Review: Trust by Kylie Scott

by Kylie Scott
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: July 18, 2017
Genre: Young Adult Romance

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.



My thoughts…

Wow! Trust is one steamy YA novel. It gave me all the warm fuzzies and yet had some pretty dark parts to it as well. It was an all around great read.

Trust follows Edie as she goes into a convenient store to get some snacks for a girls night with her best friend. However, her quick snack run turns deadly when a robber shows up. After a long stand-off and a close call with death, Edie makes it out of there alive and it’s all thanks to a boy named John. She never thought she’d see him again but when school starts back up, she finds herself face to face with her rescuer.

Okay, so there were a few things that I loved about this novel. I loved that it had that dark underlying tone to it. These two come together over something that traumatized them. They are the only ones that know what it was like during the robbery and they find a common bond because of it. Even though their relationship starts off as a friendship, they are both very protective of the other because of their shared experience. Which makes for some serious sweet and sometimes frustrating moments. I loved that Edie was on the plus side. She knew she was bigger and she wasn’t deterred when people tried to point it out in order to make her feel bad about herself. I also loved that their journey from strangers to first loves was not an easy or quick road. They had to work at not only getting themselves back on track mentally after the ordeal, but also navigate their feelings for each other as well. I really liked that it wasn’t some insta-love situation. Speaking of first loves and all, I should point out that this is pretty steamy. So, even though it is listed as a young adult novel and Edie is still in high school, she does have sex and while it’s not horribly detailed, it isn’t completely glossed over. You have been warned. 😉

I could seriously go on and on about this book. I was in the mood for a new adult contemporary and decided to give this book a shot because even though it was classified as YA, it sounded really good. I am so glad I decided to give this a try because it was amazing. I stayed up way too late trying to read this book in one sitting. I wound up having to give up on my goal when my eyes wouldn’t stay open. Let me tell you though, after my morning fix of coffee, I was back at it until I’d finished it. I was so engrossed in their story that I just couldn’t seem to put the book down. I’ve only read one other book by this author which I really enjoyed as well. I’m starting to think this is an author I need to pay more attention to because I’m 2 for 2 with her work. Now excuse me while I add a ton of the author’s books to my library’s hold list.

Favorite quote…

“Having a gun held to your had helped sort out the big things in life from the little. So, some stranger’s opinion of me given in the form of an uninspired insult? Not a big deal.”



6 Thoughts on “Review: Trust by Kylie Scott

  1. I’ve seen the book trailer and heard it’s very good but I didn’t realize it was YA. I thought maybe they met again years later as adults.

    It’s on my TBR….

    For What It’s Worth

  2. Oh yay I wondered about this *excited*

  3. Ooh this sounds great! I’ve been seeing this everywhere, but this is actually the first time I’ve read what it is all about. From the cover I thought that the book was NA; I’m surprised it is classified as YA. From what you said about the sex scene and the underlying dark tone to it, it’s obviously meant for the older spectrum of YA readers. Definitely adding this to my TBR! Great review; you completely sold me!

  4. I have yet to try her :/

  5. I enjoyed this one too. However, I wished John’s POV was provided. Great review.

  6. Haven’t heard of this author, but I’ll definitely put it on my TBR list. When I read YA, I kind of like it to be a little dark. 🙂

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