The Longest Ride Blu-ray Giveaway

the longest ride blu ray giveaway The Longest Ride Blu ray GiveawayI have a soft spot for rom-coms. I could watch them all day, every day, and never get bored with the swoony feels they give me. (My boyfriend, John, would definitely protest if I did this, so I don’t. However, if he was away for a week, and I was in a movie-watching mood, then I’d catch up on all the romantic comedies I’d missed or re-watch old favorites.)

So I was super excited when a Press Assistant from Think Jam contacted me to see if I’d be interested in reviewing and offering a giveaway of The Longest Ride on Blu-ray and Digital HD on YABookShelf.com. I may have even done a little happy dance.

Reviewer, Pete Hammond from Deadline, called The Longest Ride the best Nicholas Sparks’ movie since The Notebook, so I can’t wait to see it and judge for myself. The Longest Ride centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke (Scott Eastwood), a former bull riding champion who is looking to make a comeback, and Sophia (Britt Robertson), a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in NYC’s art world. These characters couldn’t be more different, so it shouldn’t be surprising that their conflicting paths and ideals test their budding relationship. However, when they make an unexpected connection with Ira (Alan Alda), they become inspired by his decades-long romance with his deceased wife. Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, The Longest Ride explores the challenges and rewards of enduring love.

Ever since I watched the movie version of Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook, I’ve been determined to see all the film adaptations of his novels. In fact, I’ve only ever read one of his books, The Last Song, which I didn’t love in part because my mother spoiled the ending for me. Since then, I decided that I’d happily watch every movie that ever gets made from his books, but I’d rather not spend the time it would take to read one of what he calls a “love story,” but which we all know are romance novels. With a TBR filled with so many amazing romantic books (and others), I’d rather pick up other books instead of his, but I’ve always got time for a rom-com.

The Longest Ride comes out on Blu-ray and DVD on July 14, 2015, which means that sometime between July 7th and the 27th, I will post my review of the movie. Keep your eyes peeled for the review!

In the meantime, if you want to win your very own Blu-ray with Digital HD copy, then now’s your chance. If you’re a resident of the US or Canada, then enter through the Rafflecopter widget below between now and July 26th at 11:59 pm EST.

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  28 comments for “The Longest Ride Blu-ray Giveaway

  1. Sarah W.
    July 5, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Ooooh, this sounds exciting. It sounds like a perfect summer movie. My favourite rom-com is probably dating me a little, but I just love Sleepless is Seattle with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

  2. shelly peterson
    July 5, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    The Notebook is my favorite.

  3. July 5, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    I agree, Sarah. Rom-coms are perfect for the summer, and Sleepless in Seattle is a great one. :)

  4. July 5, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Thanks for commenting, Shelly. I haven’t seen The Notebook in quite some time, but I loved it. Bonus that it has two Canadian actors – Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling – in starring roles. Also, this movie was the first time I remember seeing Ryan Gosling, and the crush has never left. :)

  5. July 5, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Really? The best since The Notebook? Now I NEED to see this =)

    My fave rom-coms cycle between a few: She’s the Man, 10 Things I Hate About You, Clueless (I clearly have a thing about retellings), and maybe Love Actually and The Cutting Edge. I also really like Maid in Manhattan.

    I obviously can’t decide. Let me know when you watch this. =p

  6. Jen K
    July 5, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    My all time fave rom com is Serendipity still love it! I’m a huge Nicholas Sparks fan too, so can’t go wrong with any of those either :)

  7. July 6, 2015 at 6:19 am

    The review went on to say that it wasn’t in the same league at The Notebook, but still, I feel the same way. :)

    I don’t think I could decide either. I like all of these rom-coms, especially Clueless and Love Actually, but I haven’t seen She’s the Man yet, so I think I should get on that…

    Of course. :)

  8. July 6, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Yes, Serendipity is incredible. Can’t go wrong with John Cusack. :)

  9. Juan Marquez Jr
    July 6, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    My favorite romantic comedies are My Best Friend’s Wedding and The Wedding Planner! Thank you for the opportunity!

  10. July 6, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks for commenting, Juan! I love The Wedding Planner, too, but I don’t think I’ve seen My Best Friend’s Wedding yet.

  11. Will G
    July 6, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Serendipity

  12. July 6, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Great choice! I love that one, too, Will.

  13. G K
    July 11, 2015 at 9:54 am

    The Proposal

  14. July 11, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Thanks for sharing, G K. Not sure if I saw that one, though I know what it’s about for the most part.

  15. July 13, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Great way to do what you enjoy and not have to explain! I loved The Notebook, so will see how this one holds up to that high mark. Thanks.

  16. July 13, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Thanks for your comment, C. Lee. I can’t wait to see if it holds up to the comparison, too, though if it doesn’t, perhaps it speaks more to the lesser quality of the movies released over the intervening years since The Notebook. ;)

  17. July 15, 2015 at 11:42 am

    I love Clueless! :)

  18. July 15, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    I do, too, Paola!:)

  19. andrea amy
    July 18, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Sweet Home Alabama :)

  20. July 18, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Thanks for commenting, Andrea. That’s a good one, but I haven’t seen it in a long time. Must re-watch it. :)

  21. Shelley P
    July 19, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    It’s so hard to pick just one. I loved Music and Lyrics. It was sweet and really made me laugh :)

  22. July 20, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    I know – it’s almost as hard as choosing a favorite book! I don’t think that I’ve seen Music and Lyrics yet. Will have to check it out. :)

  23. Alicia
    July 22, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    My favourite rom-com is Forgetting Sarah Marshall

  24. July 22, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    I don’t think I’ve seen that one, Alicia. I know you said that all is right with the world because you subscribed to my blog, but maybe it won’t really be until I watch this movie. :)

  25. DJ
    July 23, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    I love The Proposal.

  26. Bernie W
    July 24, 2015 at 3:49 am

    My favorite Rom Com is Love Actually. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

  27. July 24, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Thanks for commenting, DJ! :)

  28. July 24, 2015 at 8:35 am

    I love Love Actually, too, Bernie. You’re welcome and good luck!

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