by Tillie Cole
Published by Indie on March 15, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
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One kiss lasts a moment.
But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime.
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.
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.