Let’s all judge books by their covers, shall we? Just ignore what your mom told you. Book covers matter.
Ah, book covers. As we near the weekend and warm sunny days, lets take a moment to reflect and honor the many men who have lost their shirt due to a book cover shoot. This was easy pickings, and the list could literally go on forever. I’m only counting down ten here, I do have other “shirt” to do this afternoon.
Nice book cover. His pose says, “what have I done?” How will I ever come back from this mistake. I imagine he’s in a locker room and cursing silently under his breath. I did read this one, it’s excellent.
At first I thought he’s upset, he’s rubbing his face and worrying about how to go on. Has the love of his life dumped him? Then, I got it. He’s playing peekaboo. Really, he’s HIDING. Lightbulb moment with the title and book cover. I really liked this book, too.
Now, we’re stepping on the gas with this one. Wow. I haven’t read this book. He’s a football player, which I know from dragging my eyes away from his chest to actually read the words. And, like a lot of guys on book covers, he unbuttons just that top one on his pants and leaves it open. Do guys really do this? That’s a thing? Christian Grey did it. I need to create a poll.
This is Kellan Kyle. I’ve read all of these books, except this one. No reason, I just haven’t gotten there yet. He’s a rock star. I like him laying on the car, it’s like he’s offering himself up, take me. It’s kind of cross like…not sure if that was intentional? When I was at the beach years ago, I actually laid on the hood of some guy’s yellow Corvette. It was pretty uncomfortable, not really sexy. I thought it would feel sexy.
I love this series! The H is a vampire. All vampires are in good shape. I’ve learned this from reading hundreds of books. This vamp is no exception. I like the tattoo that is crawling out of his waistband. If I could see his eyes, I imagine he’s looking longingly off into the distance for his true love. Or he’s hungry.
This is a sweet book cover. I haven’t read this one, but I feel like they’re at the state fair in the parking lot. Getting ready to bring some lawn chairs to a country music show. They want good seats, but first they’re gonna make out. I’m not sure why his shirt is off, he’s hot? Like temperature hot? Maybe? If it’s the fair, it’s probably middle of summer and let’s say they’re in Texas.
I haven’t read this one either. But, it looks very much like The Mistake. What has he done? I think his hand is wrapped up because he blew a critical play in a big game and let his whole team down. They’re angry, but they all like him. They’re sort of being passive aggressive about the whole thing. Now he’s afraid he’s going to lose his scholarship and the only reason to stay in school is so he can stay with his girlfriend who he loves more than life itself. Yeah, I like that.
I chose this because it’s a back shot. Shirtless, but the back. An interesting choice. His tattoo is sort of musical to me, like a staff or brace? Is that what that’s called? This cover says, he uses the word “mine” a lot and just caught his girlfriend with another guy. After stabbing the guy, he’s turned his back on them, struggling with what to do next.
Wow. Now that’s a lot of tattoos. I’m cool with it. Again, we only see partial face here. I wonder what the strategy behind that is? He’s gazing off into the distance, maybe his girlfriend is at the snack stand. This is a rock start romance. I’ve read all of these so far, they’re great.
A bit of a variation here. He’s looking down, getting his shit together, while the swirl of fire and chaos surrounds him. Psyching himself up for whatever fate throws his way. His arms are bigger, just in general he looks more muscular. He’s ready to kick ass. I’ve read these books, she’s one of my top authors. Always on auto buy.
What are some of your favorite book covers? See more here.