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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 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. A stand-alone young adult tearjerker romance, recommended for ages fourteen and up.


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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 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. A stand-alone young adult tearjerker romance, recommended for ages fourteen and up.

30 review for A Thousand Boy Kisses

  1. 5 out of 5

    Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️

    Note added 9/8/21: Dearest fellow goodreaders, If you loved this book, that's wonderful. I'm truly happy for you. I did not, which is an opinion I'm allowed to have...which we are ALL allowed to have. That said, if you enjoyed this book and want a tongue-in cheek alternate opinion? Read on...However, if you are someone who is so enraged by someone not liking something you loved and will feel the need to tell me I "have a hard heart" or "Wow look at you all confident insulting someone’s favorite bo Note added 9/8/21: Dearest fellow goodreaders, If you loved this book, that's wonderful. I'm truly happy for you. I did not, which is an opinion I'm allowed to have...which we are ALL allowed to have. That said, if you enjoyed this book and want a tongue-in cheek alternate opinion? Read on...However, if you are someone who is so enraged by someone not liking something you loved and will feel the need to tell me I "have a hard heart" or "Wow look at you all confident insulting someone’s favorite book" (REAL comments I've received on this review, mind you), for not feeling the exact same way as you, then maybe steer clear. Regardless, I will no longer be joining the conversation in this comments section. I read this a long time ago and have moved on to other books. If you enjoyed this book, that's wonderful. If you didn't, find comfort here. If I saved you from reading this and feeling super triggered and/or depressed? I'm content. Still here? Then read on... Okay, okay, where to start with this thing... ***Enter Diplomatic Val*** * * * FUCK. THIS. BOOK. Oh, I'm sorry, did I say "Diplomatic Val?" My bad. Cause I tripped that bitch on her way in. Now, don't get me wrong. I love me some Tillie Cole and I still will after this shit show. But, as I was saying: FUCK this book and the whispernet it came in on. ***Spoilers*** ***Spoilers*** ***Spoilers*** ***FUCKING*** ***Spoilers*** I wish I would have read some. In all sincerity though, I'm about to fucking WRECK this thing for you. So stop reading if you really want to read this book... ...Or keep reading if you really want to avoid some major, unnecessary book depression of the highest order. There: you've been warned. So don't act like I pissed in your Cheerios if you read this and then wish you hadn't. But if you DO feel that way? #Twinsies Cause that's how I feel after trudging through this thing. How else do I feel? Depressed. And you know what? If I wanted to be depressed, I'd go to work. Or watch Beaches. Or Titanic. Cause this book? It's like someone took A Walk to Remember, Sweet November, The Boy Who Snuck in My Bedroom Window, and The Fault in Our Stars...wrote them all down on pink heart-shaped paper... And stuck them in a mother effin' JAR of a thousand piss-me-the-fuck-offs. Now, I actually liked all of those previous books/movies. With Walk, the whole chick-dies-at-the-end shtick hadn't really been done in that manner before and I read the book and went to the movie (as a hormone-addled teenager at the time, mind you) not really expecting that ending. And with Fault, whelp it was kind of like Titanic. You knew old girl wasn't gonna make it to port before you went in. Whelp, with THIS shipwreck, I had no idea. And being that a NON-HEA (because that's what this was in my salty opinion) has been unprecedented before in my experience with Tillie Cole - and being that an HEA is just something I EXPECT with something peddled as ROMANCE - I did NOT expect this outcome. But believe me, you saw the writing on the goddamned wall early-ish on. But only after you were knee deep in the story and had one of those halfway moments where you are like, "Well we are already halfway there so..." Might as well just keep on keepin' on. Ya'll. And in ONE way, this WAS very much like Titanic. Because why, you ask? Because in this case... The band was playing as the ship went down... Whoops, wrong band. There we go. Nice job fellas. * * * Oops, they're still going... As I was. Again, don't get me wrong. This was very well written - if super sappy and somewhat cliche at times. And I truly felt the connection between Rune and Poppy. And I became attached to them, for sure. But honestly, it was like watching that movie Earth. They introduce you to the tres adorbs wild mama elephant and her baby elephant... ...They even give them names and then take us along on their journey across the Sahara or some shit. We get all attached... And then these bastards show up: And fucking turn baby elephant into dinner. Now, tangent. While searching for possible pics of said predator/prey moment, I came across some very graphic ones of lions attacking an elephant. And it made me so upset, I can't even tell you. So you're welcome for not putting one of those in here. But I digress. My point? If I wanted to read about someone I'm attached to dying slowly of a horrible cancer and the effect that that has on their loved ones? I would revisit all those super fun memories of my own 12 year-old self and the experience of watching my mother die in agony from said disease. Or I could just make it faster and stab myself in the face with a sharp object. Cause you know what? As beautiful as this kind of story can be - and rightfully IS - to some people, it's just not what I would call a "good time." I read to escape the daily grind and have fun, not to be reminded of the worst memories and feelings of my life. Which is why I usually avoid books with death endings like the plague. However, being that it's my practice not to read too many reviews of a book I am thinking about reading, as well as the fact that this wasn't alluded to in the blurb (I was legit expecting the oops I had your 15 year-old Oslo baby twist, no joke), I was simply not prepared for this book to...be this kind of book. Needless to say, take this review with the proverbial grain of salt. Most of my GR friends loved it, and for good reason. It's well written - as all of Cole's book are, in my opinion - and I really did like Rune and Poppy (unrealistic and Manic Pixie Dream Girl though she may may be). Their love story was the epic "loved you since childhood" story that dreams are made of... My dreams though? End with me and my hubster getting old and gray together. Sitting on our front porch swing. Yelling at the street kids to get the fuck off our front lawn. NOT of my beloved soulmate dying of Cancer before age 30. And leaving me behind to experience a world I never want to experience: one without him in it. And so with that... Find me at:

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tillie Cole

    This is by far my most favorite of the novels I have written. It called me to write it over 18 months ago, but I resisted until I could resist no more. Poppy and Rune have taken my entire heart and soul with them on this journey, and I am forever changed by it. Moved by it. Inspired by it. I hope you all love this novel as much as I loved bringing these beautiful characters to life. Yes, it's a tearjerker. But it's so much more too. Take a chance on this story of young, but undeniable love, you w This is by far my most favorite of the novels I have written. It called me to write it over 18 months ago, but I resisted until I could resist no more. Poppy and Rune have taken my entire heart and soul with them on this journey, and I am forever changed by it. Moved by it. Inspired by it. I hope you all love this novel as much as I loved bringing these beautiful characters to life. Yes, it's a tearjerker. But it's so much more too. Take a chance on this story of young, but undeniable love, you won't be sorry. Like Poppy says, "Always say yes to new adventures." Much love and happy reading. Tills xx

