Why the HEA Is So Important in Romance Novels

One thing is clear: If it doesn’t have a happily-ever-after, then it isn’t a romance novel.

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"It’s not just the dismissal of romance as a genre—a market built almost exclusively on the work, desires, and instincts of women—but the implicit condemnation of what these stories stand for."

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"We dramatically shift the status quo when we allow everyone not only a seat at the table but a chance to have their own happy ending."