I just read a fantastic book. I won't give the title, because I plan on giving away the ending. The main character was female and she was both feminine and tough. I love that! And there was a little romance. I love that too. Except, the author killed off the hero (aka romantic interest). He was a good hero too. He respected the heroine, was talented in his own right, and attractive of course. He died saving another person, which of course is a good thing. But I felt disappointed. I finished the last few pages of the book, but have no desire to ever read it again and I don't know if I would recommend it.
I NEED a happy ending. Isn't that why we read fiction? Fiction doesn't have to be accurate, just enjoyable. At least that is how I feel today.