When it comes to public declarations of love and marriage proposals, there is generally quite a bit of thought that has gone into the process (& how terrible when it's not well received by the recipient but that's another story!!). An Australian author has become an international sensation overnight before his book has even hit the shelves when over drinks he presented a copy to his girlfriend.
It reads in the acknowledgements of the book ~
"And finally, if it's possible to fall more in love with someone every day, then that's what I do. To my favourite, to the reason I live my life, Leesa Wockner who, if she reads this, I hope will agree to marry me, despite the number of commas in this sentence."
And the book? The Ottoman Motel by Christopher Currie. As for Leesa, she said "Yes".
To me that sounds like a "Happily Ever After" ending to a book.