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HEA in Literature > Lucy Monroe has a blog about HEA v. HFN

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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 146 comments http://lucymonroeblog.blogspot.com/20...

You should go on by and post your comments. I did give my two cents or less. I'm hardcore HEA. HFN doesn't work for me.


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Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14526 comments thanks for the info Danielle :)


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Nisha (parakisu) | 7 comments same here, HEA trounces HFN everytime. What's the point in reading fiction if the good things are doomed to failure (in the long run, I mean)


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Lynsey A (lovesdarcy) | 111 comments Absolutely agreed, Danielle. It has to have a HEA for me to like the book. HFN just doesn't cut it with me.


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Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14526 comments I don't mind a HFN if its written in a way that I can imagine a HEA! I also believe in HEA all the way and if I get a hold of a HFN then I want to be able to picture the HEA anyway :)


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 146 comments I have been known to magically change a HFN to a HEA. But I like there to be no doubt when I read a book. I know life is so not that way. LOL.


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Melanie♥ (meliaann) | 414 comments I had a nice discussion here at gr with Beth Kery about her HFN endings and how much I disliked them. I need that HEA with lots of ILYs.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 146 comments Yeah, HFNs are a downer for me. That's not why I read romance.


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Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14526 comments I like the ILYs too :)


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CaroB (carobsimms) Just to give my two cents worth :-) I think there's a time and a place for a HFN and it all depends on how the author has set up the story. For a novella or an erotica or even a novel that plays out in a short time-frame within the story, I sometimes find an HEA ending unbelievable and it sours my memory of what could have been (up to that point) a good story-line.

Maybe that makes me less of a fan of the HEA ending and more of just a Happy ending. Sometimes, just realising how much the characters have fallen in love is enough to leave me feeling like the story has come to a good conclusion.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments What is ILY?


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CaroB (carobsimms) I'm assuming "I Love You"s?


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Well, of course! **smacks forehead** Man-oh-man! Am I slow tonight or what? LOL!


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments There have been a few authors who have done nice little epilogues to their HFN books. How do you feel about those CaroB?


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CaroB (carobsimms) I don't think I've read any. Do you mean like the Julia Quinn ones where she revisits the Bridgertons?


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Dirty by Megan Hart is suppose to have a really good epiloge = Reason Enough by Megan Hart


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Now a Bride (Short Story) by Mary Balogh is an epilogue to the author's Mistress trilogy.


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CaroB (carobsimms) LOL, more for the wishlist! Thanks LK! I'll let you know what I think when I'm done :-)


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Lisa Kay wrote: "Dirty by Megan Hart is suppose to have a really good epiloge = Reason Enough by Megan Hart"

I couldn't finish Dirty by Megan Hart .....
What is wrong with me!

And I ONLY want to read HEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am going to look into Reason Enough by Megan Hart


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Hi, Faithmarie! **waves** Nice to see you. :)

Isn't the cover to Reason Enough by Megan Hart great?


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Hi Lisa!!!!!!! **hugs too**
Hahahahahah YUP!!!!!! LOL


Hey do you know if Georgette Heyer's books are HEA?? Her books are for sale for .99 and 1.99 for this week and I would buy some as long as they are HEA.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 146 comments I have read These Old Shades and it definitely has a HEA.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments I am pretty certain they are, Faithmarie. Believe it or not - gasp! - I haven't read any of her books. I have several lined up for challenges, though. But, maybe we better check with someone "in the know".


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Thanks, Lady Danielle! :)


♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee) Oh man, I'm HEA all the way. I mean, I can deal with an HFN but it has to be one where I can imagine it eventually becoming an HEA. I actually watched a romantic comedy last night that was an HFN. I was annoyed at the end.


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Laddie wrote: "Oh man, I'm HEA all the way. I mean, I can deal with an HFN but it has to be one where I can imagine it eventually becoming an HEA. I actually watched a romantic comedy last night that was an HFN...."

What movie was that? So I can avoid it! LOL


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