  3. 4 out of 5

    Aestas Book Blog

    ::: FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED ::: 6 STARS!! ::: Kiss eight hundred and nineteen was the kiss that changed it all. The kiss that proved that a long-haired brooding boy from Norway and a quirky girl from the Deep South could find a love to rival the greats. It showed that love was simply the tenacity to make sure that the other half of your heart knew he, or she, was adored in every way. In every minute of every day. That love was tenderness in its purest form. WOW. WOW. WOW!!!!!! This ::: FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED ::: 6 STARS!! ::: Kiss eight hundred and nineteen was the kiss that changed it all. The kiss that proved that a long-haired brooding boy from Norway and a quirky girl from the Deep South could find a love to rival the greats. It showed that love was simply the tenacity to make sure that the other half of your heart knew he, or she, was adored in every way. In every minute of every day. That love was tenderness in its purest form. WOW. WOW. WOW!!!!!! This was one of the most breathtakingly beautiful books I have EVER read in my entire life. HOLY FEELS. I cried my way through most of the book because almost every scene was filled with the most intense and powerful emotions you can imagine. The sheer, undying strength of the LOVE that Rune and Poppy shared overwhelmed me. I loved every single word of this book . And the ending was absolutely perfect for their story. This is one of those books that I know will stay with me forever and ever. I loved it with all my heart and HIGHLY RECOMMEND it to everyone as my first 6 STAR RATING of the year!!! I'm exhausted. I've slept barely 2 hours. After I washed all the mascara tear streaks from my face, I went to bed thinking about this book. I fell asleep thinking about this book. I woke up thinking about this book. I can't stop thinking about this book. I keep replaying the story, the beautiful quotes, the powerful scenes over and over in my head. I can't get over how beautiful this book was. If there has ever been a single book that has EVER made me believe that REAL LOVE truly lasts forever and ever, THIS IS IT. This is what it's about... 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. For anyone who want/needs to know the ending, I've included everything in the hidden spoiler at the link below. You don't have to read it first, but I know many of you like to know. I personally always have to know. I knew everything in this spoiler before I read the book and honestly (just for me), knowing was what made me enjoy the book more because I had that lifeline and reassurance. It's totally up to you! *** (view spoiler)[ There are 3 questions I ask about every single book I ever read before I even dare consider reading: CHEATING?? TRIANGLE?? HEA?? Sometimes I ask other readers, sometimes I ask the author. In this case, the author approached me with her book so I got to chat with her about it and ask her my questions directly. I'm going to share her answers with you, because they were what made me go "OMG, I have to read this book!" No cheating. No triangle. And here's the scoop on the HEA... This is exactly what the author told me: "The girl has cancer. She's terminal. The story is about how the boy helps her collect her 'boy kisses', a task given to her by her grandma when she was young. The task is to collect 1000 before she dies. The boy makes it his mission, before the girl passes, to get her all 1000. The girl does pass, but the epilogue is set 10 years later, where he finds himself with her again in the afterlife--it's quite a spiritual ending, but beautiful. It gives a tearjerker ending, a HEA finish. The heaven sequence, reflects a theme that runs throughout the entire novel. Hope that's ok! It is a weepy, that's the plain truth, but, to me, the epilogue makes it a HEA in its feel." _____________________ Next, I asked her: One more question. Does he end up with another girl after she passes? Or was she it for him? And she said: She's it for him. Epic love story. Soulmates.I couldn't ever put him with anyone else. She is his everything. It would wound me if he'd got with anyone else! Again, the epilogue ensures they are meant to be forever. ______________________ Now that I've finished it myself, I can say that it totally felt HEA. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter WHERE they are -- whether they're on earth or maybe somewhere else -- as long as they are actually together and happy, and able to be together and happy for the rest of their 'time', then that's what makes the ending happy. The heaven sequence when they both found each other again genuinely felt HEA. It was like they'd found each other again and this time nothing could tear them apart. It was like the ultimate confirmation that was almost MORE “HEA” than anything on earth because you knew that now, even death couldn't separate them anymore. It genuinely FELT HEA… like they'd found each other and were reunited for all of eternity. (hide spoiler)] *** “She’s the love of my life. And I’m not walking away from her, even for a second.” HOLY INTENSITY. There was more raw emotion in the first few chapters of this book alone than in most entire books I've read. I had tears in my eyes, my heart was pounding in my throat, I felt like I couldn't breathe because of how much I was feeling for this book. I alternated between crying and almost crying, falling in love and feeling overjoyed for the beauty of their fierce love for each other, and feeling broken-hearted for everything they were going through. I held her. I held her so tightly I thought she would ask me to let go. But she didn’t, and I wouldn’t. I didn’t dare let go, in case when I lifted my head she wasn’t here. I needed her to be here. I needed her to stay. Every few chapters, I had to step away from the book to regain my composure. But even though I wanted to take breathers, I just as desperately needed to keep reading. I wanted more of their story while simultaneously wanting to stop time. No matter what, every time I picked the book back up again, I was crying within moments. On more than one occasion, I'd have to stop reading because I literally couldn't see the words any longer through my tears. AND I LOVED IT!! Could. Not. Stop. Reading. I loved how much validity the author gave to young love. It's so often dismissed as 'you aren't ready yet' or 'you can't know what you want yet', but this book gave it power and strength. I'm a firm believer that you know when you fall in love -- forever love -- even if you find your soul mate when you're young. When he reached me, he didn’t touch the tear stains on my cheeks, as I left his untouched. Closing his eyes, he took my mouth in a kiss. And in this kiss I felt his outpourings of love. I felt a love, that at seventeen, I was blessed to have received. A love that knew no boundaries. Poppy's strength was beyond powerful. And the fierce loyalty and strength with which Rune loved her was beyond intense. He loved this girl with all of his heart and soul and he was willing to do absolutely anything to make every moment of her life be filled with that love. This book needs to be made into a movie. I could picture every scene so vividly in my mind as I read and it would easily make an incredible transition to screen. *sends up silent prayer to movie gods* Then she promised, “My kisses are all yours. No one else will ever have these lips but you.” I brushed my lips against her more time and echoed her words. “My kisses are all yours. No one will ever have these lips but you.” I highly recommend this book with all my heart. Be prepared to ugly cry. Possibly more than once. I can almost guarantee that you'll be full-out sobbing at some point. But know that it is absolutely worth every single tear... because the ending was more beautiful than I could ever have imagined. Heart-breaking, breathtaking, unforgettable, and profoundly beautiful, this book will stay in my heart a long time to come. More than anything, it truly made me believe in undying love -- the kind of love that endures the most intense pain imaginable, and still shines through forever and ever and ever. “You’ll stay by my side, won’t you?” Crouching down, I cupped her cheeks. “Forever.” RATING: 6 STARS!!! Standalone romance. Buy A THOUSAND BOY KISSES (Kindle) __________________________ For more of my reviews, book news and updates: ✦ Main blog: Aestas Book Blog ✦ Facebook Blog Page ✦ Twitter ✦ Subscribe by email

  4. 4 out of 5

    Warda

    Jeezus, this was bad. Poorly written, the story was horribly executed. It was meant to be intense and heart-wrenching, but I felt nothing other than pure annoyance. I wanted the main characters to just shut up. The odd slut-shaming pissed me off. The non-stop cliche. The romance and dialogue were vomit-inducing. Unrealistic. I couldn’t do it. DNF at 60%. ——————————— In need of my romance fix. Buddy-reading with my fav! Jeezus, this was bad. Poorly written, the story was horribly executed. It was meant to be intense and heart-wrenching, but I felt nothing other than pure annoyance. I wanted the main characters to just shut up. The odd slut-shaming pissed me off. The non-stop cliche. The romance and dialogue were vomit-inducing. Unrealistic. I couldn’t do it. DNF at 60%. ——————————— In need of my romance fix. Buddy-reading with my fav!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Christy

    ALL THE STARS!!!!!! Live hard, love harder. Chase dreams, seek adventures… capture moments. Live beautifully. Every once in a while, you read a book that completely turns your world upside down. It happens every so often, and when it does, your heart is so full you feel like it could burst. I wish I could express how much this book impacted me, how much I felt while I read it, but the words to convey just how wonderful it was aren’t going to be enough. I guess I could quote Tilli ALL THE STARS!!!!!! Live hard, love harder. Chase dreams, seek adventures… capture moments. Live beautifully. Every once in a while, you read a book that completely turns your world upside down. It happens every so often, and when it does, your heart is so full you feel like it could burst. I wish I could express how much this book impacted me, how much I felt while I read it, but the words to convey just how wonderful it was aren’t going to be enough. I guess I could quote Tillie herself and say that this book is as special as special can be . It’s one of those rare books that I want to give all the stars too! I loved it so much. Tillie is a favorite of mine, and when I heard she had a new YA book coming out I jumped for joy! I love YA and I love her writing so I figured it would be a great read. I didn’t realize just how good it would be. I didn’t realize it would be the kind of book that moved me and captivated me. Poppy and Rune meet when they are 5 years old. They are neighbors and they quickly become the best of friends. Poppy’s mamaw gives Poppy a jar when she’s just a kid. A jar to fill with kisses. 1000 boy kisses to be exact. Rune, even at a young age, decides he will be the one to give Poppy these kisses. It can’t be anyone else. Rune and Poppy spend their childhood together and in love. Rune ends up having no choice but to go to his native country of Norway and to do the unthinkable… leave Poppy behind. No matter how temporary he can’t imagine ever leaving his girl. This was Poppymin. the girl who would run to the blossom grove, laughing and dancing all the way… I couldn’t leave her. She couldn’t leave me. She needed me. I needed her. 
No matter what this couple goes through, no separation, no silence, could ever stop them from being together. They were meant to be. Rune and Poppy are both amazing characters. I loved Rune’s love and devotion for his Poppy. And Poppy… one of the best heroines I’ve ever read! She had the most fantastic attitude no matter what was happening in life. For such a young girl, she was someone I looked up to and admired. Tillie Cole is one of my favorite authors. This is by far her best book yet. These two characters and their story are completely unforgettable. This story isn’t always easy to read. It’s not a light read. It’s heavy. I had tears rolling down my face more often than I did not. It was heartbreakingly beautiful, but by the end, I had the biggest smile on my face. I promise you it is worth every single tear you will shed. It isn’t a book you want to miss out on. This is going on that list of one of my top favorite books EVER! If you haven’t read it yet, don’t miss out! “Poppy and Rune. Two halves of the same whole.”

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Kyle

    This one was simply just too darn sappy and cheesy for me. The dialogue wasn’t even age-appropriate the majority of the time (Mom of 17 & 11 year old girls). The grandmother and her gift was the best and most original aspect of the story, which I loved. The whole second half of the story was completely unoriginal with Chinese lanterns (read this year in two books already), Sunrises (Dude), neighbor hero sneaking into heroine's room and bed nightly (more books than I can count include this), wishl This one was simply just too darn sappy and cheesy for me. The dialogue wasn’t even age-appropriate the majority of the time (Mom of 17 & 11 year old girls). The grandmother and her gift was the best and most original aspect of the story, which I loved. The whole second half of the story was completely unoriginal with Chinese lanterns (read this year in two books already), Sunrises (Dude), neighbor hero sneaking into heroine's room and bed nightly (more books than I can count include this), wishlist spots visited (every book that handles this theme), but hey I can’t love them all…

  7. 5 out of 5

    A.

