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Feb 10 2014 2:00pm

Love, Brooklyn Style: Top 3 Unconventional Brooklyn Love Stories

Eagle's Heart by Alyssa ColeToday we're joined by author Alyssa Cole, whose Eagle's Heart has just been released. Eagle's Heart pairs Salomeh, a Brooklyn schoolteacher, with Julian, a special agent who's hot (and HOT!) on the trail of an Albanian mafia boss. They're trying to find Salomeh's kidnapped student, and they find some red hot passion along the way. Alyssa is here to talk about love stories set in Brooklyn. Thanks, Alyssa!

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to do a list of the top ten great Brooklyn love stories. “So many movies have been set here, this will be a cake walk,” I thought naively as I began to search. That’s the last thing I remember before waking up curled into the fetal position, the last strains of the Bee Gees’s “Staying Alive” blaring menacingly from my laptop...

Saturday Night Fever is a fun movie about dancing and love at the club, right? Um, wrong. WAY wrong. Most of us have been blinded by the bell bottoms, but that movie is about racial tensions, rape, and suicide. What about Crooklyn, one of my favorite childhood movies? While it definitely showcases the love of a family, the parents often fight and the mother’s death at the end (spoiler alert!) makes it too sad to even type about. Um…Goodfellas? One word (two syllables): KA-REN!! Sophie’s Choice? Let’s not even go there.

If you believe the movies, Brooklyn is a hard place to find love. This actually rings true in my novel, Eagle’s Heart, which focuses on a disgraced Brooklyn teacher who gets caught up with the Albanian mafia while protecting a student, and the hot Albanian FBI agent who protects her. Finding love beneath a hail of bullets is difficult to say the least, but is that reason to give up?

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