Today I have the pleasure to take part in The Rome Club tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. You can follor the rest of the tour here. Rebekah will tell you about her favorite movies and the couples she ships and that's what we're all about, yeah? Shipping is the best when reading :) So let's find out if we have any in common with her.
Favorite Romantic Comedy/Romance Movies/or couples in a movieOkay, I admit, I LOVE romance movies (LOL). I’m a sucker for a happily ever after and people finding true love (which might also account for me writing YA Contemporary Romance). There are some movies that I can watch over and over and over again and never get tired of them. Now, all the movies I’m gonna mention don’t necessarily fall under the “romance” category, but I love the couples in them (totally swoonworthy—LOL). Here are my top five (in no particular order).
1. So I have to say A Walk to Remember is an absolute favorite of mine. This is true love at its finest. I know it’s sad as hell, but I love seeing the characters fall in love. How you have Landon (Shane West), who is a complete bad boy and hangs out with a bad crowd and Jamie (played by Mandy Moore) who is the daughter of a preacher who is a good girl to the core. They find themselves both in drama club (or theatre) together. Landon, because he got in trouble and the principal made him, and Jamie because she loves singing and theatre. The movie follows how they become friends then fall in love—and the huge/sad twist that comes into play testing their love. Warning, this movie will make you cry (LOL).
2. She’s the Man, is the second movie on my list. OMG, it’s totally funny. It’s about a girl Violet (played by Amanda Bynes), whose soccer team at her school gets cut. She still wants to play, but the boys’ team won’t allow girls to play. Violet has a twin brother, who got kicked out of their school and is being sent to a different school. However, he’s actually sneaking off to a music festival. Violet decides to take her brother’s place at the new school and go out for the soccer team. Here, she meets Duke (played by Channing Tatum—SO HOT), who ends up being her roommate, teammate, and a guy she falls for. Problem is, he thinks she’s a guy and she needs to keep her identity a secret. Super fun and you can’t help but smile as Violet tries to hide her feelings from Duke.
3. I know Lord of the Rings is a fantasy/adventure movie, but I LOVE the romance between Aragorn (played by Viggo Mortensen), who is supposed to be in line to be king, but doesn’t feel worthy or want it. He spends his time as a Ranger (totally badass with a sword)—however he’s fallen in love with an elf princess named Arwen (played by Liv Tyler). I love the romance between them, she wants to give up her immortal life for a mortal one, so she can be with him. And although he loves her, he doesn’t want her to give everything up for him. Totally epic!
4. The next one is, P.S. I Love You. For all the book readers out there, I know this movie doesn’t follow the book, but I still adored it. It’s about a woman Holly Kennedy (played by Hilary Swank), who just lost her husband Gerry (played by Gerard Butler-woot-woot). She’s kind of a hot mess. But then she starts getting these letters from him, which he’d arranged to be sent to her after he died. They’re things he wants her to do for herself to kind of realize she’ll be okay. You’ve got things like “sing karaoke” to “visit Ireland” where Gerry was originally from and where Holly and he met. You get to see Holly in present day, as well as get flashbacks of her and Gerry in the past. This is another one that’ll make you cry, but it also makes you want to root for Holly and hope she can find happiness again, and realize that she’ll be okay without Gerry.
5. And you can’t mention romance movies or books without thinking of Pride & Prejudice. This is one of my all-time favorites. The version I have and watch over and over is the one with Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet and Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy. I don’t know what it is about this story that captivates me. Just that despite the circumstances , their families, and trying to fight the attraction they have for one another, these characters still find love. My favorite scene is right after Darcy’s witch of an aunt visits Elizabeth in the middle of the night due to rumors flying about in regards to her and Darcy. The aunt is degrading and belittles her and her family in every way imaginable. She wants her to promise she’ll never go after Darcy. But of course, I heroine sends the aunt packing. But after that Elizabeth can’t go back to sleep so she gets up to go for a walk. And there, sauntering (yes, sauntering in all his hotness) is Mr. Darcy, the sunrise at his back, the fog parting, coming toward her. It’s here where he professes his love for her. Best. Love. Story.
Those are my top five, what are yours?
Siiri: PS. I Love You is so heartbreaking, but inspiring all the same and She's the Man? Haha. Hilarious movie! I'm more of a TV show shipper and book-couples shipper, but I do love me some Ron and Hermione :')
Published: March 25th 2014
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
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Purchase: Amazon | Amazon (UK)
What happens when you agree to help your brother “de-nerdify” so he can catch the attention of the popular Chloe Anders, and to everyone's surprise, he actually lands her?
And what if his equally geeky friends come running with girl wish lists of their own, offering money for your services?
Well, if you’re sixteen-year-old, Delyla Denson, then you start The Romeo Club. A secret club where she’ll teach these guys how talk, act, and be cool around girls. It’s a win-win situation.
