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A Thousand Boy Kisses

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  29,858 ratings  ·  5,819 reviews
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
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
Okay, okay, where to start with this thing...


***Enter Diplomatic Val***






Oh, I'm sorry, did I say "Diplomatic Val?"

My bad.

Cause I tripped that bitch on her way in.

Now, don't get me wrong. I love me some Tillie Cole and I still will after this shit show.

But, as I was saying:

FUCK this book and the whispernet it came in on.


I wish I would have read some.

In all sincerity though, I'm about to fucking WRECK th
Tillie Cole
Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This is by far my most favorite of the novels I have written. It called me to write it over 18 months ago, but I resisted until I could resist no more. Poppy and Rune have taken my entire heart and soul with them on this journey, and I am forever changed by it. Moved by it. Inspired by it.

I hope you all love this novel as much as I loved bringing these beautiful characters to life.

Yes, it's a tearjerker. But it's so much more too. Take a chance on this story of young, but undeniable love, you w
Aestas Book Blog

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.

WOW. WOW. WOW!!!!!!

Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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

Every once in a while, you read a book that completely turns your world upside down. It happens every so often, and when it does, your heart is so full you feel like it could burst. I wish I could express how much this book impacted me, how much I felt while I read it, but the words to convey just how wonderful it was aren’t going to be enough. I guess I could quote Tilli

I should really start reading spoilers before I start the book. But this is Tillie Cole so I one-clicked it without thinking.

I didn’t DNF this book because the writing was bad.

On the contrary. The writing was great.

I didn’t DNF it because I didn’t like the characters.

The characters were awesome. I loved them both dearly and with all my heart.

I didn’t DNF it because I couldn’t connect to the story or the characters.

No, the real reason is exactly the opposite.

Jennifer Kyle
This one was simply just too darn sappy and cheesy for me. The dialogue wasn’t even age appropriate the majority of the time (Mom of 17 & 11 year old girls). The grandmother and her gift was the best and most original aspect of the story, which I loved.

The whole second half of the story was completely unoriginal with Chinese lanterns (read this year in two books already), Sunrises (Dude), neighbor hero sneaking into heroine's room and bed nightly (more books than I can count include this), wishl
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{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

As I stared at Rune, I asked myself how I had gotten so lucky. I was loved by this boy, loved so fiercely that other loves paled in comparison.

I closed my eyes and replayed our lives in my mind. I remembered the times I hugged him and he hugged me harder. I remembered how I kissed him and he kissed me deeper. And best of all, I remembered how I would love him and he would always strive to love me more.

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May 20, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
Jeezus, this was bad. Poorly written, the story was horribly executed. It was meant to be intense and heart-wrenching, but I felt nothing other than pure annoyance. I wanted the main characters to just shut up.
The odd slut-shaming pissed me off. The non-stop cliche. The romance and dialogue were vomit-inducing.

I couldn’t do it.

DNF at 60%.

In need of my romance fix. Buddy-reading with
my fav!
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

I didn't think I would make it through this book. I cried and cried and cried and ............


This is a love story like no other and I hate/love it. God! Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!! What can I say to you people out there! My feelings are just shot! This book is so beautiful, so sad and just damn it.

Rune and Poppy met when they were 5 years old. Rune had just moved from Norway to Georgia and he hated it until that moment he met P
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
oh wow. who knew a thousand boy kisses would make me cry a thousand sad tears and break my heart into a thousand little pieces?! maybe its just that time of month, but goodness me, im an emotional mess.

i understand that this book is a little rough. the writing is plain and the characters are pretty basic, but something about this totally captured my heart. its one of those stories that really makes you think about how you live life and evaluate the things that make you happy.

what a tender and
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I could give this book a million stars I would. It’s legit one of my favorite reads of all time. I love Tillie Cole, but I’ll be honest I wasn’t expecting a book like this from her. I mean I love all her books, no matter what she is writing, so why I painted her in a box is beyond me. I mean I first fell in love with her writing in Sweet Home. Then I met her at a signing and put together that she had also written one of my favorite MC series, I know I am dense for not realizing this sooner. T ...more
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 'Moonbeam hearts and sunshine smiles'

So on this Mega Tuesday, with political shit being flung at me from every direction - instead of an 'I voted' sticker, perhaps mine should reflect the following sentiment.


