5 star ⭐️ review
Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.
After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen-year-old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers.
While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.
An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.
Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.
I have read many books by Kylie Scott and she never disappoints. I love her writing style and her stories. This book was her first hand at a YA novel and boy, did she ever deliver!
Edie and John don’t necessarily meet in the most comfortable setting to say the least. But the connection between them is a pathway to a beautiful friendship that pulls each of them out of the dark road they are headed to. This was a very easy read for me due to the writing. Kylie made this story so easy to read and relate to, it was beautiful. In some of the scenes while I was reading it, my heart was in my throat and I was so nervous and scared for the characters, I’m sure that’s exactly what Kylie Scott wanted to achieve for her readers. I have no words other than the fact that I just loved every moment of it.
I loved how when Edie was falling John was there to guide her back into the light. I loved how when John decided to change his life Edie was there for him and supported him all through it. And I especially loved that one moment when John decided to prove himself to be worthy of her. I won’t tell more about certain scenes however, when you read it, you will love it just as much. 💖 Needless to say, there’s lots of love for this book from me. It seems as though Kylie Scott can do no wrong at this point. 💖