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Mother Nature washes away the remnants of winter and brings us new beginnings. Buds open to reveal their beauty and romance blooms. Join us in celebrating April and her romance.

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 Movies:     My Favorite Romantic Scenes


The King And I

Yul Brenner and Debra Kerr

I love the hot and sexy Yul Brenner in this movie. But my favorite scene is when Debra Kerr sings about the thrill of dancing. The song itself, Shall We Dance, is lovely. Yul Brenner is intrigued with her description of dancing with a partner (unique to his culture) and demands she teaches him the steps. There is a part halfway through the scene when Yul realizes something is not right. They are not close enough. The excitement and tension as he eases his hand around her waist and demands to hold her other as he pulls her close… Her chest is heaving in anticipation of the touch and my heart pounds every time I watch it.



Affair To Remember

Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr

Deborah Kerr had the best leading men. Cary Grant is the quintessential playboy and an artist. But Deborah makes him work for her love when they meet on a cruise to America. When she meets his grandmother on an shore excursion, she gives in to her heart. He wants to marry her and she doesn’t trust he’s given up his irresponsible ways. So she strikes a deal. In one year, if he still loves her they will meet at the top of the Empire State Building.

SPOILER: Well, of course they are still in love. But on her way to meet him, with the rendezvous in sight, she is hit by a car and paralyzed from the waste down. Heartbroken, Cary continues to paint. One day, someone buys the portrait he did of Deborah. The gallery owner said a woman in wheelchair bought it. When he runs into her at the theater (she is sitting down with a male friend who is about to retrieve her wheelchair. ) She is aloof and he walks away thinking she loves another man. He looks her up to give her his grandmother’s shawl after her death. Granny saw they were a match and willed it to her. He realizes (when she doesn’t get up from the couch) something is amiss. He strolls into her bedroom and finds the painting. The expression on his face when he realizes why she did not meet him is heart-wrenching. The following scene when they are reunited makes me cry happy tears every time I watch it.


The Lake House

Sandra Bullock  and  Keanu Reeves

Spoiler: Can I just say that Keanu Reeves gets sexier as he ages? This movie involved an odd type of time travel. Keanu designed a lake house and two years later Sandra rents it. The mailbox has magical powers allows them to exchange letters. They find a way to meet but Sandra finds out that he is hit by a car (yes, again) and dies crossing the street to meet her. She sends an urgent letter canceling the meeting and asking him to wait another two years. They will meet at the lake house. The final scene, when they meet, is delicious. They walk towards each other slowly, looking one another over. She says, “You waited for me.” And all patience flies out the window. He grabs her and kisses her like a starving man. I have the last ten minutes of this DVR’d and watch it every so often to remind myself why I write romance.


midnight Midnight Surrender by Valerie Twombly

He makes her body sing, but Angelina wants more than just sex from her dark and delicious vampire. She wants love.

Dmitri has spent the last year strumming the beautiful Angelina’s body into submission. One night she gives him an ultimatum, love or she walks. What will he choose?

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Merry Christmas, Henry by Aubrey Wynne

Henry, a shy and talented artist, moonlights as a security guard at a museum and loses his heart to a beautiful, melancholy woman in a painting. As his obsession grows, he finds a kindred soul who helps him in his search for happiness. On Christmas Eve, Henry dares to take a chance on love and fulfill his dream.


I will be giving away an ebook copy of Midnight Surrender by Valerie Twombly, my short romance Merry Christmas, Henry  and a $5 Amazon gift card. Please click the link of Cary and Deborah below to go to the rafflecopter. 


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      1. Oh the young Yul was sumexy… Ok you teach….so how’s this? There I was,
        visiting dance and drama person trying to get blood from stones. The 13-16 year olds are not giving their all for the panto rehearsal. Guy on the piano has had enough of getting the little ^&*”0% to dance the Shall We Dance number.( The answer is plainly no.) So he puts on the CD and we re-enact Debs and Yul around the floor of the school hall. Epic. The only thing was my two daughters bunching their toes and telling everyone we don’t know her.

  1. I love the moment in Sense and Sensibility when Edward Ferrars is trying to explain himself and propose to Eleanor. The awkward back and forth and sudden overflow of emotions gets me every time. 🙂 Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway!

  2. Wow, I don’t know how to admit this but I can’t recall a single great love scene from a move, or even any film version of a great love story. I do, however, read scads of romance novels! One of my favorite series is Tairen Soul, Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson~ there are some excellent romantic scenes throughout the series between Rain and Ellysetta. Thanks for taking part in the blog hop.

    ilookfamous at yahoo dot com

  3. Oh I love the Lake House!!! Well, the original S. Korean version. The American adaption was fine but I’d rather watch the original, it was much better And sadder!! Go watch it Aubrey!!! The South Korean version, it’s call ilmare.

      1. Yes, of course it has subtitles. I don’t speak Korean either, although I took 2 years of it. It’s really one of those movies I can re-watch over and over again. Now I feel like watching it.

        1. Drives the hubby crazy when I watch movies with subtitles (he can’t mulit-task) but I’ve seen so many good ones. Especially French films, just listening to the language is romantic. Hehehe. I will look it up this up. Thanks, Ki.

  4. Gone with the Wind, when Rhett and Scarett kiss and he carries her up the stairs. Thanks for the hop and giveaway.

    1. I fell in love with Clark when my mother took me (5th grade) to see Gone With The Wind at the theater. (Not the first time around.) His face on the big screen… I melted and began my love affair with classic movies. And Clark. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. I love the Lake House & I have the DVD(Well I have just about all of Sandra Bullock’s movies bcuz she’s my favorite lol). One of my favorite scenes is the ending of Hope Floats,… it’s just very sweet. =)

    Thanks for having this giveaway!

    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  6. Hands down my favorite romantic scene from a movie is in Last of The Mohicans near the middle when Nathaniel or Hawkeye ( Daniel Day Lewis) and Cora along with everyone else are waiting it out under a waterfall. Eventually the natives find them and the men have to leave so they won’t kill everyone. He tells her to “stay alive, I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far. I will find you” Then he kisses her. Yep, hands down gets me every time. And makes me believe in romance, that love can happen in an instance. Good luck, love this hop!!

    1. That is a great scene. I love that movie and DDL. There’s another one, too. When they are being attacked and he is running through the battle scene in slow motion to get to her. He kills a few men along the way, saves her and the slow motion (with the awesome background music) stops and she throws herself into his arms. Thanks Shelley, now I need to watch this again.

  7. There are several wonderful romantic scenes in Notting Hill. I particularly like them in the park together at the end of the movie.

    1. You aren’t crazy. Loved Pretty Woman. The scene where he holds out the necklace box and then slams it shut on her fingers was a favorite. Along with hunky Richard Gere, of course. There’s a man that got better with age.

  8. My favorite romantic scene is the pottery making scene in Ghost with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  9. We get such a kick out of those circus peanuts…glad to have something else fun to make with them. Thanks.

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Bestselling and award-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trail riding and all things Christmas.
Her short stories Merry Christmas, Henry and Pete’s Mighty Purty Privies won the Preditors & Editors Reader’s Choice in 2013 and 2014. Dante’s Gift, a holiday novella received the 2016 Golden Quill award and was a 2016 Maggie finalist.
Her upcoming series “A Vintage Romance” was inspired by tales of her stepfather, who served for the British Air Force in WWII. Wynne’s medieval fantasy series “Medieval Encounters” will launch in 2017 with Rolf’s Quest.

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