[Book Review] A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tille Cole

Summary

Two hearts. One love story. An ending you will never forget . . .

Rune Kristiansen and Poppy Litchfield met as children and swore to be friends forever.

As teenagers, their friendship grew into a love that promised to last a lifetime. But their worlds were shattered when Rune was sent home to his native Norway.

Two years later, Rune is back, and Poppy is ready for their happy ever after to begin. But the boy who returns is not the Rune she remembers.

What happened to turn her sweet, thoughtful Rune into this brooding stranger?

And will the secret Poppy is carrying bring them closer together or separate them forever?

Discover the story that will break your heart and make you believe true love really does last for eternity . . .Line small Diamond

Facts

Published: March 2016
Length: 344
Genre: YA
Format: eBook

 

*THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!*

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Review

Well, this was disappointing.
I saw this book on TikTok and went into a little blind, in hindsight I should have done a bit more research.

The story started out strong, in fact the first chapter made me cry, but went it all went downhill a few chapters later. I didn’t enjoy the twist, to stay just got more and more depressing. I read to escape all the depressing real-life shit that happens, and the book was all about that. 

I didn’t particularly like either of the main characters. I thought they were whiny, naive and unrealistic. Don’t even get me started on the amount of the angst in the story – it was off the charts, don’t get me wrong I don’t mind angst here and there but even for me this was too much. Also, the parenting is super questionable, I did not understand it at all!

And then we come to the ending- (stop here if you don’t want spoilers)

Never have I read a book where the epilogue just undoes all the work of the story. He dies, he freaking dies! and not years later when he’s an old man, oh no I don’t think he even made it to 30!  WTAF is up with that? How is that a satisfactory ending? I’ll never understand why the author decided to go in that direction. I’m still low key angry about it and it’s been weeks since I finished this book. 

My Rating: 2/5🌟🌟

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About – Tillie Cole

Amazon & USA Today Best Selling Author, Tillie Cole, is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother — a farmer’s daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.
Being a scary blend of Scottish and English, Tillie embraces both cultures; her English heritage through her love of HP sauce and freshly made Yorkshire Puddings, and her Scottish which is mostly demonstrated by her frighteningly foul-mouthed episodes of pure rage and her much loved dirty jokes.

Having been born and raised as a Teesside Smoggie, Tillie, at age nineteen, moved forty miles north to the ‘Toon’, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where she attended Newcastle University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Religious Studies. She returned two years later to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching High School Social Studies. Tillie, regards Newcastle to be a home from home and enjoyed the Newcastle Geordie way of life for seven ‘proper mint’ and ‘lush’ years.

One summers day, after finishing reading her thousandth book on her much loved and treasured Kindle, Tillie turned to her husband and declared, “D’you know, I have a great idea for a story. I could write a book.” Several months later, after repeating the same tired line at the close of another completed story, she was scolded by her husband to shut up talking about writing a novel and “just bloody do it!” For the first time in eleven years, Tillie actually took his advice (he is still trying to get over the shock) and immediately set off on a crazy journey, delving deep into her fertile imagination.

Tillie, ever since, has written from the heart. She combines her passion for anything camp and glittery with her love of humour and dark brooding men (most often muscled and tattooed – they’re her weakness!). She also has a serious side (believe it or not!) and loves to immerse herself in the complex study of World Religions, History and Cultural Studies and creates fantasy stories that enable her to thread serious issues and topics into her writing — yep, there’s more to this girl than profanity and sparkles!

After six years of teaching high school Social Studies and following her Professional Rugby Player husband around Europe, they have finally given up their nomadic way of life and settled in Calgary, Alberta where Tillie spends most of her days (and many a late night) lost in a writing euphoria or pursuing a dazzling career as a barrel-racing, tasselled-chap wearing, Stetson-sporting cowgirl… Ye-haw!

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