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.
This book is amazing, memorable and heart-wrenching. It is also one of those books that you should read. I could not bring myself to review it for the longest time because just thinking about it made me teary-eyed. I wanted to sob just approaching it. It is hands down, one of the best books I have ever read in my life. I’m going to attempt to do the review, finally, because looking at the calendar, it’s been sitting in my pile for six months.
Six months of me wrapping my head around it, trying to hold back tears thinking of it. Wanting to re-read it but not daring to go near it. It is a tearjerker, for sure, so have your tissues ready if you even dare go into it! I started bawling my head off at 5% into the book, if that tells you anything. I also devoted a whole spread in my planner to this book!
It will wreck you … In the very best of ways.
I became a Tillie Cole fan after reading the Sweet Home series. I noticed she had a new book out, so I snagged it, not knowing a single thing about the book. I didn’t even read the blurb. That book was A Thousand Boy Kisses. I loved the title. It intrigued me, it sounded cute, and it made me curious to see where the plot would go.
A Thousand Boy Kisses is written from a first person POV between the two main characters, Poppy and Rune. It’s not a cliffy, and it does have an HEA. It is a complete standalone, I think somewhere around 320 pages.
I don’t want to give spoilers for this book. I don’t even want to give hints beyond that you’re going to need tissues. I don’t want to tell you about the title or explain it, so do you see how hard this is for me to write this review? This is one of those books that you’re better just walking into. The best I can say is to read the synopsis because it is perfect!
This is definitely one of those books that you hand to a friend and say “Read this! It’s amazing.” Then said friend, is bawling, in their car, in the college parking lot, missing class because they can’t put it down and their makeup was smeared all over. You get a sobbing text from them that you should have warned them about it. 😀 True story right there.
A full, complete, without a doubt, 5 huge “It made me Ugly Cry” stars from me. If you have a chance to read this, don’t pass it up.