I 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.