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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 enroBeing 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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Trust Reviews

  • Christy
    2019-03-04 12:25

    4 stars!!!Trust is one of those books that captivated me from the first chapter. I was glued to the pages, my heart was racing, and my palms were sweating. Kylie Scott really put it all out there at the start of this book. I didn’t read the blurb and I did not see that coming at all. I love books that are emotional and intense and this definitely was both of those things. Edie and John go through something big together. Something that is traumatic and life changing. They help each other get through it. Neither of them think it’s likely that they will see each other again, they’re from different parts of town, but when Edie decides she’s had enough at her private school and goes to the local public school, John is there. The two of them have a connection, a bond. John and Edie couldn’t be more different, at least that is how it appears. But they have more in common than one would think. And this experience that has brought them together cements that even more. John is the only person who ‘gets’ what Edie is going through. He’s there for her when she needs him. When her other friends bailed, when her mom just doesn’t understand, John is there. He gets it. “He’s the only one who gets me. Who knows what it was like, going through what happened that night,” I said. “And he’s the only one I know for sure would risk himself to keep me safe. Doesn’t that matter to you?” I thought John was an amazing hero. He wasn’t perfect and he made mistakes in his past, but he had a lot of growth. He wanted to be better. This experience had that effect on him. It didn’t effect Edie quite the same way, but I think different people are effected by things in different ways and that’s okay. I’ve read most of Kylie Scott’s books, and this was different for her. I think she did a great job with this book. It’s one that made me feel and stayed on my mind for quite a while after reading it. It’s more of a mature YA, and I hope to see more books like this from Scott in the future! It was us against the world, forever and ever.

  • ~Mindy Lynn~
    2019-02-26 09:51

    It's live y'all! 7/18/17 ALL THE STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!My favorite read thus far of 2017! Yes, you read it right! lolI had no plans on reading the whole book. I just wanted to read a chapter or two to see if I was going to enjoy it because it has been a minute since I've read a YA book (I honestly didn't know it was YA when I requested it). Then the next thing I knew the book had ended, I was giddy with how much I fell in love with the characters and story, and then mortified when I saw the time. It's a little after 5 in the morning. I had a WTF moment because I can't believe I stayed up all night reading. Which is also when my bladder screamed for attention and I realized my throat was extremely dry. I obviously forgot about everything while reading this wonderful book. And isn't that the best, dolls? When you come upon a book that makes everything around you disappear and you are blissfully lost in another world for a few hours or more. It's my kind of heaven. I haven't had a book grab me like this in quite some time. I'm feeling the exhaust from not sleeping so I'm going to finish this review later on today. But seriously dolls, add this one to your TBR. I can't see anyone not enjoying this. CONTINUED....Now that I've had rest I will finish. lolFrom chapter one this book sucked me in. The robbery was intense and the way it played out was so damn good. I was literally squeezing the crap out of my Kindle with anticipation on how it would end. I would say, but I don't want to give any spoilers. I quickly fell in love with Edie. It was like insta love y'all. Then I ended up doing it over and over again with John, Hang, and Sander. They were the best side character's and awesome best buds to Edie and John. I feel like if I go too far into explaining the story I will give some of the magic of this book away. So I am just going to share all the feels. I already said that I fell in love with Edie and here is why. She was so damn strong. She decided to fight back and to not be the victim. She's a girl with some extra love on her belly, butt, thighs, and she's beautiful with such a great attitude about herself and how she see's things. I loved her inner dialogue. She was funny, caring, and a bit of a rebel. I loved how she stood up for herself and her friends. She's someone I would have been BFF's with in high school. John... SWOON! He is the hero of this story in more ways than one. He saves Edie not just that night, but throughout the book when she starts to reel off course. He pulls her back in. The friendship that blooms between the two was endearing and special. I loved their conversations and the time they spent together. I loved how protective they were of each other and what they went through together.Sander.. The guy is hilarious and brought a lot of humor to the story. I loved him. He was caring and loyal. I need a book with him and Hang. Just saying. Hang was the best of best friends any girl could have. She was Edie's ride or die chick. She was down for any shenanigans Edie came up with. The relationship between the girls was epic as was some of the hilarious conversations the girls had together. I can't express enough how much I loved this book. I am definitely going to be reading this one again soon. Pick this one up on July 18th or preorder it now. I know you all are going to love it!Happy reading dolls! ** I WAS KINDLY GIVEN AN ARC FROM NETGALLEY AND THE PUBLISHER IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW**

  • Maddie
    2019-03-16 09:49

    🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟THIS BOOK IS NOTHING BUT BRILLIANT- Highly recommended New Adult lovers!!! What is the NA genre?New adult (NA) fiction, also rendered as new-adult fiction, is a developing genre of fiction with protagonists in the 18–30 age bracket!Chapter 1Eddie and her friend Georgia went to the “Drop Stop – SHOP” to buy some crucial snacks to watch all 8 Harry Potter films the nightBut what the girls did not expect on this night Eddie’s life as she knows it changed forever! A drugged addict needed money for a fix and a robbery went down while Eddie was in the shop! Please, God, let one of them do something constructive to get me out of here. I’d go to church; I’d do anything. I was only seventeen, still a virgin, for fuck’s sake. And while I knew I’d probably never make prom queen, I’d at least like to live long enough to attend the damn thing.People was killed, she got hurt and not only physically but the event also changed her outlook on life! Luckily for Eddie that night John was also caught up in the mess, and he saved her life → *insert swoon here*Type of Characters and my choices according to pictures :Brie Soledad“John Cole, king of the hotties”DevelopmentGeorgia and Eddie were best friends: →Our shared sense of bad humor, love of Sephora, and taste in books bound us tight. We’d be friends forever, Georgia and I. But soon after the incident Georgia gave an interview to the press, where she publicly shared all the details of the incident, which Eddie shared in confidence with Georgia!“Are you okay?” - MOM“I’m fine.” - Eddie“You sure?” - Mom“I told her that stuff in private, Mom. I trusted her.” - Eddie “So she goes and gives some interviews?” - EddieIt might be cathartic, a release. But the wall between me and my feelings allowed only the worst of the worst to get out. Terror and angst and all of their friends were just waiting to party hard in my head. Best to keep on aiming for numb. Who knew? Eventually, it might work.Years of friendship, gone. I felt angry and bereft, completely and utterly alone.Loving someone sucked.- EddieEddie did not want to have anything to do with Georgia again after the press interview mostly because she felt betrayed! Eddie was bullied in school – being called names like Willy, as in the movie Free Willy as she was a bit overweight. But first day back in old school she could not take in anymore→Kara’s voice sounded far off, as if she were struggling just to be heard.“You must have made a great human shield,” she continued. “You’re as wide as the ass end on a truck and I bet with the amount of fat you’re packing, you could probably even stop a bullet.”But when I turned around, there were more people watching than I’d imagined. Fifty, sixty maybe, jamming up the hallway. .Hell, even Georgia was hiding back there, waiting to see what happened. “Move your hair, Free Willy,” she ordered, stepping toward me with her hand outstretched. “Let’s see.”Like hell she’d be touching me. I’d been touched against my will enough for one lifetime, and by someone a lot scarier than Kara. My thumb curled beneath my fingers and I swung hard and fast, lashing out. Bam, my fist smacked into Kara’s face. Kara was crying and carrying on.After above incident, Eddie insisted her mom let her move schools, and although her mother did not agree she did let her go.First day at the new school, Eddie was shocked as there was! →Holy shit. It was John. My fellow hostage and eventual saviour from the Drop Stop. After the robbery life for John also changed, John’s brother is a drug dealer, and John also sold drugs for him on a stage but that all changed when he moved into his uncle’s home. His brother did not like that he stopped selling.This was not a NA romance where boy meets girl and they fall in love straight away and the author really done a good job building the relationship between John and Eddie! A few paragraphs / quotes → I loved“The most common form of despair is not being who you are.” – Søren Kierkegaard Epilogue! → Will I read it again?→Most definitely!! And I will recommend to NA lovers! My feelings while reading this: → I have a soft place in my heart for Bully books, especially if the bullied person can stand up for themselves in the end, so for me this book is special and I enjoyed it, and according to my standards are a 5 star read! But go read it yourself to form your own opinion. To the Author ARC received via Netgalley for an honest opinion – Review overdue by +- 3 months! It took me a long time to write this review, but what I can say is THANK YOU I loved it!Playlist provided by the author - ENJOY! “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” – Blue Oyster Culthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClQcU...“Bad Habit” – The Kookshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tUh-...“I Wanna Be Sedated” – Ramones “Girls” – The 1975https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz81M...“Get It On” – T. Rexhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOjCj...“Liability” – Lordehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FFB4...“Heart of Glass” – Blondie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49SRG...“Teen Idle” – Marina and the Diamonds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke7-_...“What Is and What Should Never Be” – Led Zeppelinhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrqMd...“Adore” – Amy Sharkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-Iol...“Because the Night” – Patti Smith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2Pzv...“Tear in My Heart” – Twenty One Pilots https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uprcp...Synopsis: 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.ARC provided for honest review via Netgalley!!

