One kiss lasts a moment.
But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime.
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.
There aren't enough words to describe how much I loved this book.
I was up almost all night reading it and I never wanted it to end. It's the type of book that sticks with you and leaves you in tears in no time.
"I have come to understand that death, for the sick, is not hard to endure. For us, eventually, our pain ends, we go to a better place. But for those left behind, their pain only magnifies."
Poppy's and Rune's story is truly beautiful and heartbreaking. They pulled my heartstrings, and I couldn't think of two better suited characters for each other.
"A life without Poppy. No infinity. No forever always. Just ... nothing."
I loved this book. Like crazy... It's so much more than a love story.
It's been a while since I've read anything quite so beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. This story was really heavy and unforgettable and I was crying all through it but I couldn't have asked for a better ending to it.
"There was no beginning to us and no end."
It's just so fantastic and I keep going back and re-reading things because this book had me wrapped around it's finger!
I'm seriously mind blown with this book. It's definitely in my top 5 favorite books of this year. You will fall in love with this book and never be able to get out of it.
"The best things in life die quickly, like cherry blossom. Because something so beautiful can never last forever, shouldn't last forever. It stays for a brief moment in time to remind us how precious life is, before fading away just as quickly as it came."
Tillie will make you feel all the feels. She killed this book! If you haven't read anything by her you are truly missing out on some absolutely fantastic books and stories. Tillie always creates such moving and inspirational reads, and this one doesn't disappoint.
"I didn't know why, but capturing moments fascinated me. Maybe it was because sometimes all we get are moments. There are no do-overs; whatever happens in a moment defines life - perhaps it is life. But capturing a moment on film keeps that moment alive, forever. To me, photography was magic."
A thousand "as special as special can be" stars!
A Thousand Boy Kisses Playlist ♥
Rupert Pope - Infinite ft. Daniel Knigh
Major Lazer - Be Together ft. Wild Belle
3 Dors Down - Here Without You
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Odessa - I Will Be There
Raign - Don't Let Me Go
Ruelle - Where Do We Go From Here
Sofia Karlberg - Writings On The Wall
Hilary Duff - Someone's Watching Over Me
Faith Hill - There You'll Be
Woodkid - Never Let You Down ft. Lykke Li
Rihanna - Final Goodbye
Years & Years - Eyes Shut
Tom Odell - Heal
Paloma Faith - Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Hidden Citizens - I Ran
London Grammar - Stay Awake
London Grammar - Hey Now
London Grammar - Sights
Sigma - Coming Home ft. Rita Ora
Emeli Snade - My Kind Of Love
About The Author
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 multitude of rescue animals. 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 both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance. Young Adult and New Adult novels.