    DNF I should really start reading spoilers before I start the book. But this is Tillie Cole so I one-clicked it without thinking. I didn’t DNF this book because the writing was bad. On the contrary. The writing was great. I didn’t DNF it because I didn’t like the characters. The characters were awesome. I loved them both dearly and with all my heart. I didn’t DNF it because I couldn’t connect to the story or the characters. No, the real reason is exactly the opposite. I DNF'D IT BECAUSE I CONNECTED TO DNF I should really start reading spoilers before I start the book. But this is Tillie Cole so I one-clicked it without thinking. I didn’t DNF this book because the writing was bad. On the contrary. The writing was great. I didn’t DNF it because I didn’t like the characters. The characters were awesome. I loved them both dearly and with all my heart. I didn’t DNF it because I couldn’t connect to the story or the characters. No, the real reason is exactly the opposite. I DNF'D IT BECAUSE I CONNECTED TOO MUCH. I was one hundred percent invested into the story right until the 35% mark. And then BAM! The three dreaded, ugly words.... And I was done. I was so pissed I almost threw my tablet against the wall. Because I can't stomach another book that will make me feel miserable for days after finishing it. And no ending will make me feel better, believe me. Real life sometimes sucks. And I want to use my books as an escape from the harsh reality.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog

    *****10+++++++++ FOREVER ALWAYS TO INFINITY STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} As I stared at Rune, I asked myself how I had gotten so lucky. I was loved by this boy, loved so fiercely that other loves paled in comparison. I closed my eyes and replayed our lives in my mind. I remembered the times I hugged him and he hugged me harder. I remembered how I kissed him and he kissed me deeper. And best of all, I remembered how I would love him and he would always strive to love me more. W *****10+++++++++ FOREVER ALWAYS TO INFINITY STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} As I stared at Rune, I asked myself how I had gotten so lucky. I was loved by this boy, loved so fiercely that other loves paled in comparison. I closed my eyes and replayed our lives in my mind. I remembered the times I hugged him and he hugged me harder. I remembered how I kissed him and he kissed me deeper. And best of all, I remembered how I would love him and he would always strive to love me more. Where do I begin to describe this incredible story??? Firstly, I’d like to give Tillie Cole a BILLION GIRL KISSES for creating the most beautiful love story I have read….EVER!!! I’d like to follow that up by stating that I also have a bone to pick with her because how can anything I read after this measure up!!??? I seriously don’t think it’s possible! This, in my honest opinion, is Tillie Cole’s MASTERPIECE . She has always been one of my top favorite authors, but after having read this GORGEOUS & HEARTBREAKING story, Tillie has definitely earned her place as my #1 FAVORITE AUTHOR! I knew even before I read this book that it was YA, and I don’t have anything against this genre, but I mostly read NA and Adult Contemporary books. That being said, I think those of you who tend to steer clear from YA really need to forego that stance and pick this one up ASAP! Rune and Poppy are two of the most endearing and wonderful characters you will ever come across in your reading adventures. Their love for each other was so awe inspiring and it will make you wish that a love like this could come into your lives. Tillie’s writing is beyond exquisite. I highlighted so much of this book and found it so hard to pick just one quote to add to my review. There were some quotes that were so breathtaking but to post them here, would possibly spoil the story and you definitely need to go into this one blind. If I could shout it from the rooftops I would say - ”Drop whatever book you are reading and pick this one up!!” Make sure you have a box of tissues handy because the tears will start freely flowing!! Also download the song ”If I Could Fly” by One Direction. It is mentioned in the book and it gave me goosebumps while I was reading this amazing book. This is definitely my FAVORITE Tillie Cole creation and this story is one I will carry in my heart for a long time to come. BEST OF 2016! BEST BOOK EVER!!!

  9. 5 out of 5

    jessica

    oh wow. who knew a thousand boy kisses would make me cry a thousand sad tears and break my heart into a thousand little pieces?! maybe its just that time of month, but goodness me, im an emotional mess. i understand that this book is a little rough. the writing is plain and the characters are pretty basic, but something about this totally captured my heart. its one of those stories that really makes you think about how you live life and evaluate the things that make you happy. what a tender and oh wow. who knew a thousand boy kisses would make me cry a thousand sad tears and break my heart into a thousand little pieces?! maybe its just that time of month, but goodness me, im an emotional mess. i understand that this book is a little rough. the writing is plain and the characters are pretty basic, but something about this totally captured my heart. its one of those stories that really makes you think about how you live life and evaluate the things that make you happy. what a tender and special story. <3 ↠ 4.5 stars

  10. 5 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    THIS. BOOK. BROKE. MY. HEART. INTO. A. THOUSAND. LITTLE. HEARTS. I didn't think I would make it through this book. I cried and cried and cried and ............ This is a love story like no other and I hate/love it. God! Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!! What can I say to you people out there! My feelings are just shot! This book is so beautiful, so sad and just damn it. Rune and Poppy met when they were 5 years old. Rune had just moved from Norway to Georgia and he hated it until that moment he met P THIS. BOOK. BROKE. MY. HEART. INTO. A. THOUSAND. LITTLE. HEARTS. I didn't think I would make it through this book. I cried and cried and cried and ............ This is a love story like no other and I hate/love it. God! Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!! What can I say to you people out there! My feelings are just shot! This book is so beautiful, so sad and just damn it. Rune and Poppy met when they were 5 years old. Rune had just moved from Norway to Georgia and he hated it until that moment he met Poppy and everything became crystal clear. He met his best friend, his soul mate. But nothing lasts forever and I sure didn't see this one coming. I had my mind set on not finishing the book because I thought when they were separated at 15 that it would be just another "oh they are apart now and lets find other people and this was all meaningless". It wasn't like that, not like that at all. Did I mention is was the most beautifully, sad love story ever! EXCERPT "Rune," she said, her voice serious and strong, "you live right next door, and you're a Viking and I just love Vikings. I think we should be best friends." "Best friends?" I asked. Poppy nodded her head and pushed her hand further toward me. Slowly reaching out my own hand, I gripped hold of hers and gave it two shakes, like she'd shown me. A handshake. "So now we are best friends?" I asked, as Poppy pulled her hand back. "Yes!" she said excitedly. "Poppy and Rune." She brought her finger to her chin and looked up. Her lips stuck out again, like she was thinking very hard. "It sounds good, don't you think? 'Poppy and Rune, best friends for infinity!'" Just kill me now because you all have no idea!!!!!!!!!!!! :-( So Poppy's mamaw died when Poppy was 8 and she left Poppy and mason jar with little hearts in them so she could collect a thousand special boy kisses. She was to write them down on the hearts and have them for a lifetime to pass down to her children. Rune and Poppy were in the blossom grove, Rune was comforting Poppy. Then Poppy told Rune about the jar her mamaw gave to her. EXCERPT He stared down at me, then at the jar. My chest hurt again; I could see he wasn't happy by the look on his face. He'd gone all moody again. I stepped closer to my best friend, and Rune's eyes fixed on mine. "Poppymin," he said, his voice deeper-hard and strong. "Poppymin! It means my Poppy. For infinity, forever and always. You're MY Poppy!" I opened my mouth to shout back at him, to tell him this was an adventure I just had to start. But as I did, Rune leaned forward and suddenly pressed his lips to mine. I froze. I couldn't move a muscle as I felt his lips against my lips. They were warm. He tasted like cinnamon. The wind blew his long hair over my cheeks. It started to tickle my nose. Rune pulled back, but his face stayed near mine. I tried to breathe, but my chest felt funny, kind of light and fluffy. And my heart was beating so fast. So fast that I pressed my hand over my chest to feel it racing underneath. ••••• "You kissed me," I whispered, stunned. Rune lifted his hand to hold mine. He lowered our joined hands by his side. "I'll give you a thousand kisses, Poppymin. All of them. No one will kiss you ever, but me." The story tells about Rune's love for photography and how he was going to college in New York because of said photography. Poppy played the cello and was going to college in New York because of said cello. They were going to be together living their dreams. They had friends, they had each other, they had a love that could match no other. And then... I will never tell you but for the love of all that is holy, it all changed and it's the most heart breaking thing I have read in a long time! The ending was so sad, I can't even. I just can't!!!!!!! Rune and Poppy's story ends in the blossom grove. My word of advice is to have a box of kleenex handy. I almost went through a whole box myself. If you love unbelievable love stories, because there can't be love like that in this crappy world, then this story is for you. If you don't really want your heart broken and stomped on then it's probably not, but read it anyway! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List

  11. 5 out of 5

    chan ☆

    sad yes, but mostly just exhausting. our hero's emotions are totally justified throughout the story but i found him tiresome with his constant anger. our heroine was a little too quirky and happy go lucky given the circumstances. and really it felt like not much happens. i think if you're looking for a certain kind of story, and you want to be sad/cry this could probably work for you. it just didn't grip me enough to bring out those big emotions. edit: also... this is not a traditional romance with sad yes, but mostly just exhausting. our hero's emotions are totally justified throughout the story but i found him tiresome with his constant anger. our heroine was a little too quirky and happy go lucky given the circumstances. and really it felt like not much happens. i think if you're looking for a certain kind of story, and you want to be sad/cry this could probably work for you. it just didn't grip me enough to bring out those big emotions. edit: also... this is not a traditional romance with a HEA so keep that in mind

