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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Trust by Kylie Scott

My Rating: 4 Stars
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Series: No.
Subject: First time kind of love.
Release Date: July 18, 2017
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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This was a beautiful story, even though it’s nothing like the books I’ve read by this author, I loved every second of it!

The main characters bump into each other in one of the worst types of situation you can get; they were at risk of dying and one wrong choice could destroy everything. Coming out of something like that alive leaves its mark so it was only natural for them to change and gravitate towards one another. 

Near death experiences makes you appreciate life and like in Edie’s case, shows you that you are strong enough to face the fears that used to consume you. She wasn’t scared of her bullies anymore; her flight instinct was replaced by this strong urge to stand and fight; and even though she was now conscious of her mortality she was also aware that life was short and you never knew when yours was going to be cut short.

Her growth during the book is impressive, she changes so much it’s hard to recognize her at the final scenes of the story. John is responsible of a great part of this change, he is there for her, and he really sees her, something she wasn’t used to happening before.  Little by little her confidence levels rise and she becomes who she was always supposed to be. 

It’s not always about the guy liking you for you to feel beautiful and strong, but it definitely doesn’t hurt.

Let’s talk about John now, popular and sexy bad boy, leaning more and more into his bad side until something changed within him and he realizes he wants more out of life. 

After dropping all that made him who he was, he finds himself lost and alone, and that’s when he finds Edie. She is his beacon through the storm, his friend and confidant; but life might have more in store for them if they let go of their fears and find themselves within each other.

A beautiful love story about real people, first love and fighting for what you want.

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. 

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TRUST by Kylie Scott (Official Book Trailer) from FILM 14 on Vimeo.

“You were going to give it up to Duncan Dickerson?” he sneered. “Are you serious?”
I halted, staring at him. This was not good. “How do you know about that?”
“Anders overheard you and Hang talking.”
“Well?” he demanded, acting all authoritarian. Idiot.
“To be fair, I didn’t know his last name was Dickerson,” I said. “That’s unfortunate. Though, I wasn’t actually planning on marrying him, so . . .”
“Not funny.”
I shrugged.
“You barely know the guy.”
“Um, yeah. None of your concern. We’re not talking about this.” How mortifying! My face burned bright. People should just gather around and cook s’mores. “I appreciate that we’re friends. You mean a lot to me. But this is going to have to fall under definitely none of your damn business, so go away please.”
“We’re talking about it.” He advanced a step.
“No we are not.” And I retreated.
“You were going to let a complete stranger touch you.” Advance.
Retreat. “People do it all the time. You do it all the time.”
“But you don’t,” he said, taking the final step, backing me up against the side of his car and getting all in my face. “Edie, this is your first time we’re talking about. Isn’t it?”
“Yes, and it’s going to be messy and painful and probably horribly embarrassing and I just want it over and done with.” I tried to meet his eyes but failed, settling for a spot on his right shoulder. “You’re not a girl; you wouldn’t understand. Also, last time I checked, you’re not the gatekeeper of my hymen, John Cole. So back the fuck off.”
He said nothing.
Deep, calming breaths. “Look, someday I’ll meet someone I really like and we’ll have a deep and meaningful relationship and go at it like bunnies. But I don’t want to be the dumb virgin in that scenario.”
He slowly shook his head.
“Also, I do not want to die a virgin.”
“What? What the hell are you talking about?”
“Hey, you and I both know death can occur at any time.”
“This is crazy.”
“I’m seeing a therapist!” I told his shoulder. “I don’t know if you noticed, but I’m a little bit messed up these days. It’s hard for me to trust people. That’s not going to change anytime soon.”
He screwed up his face at me. “Wha—”
“I’m just trying to be practical.”
“Well, you’re being ridiculous. None of this makes sense.”
“It does to me.”
Again, he said nothing.
In fact, he said nothing for so long that I finally looked him in the eye. The anger had left him, replaced by an emotion I didn’t recognize. Worst of all, he still smelled like summer. A little sweat and the open night air, everything I loved. Liked. I meant liked.
“What?” I said, finally.
He let loose a breath. “I’ll do it.”


  1. oh wonderful review you have here. I just love this author so much and can't wait to pick this one up. And what a excerpt you shared.

  2. Thank you! I love Kylie's books a lot too! This one was different but you will enjoy it for sure!