Blurb: 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.
Review: I read this book last week and needed some time to really digest it. I enjoyed almost everything about this book. Almost. I heard great things about this book and was pretty nervous because I hate to cry. I love emotional stories, I love love stories, I even love stories that don’t end with an HEA, but I hate to cry while reading. HATE HATE HATE IT! So with that said if you don’t mind crying get your box of tissues or your roll of toilet paper and buckle up.
The story started out great and I enjoyed reading about young Rune (H) and Poppy (h). His nickname for her was adorable and every time I read it I swooned. The story followed Rune and Poppy’s relationship from age 5 to 18. Let me start by saying Rune was a complete pain in the azz after age 13, I didn’t like his attitude toward his parents and if he was my kid I would’ve given him and old fashioned paddle to the a$$. However, I loved how he was with Poppy. The way they were together was a joy to read and kept the tears flowing. Poppy was so sugary sweet just like a good Southern Belle and I loved her optimistic look on life.
Now onto why I can only give this 4.5 stars. The ending. WTF was that!!! I did all that dadgum crying for that!! It left me wondering if I missed something so I read the “epilogue” twice thinking I missed something but nope I didn’t and that is why I had to take away half a star.
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