Published by INDIE SELFPUBLISHED on July 18, 2017
Genres: Romance, YA
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 was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
❝Terror and angst and all their friends were just waiting to party hard in my head.❞
Where has this side of Kylie Scott been? I have read and enjoyed many of her other books, they were funny with a small side of angst. But ‘Trust’ is such a departure from the others I’ve read. This was angst with a small side of humor.
❝It’s a strange thing, though, coming face to face with your own mortality. If someone your own age could die, then what’s saving you?❞
Edie and John met when fate threw them in front of a drug addict’s gun. Both kick into survival mode. But it was John who ultimately saved Edie’s life. This kind of trauma never leaves anyone the same. Edie struggled to find meaning in life. Nothing seemed the same anymore, nothing seemed to matter. What had she missed by playing it safe and being the good girl? John struggled with guilt from that night. As well, he realized how he had been living was leading him down a dead end road. He stopped selling drugs, started studying and going to class. He wanted more. In each other, they found a common bond and healing. What started out as a friendship based on tragedy turns into a relationship filled with firsts and love.
I loved this story! I indulged in the despair, I reveled in the angst and relished in the happiness. A great change of pace from author Kylie Scott, ‘Trust’ is a must read!