Because, A Thousand Boy Kisses did not thaw this chick. I get it, I see how this read could get those tear ducts working, tug at those heart strings - its an emotional topic. But somewhere along the way, my disconnect button was hit, and I just didn't feel it. The characters were odd, a
Pearl Angeli
3.5 Stars

Tillie Cole is a new-to-me author. I have heard a lot of great things about her books and A Thousand Boy Kisses is one of them. The cover is so beautiful as well as the title. I must say though that I wasn't prepared for its intensity and heaviness. The moment I started it, I knew it would be a challenging book to read because of its melancholy tone. It sure was. The story was more poignant than I've expected.

"Maybe we're like a cherry blossom, Rune. Like shooting stars. Maybe w
chan ☆
sad yes, but mostly just exhausting.

our hero's emotions are totally justified throughout the story but i found him tiresome with his constant anger. our heroine was a little too quirky and happy go lucky given the circumstances. and really it felt like not much happens.

i think if you're looking for a certain kind of story, and you want to be sad/cry this could probably work for you. it just didn't grip me enough to bring out those big emotions.

edit: also... this is not a traditional romance with

Title: A Thousand Boy Kisses
Series: Standalone
Author: Tillie Cole
Release date: March 14 , 2016
Cliffhanger: No

This is one of those books. The ones that are special, the ones that stand out in your mind when you think about the books that impacted you the most. There is no doubt in my mind that years from now, I will remember these characters with crystal clarity. I can count on one hand the books that have tore me apart and demolished my peace of mind like this one. There really is no adequate w
★★★ 3 Stars ★★★

A Thousand Boy Kisses is a really sweet story about two childhood friends who are meant to be. Poppy and Rune meet when they are just five years old and have a beautiful and tender relationship.

When Poppy is eight years old, her grandmother gives her a jar full of plain pink hearts, and tells her to record all her boy kisses, but only the special ones, the ones that make her heart almost burst.

Poppy knows that Rune is the only boy she ever wants to kiss, and so she goes about fill
Beth Hudspeth
Reviewed by: Hello Beautiful Book Blog

A Young Adult tearjerker romance that left me feeling more emotional for my lost time than for any of the characters. Sappy moments and over the top cheese just had me wishing it was over.

I’m not going into too much depth with this one because I don’t want to go off on a rant or something. I don’t like being negative. So many people have loved this book and I’m just really sad I couldn’t. I started out expecting to love this book. I love tearjerkers and

Title: A Thousand Boy Kisses
Series: Standalone
Author: Tillie Cole
Release Date: 15 March, 2016
Rating: 4.5 stars
Cliffhanger:. No
HEA: (view spoiler)

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.

Tillie Cole is one of my favorite authors. She’s absolutely and wonderfully skilled at winning me over with her stories. I think she has some secret ninja skills that help her play with my emotions an
Dee Montoya
A THOUSAND Cherry Blossom Stars************************

(ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review)

"Moonbean hearts and sunshine smiles"

The beauty of this novel consumed me. Tillie Cole once again takes ownership of my heart with her talent. She wrote a book entirely about love and how powerful and healing it could be. A magnificent story that will stay with me forever.

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I've been a loyal fan of Tillie Cole for years; I've read all of her books. I've always admired h
Laura Lovely
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i started and finished this book today and i actually feel sick how much i cried over it, i need a nap. aside from a few minor issues throughout the story, and the fact that i hated the epilogue its getting 5 stars simply because its the saddest book ive ever read okay bye
S.M. West
5 'as special as special can be.' STARS

"Sometimes all we get are moments. There are no do-overs."

