Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Review: Trust by Kylie Scott

*****5 STARS*****

First of all I feel the need to say I don't read a lot of YA as it generally isn't my thing. Usually I prefer hot and steamy with a good plot to go along but I was swayed by the blurb for Trust because it sounded really angsty. This book delivered all the angst and more and I enjoyed every single minute of reading it.

Edie is an incredible character, she's smart, confident, funny and can definitely hold her own and she becomes even stronger after being involved in a horrific robbery which would break most people. Edie was extremely easy to love and connect with and I loved that she stuck up for her friends and would fight tooth and nail for what she wanted.

John I found a bit odd at times. Initially he came across as strong and confident then I found him to withdraw and become shy and weak at times especially when it came to Edie or his brother Dillon but he had loads of swoon worthy moments too. However I couldn't not love him because he went outside the norm of romance books by loving the girl who didn't have the perfect figure or sex appeal that the alphas in our stories usually go for.

The story itself was written extremely well and had enough going on to make me turn the pages, I just didn't want to put it down at all. As well as angst there was heartache, bitterness, betrayal, love and a whole load of other emotions going on, there was a few hysterical moments between Edie and her friend Hang as well that I laughed really loud at. I just couldn't get enough of this book and I wanted so badly for it to continue. The only little gripe I had was that I would liked to have saw a longer ending to the story as I felt it ended within the space of a few pages. I really hope the author considers writing more of these characters, maybe seeing more of Edie and John in a book for Anders and Hang would suffice. Either way I can't wait to see what Kylie Scott writes for us next.

Reviewed by Claire Lamb 

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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