Title: A Thousand Boy Kisses
Author: Tillie Cole
Genres: Young Adult, Romance
Publication Date: March 15th 2016
AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
ARC was kindly provided for a blog tour via sweetspotbookblog in exchange for an honest review.
“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.”
I don’t want to review this book. I want a hard copy, I want to hug it close and just sit there like a crazy person with the book. Because honestly, my words will not do it justice.
A Thousand Boy Kisses is one of those books you have to be totally spoiler free to read, I had barely even read the entire blurb – mostly because I trust Tillie Cole to deliver a good book no matter the genre but also because from the very few teasers I had seen I knew I wanted to read this and just feel. Sometimes you just want to dive into a story and feel, let all the emotions take you on an unbelievable journey through this characters. There’s a beautiful thing happening throughout the book that I loved, it was so damn sweet!
“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.”
I read the book in mere hours, literally flying through the pages and falling deeply in love with Poppy and Rune. And yes, I cried more than I ever remember myself crying, I’m tearing up as I write this review, it’s that emotional, and that good.
“One kiss lasts a moment. But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime.”
Poppy and Rune become neighbors when Rune’s family moves to Georgia from Norway. Their bedrooms are across from one another, and the romance is just waiting to happen. Like anything else Tillie has written, and I have read literally all of her books, the romance is effortless. Rune and Poppy fall in love from a very young age and it’s cute to see it develop. They go to school together, they hang out together, they do everything together. Until Rune’s family has to move back to Norway for a couple of years, but when you are a teenager, even a couple of hours can change your life, let alone a couple of years.
“Kiss number three hundred and fifty six. With Rune on my drive way when he left. ”
When Rune returns, he is angry, a different boy from the one that loved Poppy, and he is looking for some answers as to why Poppy cut him off her life when he left. But, OMG their reunion… I can’t even put that into words. I love them. I just love them.
Words can’t do this story justice, just read it and be prepared for a one of a kind story with flawless writing, captivating characters and full of unforgettable moments ♥
about the author
Tillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother — a farmer’s daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.