  • .Under the pages
    2019-02-27 09:30

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  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    2019-03-13 16:38

    It's on sale if you don't have it now is a good time to get it only 99 cents https://www.amazon.com/Trust-Kylie-Sc...4-4.5 brilliant stars ❤I absolutely adored Trust, it was refreshing,fast paced,unique,emotional and poignant.So different from Kylie's other books yet it was amazing!The story starts really good with me sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see what will happen next!!Edie and John's journey is full of emotions and I'm so glad I have the opportunity to read it!The relationship that Edie builds with John is something else.Both characters are original and unique.Eddie is one of the most strongest heroines I have ever read!She is also funny and so lovable.John omg this boy stole my heart.He is a swoon worthy hero and I loved that he wanted to change and be better.Overall it was an amazing story that I would recommend it to readers over 16 for sure.I wish we can see more books like this from Kylie,she doesn't stop surprising me each time I read a new book by her!   

  • Penelope Douglas
    2019-03-05 09:55

    This is exactly what I needed. And such an easy read. I loved how John was trying to change his ways and be the good guy, but Kylie still kept his edge and heat, and Edie wasn't the typical heroine, either. She had such great inner dialogue, and the friendship between the girls was so witty and fun to read. YA is my heart, and I'm in love with this one!

  • Elizabeth
    2019-03-19 13:47

    "Bullets were permanent. Everything else was temporary."Trust is a standalone contemporary young adult romance with two beautiful broken people who find strength beyond the tragedy of life's circumstances. "I was going to die, here, tonight, in the Drop Stop in my fucking pajamas. This was it." Edie is a teenager stocking up goodies at the local convenience store for a fun filled night with her best friend when in just a single moment, her life is changed forever. The store is overtaken by a robber and tragedy strikes. Throughout the chaos of the moment, Edie is saved by a troubled team named John. When the sounds of sirens and the blood are cleared away, Edie and John are left broken. "It's okay to be afraid, Edie. You just can't let it stop you from doing anything."John has a reputation for dealing drugs and raising hell in his school. When Edie transfers from her posh private school to the local high school, she runs into her savior John. Even though the horrors of the robbery have passed, John feels the need to protect her again. This time protection means keeping her far away from him. And yet, despite his best efforts, John and Edie can't seem to stay away from each other. After surviving such a horrific event, they are drawn to each other. Edie struggles with a low self-esteem and abandonment issues, and now she has post traumatic stress disorder. John is trying desperately to break away from his tainted past and start again. As they find peace in together, friendship blossoms and eventually transforms into something so much more. "I couldn't get close enough, no matter how I tried. Eyes hazy and lips wet, he kissed me slow and sweet. It seemed endless, as necessary to life as breathing."Told in Edie's POV, Trust is a beautiful young romance with action and light steam. I found the relationship between Edie and John to be raw and full of inspiration. The evolution of their romance is slowly explored as both are learning and growing together. The secondary characters enhance the plot as they offer support to John and Edie. The stakes are high for both of them to overcome their past, their differences, and find happiness together. Overall, Trust is an absolute must read for YA Romance fans. I have long been a fan of Ms. Scott's work, and John and Edie are quite a beautiful pair. If you are looking for a beautiful friends to lovers romance who overcome tragedy together, then this is the summer read for you! *THIS was a BR with my girl LOYDA!*ARC graciously provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    2019-03-16 13:36

    2 stars It really pains me to say this, but I did not enjoy this book. Kylie Scott is a go-to author for me, she’s written some of my favorite romances ever, but this one fell flat for me.Trust is about Edie, a seventeen year old who finds herself a hostage in a convenience store robbery. Having just popped in for a few things, the entire encounter changes her life and leads to her decision to leave private school and her so called friends behind and attend public school. At her new public school, Edie begins to cross paths with John, a boy who was stuck during the convenience store robbery himself. Because of their bond from the tragic night, they begin to form a friendship that means a lot to the both of them. Edie begins to make other, more loyal friends at her new school as well, and things seem to be looking up. But as can be expected, feelings for John begin to form, but does John like her back?This book started out really strong, but then around 30% slowed down a bit for me. The pacing was a bit off throughout most of the book, and with an unclear plot for most of it. That combined with a rushed ending made it difficult for me to truly enjoy this book. I also didn’t care for John, he and Edie seemed to have zero chemistry, on top of his lack of personality. He wasn’t developed well enough. I loved that we got a plus sized heroine, Kylie Scott has always shown readers that beauty is more than a skinny body. I respect that she challenges traditional standards of beauty. Plus sized women are often seen as undesirable, and that’s just not true. I also liked the friendship between Edie and Hang, I love seeing stories that portray healthy and supportive female friendships.According to the Goodreads definition “Young-adult fiction (often abbreviated as YA) is fiction written for, published for, or marketed to adolescents and young adults, roughly ages 13 to 18.” Considering this book containedgraphicsexual content that I in my job as a public librarian would not feel comfortable handing to someone 13-15 years old (and 16 is stretching it), I do not consider this YA. I’ve seen lots of reviews citing this as “YA I actually like to read, and I don’t like YA”. Well….. that’s because it’s not YA. This was a contemporary romance novel meant for readers 17 and up. That’s my professional opinion, I understand if you disagree with me. Obviously I am in the minority when it comes to this book, there are a ton of favorable reviews out there and I encourage you to read them. Also, everyone has different reading tastes, mine fall pickier than others, so I think you should pick up this book and decide for yourself. ARC provided by the author via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Follow me on ♥ Facebook ♥ Blog ♥ Instagram ♥ Twitter ♥

  • Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
    2019-03-18 17:25

    “The most common form of despair is not being who you are.” – Soren Kierkegaard From the moment I heard about Trust I just could not wait to read it and I absolutely loved it. It was just one of those books that reeled me in from the start and kept me enthralled until the very end. I literally could not put this book down, it was one of those books where you know you have to go to bed because you have to wake up early the next day but keep thinking “I’ll just read one more chapter” and before you know it you’ve finished the book. Of course you have had next to no sleep by morning, so you have to use tooth picks to keep your eyes open all day. But it was well and truly worth it, because I just loved it that much. It was raw, emotional, and gritty. It was a real coming of age story about friendship, love, self-consciousness relating to body image and overcoming traumatic events that results in a bond that is so strong nothing can break. Edie and John meet during a robbery at a local convenience store where they were held hostage at gunpoint. Edie was both shaken and frightened and had no idea how she was going to get out of the traumatic situation alive. Thanks to John, they were both able to survive the ordeal when he risked his life to save hers. They were both able to leave the robbery relatively unscathed; injuries heal quicker than the mental scarring. And as we know though, terrifying and traumatic events are hard to get over and Edie was fearful of sleeping, such were the vivid and horrifying nightmares she had as a result of that incident.“Death was a stone, dragging me deep. Life had been so much simpler and easier before all of this. I’d been immortal, but tomorrow didn’t exist.”After the robbery, Edie has a new outlook on life; she no longer puts up with the bullying at her private school she once did. After convincing her Mom, she decides to leave the snobbery and bullying behind and enrol at the local public school. There she stumbles upon someone she never thought she’d see again, the person responsible for saving her life. Together they help to heal each other from the traumas of their past and a beautiful bond and friendship is formed. I loved Edie, she is probably one of the best heroines I have read to date. Bold statement I know. I loved her quick wit and sense of humor for a start, but it’s so much more than that; she was a very relatable and real seventeen year old girl. Like a lot of teenage girls she has body image issues and for her, it was her stomach and thighs which she attempts to hide. It was so beautiful to read as the friendship with John progressed into something more, her perception of herself started to shift and she became a lot more comfortable in her own skin.“He was beautiful and I . . . I was nothing. An out-of-her-depth girl who wore too much black and feared the bulk of society.”John, wow! What can I possibly say about this beautiful young man. Not only did he risk his life to save someone he’s never even met before, but he’s shown immense courage and bravery to reform and turn his life around for the better. As the friendship between himself and Edie unfolds, his protective nature towards Edie is nothing short of inspiring. He would do absolutely anything to ensure she is kept safe and out of harm’s way. There was nothing I did not love about John Cole. I loved this all-consuming story with its intense emotions and feelings associated with falling in love for the first time. How when you meet someone for the first time they have the ability to change your life, through a bond so strong nothing or no one is likely to tear them apart. This story has been classified as YA, but I would classify it as more NA, even though the story is centred on high school students the themes, I believe, are too mature for YA, but that’s just me. Trust was such a moving, emotionally driven story and the humor thrown into the mix fit perfectly with the story. To anyone who loves stellar writing, inspiring characters and a compelling plot that draws you in from the very first word until the very last, this book is for you. Trust me, you’ll want to read this one. It was simply unforgettable.

  • Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
    2019-03-10 13:48

    An impressive release from Kylie Scott! Very much enjoyed an audiobook of this novel, loved the narrator. I'm just not quite sure I'd call this as YA (mature YA) O.o It has violence and sex but it's about two people in high school. Should teens be reading this? They grow up so fast these days! >.< I don't know!Megan's 5 star review on our blog HERE

  • TheCrazyWorldOfABookLover
    2019-02-21 14:34

    UGH I really really REALLY wanted to love this story more. I love YA and was excited to read Kylie Scott for the first time, seeing as so many book friends enjoy her books. And while there was some sweet moments in here, this overall was lacking. The writing was very choppy, dry, and not something I'd expect from a seasoned writer like Kylie. This was my first book from her, and I expected the writing to be better, wittier, smarter, more lyrical….just have something that would have pulled me in.(Case in point: I highlighted maybe 3 lines in this entire book - and just to compare - I have over 100 highlights from some of my other favorite books). There were some inconsistencies in the writing and the lack of editing annoyed me. Granted, these weren’t huge plot holes, but from a 'New York Times and USA Today best-selling author', it was disappointing. There were also a few things in here that had me scratching my head. (view spoiler)[One example: That story starts with Edie meeting John when they both happen to be in a convenient store and a druggie attempts to rob the place. Druggie shoots and kills the clerk, which Edie witnesses. And moments later, after seeing John up close, says this: "His eyes were intense, gaze heavy. In a pretty boy contest, he'd have beaten the now dead cute clerk guy easily."Ummmm, what? That's your first thought? After witnessing a murder in cold blood? You're comparing cuteness levels of the DEAD clerk and John? AFTER going on and on about how utterly terrified you are, you say THAT? That line was to me extremely ridiculous. Also - Their first time having sex was awkward, not sexy or romantic at all, and just an FYI they don't really get together until the 85% mark.(hide spoiler)]I also think I would have enjoyed this more if it was written in dual POV. John's character was unbelievably flat (he barely spoke, JUST grunted..yes GRUNTED.. a whole lot, andddddddd that's about all that we get out of him) and it made it hard to feel anything towards their romance, which felt VERY stilted. Their conversations were so short and mostly consisted of one word responses which made it hard to believe either would fall for the other. Very underwhelmed by this one and not really something I'd recommend.Find Me On:Instagram ❤ FB Page ❤ FB Blog ❤ Blog ❤ Twitter["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • KAT ⚛ Kitty Kat's Crazy About Books ⚛
    2019-03-01 17:50

    TRUST: is a full length standalone romance novel by Kylie Scott. In this we meet Edie Millen and John Cole two college students. Both were held hostage at gun point by a meth head named Chris during a robbery at a convenience store 'The Drop Stop'. Both there for two slightly different reasons, One to seal the deal on a drug drop off, the other to stock up on junk food. Five people in that store on that fateful night only three including the perpetrator walked out. A bond forged like no other. Edie's life flashed before her eyes as she's held at gunpoint, never getting to say goodbye to her mother, never having that chance to lose her virginity and never to become a teacher.All we had in common was a night of blood and violence.Death was a stone dragging me deep. Life had been so much simpler and easier before all of this. I'd been immortal, but tomorrow didn't exist. It was all now, here today. Until Chris and his gun destroyed everything. The characters were a lot younger than what I'd generally read, standing at seventeen years old. The connection you get with these two characters though and the storyline as a whole had me loving every minute in this book. The beginning took my breath away, two soul survivors, two fractured teens mend as they lean on each other after the tragedy they survived. I loved the bond these two had, from friends to lovers, a deep life altering experience that had a profound change in the way they looked at life from that day onwards. I loved how she came into her own, from being bullied to taking a stand and saying you know what no more.* Teasers used are off the authors facebook page *

  • V. PARENTAL GUIDANCE ALERT:A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you
    2019-03-04 10:49

    Update just because my original comment was somehow hidden even though by the number of likes it should have been in the first page of the reviews ***UPDATE July 18th, to announce the giveaway is closed and to reply to comments ***Look at the bottom of the original review.***ORIGINAL NON-REVIEW, I JUST WANTED TO ANNOUCE THE GIVEAWAY***ALERT AT THE END OF THIS NON-REVIEW Another book from an erotica author that will be marketed as upper ya. UPPER YA IS NEW ADULT stop pretending that New adult doesn't exist. NEW ADULT IS A GENRE, A VERY RESPECTABLE GENRE that a lot of readers love but most publishers are afraid to admit is part of their "upper ya" catalogue.A Court of Mist and Fury and Paper Princess have contributed to this very dangerous trend that is false adverstiment: New adult books with mature explicit content are falsely marketed as safe for 14 YO readers. and unfortunately Goodreads isn't helping to get the truth out there. Already a lot of Kylie Scott's fans/friends/marketers have shelved this as YA which means that the moment this is released it'll reach underage kids through Goodreads newsletter. At least The writing duo of Kennedy and Frederick added mature content warnings to ther Paper Princess blurbback when they were self-published . Will Kylie Scott have the same decency in case this book contains sexy scenes?Most people think that YA is a clean genre because the most popular YA movies are completly harmless and sexless. Kids as young as 10-15 can see a YA movie and they won't see anything that isn't really PG 13, but books marketed as YA like Paper princess by erotica authors Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick, and Series like A court of thorns and roses and Throne of glass are full of content that isn't suited for kids under 16. Kylie Scott is an erotica, new adult author, not a YA author so be careful. You might say: "But you haven't read it, so how do you know this book isn't clean?" The thing is that this book can be as clean as a YA movie or not. That's not the point. The point is that Kylie Scott, is an author with a huge bunch of steamy titles. Just like I said in my When it's real review: A 13 YO might buy that book, like it and then want to read more of the authors. This is the kind of content that a 13 YO who likes this book will find in case they want to read more of Kylie Scott.Kylie Scott's booksSo if you prefer clean reads or want your kids to read only clean reads be careful. I'm not saying don't read this book, it might be a good book as most of my friends seem to love Kylie Scott's writing. I'm only saying that indie authors and especially the big publishing houses *cough Bloomsbury Children cough should stop trying to shove sex scenes down underage kids throats without a warning. Add a warning of sexual content and then let the readers of ANY AGE, decide if they'll read adult explicit content or not. A lot of readers prefer smut in their reads and might buy EVEN MORE, so stop lying. I never miss the opportunity to speak about it because not many people know this, but I'll keep saying it: YOUNG ADULT ISN'T A CLEAN GENRE. In fact, it has never been. Be careful if you want to give a YA book as gift. If you see 10-14 YO kids reading an erotica book like A court of mist and fury or Paper princess, please know that it's as though you're seeing a kid of that age reading Fifty shades of gray with better writing. Distrust some Goodreads reviewers, some booktubers, Common sense media and Kirkus reviews. They have been participating in the false advertising, maybe unintentionally. Who knows? Having said that, I'm always ready for more NEW ADULT, SEXY, STEAMY books so I might read this. Kylie Scott, included the whole globe on a current giveaway of this book so I invite you all my friends who are on age and like romance to participate. Besdies, it's not common that authors and publishers include us Aussies in their giveaways so here it is.Link to Trust giveaway***UPDATE July 18th reply to Tori and Lil *** Tori said: Erotica and erotic romance are two completely differnet things. This story and author is neither.I see your point my friend, but IMHO doesn't make any difference. Again let's take a look at the previous titles of Mrs. ScottKylie Scott's booksWhat might be erotic romance or NOT GRAPHICfor YOU and ME (as both of us unshamedly read erotic content) might be erotica or porn for other readers, ESPECIALLY those who usually buy their books in the YA section of bookstores and ebook retailers. As you and everyone can see when looking at the author's previous works some of them are in erotica shelves. That's because GR members (not me as I haven't ever read a Kylie Scott book) deemed her books as erotica, erotic romance adult fiction, adult content. How you named it doesn't change one thing: A 13 YO MAY like Trust and then want to read more of this author. Lili said: If the main characters are under 18 then it's a YA, if the main characters are between 18 and 22/24 it's a NA, if they are older it's adult. Not really, it depends on the marketing strategy. Simon and Shuster marketed Slammed and Hopeless by Colleen Hoover as New adult reads . The characters are 17 YO and Bloomsbury Children (deceiving imprint name) is selling A COURT OF MIST AND FURY as YA even though:*The series is high on erotic content, meaning no fade to black during the most intense erotic scenes.* None of the main characters is younger than 19.That's why a lot of authors now, especially those who wrote NA before, tell that it's YA but with mature content. Is that what they're claiming? Because for me, it looks more like the reasons are more about the money and their marketing strategies. But what I really want to know is whether Kylye Scott is willing to add a warning for sexual content in case this book contains some or whether she'll try to follow tghe Bloomsbury Children marketing strategy. Bloomsbury Children avoided adding warnings to their first edition of A court of mist and fury and a court of wings and ruin, but Kylie is self-published and I tend to think that indie authors have more of a moral quality and better ethics than big publishers. I hope that her book doesn't contain erotic scenes and if it contains erotic scenes she adds a warning.

