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Romantic Stories for Easy Reading
Romantic Novels with Suspense and Tragedy
Romantic novels can vary significantly, The Wake Crasher is a black romantic comedy, so if that is your bag then go get yourself a bargain. But if you prefer a romantic suspense thriller, a tragic wartime romance or even a military romance, then here are a few more to chose from:
The Wake Crasher is a sort of dark comedy that looks at the repercussions on the lives of some hard up students who decide a great way to get some free drinks and food is to start gate crashing the funerals of people they target from the obituaries in their local paper.
It all starts off as what appears to be a little bit of harmless fun. Who are they hurting after all, the families get to have more people at the funeral, making their dead relative appear more popular. They get to go to the wake where there is invariably free drinks and food available, and who doesn't need that in a world where the economy is in financial meltdown, so everyone is a winner.
What they fail to appreciate however, in their naive way, is that not everyone will view this from their perspective. They actually don't consider there is a possibility that the relatives of the deceased may see this as some sort of sick perversion, especially when the young lads also decide that attending a wake might even be a good opportunity to pull a few young ladies. Making the occasion even more fulfilling, well from their perspective.
It has to be said that the book left me cringing a bit as I read about their exploits and from a voyeuristic position I started to think that it can only end in tears. The characters involved soon begin to realize themselves that nothing in life is free and that there is always a price to pay. But they find they are already in too far and some of the relationships formed are based on deceit and dishonesty. Not an easy position to be in, particularly when the relationship suddenly becomes quite serious.
So you can decide, harmless fun or sick perversion? I am sure there will be some young adults that will emphasize with the characters and their predicament and others that will simply think 'no that is wrong at every level'.
Watch the video then go and buy the book, here is a little look at two of the featured books on YouTube to help you decide which romance story you would like to read.
The Zanzibar Affair - A Contemporary Romance
A woman brutally discarded for no apparent reason, business, home and future prospects all thrown in the trash can. But why?
A Wartime Romance Ends in Tragedy
A wartime romance that ends tragically...experience this thought provoking story that not only looks at how failing relationships are now socially accepted but also at how the 2nd world war influenced those changes.
Love in the Jungles of Malaysia
Will the world of the Orang Asli and their belief in animism help Vince save the only woman he has ever truly loved?
The Voice of the Tiger - A Military Romance
A desperate story of love and deceit, of a glittering career ruined and ultimately of murder when people are pushed too far.
A HIV Story - Something A Little Different
The Reluctant Killer - A Story of Survival
Robert Durrant's 2nd novel and the first in his planned series 'A Backwards Progress'.