Happily Ever Afters

Elise Bryant

fiction contemporary romance young adult
emotional lighthearted mysterious slow-paced

336 pages | first published 2021

Pitched as Jane the Virgin meets To All the Boys I've Loved Before—and full of Black girl magic—the book follows Tessa, a creative writing student who has never seen herself reflected in the pages of her beloved romance novels, until she runs up against a bad case of writer's block and decides to find a real-life romance to inspire her fiction.

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lighthearted 92%
emotional 60%
hopeful 60%
funny 52%
inspiring 36%
reflective 28%
tense 8%
informative 4%


medium 61%
fast 30%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 50%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 69% | No: 17% | It's complicated: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 8%

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