One kiss lasts a moment.
But a thousand kisses can last a
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.
Standalone Young Adult Tearjerker
For ages
14 and up.

I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s blog tour promotions.

Young love. It’s beautiful, pure, hopeful. It’s just so good to be young and in love with the rest of your life ahead of you. There’s nothing better knowing that as good as things are at the present, you still have so much time and so many years to make the good things even better. That’s what the main characters should have. Their love was something that started out from friendship. It grew deeper when they got older. They were each other’s person. They understood each other the way other people could not. This book is wonderful, but it is also a tearjerker. You will cry. You will be sad. At the end of the book, you will look around you, see the ones you love, and feel so lucky that you have them, that you can hold them, and they can hold you back. That you still have all the time in the world to appreciate them and what they mean to you.

To be honest, this book is not my favorite from Ms. Cole. However, this book deserves all the stars I could rate it with. There’s just so many things to take away with this book. I know it’s hard to read between the lines or read beyond the words. But I urge you to do so. Read this book and don’t just get caught up with the story of the main characters. Look at things in your life as well and imagine it happening to you. Don’t ask the author to make sure you get to relate to the characters. Instead, be the characters themselves. Live their lives. Look at yourself as Poppy and Rune. Then, let me know exactly how things would happen in your story.

This book shows us that real love knows no age. Also, it’s not just about romantic love. There’s the love of a child for her grandmother. The love of a sibling. The love of a parent. The love of a friend. There’s so many kinds of love in the world, and this book shows us a lot of them. When Tillie Cole releases a book, I never hesitate to read them. The reason is that even in the simplest of stories, she is able to pull out emotions from her readers like a magic trick. This is why she is my all time favorite author. I really loved this book, and I know many people will love this book too.

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about tillie
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

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