REVIEWS – A THOUSAND BOY KISSES by Tillie Cole

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synopsis

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.

Standalone Young Adult Tearjerker Romance.

For ages 14 and up.

*****Dee’s Review*****

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.

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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 booksEVER!!!!!!!!

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

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****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.

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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 EVER!!!

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