This is a sponsored post. All thoughts are my own.
I love to read romantic books that whisk me away to another time or place. The kind that make me stay up way too late because I can’t put the book down and the those that make my heart break right along side the characters. And no one really writes love stories better than Nicholas Sparks. That is why his readers love to see his books come to the big screen, so we can see these characters come to life. While I love to watch an action packed thriller with my husband, or a heartfelt animated film with my little boys, I love a good romantic film too. Which is why I’m excited to see The Longest Ride, the latest film from best-selling author Nicholas Sparks that hits theaters April 10th.
Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, THE LONGEST RIDE explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love. Starring: Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin, and Alan Alda Directed by: George Tillman, Jr.
It looks good, right? I haven’t yet read this book, but I am definitely intrigued to learn more about these characters.
And I freely admit that Clint Eastwood’s son, as Luke Collins, definitely has my attention. Just look at that face…
I don’t know much about bull riding, but I want to learn more about that and the two love stories of very different times.
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I thought that Ariat would be made up entirely of strong western apparel and therefore not my style, but I found myself drawn to simple and classic styles with their western and English influences. I love products that are both comfortable and last over time.
In honor of the opening of The Longest Ride, I have an awesome prize package for one of my lucky readers worth $99:
- Gift certificate redeemable for 1 pair of Ariat denim/jeans (up to $89)
- Paperback copy of The Longest Ride
Ariat Denim Gift Certificate expires June 30, 2015 | Redeemable on Ariat.com only for one (1) denim purchase up to $89. | Open to US mailing address only.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however all thoughts are my own. Product provided by 20th Century Fox and Ariat International.