  • Michelle
    2019-03-19 11:48

    ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest reviewTrust by Kylie Scott is an emotionally gripping, uncut, raw, realistic story of human social interactions. Scott pushes her readers out of their comfort zone to see and feel for her characters. She allowed us to be in their shoes to feel their vulnerabilities, insecurities, fears and love. Trust me when I tell you that this book is a visceral literary tale of raw honesty and second chances.Edie is a normal 17 year old high school student ready to get out of her small town in Northern California when suddenly one trip to the liquor store changed everything. Held hostage in a robbery gone wrong, Edie saw her life flashed before her eyes. With a gun held to her head, Edie knew instantly this could be it that is until a complete stranger risked his life to save her. John Cole saved Edie’s life that day.John is the hero but in the eyes of the public, he was still the troublemaker drug dealer but Edie knew the truth. He was the guy who saved her. The boy who changed her life. The boy she trusted. Kissing John was everything. Well, not everything everything. I wouldn’t die without him. But all of me wanted him, my heart and my head and all of the rest. Without a doubt, he made life better.”When Edie goes back to her private high school nothing is the same. Her friendship with her best friend is strained and bullying is incessant and so Edie decides to transfer to the local high school. It is there, Edie sees John Cole again. John and Edie begins to form an unlikely friendship since that day in the liquor store affected them emotionally and mentally. They both suffer from PTSD. Since that day, John made a choice to change his life and stop dealing pot. He wants to make a better life for himself and so he begins to study and take school seriously whereas Edie begins to spiral down with her grades. She begins to rebel but John stops her from totally spiralling down as he becomes her confidant and friend. Together, they find comfort, strength, friendship and an unspoken bond. As John begins to change his ways for the good, what happens when his past comes colliding with his future?Trust is an exemplary story that raises awareness of body shaming, bullying, preconceived notions and stereotyping individuals. This book exceed beyond my wildest expectations because I didn’t expect to fall in love with YA book so passionately as I did with this one. I loved how Kylie didn’t rushed the romantic relationship with Edie and John but allowed readers to feel the emotional and physical connection. She made us vulnerable to Edie and John as they clawed their way out of darkness together. I could go on and on about this book, but I won’t since this is one of those books that you have to read. This story and these characters are forever embedded in my heart as a reminder that trust, love, kindness, and hope goes a long way. So trust me when I tell you Kylie Scott’s writing was amazing and this story was emotionally gripping as it will leave a lasting impact.Kylie Scott

  • Jen
    2019-02-23 15:49

    4.5 StarsOn any other night, high school seniors Edie and John may never have met. Edie would’ve simply walked into the convenience store, bought her snacks and went on her way to her bff’s house for their movie marathon. John might’ve just sold his herb to the jock from his high school and moved on with his life. As often happens, fate and a tweaking meth head with a gun had other ideas.The Drop Stop incident, as it came to be known, had a profound effect on both Edie and John. John decided to get his life together and stop making foolish choices, while Edie decided it was time to start taking some risks.“Now I know how much there is to be afraid of and it terrifies me. But at the same time, I feel like if I could live through that, what happened to us, then I can survive anything. Like, what is there really to be afraid of?"When Edie transfers to John’s school and starts living her life on the ever so slightly wild side, John decides to take her under his wing and a friendship is formed. It turns out both are suffering some PTSD with regards to that awful night at the Drop Stop and spending their evenings talking about any and everything seems to be the only way to alleviate the sleepless nights. As time goes on the feelings of friendship start to turn into something stronger.I was absolutely hooked from the moment I started reading Trust. I knew the heart of this story involved a violent incident at a convenience store and I was happy to not have the wait for drawn out action. And after all, that’s how Edie and John meet in the first place. Though the story begins with a bang of sorts, it’s really about the two characters getting to know each other and figuring out themselves after such a life defining incident. For Edie, it’s about realizing she no longer wants to live in fear of what others think and, basically, she has no more fucks to give.So my thighs were thick and my belly bulged. So what. I was alive and allowed to take up space.My absolute favorite aspect of Trust was being inside Edie’s head. Her smarts, vulnerability and ultimate grit made this NA novel read more adult than a story set in high school normally does. At over twice her age, I probably shouldn’t have related to Edie as much as I did, but in my eyes that’s a sign of some pretty amazing writing. In fact, all of the character interactions were entertaining as hell and for a story that could’ve been absolutely bleak, I found myself laughing constantly. It helped that even though Edie could be awkward as hell, there was no shame in her game. Learning to roll with embarrassment is half the battle, sweet girl.“Mom would be super pissed about shoes on the bed. A hot guy hanging out in my room with me though? Not a problem. Hell, she’d probably give me a high-five.”“You think I’m hot?”“What? No. I was just making conversation.” My face heated. Mental note: Duct tape mouth at first opportunity. “Geez, the ego on you.”Trust was unlike any other Kylie Scott book I've read previously. As much as I enjoyed all of those, I think this one is my new favorite. ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  • Claire Robinson
    2019-02-21 12:41

    5 - "You're a strange one... And I mean that with great affection." Stars!ITs LIVE!Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072FH6SHL/Amazon Aus: https://www.amazon.com.au/Trust-Kylie...Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trust-Kylie-... B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/trus...Kylie Scott is not a new author to me, but her first foray into what I would call a book in the New Adult genre, was without doubt the best writing I have experienced from her. Trust is a book you pick up with one set of expectations, and although they are generally met, the author also fulfilled a completely different set, that I didn’t even realize I had, or wanted to get from a book of this type.In life unless you’re willing to run away and live in the woods and risk being eaten by bears, some things were just unavoidable…John and Edie, meet under the most extreme of circumstances, and what starts out as a clumsy friendship built on a bond that no-one else can understand, transforms into something else entirely, as they work through the aftermath of the robbery and the fall-out from it."I like you bugging me… I like it a lot."This isn’t your typical teen-angst ridden, high school story, bad-boy and good-girl do come together, but that’s about as far as the association with books of this genre really ends. I think due to their introduction being of such an extreme nature and the subject matter that the author covers as things progress, was dealt with really well in that it wasn’t over-egged their struggles were genuine and each of them dealt with them in their own way. "Whatever I have to do… However I need to prove myself to you, I’ll do it."There is a change as well in that where the one perceived as the bad-influence at the beginning decides to pull their socks up and make something for themselves the other starts to take a stand against the injustices she would have normally let go by.Even though the story itself was quite heavy it’s themes, I absolutely got lost in its telling. Kylie Scott hit some sort of higher elemental writing plain, with her telling of Edie and John's story in Trust and I have to reaffirm that it’s the best I have read by her, and I really, really hope she dips her toe back into this genre again. Plenty of scope to give secondary characters from this book their own stories as well in this readers opinion, Anders and Hang immediately spring to mind."You’re still my hero."Outstanding read, unique and original story-line, reading nirvana. ARC generously provided by the author via Netgalley, and it was my absolute pleasure to provide the above honest review in exchange.**This review will also appear on Straight Shootin' Book Reviews -https://straightshootinbookreviews.com

