For anyone who reads chick lit, I was wondering how a reader would feel if the MC (usually female) and the love interest didn't wind up in a relationship at the end? Every chick lit novel I've read, they get together. Sometimes I feel it's done well but a lot of the time I find the MC and love interest are together, separate, and then by a bizarre set of circumstances that don't feel believable, they get together to purely satisfy the reader. I'm writing a chick lit novel but I don't want my MC and the love interest to get together. This is mostly because the love interest is also the antagonist, my MC's boss, married and is emotionally abusive towards my MC. They do get together, but only briefly, and I don't really want them together at the end because it wouldn't be healthy. But then I feel like I might be cheating the reader out of a romanic happy ending. Wondering how other chick lit readers would feel?