A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole ~ Live & Review

A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole ~ Live & ReviewAlso by this author: Deep Redemption
by Tillie Cole
Published by Indie on March 15, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
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four-stars

One kiss lasts a moment.
But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime.

One boy.
One girl.
A bond that is forged in an instant and cherished for a decade.
A bond that neither time nor distance can break.
A bond that will last forever.
Or so they believe.
When seventeen-year-old Rune Kristiansen returns from his native Norway to the sleepy town of Blossom Grove, Georgia, where he befriended Poppy Litchfield as a child, he has just one thing on his mind. Why did the girl who was one half of his soul, who promised to wait faithfully for his return, cut him off without a word of explanation?
Rune’s heart was broken two years ago when Poppy fell silent. When he discovers the truth, he finds that the greatest heartache is yet to come.

Review

I have to admit that I don’t read a lot of young adult. Especially with characters this young. However, Tillie Cole is absolutely one of my favorite authors and I will always read anything that she writes. Without a second thought.

This is a heartbreakingly beautiful story about two young people who find love early on. They meet when they are 5 years old and we see glimpses of their life as best friends that move into an epic soulmate love. It’s easy to give away spoilers for this book and I truly want everyone to go into this book blind. Do not have any expectations. Just go with the flow and experience the love, the pain, the joy and so many other different emotions that this story will take you though.

I just adore Poppy. I think I fell in love with her from the first time she spoke to Rune when she was 5 years old.

“I don’t normally bring people with me on my journeys but you’re a Viking, and we all know that Vikings grow big and strong, and they are really really good with adventures and exploring, and long walks and capturing baddies and…all kindsa things!”

Yep, she stole my heart right there. From the very beginning. She is such a carefree, loving and loyal character.

I’m going to purposefully leave out  information about Rune. Let’s just say that everyone wants to be loved by someone with a heart like his. We definitely get some ups and downs in their story but no matter what, you can’t deny his amazingly beautiful heart.

Rune and Poppy’s journey took me on a whirlwind of emotions and I hope it does the same to you. I would suggest to anyone who might be cautious about the ages in the story to throw that to the wind and give it a chance.

four-stars

About Tillie Cole

Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.

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