I was having a conversation with Sybil who emailed me, asking if my Kensington book had an HEA.
I said, “No. It has a happy ending but not an HEA in the traditional sense*.”
*I define traditional as a wedding and/or babies.
Sybil said she thinks of an HEA as the couple ending up together, though not necessarily married.
Which brings me to my point, apparently HEA is in the eye of the, er, be-reader.
What do you think of as an HEA? And, to take it one step further, do you expect an HEA in erotica (vs erotic romance which I personally, DO expect an HEA in just as I do a romance or romantic suspense)?