A happily ever after
Is it necessary for romance?
I'll preface by saying I'm fine with a happily for now ending.
I want my resolution darn it!!
I've been known to toss books across the room if I don't get it. I've been known to yell at the TV's when I don't get it.
Most of my favorite books have a resolution (and most a happy one).
I was watching one movie where a main character died. I yelled at the TV and ranted for several days, "I can't believe he DIED!"
I do read ongoing serieses like Janet Evanovich and Laurell K. Hamilton. But if you look at each novel there is a resolution at hand to the problem in that novel. So it's at least a happily for now.
And I think for romance, they have to have a happily for now or happily ever after ending. It's the whole concept of being together that makes a romance work for me.
May the muses have HEA