  12. 4 out of 5

    Beverly

    If I could give this book a million stars I would. It’s legit one of my favorite reads of all time. I love Tillie Cole, but I’ll be honest I wasn’t expecting a book like this from her. I mean I love all her books, no matter what she is writing, so why I painted her in a box is beyond me. I mean I first fell in love with her writing in Sweet Home. Then I met her at a signing and put together that she had also written one of my favorite MC series, I know I am dense for not realizing this sooner. T If I could give this book a million stars I would. It’s legit one of my favorite reads of all time. I love Tillie Cole, but I’ll be honest I wasn’t expecting a book like this from her. I mean I love all her books, no matter what she is writing, so why I painted her in a box is beyond me. I mean I first fell in love with her writing in Sweet Home. Then I met her at a signing and put together that she had also written one of my favorite MC series, I know I am dense for not realizing this sooner. Then I read Raze and let me tell you, I LOVED THAT BOOK, I MEAN LOVED IT! That series has been my favorite from Tillie, until now. Rune and Poppy meet when they are five years old. Rune is from Norway and has a chip on his shoulder, even at five. Poppy is this fiery girl who already has this amazing love for life. She introduces herself to Rune and he is never the same, they are never the same. At eight, Poppy’s grandmother gives her a jar of hearts that she is to fill with her most amazing, epic, meaningful kisses. Her new adventure is to obtain a thousand of these unique kisses in her life. Rune decides to claim all her kisses since no other guy will ever have his Poppy. This story is YA so your first thought might be that their connection or love may be immature, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. I never got that vibe from Poppy and Rune. Despite their age, I felt their undeniable love from the beginning and it never let up. Their love story is something to be admired, I would go as far to say I would like to model some of myself after Poppy and Rune. This book just made me think and it made me feel if you have read my reviews for long I love a book that makes me want to change. I think we all have room for improvement in life. Like most people I want to be the best person I can be and this book reminded me that life is worth living. That love was worth the risk. That people deserve forgiveness and second chances. That true love is forever and unconditional. A Thousand Boy Kisses is unique and I loved every minute. I loved the insane amount of emotions I felt because it means I was truly connected to the story and characters. Poppy and Rune are some of my favorite characters of all time and I won’t be forgetting them anytime soon. I have read over a thousand books in just a few years and I am sure I will read a thousand more, but I can promise you I will never forget this story. ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. Teasers created by me with stock images purchased from depositphotos.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Brandi

    2.5 'Moonbeam hearts and sunshine smiles' So on this Mega Tuesday, with political shit being flung at me from every direction - instead of an 'I voted' sticker, perhaps mine should reflect the following sentiment. Because, A Thousand Boy Kisses did not thaw this chick. I get it, I see how this read could get those tear ducts working, tug at those heart strings - its an emotional topic. But somewhere along the way, my disconnect button was hit, and I just didn't feel it. The characters were odd, a 2.5 'Moonbeam hearts and sunshine smiles' So on this Mega Tuesday, with political shit being flung at me from every direction - instead of an 'I voted' sticker, perhaps mine should reflect the following sentiment. Because, A Thousand Boy Kisses did not thaw this chick. I get it, I see how this read could get those tear ducts working, tug at those heart strings - its an emotional topic. But somewhere along the way, my disconnect button was hit, and I just didn't feel it. The characters were odd, and the dialogue just felt strange, these were 17 year old kids... I'm sorry, I just don't buy it. I guess my cynicism is showing. That said, I'm a fan of Tillie's work - but this story just wasn't for me. Maybe if I had read it before some of its predecessors, for example - (view spoiler)[ The Fault in Our Stars (hide spoiler)] , I would have felt different. But if this one has caught your eye, don't let my opinion sway you, it's been getting lots of love - so hopefully you will join the majority, and love it too. Unfortunately for me, I didn't.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Pearl Angeli

    3.5 Stars Tillie Cole is a new-to-me author. I have heard a lot of great things about her books and A Thousand Boy Kisses is one of them. The cover is so beautiful as well as the title. I must say though that I wasn't prepared for its intensity and heaviness. The moment I started it, I knew it would be a challenging book to read because of its melancholy tone. It sure was. The story was more poignant than I've expected. "Maybe we're like a cherry blossom, Rune. Like shooting stars. Maybe w 3.5 Stars Tillie Cole is a new-to-me author. I have heard a lot of great things about her books and A Thousand Boy Kisses is one of them. The cover is so beautiful as well as the title. I must say though that I wasn't prepared for its intensity and heaviness. The moment I started it, I knew it would be a challenging book to read because of its melancholy tone. It sure was. The story was more poignant than I've expected. "Maybe we're like a cherry blossom, Rune. Like shooting stars. Maybe we loved too much too young and burned so bright that we had to fade out." Rune Erik Kristiansen and Poppy Litchfield have been best of friends since they were kids. Their friendship started when Rune and his family left their roots in Norway and started their lives in the U.S. He didn't want to live in the new country where it required him to speak English and adapt to the culture, but when he met the beautiful and bubbly child Poppy, his feelings changed. The two of them grew up and somehow developed a much deeper relationship as the year went by. Poppy, whose grandmother passed away, grew up with a goal in life to collect a thousand boy kisses. It's an idea left by her grandma to her. Each time she gets a kiss from her special boy, the details should be written in a pink heart and be placed in a jar. The boy kisses, of course, were given by Rune. "It's okay to laugh. It's okay to smile. It's okay to feel happy. Or what's the point in life?" This book is a real heartbreaker. It actually reminded me of those books I've read in the past that made me cry a river (I won't mention any title because it would be a spoiler). I was able to connect with the story. However, I failed to appreciate it even more because of its predictability. I knew exactly what's about to come even before the 'twist' in the early part of the book happened. I wasn't surprised when Poppy finally revealed why she went away and didn't communicate with Rune anymore. Also, lots and lots of cheese were thrown everywhere. I couldn't even count the number of sappy dialogues and scenes. For me, they are a little bit exaggerated. Not to mention how their conversations slowly became repetitive each chapter. Despite the flaws I've mentioned, the ending somehow moved me. I was blown away by the things that happened. Of course I knew at the back of my mind that their story would end that way, but still, I wasn't prepared for it. There was still a small part of me that longed for a different ending. A twist, perhaps. A Thousand Boy Kisses, as a whole, was a highly emotional YA love story. It's a book that touches the soul and makes you realize a lot of things in life. If you love heavy, angsty, and heartbreaking books, then this book is the one that you should devour. Just prepare lots and lots of tissues. You will really need them.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Christie«SHBBblogger»

    Title: A Thousand Boy Kisses Series: Standalone Author: Tillie Cole Release date: March 14 , 2016 Cliffhanger: No This is one of those books. The ones that are special, the ones that stand out in your mind when you think about the books that impacted you the most. There is no doubt in my mind that years from now, I will remember these characters with crystal clarity. I can count on one hand the books that have tore me apart and demolished my peace of mind like this one. There really is no adequate w Title: A Thousand Boy Kisses Series: Standalone Author: Tillie Cole Release date: March 14 , 2016 Cliffhanger: No This is one of those books. The ones that are special, the ones that stand out in your mind when you think about the books that impacted you the most. There is no doubt in my mind that years from now, I will remember these characters with crystal clarity. I can count on one hand the books that have tore me apart and demolished my peace of mind like this one. There really is no adequate way to explain what you're in for when you step inside Poppy and Rune's world. It's a world filled with kisses that make your heart burst. Moonbeam hearts and sunshine smiles. Best friends and soulmates who belong in each other's arms. A boy and a girl who burn bright and blindingly beautiful together. There is so much to say about this book, but to tell you anything about where they take you and what you see would be doing a huge disservice to the author and what she created in this story. It would diminish the impact of what you are meant to feel, which is a million different things or more. When I opened up A Thousand Boy Kisses, I believed I would be reading a simple and most likely sweet story about young love. Well, take the simple out of the equation, and add deep and impactful to your expectations because it's so much more than what you've bargained for. Tillie Cole is the kind of author who writes in a way that reaches inside of you and compels you to listen. Every book of hers I read, it solidifies my admiration for her ability to carry me away so effortlessly. For those few hours I'm lost inside her story, all I can do is turn the pages and attempt to contain my emotions. Poppy was a heroine with an exquisitely pure heart. She was unique, carefree, and was much wiser than her years. She reveled in finding the joy in each and every moment and seeing the beauty that the world has to offer. She'd always seen more going on in the world than anyone else I knew. She saw the light piercing the dark. She saw the good through the bad. Rune met Poppy as a little boy when he moved next door to her. From the moment he set eyes on her everything clicked into place and the world rearranged itself around them. We were only fifteen, but since the day I kissed her in the blossom grove, aged eight, there had never been anyone else. They were inseparable. Until they weren't anymore. What happens afterward will leaving you gasping for your next breath. I'm not going to sit here and tell you this was an easy book to read. But when I turned that last page I was filled with indescribable emotion. And I was left in a place of contentment and peace and a desire to see the world through Poppy's eyes. Wishing to wring fulfillment and joy from every day, every hour, and every minute. This book is categorized YA, but the themes and the mature characters make it feel like anything but. Even those who don't typically read this genre will get so much out of this book, I highly recommend it to anyone looking for something that will hit you on a visceral level. You'll get exactly what you're hoping for. FOLLOW SMOKIN HOT BOOK BLOG ON:

  16. 5 out of 5

    Beth Hudspeth

    Reviewed by: Hello Beautiful Book Blog A Young Adult tearjerker romance that left me feeling more emotional for my lost time than for any of the characters. Sappy moments and over the top cheese just had me wishing it was over. I’m not going into too much depth with this one because I don’t want to go off on a rant or something. I don’t like being negative. So many people have loved this book and I’m just really sad I couldn’t. I started out expecting to love this book. I love tearjerkers and Reviewed by: Hello Beautiful Book Blog A Young Adult tearjerker romance that left me feeling more emotional for my lost time than for any of the characters. Sappy moments and over the top cheese just had me wishing it was over. I’m not going into too much depth with this one because I don’t want to go off on a rant or something. I don’t like being negative. So many people have loved this book and I’m just really sad I couldn’t. I started out expecting to love this book. I love tearjerkers and I love YA romance. I have loved books like this in the past. I just didn’t feel a connection with this book at all. I had maybe one moment in the book that I liked and that was the story about God that I had heard before. “Live hard, love harder. Chase dreams, seek adventures … capture moments. Live beautifully.” Am I just not in the mood for cheese? I don’t know. I like some cheese, but I just felt like the characters were so unrealistic. The characters did not think or speak like teenagers and were just portrayed in a strange way. It seemed like the more I read of their dialogues, the more I felt this way. It was far fetched to say the least. I don’t mind far fetched plots. I love them from time to time, but where I draw the line are the characters. The characters in books I read must be realistic and straightforward. I love raw characters who you can absolutely fall in love with because of their honesty. That’s the characters I look for in books. I didn’t feel that connection one time in this book. “Why be miserable when you can be happy? It’s an obvious choice to me.” Okay enought with the negative. There were still some things I liked or found fascinating. Rune and Poppy are such unique names. I loved all the name choices. Grandma was so sad, but that was such a wonderful part of the story, a part I found very unique. The “Boy Kisses” piece was a mystery to me until Grandma explained. The idea of the love being contained in a jar for you to remember for your entire life is so sweet to me. I wonder if that was something Tillie Cole’s family came up with or some kind of tradition she had heard of or if it was all in her head. I liked the idea behind the story. I’m sorry guys for going all negative, but this was just too sappy, cheesy and completely unrealistic. I did not get emotional in the slightest. I did not connect. I also felt like this was a knock off of a couple of other books just put together. I wanted to like this, but I just couldn’t. Thanks for bearing with me for my unpopular opinion. Kiss #1 With my love by the train tracks… I felt like my heart would burst. ************ Make me cry Tillie Cole, I dare you.

  17. 5 out of 5

    *TANYA*

    If I had a nickel for every time I wanted to DNF this book I'd have a thousand nickels in my jar!! It took me FOREVER to finish this book!!! Needless to say I didn't like it at all. It tried too hard to be a tear jerker. If I had a nickel for every time I wanted to DNF this book I'd have a thousand nickels in my jar!! It took me FOREVER to finish this book!!! Needless to say I didn't like it at all. It tried too hard to be a tear jerker.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Laura Lovely

    i started and finished this book today and i actually feel sick how much i cried over it, i need a nap. aside from a few minor issues throughout the story, and the fact that i hated the epilogue its getting 5 stars simply because its the saddest book ive ever read okay bye

  19. 4 out of 5

    ~♡AB♡~

    ★★★ 3 Stars ★★★ A Thousand Boy Kisses is a really sweet story about two childhood friends who are meant to be. Poppy and Rune meet when they are just five years old and have a beautiful and tender relationship. When Poppy is eight years old, her grandmother gives her a jar full of plain pink hearts, and tells her to record all her boy kisses, but only the special ones, the ones that make her heart almost burst. Poppy knows that Rune is the only boy she ever wants to kiss, and so she goes about fill ★★★ 3 Stars ★★★ A Thousand Boy Kisses is a really sweet story about two childhood friends who are meant to be. Poppy and Rune meet when they are just five years old and have a beautiful and tender relationship. When Poppy is eight years old, her grandmother gives her a jar full of plain pink hearts, and tells her to record all her boy kisses, but only the special ones, the ones that make her heart almost burst. Poppy knows that Rune is the only boy she ever wants to kiss, and so she goes about filling that jar with some very special moments. I loved the first part of the book when Rune first arrives in America from Norway feeling angry that he has been taken away from his home, and then meeting his next door neighbour, the sweet and adorable Poppy. I even loved it when Rune turned bad boy for a little bit, albeit only a short while. The plot twist does come quite early on in the book, and had I known it was going to go in that direction, I'll be honest and say I probably wouldn't have picked it up willingly. For this reason, I disconnected myself from the story a little, and didn't feel the huge emotional tug that a lot of readers are raving about. Poppy made a lot of decisions that I didn't quite understand and I was left feeling a bit confused at the lack of communication at times. Overall, I liked it and thought that the love between the two was super cute, but a bit cheesy for my preference. A Thousand Boy Kisses is a Young Adult Romance, told in dual POV ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review [image error]

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    The story was interesting enough at first until i started feeling familiar vibes. It turned out to be a mix of other stories especially the fault in our stars and the boy who sneaks in my bedroom window. But you see, i loved the fault in our stars. It was one of my first english young-adult reads and i started reading more of this genre later on. However, if i wanted to read another version of the book, i would have reread it. Better story, better characters, better everything. On the other hand The story was interesting enough at first until i started feeling familiar vibes. It turned out to be a mix of other stories especially the fault in our stars and the boy who sneaks in my bedroom window. But you see, i loved the fault in our stars. It was one of my first english young-adult reads and i started reading more of this genre later on. However, if i wanted to read another version of the book, i would have reread it. Better story, better characters, better everything. On the other hand, i hated the boy who sneaks in my bedroom window. To be fair not the same plot, only the girl next door and spending the nights together. I didn't fall in love with story nor disliked it, it was an okay read. I'm not saying this book was bad, after all, the writing was beautiful but it was just predictable. Story: When he was 5, Rune didn't want to leave Oslo and live in Georgia, USA. But his feeling didn't last because he met Poppy. A girl full of life who loves adventures. Growing up together, he became very protective of Poppy. When they were 8 years old, she was given a thousand boy kisses jar filled with paper hearts to fill. Rune and Poppy's relationship was too good to last. He had to leave for Oslo. He hated that. Poppy was devastated. Yet, what was waiting for them was far more tragic. If you are looking for a happy story with a happy ending, don't read this book. I read that many didn't know it was a sad story, so here i am warning those who don't know yet. I would be lying if i said i hate those books with a sad ending because from time to time i like to read a sorrowful story, something that will make me cry and depressed. Strangely, i do like these novels, why? Because i'm far from being an emotional person, so i see many things "useless drama". I'm always seeking something different. And this book has its share from oh-come-seriously? My younger brother, when he was a 8 years old, just like all his other friends, played with girls alright but they hated them. You know "yuck girls?", but well okay there are some exceptions. Their relationship was cute and adorable but at the same time, unbelievable for 8-15-17 years olds. How can I be so coldhearted? Please, once we knew what was the issue i felt sad but then it was so familiar, so unsurprising. However, I did like the jar idea, it's really sweet and original. This book was a cherry blossom confusion story. Everyone is always confused. The first thing they taught us back in school is avoiding repetition. Tillie Cole with more than 28 confusions in the book apparently doesn't care. Yet, I still loved the characters and their story. But not the you-must-be-kidding me andi-didn't-know-how-to-finish-the-book. Poppy was too much sunshine too much omg-the-world-is-a-happy-place, but i can understand why she acted like that at least. She wanted to keep her loved ones happy. Even though this book is not long, I felt bored sometimes. Especially after they became officially together once again. It dragged a little, but I think the author wanted us to know what will they miss. That their bond was too strong to be broken. That being said, I don't think this will be my last book by Tillie Cole. She has a beautiful writing style and in general, this wasn't a bad story.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Patrycja

