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My Top Ten Lovy Story Movies by Lisa Burstein

I am a sucker for a good love story, especially in movie form. So I thought I would share, my top ten Love Story Movies in no particular order. You may notice they are hot guy heavy ;).

  1. Sixteen Candles- Jake Ryan and a birthday cake, need I say more.
  2. Harold and Maude- A Cat Stevens musical score and an ending that makes you cry.
  3. Love, Actually- So many love stories packed into one movie and of course Colin Firth.
  4. Bridget Jones' Diary- You so want Bridget to get with the right guy, who is of course Colin Firth.
  5. The Breakfast Club- Judd Nelson I'll give you one of my diamond earrings any day.
  6. Annie Hall- Love is hard and funny and Diane Keaton wears a mean tie.
  7. Crazy, Stupid, Love- One of the best modern movies on the subject of love and of course Ryan Gosling.
  8. Some Kind of Wonderful- The best friends to more than friends movie of the 80's.
  9. Pretty Woman- Billionaire Richard Gere on a fire-escape with flowers- swoon!
  10. Romeo and Juliet(The one with Leo DiCaprio)- Leo and Claire Daines- perfection.

Lisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University. She is the author of Pretty Amy, The Next Forever, Dear Cassie and Sneaking Candy. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her very patient husband, a neurotic dog and two cats.


One weekend together could change everything…

When her friend called to tell her about the funeral, Cassie wanted to say no. She had enough to handle with her own hollow existence. But she knew she should pay her respects to her old camp counselor…as long as her ex, Ben, wouldn’t be there.

Except Ben is there. Still gorgeous, still angry, and still able to penetrate her defenses with one intense stare. All the reasons they left each other in a flurry of heartache start to fall away over one long, snowy weekend.

But tough Cassie can’t truly open up to Ben when she knows confessing her secrets will leave her raw, defenseless. And the possibility of forever might not be enough to gamble on all the impossibilities of now.

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