Blog Tour & Review ♥ A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole

March 18, 2016 Angela Blog Tours, Reviews, Romance, Young Adult

Blog Tour & Review ♥ A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole

Blog Tour & Review ♥ A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie ColeA Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole
Published by Self-Published on March 13th 2016
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 316
Format: ARC
four-half-stars

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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 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.

When Tillie Cole says A Thousand Boy Kisses is a tearjerker she certainly isn’t lying. I had to keep my box of tissues on hand throughout the majority of the book. Honestly, there was one point where I wasn’t sure I wanted to continue. I’m so glad I did, however, because despite my initial misgivings, the book is quite touching.

Rune and Poppy will make you wish that you had a love that intense, that pure, that everlasting. It’s almost unimaginable that someone can find their soul mate when they’re only five years old, or that teenagers can fully grasp the meaning of true love. This story turned me into a believer, and I never once questioned their bond.

“I think hearts beat a rhythm like a song. I think that just like music, we’re drawn to a particular melody. I heard your heart’s song, and yours heard mine.”

I wish the circumstances surrounding Rune’s return to his homeland were orchestrated differently. His behavior seems too immature and overly dramatic to ring true, and I couldn’t understand why he held such bitterness towards his father but not his mother.

The story really kicks into high gear a third of the way in, and although parts are predictable and perhaps even a tad cheesy, I found it engrossing. Rune and Poppy are so refreshing and admirable. Even so, this isn’t the book you want to pick up if you’re feeling down and looking for a light love story. A Thousand Boy Kisses is stirring, sweet, inspiring, and yes, heartbreaking at times, but also very rewarding. It’s Young Adult at its loveliest.

Recommended for fans of:
Young Adult romances
Tear jerkers
Cherry blossoms

** ARC received in exchange for an honest review. **

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four-half-stars

About Tillie Cole

Tillie Cole

Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.



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