    Title: A Thousand Boy Kisses Series: Standalone Author: Tillie Cole Release Date: 15 March, 2016 Rating: 4.5 stars Cliffhanger:. No HEA: (view spoiler)[ Yes (hide spoiler)] Write down where you were when you were kissed. You'll have a treasure jar of all the precious kisses that made your heart soar. Tillie Cole is one of my favorite authors. She’s absolutely and wonderfully skilled at winning me over with her stories. I think she has some secret ninja skills that help her play with my emotions an Title: A Thousand Boy Kisses Series: Standalone Author: Tillie Cole Release Date: 15 March, 2016 Rating: 4.5 stars Cliffhanger:. No HEA: (view spoiler)[ Yes (hide spoiler)] Write down where you were when you were kissed. You'll have a treasure jar of all the precious kisses that made your heart soar. Tillie Cole is one of my favorite authors. She’s absolutely and wonderfully skilled at winning me over with her stories. I think she has some secret ninja skills that help her play with my emotions and tug at my heartstrings. She just made me weep for hours and hours. I think my eyes are still a little bit puffy. Now I desperately need someone to hug me! My poor, poor heart.. How to describe the experience of reading A Thousand Boy Kisses without giving away everything? I’m not sure I’m capable of that! I feel like I’m a second away from bursting and spilling EVERY. SINGLE. DETAIL. That book just made me feel so much and I have this strange urge to share all of thoughts and feelings it had evoked. On the other hand, I would commit a serious bookish crime if I decided to spoil this story for you. It’s best to go into Poppy and Rune’s world without any additional knowledge (beside what was mentioned in the blurb) and slowly sink into this romantic, poignant coming of age story. So although I’m itching to write more about them I will not overshare (though it seriously kills me!). One kiss lasts a moment. But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime. I loved the main characters. Seeing them grow, fall in love, share their ups and downs, it was all an amazing experience. The Dual point of view helped me understand Poppy and Rune better, it also made this story richer, more intricate and mixed with Tillie’s fabulous writing, it was a complete winner. I think I highlighted most of the book. "It was so special that my heart almost burst." A Thousand Boy Kisses is a special story and will definitely stay with me for a long while. It’s a young adult novel (I rarely read them anymore), but at the same time it’s very complex and mature (don’t be afraid to give it a chance just because you consider YA novels to be juvenile/frustrating/immature); In this case the book is sweet and heart melting where it needs to be, and completely wrecking, gritty and angsty in other parts. Tillie once again managed to mix sweetness with real hard life and created something so vivid, true and meaningful that I am still very much trembling from the emotions overload. ‘Rune pressed a kiss just below my ear and whispered, “Sleep, baby. I got you.” And he did. He had me. Just like I had him.’ FOLLOW SMOKIN HOT BOOK BLOG ON:

  22. 4 out of 5

    Dee Montoya

    A THOUSAND Cherry Blossom Stars************************ (ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review) "Moonbean hearts and sunshine smiles" The beauty of this novel consumed me. Tillie Cole once again takes ownership of my heart with her talent. She wrote a book entirely about love and how powerful and healing it could be. A magnificent story that will stay with me forever. I've been a loyal fan of Tillie Cole for years; I've read all of her books. I've always admired h A THOUSAND Cherry Blossom Stars************************ (ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review) "Moonbean hearts and sunshine smiles" The beauty of this novel consumed me. Tillie Cole once again takes ownership of my heart with her talent. She wrote a book entirely about love and how powerful and healing it could be. A magnificent story that will stay with me forever. I've been a loyal fan of Tillie Cole for years; I've read all of her books. I've always admired her ability to always create new and different types of stories. She doesn't follow a recipe, and she's always captivated me with every single one. I must admit that when I first started reading I wasn't sure I was actually going to love this book. As a blogger, unfortunately, I don't always get to pick what I want to read next. I usually have to read what's next on the calendar, always following a deadline. I was very frustrated with myself because while I recognized the stunning writing and characters, I wasn't connecting with the story. I simply blamed it on my mood. Then... at around 70% into the story, it finally happened, Tillie's magic finally reached into my heart and the feels, and tears were unstoppable. Poppy and Rune's story is very powerful and inspiring. Reading this book truly feels like being kissed by a thousand kisses, your heart will burst!!! You can run and you can hide but it will catch up to you. I won't lie, it will tear your heart apart. You will cry and get goosebumps as you read one of the most beautiful love stories ever. Love life even when you feel like it doesn't love you back. Love is all around us. Love and be loved, intently and purely. Love can change and heal anything and anybody. I believe it. Thank you, author Tillie Cole for writing this stunning novel. A Thousand Boy Kisses will forever be one of my favorite books EVER!!!!!!!! My A Thousand Boy Kisses music playlist: *Everyone's Got Something by Perrin Lamb *Between Us by Peter Bradley Adams *The Crazy Ones by Paloma Faith * What We Leave Behind by Labrinth

  23. 4 out of 5

    S.M. West

    5 'as special as special can be.' STARS "Sometimes all we get are moments. There are no do-overs." Yes, this is YA, not usually something I’ll read but it's also Tillie Cole. She gave me the Carillo boys, The Hades Hangmen and the Scarred Souls so it was a no-brainer for me. I had to read it, genre be damned! And seriously, so glad that I did. This was like nothing Tillie’s ever done before; this book is now among my favourites of hers. “Poppy and Rune – there was no beginning to us and no end 5 'as special as special can be.' STARS "Sometimes all we get are moments. There are no do-overs." Yes, this is YA, not usually something I’ll read but it's also Tillie Cole. She gave me the Carillo boys, The Hades Hangmen and the Scarred Souls so it was a no-brainer for me. I had to read it, genre be damned! And seriously, so glad that I did. This was like nothing Tillie’s ever done before; this book is now among my favourites of hers. “Poppy and Rune – there was no beginning to us and no end.” This is a tale about two teenagers, Poppy Litchfield and Rune Kristiansen, who have been best friends since the tender age of 5. They have a connection that many dream of and their bond captures the purest and deepest of friendship, love, trust, forgiveness and forever. “She was my cherry blossom...unrivaled beauty…” This story is sweet, innocent, moving and full on tearjerker! Seriously, do not attempt without tissues. Tillie took me on a achingly heartbreaking but also breathtakingly beautiful story that’s couched on the premise of Poppy’s jar of a thousand boy kisses. Upon her mamaw’s deathbed, she gifts Poppy with a jar of 1,000 blank, pink paper hearts and tasks her with recording all her boy kisses that “make her heart almost burst, the ones that are the most special, the ones you want to remember…The ones that will make you smile when you remember them in your mind.” “I’ll give you a thousand kisses, Poppymin. All of them. No one will kiss you ever, but me.” “That would be forever, Rune. To never be kissed by anyone else means we’ll be together forever, and ever and ever!” This story evoked a wide range of emotions from me and despite how hard or sad it was at times, Tillie managed to still give me a stunningly satisfying story about a truly epic love that touched me to the bottom of my heart. “My kisses are all yours, Rune. No one else will ever have these lips but you.” I can’t recommend this book enough!! If you love Tillie Cole, read it. If you want an epic love story, read it. If you want an unforgettable tale that will break you and put you back together again, read it! **ARC generously provided by author in exchange for an honest review.** For more reviews and blog posts.

  24. 5 out of 5

    * Meli Mel *

    ♥ ♥ ♥ 3.75 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥ I have tried writing a review for this book for the past two days and I just can't. So I will show you through gifs how this book made me feel. When the book started, it seemed like everything was going to be great. Rune and Poppy meet as little kids and I know I'm gonna love them together. But then Poppy's grandma comes into the picture with her thousand boy kisses jar for Poppy and I was all... Then is got so good and so heart warming seeing Poppy and Rune grow up together. ♥ ♥ ♥ 3.75 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥ I have tried writing a review for this book for the past two days and I just can't. So I will show you through gifs how this book made me feel. When the book started, it seemed like everything was going to be great. Rune and Poppy meet as little kids and I know I'm gonna love them together. But then Poppy's grandma comes into the picture with her thousand boy kisses jar for Poppy and I was all... Then is got so good and so heart warming seeing Poppy and Rune grow up together. I thought everything between Poppy and Rune would stay happy, but in came the sadness... I couldn't wait for the sadness to end. And it seemed like it finally would that I got all happy and excited!! Unfortunately that didn't last too long. Oh, boy did Tillie Cole butcher me. I couldn't have been more devastated by the turn Poppy and Rune's love story took. My heart just shattered. Then that ending...The Leo gif says it all. But, that epilogue tho... The best thing I can say to describe this book was that this was an experience, and it freaking destroyed me. It was all hearts and flowers with angst, and so much pain. It was so incredibly bittersweet. If you haven't gotten it from the gifs, you're gonna need a shit ton of tissues at hand when reading this book. I am left emotionally drained that I can barely put words together, hence this short choppy review lol. I really enjoyed their story. The only bad thing I can say is that it was a little too saccharine at times for my taste. Rune...was the absolute best! What a hero, he was just perfect for Poppy. And Poppy...I admire her strength and selflessness. This was a really good book, one I won't be forgetting any time soon. If you're looking for a good crying book, this one will have you ugly bawling in no time. Okay, well this is as good as this review is gonna get, I'm off to find the fluffiest damn book I can find.

