Review – A THOUSAND BOY KISSES by Tillie Cole

The fantastic Tillie Cole is back with a standalone YA “Tearjerker Romance,” which is sure to have you reaching for the tissues. Check out my review below and grab yourself a copy of the book (just don’t forget your tissues!!)



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.


“You kissed me,” I whispered, stunned. Rune lifted his hand to hold mine. He lowered our joined hands by his side. “I’ll give you a thousand kisses, Poppymin. All of them. No one will kiss you ever, but me.”

The emotional ones are always the hardest to write about, aren’t they? It’s easy to scream and fangirl over a sexy or funny book, but with books like this, the words to describe it need to be from the heart, and that’s always where I seem to fall short.

Whenever I finish books like A Thousand Boy Kisses, the only words I seem to be able to muster are along the lines of “wow,” “awwwwww,” and other such words which seem to portray far more words than they actually hold. So I guess, like those words, I’ll be keeping this review short, because really, you just need to go and read the book!

Poppy and Rune… Ugh. These two just had that real perfect connection that we all love to read about. They were young, yes, but that doesn’t change a thing. What they had was epic. “A love to rival the greats.” And it was beautiful. And heartbreaking.

I thought I could brave it. I thought I’d make it through without cracking, but that last 5% got me good. Tears! Oh boy, were there tears. An intense mix of sad and happy and perfect tears! Because for how the story went, it really was a perfect ending for me. Poppy and Rune…for infinity…forever always.

Live hard, love harder. Chase dreams, seek adventures … capture moments. Live beautifully.


*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

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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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