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.
Standalone Young Adult Tearjerker Romance.
For ages 14 and up.
REVIEW by JoJo:
A Standalone Young Adult Tearjerker Romance....I think it should be called A book to make you roll around on the broken pieces of your heart because it will be that destroyed after reading this book and you'll never be able to put it back together...but I guess Tearjerker Romance is quicker to say.
I just feel like the description did not fully prepare me for how fragile my heart would be after finish. I started crying at 5% and I actually don't think the tears stopped at any particular point. There were a few times I had to get up and go and compose myself.
It's been 24 hours since I started this book and I'm still not ready to process what I read. Can you imagine, I was at work today giving a training session and tears started leaking from my already puffy eyes and then someone of course has to go "Are you ok?" which just made it worse. I'm not okay. I read a book that destroyed my soul.
Who do I love more, Poppy or Rune. I can't even decide. Their story was so beautifully told that you knew you were falling in love with them both from the beginning. Two characters entirely different but with such beautiful hearts that compliment each other fully, you can't help but envy what they have.
The highs and the lows and the even higher highs and deeper lows. You feel them all as if you are living in their bodies and feeling exactly what they are feeling. This story is so perfect for them. It completely does their tale justice. Even the other relationships with other characters. I could relate to the strength and the angst at all times.
The ending sucks for a couple reasons. Good reasons and bad. I'll let you read it and find out for yourself why I think that.
Definitely recommend this book for all those who love a good cry, a perfectly imperfect love story and wonderfully written tale of young love.
Excuse me while I run off to go cry in my pillow some more...
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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