She’ll get enough money for the awesome prom dress she’s had her eye on, and the guys, well, they’ll get dates and maybe learn how to do something other than beat the next level on their video games.
There are only two problems with this plan. One, her quarterback/track star boyfriend is getting jealous of how much time she’s spending away from him and decides to try and figure out what’s going on. And two, Delyla is kind of falling for her brother’s BFF, Trey who she’s been hanging out with a lot more. And who thanks to her help, has caught the attention of the beautiful, perfect, and popular, Portia Rickard. With Portia and Trey heating up, Delyla realizes that maybe the person she’s meant to be with has been in front of her all this time.
But falling for Trey means she’ll have to take drastic measures including sabotage, with a capital S
Meet the author
Rebekah Purdy grew up in Michigan, where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. When not hiding at her computer and getting lost in her stories, she enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games and hanging out with her kids. She loves the unexplainable like Bigfoot, the Dogman, and the Loch Ness Monster (lots of good story material)! She admits to still having all the books she bought throughout her childhood and teen years, and she may or may not have an obsession with anything chocolate…
I remember watching She's the Man and PS I Love You a long time ago. I've never actually seen the movie Lord of the Rings though. Maybe one day :) Great guest post Siiri!ReplyDelete
Janina @ Synchronized Reading
You haven't seen LotR? You totally should! I loved the first movie, the second and third are so-so for me. Hobbit and Hobbit 2 were pretty darn awesome though ;)Delete
Thanks for letting me drop in for a guest post. And thank you being a part of the book tour, so awesome! ((HUGS))...ReplyDelete
Thanks for creating such a fun post, Rebekah :) *hugs*Delete
OMG I love ALL those movies. She's The Man brings me back to good old highschool days, and I remember just bawling my eyes out in PS I Love You. LoTR <3 <3ReplyDelete
She and I would totally be friends if we knew each other in real life. Thanks for sharing this Siiri!
She's the Man--lols! We used to watch it 3 times in a row in one day with my sister. It was like our go-to movie whenever we felt down. Definitely brings the laughs:)Delete
I definitely sobbed like a little girl during PS I Love You. LIKE A LITTLE GIRL, REBEKAH! So good. And it didn't hurt to have to stare at Gerard Butler and Jeffrey Dean Morgan for the entirety of the movie either. Lucky, lucky Hillary Swank ;-) And just yes to Aragorn. That's all I have to say about him. Just YES.ReplyDelete
Hahaha, me too Jenny! Gahhh, and these guys? Srsly. So. Much. Awesomeness.Delete
I have to say PS I Love You is so sad, romances like that really are so heartbreaking and after reading the book I don't think I could go through that again. As for the others, I haven't actually seen them, not even Lord of Rings which for some reason hasn't interested me not even the Hobbit! *shakes head* Lovely post ladies!ReplyDelete
Haven't read PS I Love You and honestly I don't want to put myself through the hurt. The movie though? Feels everywhere.Delete
I love She's the Man! It's such a silly but fun movie. Plus, I adore Amanda Bynes!ReplyDelete
The Pride & Prejudice movie with Kiera Knightley is one of my favorite adaptations too!
Me too! Btw, funny thing. That P&P adaption is my mom's favorite :D Told you, you somewhat enjoy the same stuff. Crime novels too, yeah? You'd get along fine so you can come and hang out at our house whenever you want, love!Delete
Oh A WALK TO REMEMBER *sobs* I really LOVE that movie and I cried like a little baby while reading it. It's so amazing, same as P.S. I Love You. Another amazing romance book. Also LOTR isn't a movie about romance but I totally agree about their relationship :) I haven't seen She's the Man but I'll have to. I don't have to say much about P&P as they did amazing job with the movie. Great post! Thanks for sharing, Siiri :)ReplyDelete
WATCH IT TANJA! No joke. It has so much ridiculous humor in it, but it's soooooo fun. We can discuss later :)Delete
This is such a great post topic! I love, love, love Aragorn and Arwen. What an epic story! (Plus, he was really hot) Thanks for sharing, ladies!ReplyDelete
Haha, he is hot indeed. Thanks, my friend!Delete
lol, same when it comes to PS I Love You. I think I've seen A Walk to Remember once, but you know.. it's Nicholas Sparks so crying is a must, yeah? Rachel McAdams is the master of bringing feels.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, yes! A Walk to Remember is the best ever! I could watch it a million times. Shane West *swoons*. But that ending...gut wrenching. She's the Man is one of my favorites too. Love, love, love Amanda Bynes. So sad she quit acting. She has amazing comedic timing. Love this post, Siiri <3 <3ReplyDelete
Wonderful choices! A Walk to Remember is probably my absolute favorite as well!ReplyDelete