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.
Let me preface this review with a few key points.
- I wasted an audible credit on this so I am a tad bitter
- I am a firm believer that a narrator can make or break any book.
- This novel is a YA Romance
Ugh. I really really really wish I could write a favorable review for this book. I was in one of my favorite author’s fan group and everyone was raving about this book. Top read of the year right here. So I bit the bullet. This book should have been called A Thousand Snores. Or A Thousand Groans. I listened to this. I wasted an Audible credit on this. I literally listened to the final five hours at 3X speed just to get it done. This book is the what you would get if a Nicholas Sparks novel and a Lurlene McDaniel novel fucked in bed of fluffy white pillows.
I will say this. The writing was very well done, it was the story I could have done without. The narration was horrific. Horrific.