Personally, I think romance is a year round thing but I'm happy that there's at least one month where the world puts a spotlight on love and romance.
Since I write romance, I'm pretty much surrounded in "ooey-gooey-love-stuff" 365 days a year. This year, I get an extra day. I plan to put those extra 24 hours to good use with a romance movie marathon.
Here are a few of my favorite cinematic love stories and what I enjoy about them.
The Princess Bride - does this one really need an explanation? Oh, okay. Amazing characters, a rocky start to the relationship, love that stands the test of time.
Robin Hood - the Kevin Costner version. Reason: the final scene where Robin saves Maid Marian and tells her he'd die for her. *swoon*
Queen of the Damned - because everything works out in the end.
The Proposal - because I love a seeing two people who seem an unlikely couple actually fall in love. And Ryan Reynolds without his clothes on, win-win.
The Mummy - librarian heroine, anyone? Love the adventure. Love the romance. Enough said.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith - I'm an action movie buff. Plus, spies & assassins? Top of my list. Toss in a love story, and two great actors...count.me.in!
Killers - Similar to the last, but I thought this one was funny and charming. Oh, and need I mention Ashton Kutcher's abs?
Underworld 1 & 2 - I like relationships that overcome great odds. A hybrid vampire/lycan falling in love with a death dealer? Definitely on my list.
Sweet Home Alabama - love triangle. Josh Lucas and Patrick Dempsey - is there any other explanation necessary?
The Italian Job - I kinda just like watching Charlie punch Steve. But the love story is slow and sweet too.
Lord of the Rings - epic love story. Okay, so it's an epic adventure, but Aragorn and Arwen end up together in the end and that's what matters. Right?
How about you? Are any of your favorites on my list?
Selena Blake writes erotic paranormal and contemporary romance. First published in 2008, her series Stormy Weather has been on the best seller lists and nominated for awards. She's a fan of action movies, Diet Coke, Milky Way bars and thunderstorms, not necessarily in that order. Learn more about her online at http://www.selena-blake.com or catch her at facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorSelenaBlake
Stormy Weather: Special Edition
By Selena Blake
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