I’ve fudged the title of this post a bit by adding that crucial ‘and’ into the title. I’ll explain about that in a moment. Let’s hear it for the gorgeous covers that have that special pop. They snag our attention and get us excited about the book’s contents, set the mood, and help tell us what it’s about which are the kind I love best. I’m nutty enough about my books to love when a series goes long with the same cover art team so they are uniformal and easily recognized, but also so I can see the covers like a montage of art. Am I making sense there?
With that in mind, I’ve not only chosen books with gorgeous covers, but equally gorgeous insides that were reflected in their covers. And, most are just the latest representative of their series of covers which I love.
The Bromance Bookclub by Lyssa Kay Adams
I’m not sure what this style of cover art is called that has exploded this year, but I love the whimsy of a guy’s jean-clad butt with a romance paperback stuffed in the pocket and his courting bouquet of daisies in hand.
Ride the High Lonesome by Rosanne Bittner
The silhouetted couple riding into the sunset evoked all my romantic western fancies.
The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman
What a masterpiece of silhouetted man and boy before the sunrise and lent a feeling hope to the scene!
Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
There would never not be a Daniel Dos Santos cover on a list of favorite covers. I fret for the day when the next Mercy Thompson or Alpha & Omega book are given a cover reveal so I can gaze upon it and inspect each detail that tells me a little more about the story.
Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh
The vibrant jewel tones given to each book in this series and the sensual romantic scenes swathed in the softer color shades pull me in. I love the greens, the mountain scene, silhouetted couple and the bittersweet tone of this one.
Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland
Would you look at that, another Daniel Dos Santos!
Take It Off the Menu by Christina Hovland
In truth, I love this whole series of bare-chested men surrounded by bright pastels and objects from their professions. Simply fun!
Bitter Truth by CJ Carmichael
Atmospheric tunnel of trees and fog with a silhouette in the distance just grabs my imagination.
When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton
I don’t know why, but the teal and peachy orange with the lounging woman sunbather takes my fancy so much that I had to own a hard copy so I could pet it.
Forever My Home by Sharon Sala
I feel cozy and nostalgic just gazing upon the artist rendering of the lake and home in this one just as I have all the small town scenes in this series of covers.
What about you? What covers won your adoration this year? Do Tell!
My thanks to Anne @ Books Are My Heart for hosting the Top Ten week-long event. You can visit her site and see the schedule here: https://booksofmyheart.net/2019/11/24/top-10-books-in-2019/
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