  • Astrid - ☆Vanilla & Spice Books☆
    2019-03-17 11:41

    ✮✮✮ 4.5 Stars ✮✮✮Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books"Racks full of magazines filled the front glass wall; nothing could be seen of us below chest height. Above that line, the world was red, white, and blue.Edie and Georgia only want to get snacks for a Harry Potter marathon. They never imagined that an innocent trip to a drop shop would become their worst nightmare. All of a sudden Edie is looking at the wrong end of a gun and two men are dead. A boy saves her life. A boy who is under suspicion of collaboration with the robber.And if all that wasn't upsetting enough her best friend betrays her trust. The final straw comes from the school's (b)witch who bullies Edie and she is done with private school. She'd rather go to public school and get a fresh start..John saved Edie's life and was taken into custody because of his criminal record of selling weed. It is thanks to Edie that he was released quickly when his role became obvious. Back at school he sees the new girl but doesn't approach her - his reputation shouldn't rub off on Edie. Of course his good intentions don't last long. A nightly visit and a conversation about the aftermath and nightmares of that horrible day strengthen the bond that was formed that night in the convenience store.Events like this one will change a person. There is no way it won't. Edie used to be a normal teen with all the insecurities that come with it. Well maybe not so normal because she has been bullied for a plus size body. What would have hurt Edie before the night of the robbery she now brushes off. She has become strong and resilient, her focus shifted and her priorities too.The self-consciousness about her body doesn't disappear but weighed against losing your life it becomes insignificant. What becomes stronger is her need for privacy. She doesn't take her best friend's betrayal well and in the process trust doesn't come easy to her. Who she really trusts, however, is John.I loved Edie's snark, her care about John and her imperturbable loyalty for him. But of course she is also a young girl and she does some immature things.John Cole was stupidly beautiful, in that he was so beautiful it made me stupid.John has inherited the weed selling business from his brother who has moved on to harder drugs. After the day that changed his life he tries everything to get his life back on track. He stops selling, he makes an effort to improve his grades at school but every single day he has to fight against prejudice. John's and Edie's bond becomes stronger every day and their friendship is beautiful.“Thanks for tonight,” I said, keeping my voice low. “This is nice.”He smiled. “Yeah, it is.”“We should be friends.”Brows arched, he gave me an amused look. He had nice lips. “We are, you goose.You can only guess at John's feelings for Edie because you only get her POV but at some point you get an inkling that not everything is as platonic as he makes it out to be. John's a bit moody but very sweet and honest and a wonderful friend. He is the kind who has your back when you need a getaway car, even if he is at odds with you. While reading I saw an endearing boy with a whole lot of love to give and his share of insecurities despite the flashy good looks. “You’re here?”“Yeah.”“Why?”“Because this is where you are,” he said, as if it were obvious.The whole cast of this book is very well fleshed out. I loved Hang, who accepts Edie the way she was. She is just as loyal as John and a great friend to have when you need someone at your back. Anders, John's best friend, is a nutcase and oh so hilarious. I hope that Kylie Scott has a story for him and Hang!In the beginning of the story my heart was in my throat. It grips you right away and pulls you into it. When the anxiety of the first 10% eases it starts to become a captivating story. This isn't just a love story between teenagers. It touches some subjects young people have to deal with on a daily basis and Kylie Scott addresses them tactfully. It has her signature snarky writing style which I have become a fan of!If I can find any fault with this book it was the lack of a proper last chapter that would ease us into an epilogue. We have some action and a showdown, then cut: "Epilogue." That threw me a bit. I loved the epilogue, but it didn't make up for a proper last chapter. Overall Trust made for an engaging and compelling read.“Edie?”“Hmm?”“Me too. On the… you know.”I cocked my head. “You mean the love thing?”“Yeah. That.”Trust is a standalone novel. An awesome one. Read it.

  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    2019-03-10 15:28

    We're in northern California with Edie. She's a 17 year old, slightly overweight, slightly sad girl who just survived a horrible convenience store robbery.And the boy who helped her survive in that store - John - is going to her new high school.Edie just got out of her bullying private school and wants to let loose a bit now. But John has done enough bad stuff in his life - he wants to concentrate on school and his non-criminal future.And of course he feels responsible for Edie in that new school and tries to help her wherever he can.And together they try to survive school, the nightmares from the robbery and the sparks that are starting to develop between them....What will happen with Edie & John?Will there be a Happily Ever After??READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT!═════════════════════What an amazing book!I was hooked from the first page!The story starts really exciting and suspensy with the robbery and the reader just sits there following Edie and John - and how they go about the aftermath of what happend. And how they're trying to just ... live. A happy teenager life. A normal life.And I loved it. I wish this was a movie or a Netflix show already. I would soooo watch it!!! And I want the guy on the cover to be John - even though I haven't even seen his face! ☺This was an amazing story about a strong, young girl with lots of problems. Just like so many teenagers. Single mom. No dad. Body-shaming and bullying at school. Being a book nerd. Being lonely.Then this horrible thing happens to her and everything seems even worse than before. She doesn't know how do deal with what happened. But things are also better, because now there are new, real, friends in her life. And a boy. An amazingly sweet and protective and gorgeous & swoonworthy young man!She just has to get through all the darkness and the nightmares ...Amazing book - completely different to all the other Kylie Scott books.If I had to find some things I didn't like.... Not really... maybe - and I'll put it in a spoiler thingy - but don't worry it's not really a bad thing or something that made the story bad. But, it might spoil a tiny little bit. Here goes: (view spoiler)[I would've loved a few more pages at the end - the end before the epilogue. It all felt a bit too rushed. You kind of know from the blurb that something bad will happen again, and then you've read 96% and it hasn't happened yet? That end was a bit quick for me. And then I would've loved one of those school-hall PDA moments. Him holding her hand, or pushing her against the locker and kissing her in front of everyone... But that's just my fantasy☺ I still loooved the book! (hide spoiler)]TRUST was a such heartbreakingly beautiful & adorable & exciting friends to lovers YA romance! Run to your nearest amazon for your own John - this one is MINE!!!♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Sophie
    2019-03-09 16:34

