Saturday 19 March 2016

A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole

Manchester, UK
Title: A Thousand Boy Kisses
Author: Tillie Cole
Genres: Young Adult, Tearjerker Romance
Publication Date: March 15th 2016
Rating: 5 Stars  

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. 

"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.”

Simply Superb 

I don't think any amount of words could describe this book & the feelings throughout & after, and do it justice.
I'm a huge fan of Tillie Cole & she is my go to author, So I knew A Thousand Boy Kisses would be a good read & was prepared for this to be a bit of a tearjerker. What I wasn't prepared for was the Absolutely Heartbreakingly Beautiful read from start to finish. I can honestly say I have Never read a book & Cried (ugly crying) so much, but don't mistake all my tears as Sad there was also tears of Joy, Happiness & a Spiritual Peacefulness.

     "Moonbeam Hearts and Sunshine Smiles..."

Poppy & Rune are best friends from the age of 5 being inseparable. Rune is Poppy's long blonde haired Viking boy from Norway & Poppy to Rune is this Beautiful Adventurous girl with her White bow in her hair & has a love for life.

"Rune, I don't tell everyone this, but I go on adventures." 

Soul mates for life.

"For Infinity" & 
                "Forever Always"

When circumstances beyond Rune & Poppy's control forces them to be separated for 2 years. A dark sadness takes over Rune in missing Poppy so much & not understanding why she has cut him off, he takes his sadness & anger out on the people he loves the most. Heartbreak for Poppy in thinking she is saving the boy she loves from the truth of what is happening.
                     "Kiss number three hundred and fifty six. With Rune on my drive way when he left."

Rune returns from Norway still angry at the world & thinking each of them has moved on, but at an emotional reunion the devastating truth is revealed.
Poppy & Rune fight to bring the best out in each other to make the most out of life even with tragedy hanging over them. Poppy shows Rune how to love & love life again. And Rune fulfils wishes & promises made to Poppy.

"These lips are yours, Poppymin."
       "Just as these lips are yours, Rune."

Even though they are both so young you never doubt the intensity of their love for each other as a True Love.

"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 would most definitely recommend this book, have your tissues ready & be prepared to be Immersed into a Captivating & Beautifully written story with the most unforgettable moments. And is simply
"As special as special can be." 

Tillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from 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. 
Being a scary blend of Scottish and English, Tillie embraces both cultures; her English heritage through her love of HP sauce and freshly made Yorkshire Puddings, and her Scottish which is mostly demonstrated by her frighteningly foul-mouthed episodes of pure rage and her much loved dirty jokes.

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