Trust by Kylie Scott
Published July 18, 2017 by Kylie Scott
Genres YA, Romance
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.
This is the first book I have read by the author and I am not going to lie, I usually don’t go for books with shirtless men on the cover. I do enjoy the NA genre (although this book is categorized as YA) but am weary about trying new authors. I was honestly surprised how much I enjoyed this book. Edie is a great main character and although she is struggling with many things throughout this book, she still has a sense of humor and I felt like she really knew who she was as a person & accepted that. Edie’s best friend at her new school, Hang, is great and John’s best friend, Anders is hilarious. I also really enjoyed John’s character, although he has a bit of a rough past, you can tell that he really is trying to get his life together and change his future. There were parts where I wished he has expressed himself a bit more, but overall I really enjoyed his personality. This book actually didn’t have that much sex in it, in fact there really wasn’t any in the first half of the book. Although Edie and John are both in high school, I do think this leans more into the NA category. Some of the terms and writing regarding Edie’s PTSD could have been a bit more accurate and there was a bit of language I could have done without, such as terms like “douche-canoe” but otherwise, I really enjoyed the author’s writing and the story itself. I look forward to reading more by the author in the future.
Thank you to the author for sending me an ARC.