  25. 4 out of 5

    ❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books

    ༺**Complimentary Copy**༺ Provided by the author "Tillie Cole" in exchange for an honest review..Thank you!! TITLE: A Thousand Boy Kisses AUTHOR: Tillie Cole GENRE: Contemporary Romance RELEASE DATE: March 15th, 2016 MY RATING Such a powerful, bittersweet, emotional, love story of epic proportions. One kiss lasts a moment. But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime. ONE THOUSAND BOY KISSES We're first introduced to these two (Rune & Poppy) at the age of 5. Rune has just moved into th ༺**Complimentary Copy**༺ Provided by the author "Tillie Cole" in exchange for an honest review..Thank you!! TITLE: A Thousand Boy Kisses AUTHOR: Tillie Cole GENRE: Contemporary Romance RELEASE DATE: March 15th, 2016 MY RATING Such a powerful, bittersweet, emotional, love story of epic proportions. One kiss lasts a moment. But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime. ONE THOUSAND BOY KISSES We're first introduced to these two (Rune & Poppy) at the age of 5. Rune has just moved into the neighborhood and living right next door to a girl. These two unlikely characters strike up an unusual friendship from the moment they met. She loves to play the cello and he loves to capture moments on film. She thought he looked like Thor and can't believe her best friend is a real live Viking. Poppy & Rune, best friends for infinity A blossoming, beautiful, friendship that turns into so so much more This jar is for you to record your boy-kisses, Poppy. All the kisses that make your heart almost burst, the ones that are the most special, the ones you want to remember when your're old and gray. The ones that will make you smile when you remember them in your mind. They shared their first ever kiss at the age of 8 Count down to One Thousand RUIN Kisses = And my heart almost burst Write down where you were when you were kissed. You'll have a treasure jar of all the precious kisses that made your heart soar. AGE FIFTEEN These two are closer than ever, best friends, kindred spirits, they are never apart, a love so strong even they find it hard to understand. But it is what it is.. Rune's father has been offered a transfer back to Oslo, it could be weeks, months, years they don't know. I'd seen Poppy every day since I was five. Slept beside her almost every night since I was twelve. Kissed her every day since I was eight, and loved her with everything I had so many days I'd stopped keeping track. I had no idea how to live a day without her next to me. How to breathe without her by my side. A hasty tear felt, emotional roller coaster of a goodbye “Kiss number three hundred and fifty-four. With my Rune, in the blossom grove … and my heart almost burst. My kisses are all yours, Rune. No one else will ever have these lips but you." Promises to keep in touch, talk daily, write to each other. Kiss number three hundred and fifty six. With Rune on my drive way when he left. Two long grueling years go by Poppy seized all contact, no emails, no phone calls, no texts, she left school, left town, she had vanished, no words, no trace, just gone. AGED SEVENTEEN Then words that Poppy never thought she would hear again "He's coming back." Moving back to where it all started, living next door, his bedroom right opposite hers across the yard. “Do realize how deeply I feel about you?” I slowly shook my head, needing her to tell me. She placed my hand over her heart and her hand over mine. I felt its steady beat under my palm, the steady beat that got faster as my eyes locked on hers. “It’s like music,” she explained. “When I look at you, when you touch me, when I see your face … when we kiss, my heart plays a song. It sings that it needs you like I need air. It sings to me that I adore you. It sings that I’ve found its perfect missing part.” It seemed like every page I read had highlighted pieces on them that I wanted to share but then my review would be ridden with more quotes than the actual feels that raced through my body, heart and soul, this book surpassed all my expectations and has become one of my all time favorites from this amazing talented author.. Gods the feels, the train wreck of emotions, my head is thumping, my heart is breaking, my nose is running and my eyes are red and blood shot, I was warned that this book was a tear jerker but I wasn't prepared for how much. This book shattered me, it slayed me, it pulled emotions out that I never knew I had, could feel, this book is just truly beautifully written, this deserves to be read, this book deserves my tears, I will always have a spot in my heart for this book, I loved the depth of love Poppy & Ruin shared, a truly captivating journey.. Kiss eight hundred and nineteen was the kiss that changed it all. The kiss that proved that a long-haired brooding boy from Norway and a quirky girl from the Deep South could find a love to rival the greats. It showed that love was simply the tenacity to make sure that the other half of your heart knew he, or she, was adored in every way. In every minute of every day. That love was tenderness in its purest form. I'm going to leave my review here, go into this with an open heart, an open mind and an open box of tissues.. We were just Poppy & Ruin- there was no beginning to us and no end. “Rune’s kisses varied. They were slow and soft, gentle and feather-light. Then they were hard, fast and ravishing. Both left me breathless. Both made it into the jar. More kisses sewn onto my heart" Even though this book states that it's YA age 14 upwards I think this is suitable for all ages, i don't think at the age of 14 if I would've handled the depth of emotion in this book at that age.. I'm not afraid to admit that a few times I just had to set my kindle aside and walk away until my emotions had settled.. Don't go into this thinking you'll dodge that emotional bullet (like I thought) because it will find you.. MY THOUGHTS Starting these characters from such an early age gives you a glimpse into how their little minds worked, from one handshake it signed their fate as best friends for eternity, even back then you could feel that undeniable bond that these two carried in their hearts. This is so different to any other book I've read by this author, she's definitely upped her game with this book. I've only ever had 2x books that made me fugly cry and they were "Only when it rains' by Lisa De Jong, and "When I fall" by Christine Zolenze, this book brutally kidnapped me and placed me in the twilight zone of emotional overload, it ripped me to shreds, the feels came at me like a roller-coaster of it's tracks, the story line right from the start gripped me in it's hand, had me by the throat until that very last page was read.. I laughed, I cried, I loved and yet again I cried and cried and when an author can bring out that strong emotion from an unemotional person deserves more than my 5 stars..

  26. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    When Rune’s family moves from Norway to Georgia, Rune never expected to love his time there. When he meets the quirky, talented, and shy girl that lives next-door things start to look up for him. Poppy knew the second she met Rune they were going to be best friends and didn’t hold back letting him know. Over the next few years the two spent every moment together. The two do everything together and as they grow so does their relationship. The two go from best friends to boyfriend and girlfriend. When Rune’s family moves from Norway to Georgia, Rune never expected to love his time there. When he meets the quirky, talented, and shy girl that lives next-door things start to look up for him. Poppy knew the second she met Rune they were going to be best friends and didn’t hold back letting him know. Over the next few years the two spent every moment together. The two do everything together and as they grow so does their relationship. The two go from best friends to boyfriend and girlfriend. "Live hard, love harder. Chase dreams, seek adventures … capture moments. Live beautifully.” Sadly, Rune and his family knew that there stay in Georgia wouldn’t be permanent and that they would have to eventually have to return to Norway for a period of time. When his family gets word that they have to return Rune and Poppy decide that even with the distance that they will find a way to work. At first this works out well until one-day Poppy just disappears. Two years later Rune and his family are returning to Georgia and to the house that is still beside Poppy’s the girl he hasn’t spoken to since… Only when Rune returns he isn’t the same sweet boy that Poppy loved. Rune has turned into a bad apple. Smoking, staying out late, and going to parties. I heard from every review that this book was a for sure tear-jerker and that the end of the book was going to wreck me… Well here’s what I have to say about that. This book did in fact make me tear up, but it wasn’t the ending, it was the beginning. I did enjoy reading Poppy and Rune’s story once they were older and he returned, but I honestly I preferred reading about their young age more. I loved getting to see these two grow up and how adorable they were as kids. There stolen moments and precious moments really got to me. I loved everything leading up to the night Rune leaves. “because sometimes all we get are moments. There are no do-overs; whatever happens in a moment defines life—perhaps it is life.” Once Rune returns, at first, I really enjoyed it. I liked hearing about awkward Poppy and the new bad boy Rune. However, as things progressed and the two start to spend time together again, I found myself getting a little bored. At first things are heated because we are so drawn to know why Poppy all of a sudden vanished. That theme just keeps getting repeated over and over again. The other bad part is that I figured out kind of early on what the big reveal is. It could really only be one of two things… So you’ll probably figure it out too. So with everything being repetitive and the reveal not being that big for me I started to get a little sick of this book. Found myself rushing to the end, not to find out what happened, but to just get the book over with. Rune and Poppy are also pretty generic YA book characters. She even plays the cello… Something we’ve seen several times before… I mean seriously how many people do you know that play the cello?!?! Rune, in my opinion, is the stronger character between the two. He feels more authentic than Poppy. Neither of them really gave me what I was hoping to get out of them. Also the fact that not only did the story repeat, I felt like their relationship in general repeated. By the end of the story I knew where everything was headed right down to events playing out how they did. I didn’t hate A Thousand Boy Kisses but I didn’t love it either. I think this would be a great intro to YA, but those of you who are a little more seasoned with it might not find it as interesting. READ THIS REVIEW AND OTHERS OVER ON OUR BLOG: SBSR SBSR SBSR  SBSR SBSR SBSR  SBSR SBSR SBSR

  27. 5 out of 5

    ♛ may

    DNF at 30% This book is the epitome of cheesy. I know a lot of people really enjoyed it but I really cannot relate. The writing is 100% unrealistic and just fricken puke-inducing-cheesy. I'll let you decide for yourself . . . (Keep in mind, the character is supposed to be 15 years old when he said this): "Because of you, I’ll miss out on years of being with my girl. Don’t think that just because I’m young I don’t recognize what I have with Poppy. I love her. I love her more than you could DNF at 30% This book is the epitome of cheesy. I know a lot of people really enjoyed it but I really cannot relate. The writing is 100% unrealistic and just fricken puke-inducing-cheesy. I'll let you decide for yourself . . . (Keep in mind, the character is supposed to be 15 years old when he said this): "Because of you, I’ll miss out on years of being with my girl. Don’t think that just because I’m young I don’t recognize what I have with Poppy. I love her. I love her more than you could imagine. And you’re taking me away, without even considering how I would feel.” (She was 15 when she said this as well...): “Maybe we’re like the cherry blossom, Rune. Like shooting stars. Maybe we loved too much too young and burned so bright that we had to fade out.” She pointed behind us, to the blossom grove. “Extreme beauty, quick death. We had this love long enough to teach us a lesson. To show us how capable of love we truly are.” Excuse my ignorance but, DO 15 YEAR OLDS ACTUALLY TALK LIKE THIS? They sound like philosophers, not kids. -_- #NotRealistic And apparently it gets really emotional (I read spoilers, terrible, I know) but I cannot see past the writing to enjoy the story, it's terrible in my opinion. If you're into cheesy, unrealistic stories, then you might want to give this book a try, if not, then I would not recommend. 1 star.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jenny - TotallybookedBlog

