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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Moods

lighthearted 86%
hopeful 57%
emotional 51%
funny 45%
inspiring 33%
reflective 27%
relaxing 7%
challenging 3%
tense 3%
adventurous 1%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 61%
fast 27%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 36% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 98% | It's complicated: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.95