    An ARC has been kindly provided by the authorvia Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.4 starsFirst thoughts: I truly enjoy reading this story but I’m a tad disappointed due to missed opportunities. Some theme could have been dealt differently in my opinion, digging deeper hence the missing one star to score a perfect 5 stars.Let me explain now.I absolutely adored Kylie Scott’s Stage Dive series. Yes Kylie can write hot, fun somewhat angsty stories with captivating characters.Trust is not about Rock Stars or hot bartenders but you’ll still get your hotness fix! John is a reformed bad boy and dedicated skater boy. Preferably sans T-Shirt. Imagine all the sweaty rivulets covering his pecs the abs and going down, down….YUMM!John will be in the middle of an armed robbery perpetrated by a meth head right alongside Edie. John will save her life. They both will come out of it slightly hurt but of course the deepest scars are not visible. Nightmares, anxiety, memories of that fateful day will haunt their days and nights.Edie has always been on the chubby side. She has “thunder thighs” and her rear “overfilling the seat”. She has attended a private school most of her life where she was mocked and bullied for her out of the norm figure. So far she let it slide but now her life’s perception has changed. Having a gun forced into your mouth can do that to you. Few things seem really serious now. Her best friend’s betrayal is the proverbial straw that breaks the camel. She is finished with that school of snotty rich girls. She’ll attend the local public school to her mom and great mom’s utter despair.Now who do you think attends said public school? John of course! Duh.Edie has always been the grade A student. The walk the line girl. The one staying home with a good book and some chocolate on a Friday night. Not the one to go out, punch other girls, smoke weed etc.But she now knows that life can end in a heartbeat. Maybe you’ll be attacked by a pack of enraged Chihuahuas and die from multiple bites?So now she wants to live! Rebel much Miss Edie? Yes!John on the other hand has always had a bad press among the teaching staff. He was the local drug dealer (weed only).It does certainly not help with teachers! Now among students he was the cool guy and with his hot looks he had girls falling at his feet. It was disgusting I wanted to swat them like flies. :-)The assault also changed his life perception. If Edie went wild John cleaned up his act. He wanted a real future. He also felt guilty as he was selling drugs and saw firsthand what drugs can push a desperate junkie to do. He wants no part in this anymore.John was seriously a swoon worthy hero. Not because he was hot (well yes there is that too) but because he cared for others. He did not want Edie being tainted by his reputation. He also worked hard to redeem himself. And if you are stranded with a busted tire in the middle of the night he is the guy that will run to save you. If you have your “bad days of the month” and hurt with belly cramps he’ll leave you tampons, chocolate cupcakes and Advil on your doorstep. Ha! How many men would do that? Usually you talk about bleeding and they run the other way totally shocked.I told you he was boyfriend material!As it can be expected their shared traumatic experience will create a bond between Edie and John. They both will help the other to overcome the trauma. So friends…maybe more if affinity? What I absolutely loved :-Edie coming out of her shell. She stopped being a victim and chose to take her life in her hands. Fight bullies. Girl Power!-John’s evolution. He did clean his act. He wanted to have a real shot at a solid future.-The wake-up call. How living a traumatic incident can alter your perception on life and change your priorities. How everything does not seem so life altering or important after such a wake up call.-The friendships between Hang and Edie, Sander and John. They were true friends having each other’s back;-The friendship between John and Edie. It was kind of written in the stars they would feel close and share their experience. No judgement. No expectations. Only survivors helping each other;-Edie’s insecurities about her body. She did not want to change and be like her mom always counting calories or having only a small piece of… But on the other hand she was sometimes uncomfortable. She had doubts about her appearance, her attractiveness to hot males. She could not believe someone like John would ever see her as attractive. She was REAL!What I did not truly buy:-The romance between John and Edie. Maybe because we’re only in Edie’s head and not in John’s head but he did not seem attracted by her. He loved speaking with her and share feelings, homework, etc. But some boob ogling aside he never showed any sexual interest in Edie. When something happened it was like an after-thought. Like “Hell I’m going to help you with this little problem”. I bought their friendship and it was touching but not the romantic part. Now when I chatted about this with my friend Corina she told this slow burn and friendship moving slowly into love territory were hundred times more believable to her than insta-love. She has a point (as usual Corina :-)) and maybe what I did not buy will be brownie points for you;-The aftermath and how Edie and John dealt with it. I know Edie had trouble sleeping etc. but she did not really seem deeply distressed or a complete mess. It felt like the assault served as sole purpose to bring Edie and John together. I think it’s been a missed opportunity to delve deeper into PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Maybe it’s been a deliberate choice from the author to focus on the other matters at hand? Personally I would have loved being overflowed with emotions, drowning into fear and angst. Then progressively getting better but with other ways than speaking about movies with a therapist or popping pills. But hey, that’s me.So enjoyed it? YES!Recommend it? Double yes!

  • Aestas Book Blog
    2019-02-27 11:38

    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.I've loved Kylie Scotts writing for many years now and so I'm always excited when she releases new books. This one in particular though intrigued me even more than usual because of its unique storyline. The heroine meets the hero when she gets held up at gunpoint in a robbery gone wrong and he risks his life to save hers. A few weeks later she's surprised to find that he attends her new school. He's mysterious and has a reputation as a bad boy but despite his many warnings, she feels safe with him and their tentative friendship slowly begins to turn to love... "You're here?""Yeah.""Why?""Because this is where you are," he said, as if it were obvious.The story begins with the robbery. And the way this scene was written was incredibly vivid. I could imagine it so clearly. It was just a normal, quiet night -- nothing to give cause for alarm or and nothing that might have given Edie any idea of what was to come. She'd just finished raiding the snack isle of her local convenience story and was leaving with her purchases when a deranged man burst in murdering the clerk and holding her hostage at gunpoint. Terrified, she had no idea how she was going to get out alive. But then her unlikely savior out to be another teen she'd never met before who did everything he could to get her out of the horrible situation unharmed."I should have been able to protect you.""Don't," I said. "We both got out alive. That's what matters."After changing schools to escape the gossip, she found herself face to face with her savior again. He was gorgeous, elusive, mysterious and alluring, but he firmly warned her away from him. It seemed that everyone she met either wanted to be his friend or his conquest and yet few people really knew him. In so many ways, he was her complete opposite -- bad boy to her good girl. However, they were both drawn together bonded by that one night."You did save my life."The trace of a sad smile flitted around the corners of his mouth.I pulled myself forward on the bed and gathered the sheets up around my legs. "Why did you tell yourself not to come here?""Because I'm poison." His eyes fixed on mine. "I don't want to drag you down... There's no coming back from that."Despite the suspenseful beginning of this story, I'd actually describe the overall feeling of this book as quiet and healing. The author did a really great job of showing the aftermath -- both the large ways that such a traumatic incident impacted their lives as well as the more subtle ones - the little shifts in perspectives. Suddenly things that had once seemed so important in their lives weren't. And sometimes previously ignored aspects were now focal. Life and death issues took on a whole knew meaning for them. As did the appreciation of simply being alive and present to live in each moment. "I found it hard to care. I mean, what did it matter? Life went on; no one had died as a result. The principal said it would go on my permanent record. Permanent? Please. Bullets were permanent. Everything else was temporary.This book kind of rides the line between mature YA and very early NA. The characters are in their late teens, falling in love for the first time, and experiencing the heady all-consuming rush of feelings for each other that rock their world. There's sex but it's tastefully written and incorporated into the story. Everything is told from the heroine's POV in a linear storyline and the writing is engaging and absorbing. And despite some of the more serious moments, there's a definite thread of humor woven through the story..."No. We are not drunk-texting John."*Two hours later...*"Is cock splash one word or two, do you think?" asked Hang, chewing on her bottom lip while she studied the screen of my cell."You're calling him a cock splash?""Inventive, isn't it?"I read this book in one sitting and really enjoyed it! The writing was strong, the story was unique, and the characters felt very real. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a different type of mature YA romance to read!They've also produced a fantastic book trailer (that really seems more movie trailer quality to be honest) so I've posted it down below if you want to watch and get a further idea of what to expect from this book :)Rating: 4 - 4.5 stars! Standalone Mature YA Romance.Buy TRUST (Kindle) Buy TRUST (Paperback) Buy TRUST (iTunes) __________________________ For more of my reviews, book news and updates:✦ Main blog: Aestas Book Blog✦ Facebook Blog Page✦ Twitter ✦ Subscribe by email

  • Mindy Lou's Book Reviews
    2019-03-04 12:44

    With a setting that's as old as time, you'd think this story would be cliche. It just goes to show how powerful Kylie Scott's words are that turned this story into a master piece. I was so drawn in by this story and the characters that I lost complete track of time and swallowed this book whole. This story is in a high school setting. It's the classic bad boy hottie vs unpopular, overweight girl. She's crushing and he's confused. It should have felt overdone, instead it felt fresh and new. The story was light and dark. Somber and funny. It gave me a deep sense of satisfaction at the end that I don't experience often. I think it's safe to say I loved it and that Kylie Scott has earned a new fan. ARC provided by NetGalley.