    It's LIVE early!! Amazon US Amazon UK 10 ‘and our hearts are bursting’ stars ‘Rune pressed a kiss just below my ear and whispered, “Sleep, baby. I got you.” And he did. He had me. Just like I had him.’ Yet another genre and yet another winner from the supremely talented and versatile Tillie Cole. Not just a winner, but now our favourite of all her books and that’s no easy feat considering we have loved everything this author has written. From the funny to the gritty, from the emotional to th It's LIVE early!! Amazon US Amazon UK 10 ‘and our hearts are bursting’ stars ‘Rune pressed a kiss just below my ear and whispered, “Sleep, baby. I got you.” And he did. He had me. Just like I had him.’ Yet another genre and yet another winner from the supremely talented and versatile Tillie Cole. Not just a winner, but now our favourite of all her books and that’s no easy feat considering we have loved everything this author has written. From the funny to the gritty, from the emotional to the uncomfortable, we’re convinced there is NOTHING this lady can’t write and both agree when we say this is THE most beautiful, emotional and stunningly written love story we’ve ever read. This book is as special as special can be. ‘Kiss eight hundred and nineteen was the kiss that changed it all. The kiss that proved that a long-haired brooding boy from Norway and a quirky girl from the Deep South could find a love to rival the greats. It showed that love was simply the tenacity to make sure that the other half of your heart knew he, or she, was adored in every way. In every minute of every day. That love was tenderness in its purest form.’ We’ve enjoyed books, we’ve been moved by books and we’ve cried over books but never and we mean NEVER have we been left so emotionally wrought yet so completely satisfied after finishing a story. We found ourselves talking, sobbing and reliving every exquisite moment, of which there were numerous. And so it was with swollen eyes and overflowing hearts that we chatted into the early hours of the morning never wanting to relinquish our feelings for Poppy and Rune. ‘She knew she had me, just as much as I had her. We were all we needed.’ There wasn’t a page that wasn’t highlighted as this book penetrated our souls and left us feeling so unbelievably thankful and privileged to have experienced this unforgettable story of love in its most beautiful, searing and epic form. A book such as A Thousand Boy Kisses doesn’t come along often, so when it does, we possessively hold each word in our hearts and treasure every single emotion as we did with Rune and Poppy’s story. This story encompasses everything that makes us passionate about reading. “I used to know a boy, a boy I loved with my whole heart, who lived for a single moment. Who told me that a single moment could change the world. It could change someone’s life. That one moment could make someone’s life, in that brief second, infinitely better or infinitely worse” Poppy Litchfield and Rune Kristiansen created a bond of friendship at five years old that would blossom into a love story to rival the greats. They truly were two parts of one heart in every sense of the word. Despite their tender years, their love was extraordinary and it was epic and there is no doubt this came across in Tillie’s story as we lived and breathed the enormity of their feelings. “I’m half a heart. This, who I am now, was due to a life devoid of you. This darkness, this anger, was born from you not being by my side. Poppymin. My adventurer. My girl.” Tillie Cole doesn’t have to force emotions from us, they are elicited spontaneously from the natural fluidity of her writing. This lady writes from the heart and not only were our tears falling freely on the pages, but we also felt hers in every word as she brought us the sweetest girl; an old soul with a perception of life that belied her years, and the brooding boy who moved into her street and into her heart. She taught him what it was to love and feel and together they created something that went beyond mere love. Breathtaking doesn’t begin to describe their story. Heartbreaking is an understatement. Uplifting doesn’t do it justice. There really are no words to do this story justice. 'Maybe we’re like the cherry blossom, Rune. Maybe we loved too much too young and burned so bright that we had to fade out.’ From the innocence and exuberance of childhood to the confusion and pain of youth, we lived it all. We fought their battles and lived through joy and heartbreak with them yet we haven’t even scratched the surface of their story, you couldn’t imagine for one minute how this story plays out. We know we didn’t. ‘I was going to do this for her. I was going to do my damnedest to make her happy. I’d win her back. I’d win her back as the Rune I was now. There was no choice. This was us. This was our new adventure. ‘ Told in dual POV for optimum effect, there is so much to experience in A Thousand Boy Kisses and we cannot stress enough that you must go into this story spoiler free and experience it all as the author intended. Don’t ask, just feel. We do love YA stories however we know some readers evade this genre. To those readers we would urge you to still pick this book up. The nature of the story and the delivery from this author is well worth putting those thoughts aside to experience something so positively beautiful. Come say hi and follow us at: ✦ TotallybookedBlog ✦ TB on Facebook ✦ TB on Twitter ✦ TB on Pinterest

  29. 5 out of 5

    warhawke

    Genre: YA Contemporary Romance Type: Standalone POV: First Person - Dual Rating: Poppy Litchfield was only 5 years old when a new boy moved in next door. They became fast friends and had been inseparable since. Rune Kristiansen had plenty of adventure with Poppy. When they were separated, things completely changed between them. When he finally came back, both of them no longer knew each other. But when the truth that divided them came to the surface, they must decide how to make the love they once Genre: YA Contemporary Romance Type: Standalone POV: First Person - Dual Rating: Poppy Litchfield was only 5 years old when a new boy moved in next door. They became fast friends and had been inseparable since. Rune Kristiansen had plenty of adventure with Poppy. When they were separated, things completely changed between them. When he finally came back, both of them no longer knew each other. But when the truth that divided them came to the surface, they must decide how to make the love they once had worth all the pain. I had this one under my ugly crying list for a while now but been pushing it back due to the age range. I'm glad I finally read this and enjoyed it regardless of their ages. “I’ll give you a thousand kisses, Poppymin. All of them. No one will kiss you ever, but me.” I love Rune. It hurt to see how he evolved from an innocent kid to what he became towards the end of the book. I felt and understood his pain, his fear and his anger. Being loved by Rune brought the heady sensation of warmth. Being hated by Rune was like standing on an arctic ice shelf. Poppy was such a cute kid when they first met. Even though socially she was the opposite of Rune, together they just clicked. “How can a love like ours be broken?" The story was somewhat cute and sweet, but it also hurt. I really like the "thousand boy kisses" element and how it drove the story. It became the source of both smiles and tears. A Thousand Boy Kisses is a story of a couple's journey making up for the time they lost. It would appeal to readers looking for emotional reads. Note: If you know me well enough you’d know I don’t do the pink flowers and heart thing on my teasers. But those two elements are significant to the story so there is it lol! For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:

  30. 4 out of 5

    Catarina

    2,5 Heartbreaking Stars. Poppy and Rune grew up together as best friends, until they fall in love as teenagers. Until the day Rune has to go back to his home country, Norway, and leave Poppy behind. They promise not to lose contact or forget about each other, but everything changes when Poppy suddenly stops all contact. Two years later, Rune is back on the US and reunited with Poppy once more. But when he finds out why Poppy stopped talking to him he’ll realize the worst is yet to come and som 2,5 Heartbreaking Stars. Poppy and Rune grew up together as best friends, until they fall in love as teenagers. Until the day Rune has to go back to his home country, Norway, and leave Poppy behind. They promise not to lose contact or forget about each other, but everything changes when Poppy suddenly stops all contact. Two years later, Rune is back on the US and reunited with Poppy once more. But when he finds out why Poppy stopped talking to him he’ll realize the worst is yet to come and sometimes not even all our wishes are enough. *Some spoilers may be ahead* After reading TFiOS, A Walk to Remember and some similar stories I promised to myself that I was done with this kind of books. As good as they are, they aren’t worth the heartbreak. And if Tillie Cole wasn’t one of my favorites and “auto-buy” authors, if this cover wasn’t gorgeous and if I hadn’t jump on this book without knowing anything about it, honestly, I would have never read it. Don’t get me wrong, this is a powerful story and it’s brilliantly written (as Tillie Cole got us used to by now), but it’s also full of clichés and with a development and an ending that just left me completely depressed, in the end of the day that is not what I’m looking in a book. Imagine if all your tearjerkers YA books got high on cocaine together and had a son: this book would be that son. If you don’t mind the tears and heartbreak, go ahead: this book is definitely for you. Unfortunately, for me, it was a little too much. Rating: 2,5 Stars. Characters Development: Poppy was a sweet and strong girl and it was easy to understand her actions. Rune was sweet and caring as well, and a easy to like hero. They both were a little immature at times, but they were 17, so we should be expecting it. Steam: Not really. This is YA after all. Sensible Subjects: (view spoiler)[ Cancer. (hide spoiler)] Love Triangle: (view spoiler)[ No. (hide spoiler)] Cheating: (view spoiler)[ No. (hide spoiler)] HEA: (view spoiler)[ Some may say this is an “unconventional” happy ending. But f*ck that. This is NOT a HEA. (hide spoiler)]

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