May 3, 2018
A Thousand Boy Kisses
"There were exactly four moments that defined by life." ~ pg. 7
Poppy Litchfield is a 5-year-old burst of life. She does not hesitate to introduce herself to the new next door neighbor. Enter the Norwegian bad boy, Rune Erik Kristiansen. The two were inseparable and became best friends. They shared a first kiss at eight years old and promised to fill a jar with one thousand kisses during their lifetime.
Unfortunate circumstances got in their way. When Rune returns to the sleepy town of Blossom Grove, Georgia, from his native Norway, he is filled with anger and questions. Why did Poppy cut off all contact? Where did her family disappear to? Why is she acting distant? Then Rune discovers the hard truth turning this novel into a tearjerker romance.
I am not one to compare books in the same genre. Every story has its own journey. Yet A Thousand Boy Kisses is in the same vein as Bright Side, The Fault in Our Stars and Everything, Everything. Get my drift? These books all featured young sick female characters in love. The stories are so very heartbreaking. It is why it took me over two (2) years to muster enough energy to read it. I knew it would emotionally drain me. It is no exaggeration that I cried from page 14 to 251. Books like this don't traditionally have a HEA (happy ever after) so I was not looking forward to its end. But when I reached it? BAWLED. MY. EYES. OUT.
"This would be where the notes were left to dance in the air for eternity." ~ pg. 183
Like Poppy's music from her cello, the written words in this book exuded passion and touched my spirit. It will have a presence in the fictional side of my bookish heart for a while. So complete that I don't even need a follow-up novel. High Five, Tillie Girl! Now excuse me while I stalk the author's online pages for a cover reveal of her next new release, A Wish For Us. I have no idea what the book is about but count me in as TBR!
Title: A Thousand Boy Kisses
Author: Tillie Cole
Published: March 2016
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