Yes, this is YA, not usually something I’ll read but it's also Tillie Cole. She gave me the Carillo boys, The Hades Hangmen and the Scarred Souls so it was a no-brainer for me. I had to read it, genre be damned! And seriously, so glad that I did. This was like nothing Tillie’s ever done before; this book is now among my favourites of hers.

“Poppy and Rune – there was no beginning to us and no end
* Meli Mel *

♥ ♥ ♥ 3.75 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥

I have tried writing a review for this book for the past two days and I just can't. So I will show you through gifs how this book made me feel.

When the book started, it seemed like everything was going to be great. Rune and Poppy meet as little kids and I know I'm gonna love them together. But then Poppy's grandma comes into the picture with her thousand boy kisses jar for Poppy and I was all...

Then is got so good and so heart warming seeing Poppy and Rune grow up together.
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TITLE: A Thousand Boy Kisses
AUTHOR: Tillie Cole
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: March 15th, 2016

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Such a powerful, bittersweet, emotional, love story of epic proportions.

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One kiss lasts a moment.
But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime.

ONE THOUSAND BOY KISSES We're first introduced to these two (Rune & Poppy) at the age of 5. Rune has just moved into th
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10 ‘and our hearts are bursting’ stars

‘Rune pressed a kiss just below my ear and whispered, “Sleep, baby. I got you.” And he did. He had me. Just like I had him.’

Yet another genre and yet another winner from the supremely talented and versatile Tillie Cole. Not just a winner, but now our favourite of all her books and that’s no easy feat considering we have loved everything this author has written. From the funny to the gritty, from the emotional to th
Mar 23, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Rune’s family moves from Norway to Georgia, Rune never expected to love his time there. When he meets the quirky, talented, and shy girl that lives next-door things start to look up for him. Poppy knew the second she met Rune they were going to be best friends and didn’t hold back
letting him know. Over the next few years the two spent every moment together. The two do everything together and as they grow so does their relationship. The two go from best friends to boyfriend and girlfriend.

Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Emotional pain sluts
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Dual

Poppy Litchfield was only 5 years old when a new boy moved in next door. They became fast friends and had been inseparable since.

Rune Kristiansen had plenty of adventure with Poppy. When they were separated, things completely changed between them. When he finally came back, both of them no longer knew each other. But when the truth that divided them came to the surface, they must decide how to make the love they once
2,5 Heartbreaking Stars.

Poppy and Rune grew up together as best friends, until they fall in love as teenagers. Until the day Rune has to go back to his home country, Norway, and leave Poppy behind. They promise not to lose contact or forget about each other, but everything changes when Poppy suddenly stops all contact. Two years later, Rune is back on the US and reunited with Poppy once more. But when he finds out why Poppy stopped talking to him he’ll realize the worst is yet to come and som
Jacqueline's Reads
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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5 A Thousand Stars

If you are curious about this book, I highly suggest you read this book blindly. It’s a sweet Young Adult book that will grip and melt your heart.

Not only do I love the cover, the author, but the storyline was very profound and very emotional. If you are looking for a dramatic book with an epic love, A Thousand Boy Kisses is just for you, but that’s no surprise right? Tillie Cole rarely disappoints me.

It’s about two young lovers, childhood lovers since the age of five. It’s ad
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016

It's LIVE early!!
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10 ‘and our hearts are bursting’stars

‘Rune pressed a kiss just below my ear and whispered, “Sleep, baby. I got you.” And he did. He had me. Just like I had him.’

Yet another genre and yet another winner from the supremely talented and versatile Tillie Cole. Not just a winner, but now our favourite of all her books and that’s no easy feat considering we have loved everything this author has written. From the funny to the gritty, from the emotional to the uncomfo
**4.5 stars**

I don't really know where to begin with this book, or how to do it justice with how I felt while reading it. The best I guess would be to speak/write from my heart!! First of all, I need to give Tillie Cole a huge Bravo for making me "ugly cry!" I can honestly say that no book has ever made me have tears streaming down my face; until I met Poppy and Rune. Their love story is one that I won't ever forget, and it melted me right down to my core...if that even makes sense! I have a hug
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