  • Stacey is Sassy
    2019-02-25 13:25

    Trust me...It's ALIVE!!I enjoyed it but it's hard to turn off my mum brain.I know I can waffle. If you want to skip the waffling and go straight to my thoughts on Trust, go to the paragraph starting with ***.Here’s the thing, I finished Grade 12/Senior at the age of sixteen. I had no desire to go on to further studies so my parents gave me an alternative…get a job or keep studying. I was determined and had a job secured before I even finished school. At seventeen, I was finished school, working and living like an adult. Yes, I was still at home, but, I was expected to act and behave like a responsible adult. Which is why I struggle to understand how an eighteen-year-old can sit in a class and have a teacher treat them like a little kid. I think I would have been attending regular sessions of detention because I told a teacher to stick it where the sun don’t shine.And…this is why YA and I don’t always jell.I tried hard, but I really don't get YA and struggle to see myself in their shoes. The teenage "angsty love" in the school hallways is unfamiliar to me because I went to an all-girls Catholic school. The eighteen-year-old who has a curfew seems weird. Facing repercussions for sharing an opinion with a teacher seems wrong. As adults, we have repercussions and choices to make but I learnt them a lot younger than eighteen. I was an adult at eighteen. I did not hide behind my parents if I made a bad decision. I was not sent to the naughty corner to contemplate my bad decisions. If I ran out of money, I did without. That's the way it was...back in the olden days. 😉I tend to read YA with my mum hat on. I am analysing what I, as a parent, would do if my child went off the rails or was faced with angsty high school drama. When I read about body issues, alcohol, drugs and truancy, I’m wondering if I would have seen the signs. What rules will I have in place? Have I taught my kids right from wrong? Do they know that they’re loved unconditionally? Have I taught them to respect themselves as well as other around them? I can’t turn my mum brain off.Reading YA kind of feels a little pervy and wrong. While I appreciate the beauty of the cover model, I can't help thinking *he's just a skinny kid*. While I appreciate and enjoy the story, the romance part is a little harder for me to enjoy.As per usual, I’ve waffled on about stuff...***Trust was pretty awesome. It was well written, dealt with some tough issues and had me feeling a wide range of emotions. Edie and John have faced one of the most horrific experiences and lived to tell the tale. Both of them came out the other side as different people with a different mindset. Edie realises it’s time to start living and to some extent, grow a backbone. John has lived a wild life but after his experience, he realises wild isn’t so great especially if you end up dead because of it. One wants to go a little wild and the other wants to take a step back from wild. Hopefully, they meet somewhere in the middle.Look, if I was going to get converted and become a fan of YA, I think it would be Kylie Scott’s style of YA that would do it. The characters aren’t stupidly immature or reckless. Yes, they take unnecessary risks that made me tut-tut a little, but I can honestly say that I didn’t roll my eyes once. To me, that is definitely a sign of success. I liked the characters, found the storyline interesting and never felt frustrated or confused. There are some sexy shenanigans between the main characters as well as some thoughts and chatter about sexual situations. Trust does deal with death, depression, anger and drug addiction. You see it and you also see the fallout of dealing with it as well. It’s all handled really well.While Young Adult Romance is not something I go looking for, Kylie Scott is. I really like her writing and enjoyed settling in for Edie and John’s emotional journey. I’m an Aussie chick who loves to read and review romance, drink coffee, be a Style Setter and stalk David Gandy. To see more of my reviews, fashion, food and pervathons -

  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    2019-03-12 16:45

    From the very first time I read the teaser about Trust by Kylie Scott I couldn't wait to get my fingers on this novel. It sounded so UNIQUE and it started with such a BANG that I was already sitting on the edge of my seat by then.Kylie Scott has been one of my trusted authors, but finding out that she was releasing a YA novel was something I didn't expect and it made me CURIOUS!!!Getting my fingers on an ARC made my day. And clearly I couldn't wait another day before reading it. I'm writing this review almost TWO MONTH in advance. There was no way I had this puppy on my kindle and wouldn't read it. NO WAY!!!\So let's get to the gist of it.......I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!It had everything I liked in a YA book and so much more. It started with a BANG and from there on out it was a rollercoaster ride. Emotionally grabbing, poignant, and utterly unique. I was engrossed in Edie and John's journey. More than that, I was neck deep in feelings, battling butterflies, and rooting for a happy ending.One of the thoughts that came up again and again, was how RIGHT this book felt.There was no rush, no skipping or jumping along in the storytelling. The plot and pace was superbly done. Everything in this book felt authentic and realistic. From the attraction to the couple coming together. Both Edie and John had a solid understanding of who they were, what they wanted without the major drama, back and forth, and misunderstandings that ruin entire books.And I honestly think Kylie Scott outdid herself by creating Edie and John. Edie was a girl I could relate to. She had insecurities, but was strong and walked to her own beat. Smart, strong, loyal and mature for her age. Her transformation after the shooting was understandable and thought provoking. That girl had me turning pages like a maniac. John on the other hand was my knight in shining armor with a few dents and bruises. I loved that guy!!!! He surprised me the most and that made me fall even harder for him.TRUST was the opposite of what I thought it would be. And because of that it stood out from all the other YA novels and many of the contemporary romance novels as well. Not only was TRUST so much more than a regular YA novel. It was as close to realistic as any YA book has ever come to. It was heart-poundingly real!!For me the characters were the driving force. They carried the book. Edie and John were uniquely different, authentic and incredibly easy to fall in love with. There was NOTHING I would have changed about this book. It's PERFECT the way it is. And if you know me at all, you have realized that I don't give out 5 stars willy nilly. I have MAYBE a handful of 5 star reviews each year and TRUST wrestled one out of my hands without me realizing it. At the beginning of writing this review I thought it would be a 4.75 stars, but the more I got into the review I realized - NO this novel deserved the full 5 stars. It was that GOOD!!!ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.For more of my reviews:My Blog: Happily Ever AfterFacebook Blog PageTwitterSubscribe to Blog

  • Eliza
    2019-03-07 17:47

    ★3.5 STARS★If being a teenager girl who didn’t fit the mould wasn’t bad enough, Edie’s high school experience takes a harrowing turn when she held at gun point during a convenience store run. She witnesses violence that she has only seen in movies, but in this reality her hero comes in the most unlikeliest of sources. Without a shadow of a doubt had it not been for John Edie’s fate would have meet a much different end. Instead of the heroes a reception she expects, he is slapped in handcuffs and led away for questioning. It’s here she discovers her hero is the local drug dealer. Nonetheless she is vehement of his innocence. Her backing of him goes a long way and means more to him than she can appreciate. The direct aftermath of the situation leads to some big changes for Edie. One of which is switching schools from private to public. She revels in the short lived anonymity until she comes face to face with her long haired saviour, John. So unique is their experience, she feels bonded to him. She’s heard the whispers about him in the corridors but she makes it her mission to get to know the real him. Their friendship is understandably intense, given its conception but from a romantic aspect, I felt I would have benefitted from John’s POV given that he too makes some big changes in his life. Admittedly I felt its momentum slowed down towards the end, but the premise of the story was a good one, with the added bonus of enjoyable secondary characters.  

  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    2019-03-01 17:49

    4.5 Stars!Edith Millen aka Edie is a 17 yr. old senior in high school living in Northern California in a town called Auburn. She attends a private school & has plans to go to Berkeley for college. One evening life as she knows it is forever altered when a routine stop at the local convenience store ends with her being held hostage at gun point by the town meth-head. Nearly dying changed her. The once good girl who put up with being bullied & was happy to just blend in now has no tolerance for jerks. Done with the snotty kids at her school Evie decides she wants to transfer to the local public high school to finish out the year. Being curvy & not popular, Evie's never really fit in anywhere. Now she doesn't care what people think of her.On Edie's first day at her new school she crosses paths with the boy who risked his life to save her. Her fellow hostage & hero John Cole. He was a complete stranger but she still felt an odd connection to him. They had both been through something awful & were trying to deal. While Edie was finally spreading her wings, John was trying to settle down a bit. He had a bad boy, troublemaker reputation as the ex-drug dealer. After his near death experience he was trying to get his life together & focus on his future.Edie & John are drawn to one another and share a bond as survivors. They begin spending time together & realize they are both struggling with nightmares. Edie realizes John is the only one she can talk to about that night. He understood her because he lived through it too. Being around him is easy & lately he's the only thing keeping her sane these days. They become best friends. Soon Edie develops a major crush on her gorgeous friend and has intense feelings for him. When she's with John she's happy. -He was beautiful.-Not once in my entire life had I ever been so curious about someone.-"I never knew a girl I wanted to look after before."Edie wants to live life to the fullest with no regrets. There are so many firsts she's yet to experience. When John helps her with one of those firsts things get complicated between them. She tries to keep him in the friend zone, but can't quit replaying his lips on hers. She wants them to be more, but isn't sure what she means to him. John thinks he's bad for Edie. He doesn't want to bring her down, but real feelings are growing. Soon he's consumed with thoughts of Edie, but when danger finds them again can they survive twice?I really loved this book! It had a YA feel to it, & was something new from this author. I was sucked in & hooked from the beginning of this book. It has action, a hot, swoony, bad boy, and lots of emotion. It was a fabulous read! -I wanted it all. Every part of him.-Kissing John was everything.-He kissed me slow and sweet. It seemed endless, as necessary to life as breathing. -Touching him just about topped my list of favorite things to do. -All of me wanted him, my heart and my head and all of the rest. Without a doubt, he made life better.

  • Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
    2019-03-03 15:34

    Right from the start this had me hooked, Kylie Scott's writing is so easy to read that I speed through her books. I didn't have any issues with the story, the pacing or even the fact that John was a bit of a player - I did have issues with the amount we had to hear about Edie's size. I'm all for diversity and encouraging authors to write about curvier women but to me, the whole point is defeated when their size is constantly bought up. It gets on my tits and pisses me off. I get it - she's fat/bigger/curvy/rounded - whatever, move on already, that shit is boring. Also, I didn't particularly like Edie. That balance of confidence/not caring what people think wasn't quite right for me and had me disliking her for parts of the story. John, I did like. The mix of man-boy whore and sweet protector didn't quite mesh but still, he had his swoony moments. And as with her other books, the side characters were strong and leave you hoping for their story next. Overall, enjoyable but felt a little rushed.

  • Loyda
    2019-03-05 09:35

    4★★★★Stars Genre: YA–Contemporary Romance Type: StandalonePOV: First Person – FemaleThis book starts with a thrilling exciting scene; we witness a very shocking scene that will mark Edie and John's life.  Edie is having a girl's night with her best friend; they decide to run to the gas station for candy and all the good essential a girl needs for a movie night.  She never could have imagined that a normal night would end up changing her life entirely.  The events of that night hunted her dreams every night; to top it off school was becoming more and more intolerable.  Edie was fed up with all the years being bullied and she finally steps up for herself.   "In life, unless you're willing to run away and live in the woods and risk being eaten by bears, some things just were unavoidable." John Cole; meets Edie the ugly night were both of their lives were in someone else's hands.  That night will be one he most definably would never forget.  Ever since, he decided to change how he was living and decides to get better grades and get a job.  He soon discovers that Edie had transferred to his public school recently after that night. John and Edie have more in common then what they think.  Where Edie is tortured by bullies due to her weight, John is the popular one and good looking.  The experience of that night has brought them together now and they seem to understand each other so much so then they could have imagined.  After realizing they share English class together; they start to develop a very close friendship.  I particular loved this book for that reason.  Their friendship felt so real and fantastic; John was ahhhhh he was dreamy, protected and he seemed genuine to me. He would understand and knew exactly what Edie needed without her telling him. With John, Edie was able to enjoy herself without feeling uncomfortable.  He made her feel normal.  She couldn't understand that someone with such a great popularity and great looking could even notice her even as a friend.  “He was beautiful and I . . . I was nothing. An out-of-her-depth girl who wore too much black and feared the bulk of society.”I must admit I wanted to feel lots of butterflies with these two but I just didn't. The chemistry was not there it was mainly friendship up until much later towards the end of the book.   I almost wished they would have dated differently too; like I felt they were both pushed into the boyfriend/girlfriend relationship card, so it took me forever to actually warm up to the idea of them dating.  Still I really enjoyed the story; the side characters were fantastic.  John was such an amazing hero; I loved how protected he was and how he cared for Edie. The story is full of sarcasm, funny scenes, and it will be appealing to readers who enjoy young adult high school stories. "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." ★★This was a F(BR) with Liz★★  For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:

  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    2019-03-16 09:52

    Title: TrustSeries: StandaloneAuthor: Kylie ScottRelease date:July 18, 2017Cliffhanger: NoHEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]I'm one of those odd, rare creatures who hasn't devoured Kylie Scott's entire backlist. I had only read one book by her, but when I saw that she was experimenting in the YA genre, my curiosity was piqued. And that synopsis? Forget about it, I was sold at the get go. What do you do when your life abruptly narrows down to a moment, when your next breath could be your last? A simple late night convenience store run for junk food turns into a life altering, senseless tragedy. In those terror filled moments, she discovered with crystal clarity how fragile life could be. Death was a stone, dragging me deep. Life had been so much simpler and easier before all of this . I’d been immortal, but tomorrow didn’t exist. It was all now, here, today. Until Chris and his gun destroyed everything.How do you come back from the trauma of seeing innocent people die right before your eyes at seventeen years old? How do you go back to the person whose biggest problem was dealing with bullying by mean girls for your weight? The answer? You can't. Returning to her private school after summer ended, she realized that she wouldn't sit back quietly and allow the daily abuse that was served to her. Their opinions suddenly seemed inconsequential and she wasn't affording them any more headspace. In fact, she was done with the snobby, privileged kids at her school so she insisted on moving to the public school. She thought she wouldn't know a soul there, but to her shock, one of her new classmates was none other than John Cole. The boy who risked his life to save hers. Edie had nothing in common with him, and didn't expect him to acknowledge her presence despite their violent meeting. He was at the top of the school popularity stratum, and a bad boy who could get any girl he crooked his finger at. All we had in common was a night of blood and violence. End of story.But she underestimated the bond that was forged that night at the Drop Shop. He did seek her out, because she was the only one who could understand what he had been going through. And while John was inspired to give up selling drugs and try to improve himself, Edie was becoming the rule breaker. As much as I enjoyed these two, I think having John's POV would have been a huge help in feeling more invested in their romance. I liked them together enough, I just didn't love them. I felt like there was something missing for me. The beginning of the book drew me in with that very intense scene, and then the middle seemed to to drag more than I would have liked. I needed more push to keep the momentum of the story moving forward faster. The last scene had another exciting climactic moment that I really loved, but unfortunately it ended in an abrupt manner followed by a bland epilogue. The entire conclusion seemed more like an afterthought rather than a significant conclusion to their conflicts. Based on everyone else's excitement, this is most likely entirely a me thing. Don't let my personal issues prevent you from giving this one a go. Trust was an original story about two teens trying to make sense of their lives after surviving a life or death situation together. I'd recommend this to not just YA lovers, but those looking for something much different than what's out there. FOLLOW SMOKIN HOT BOOK BLOG ON: ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Tijuana *BookTwinsReviews*
    2019-02-22 14:49

    Beautiful cover, captivating story, and brilliant writing. That sums up this book in a nutshell. It’s utterly brilliant. Kylie Scott exceeds expectations again!Here’s the breakdown: During a late-night snack run with her best friend, Edie is taken hostage during a burglary. She not only witnesses, but experiences tragedy first hand. The events of the night have a profound effect on her life and future in the most unexpected ways.What I loved: All the feels were felt! TRUST ME! (pun intended) I simultaneously laughed and cried through much of the novel. That’s the brilliance of reading a novel by an amazing storyteller. The book is so well written, you can’t help but fall in love with the characters. You feel the experiences. You root for them. You hurt for them. You become completely engaged in the story.The writing is exceptional is usual. Trust is witty, funny, engaging, and heart-wrenching. The highs and lows of the action are expertly handled. I can’t say enough about the emotional aspect of the story. It’s perfectly executed.The characters are true to life. They don’t always respond the way you expect. I loved that. Getting to know John and Edie was a real treat. Their lives aren’t easy and perfect. It’s hard, tough, and unfair, but they persevere. Through all their trials and tribulations, they become stronger together. Trust is a story about resilience and overcoming the odds. The best and worst of the condition is put on display without the novel feeling the downer.Overall, I'm so happy I had the pleasure of reading this amazing story. It was truly a remarkable experience. I highly recommend this fans of YA or just a great story.For more of my reviews:My Blog: Book Twins ReviewsFacebook Blog PageTwitterSubscribe to Blog

  • Amy (Foxy)
    2019-02-21 11:45

    TRUST is another one of Ms. Scott's books where she's perfected the art of grabbing the reader right from the first page. It opens with a robbery scene and that alone has the reader flipping pages to see what the outcome of the situation will be. The majority of the book is the aftermath and healing from that life altering experience. Edie and John are two unlikely characters who survived that traumatic situation which solidified an unbreakable bond between them. Their high school classmates are confused by the desire these two feel towards each other and yet that doesn't stop them from seeking each other out. TWIST is a standalone story about two high school students who form a bond after going through a traumatic situation together. At every turn, someone is judging their character and actions and yet Edie and John are able to rise above it all without losing their dignity. Another great Kylie Scott book to add to my reading shelf. ✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦RELEASE DATE: July 18, 2017 Pre-order | order: http://amzn.to/2rpQPP8**Complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.** Follow Foxy Blogs at: Blog ♥ Twitter ♥ Instagram ♥ Facebook