scene to happen, let alone with once again me thinking this was a young adult book for it to be so detailed. Most young adult books I read they don’t even kiss to the end. It’s like a dang hallmark movie or something.

I really enjoyed this book and wanted to read it without putting it down once. Unfortunately life got in the way but each time I was constantly waiting for the moment to get back in. The journey between Edie and John was beautiful. I loved their friends Hang and Anders and am hoping to see a book with all these characters again.

This book was full of emotions, challenges and laughs. There was heart, tears and swoon worthy moments. I always enjoy a good book about a plus size girl falling in love with someone and thinking that guy would never ever fall for a girl like her… and they do. Adorbs.

I of course would recommend this book. Probably 16+ but even thought it is a young adult, I feel like adults would love it as well because I sure did.


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About the Author

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.

Contact her at info@kyliescott.com or PO Box 13, Fernvale QLD 4306 Australia

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