Today I have a review of Trust by Kylie Scott. Thank you to Inkslinger PR for the review copy
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 my first Kylie Scott book and I really enjoyed it. It's a YA/NA definitely more on the NA side. The characters are 17 and 18 years old and the story involves, drugs, violence and sex.
Trust is focused on our leading lady Edie. Who after being involved in an armed robbery and being held hostage leaves her questioning everything. Taking more risks, rebeling and trying to do things she wants to do because you never know when life ends. During the armed robbery Edie was saved by John who she crosses paths with and starts to form a close bond.
I liked Edie and her trauma at being involved in the robbery felt realistic. She sees a therapist which I did want to see more of. But the thoughts in Edie`'s head and her actions felt very realistic after the trauma. John I adored he just got himself into a situation and is now trying to get himself out of it he wants a future. I enjoyed seeing the characters together. John's friend Anders brought some light relief and I would love to know more about him. I enjoyed seeing Edies group of new friends it was diverse in ethnicity and sexuality. I would have loved to learn and see more of these characters but I understand it's Edies story.
What I did struggle with throughout the story at times was the writing. I felt I just wanted it to be a bit more descriptive but overall the pacing of the book was great.
In the end I enjoyed Trust it explores adolescence themes and trauma in a true way and the book had a real authentic feel to it. Throw in some romance and it was a good book. 3 stars to Trust by Kylie Scott.
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. You can learn more about Kylie from her website here