Posted on April 13, 2017
Cover Talk #4. Tacky covers.
Cover Talk is a feature, where I talk about covers. Beautiful covers and ugly covers. Covers that I love and covers that I hate. Covers that lured me to read a story and covers that were a reason I passed a book. This feature was inspired by Cover Fever at Reader’s Den
Today I continue to talk about good books that have awful covers. Previous posts here and here. So, books with tacky covers:
Isn’t She Lovely (Redemption 0.5) by Lauren Layne
Isn’t She Lovely was my first book by Lauren Layne. It was a standalone back then. Actually I was very surprised when the author announced that it would be a series. I love this book. It’s everything I expect from this author: strong heroine, awesome hero, swoony romance. She raised important and serious topics in a light and enjoyable manner. Yes, I love this book. But this cover… Urg.
The Story Guy (Lakefield novellas) by Mary Ann Rivers
Another great story, yet another tacky cover.
It’s a very short novella (and I often have issues with those), which had a tremendous emotional impact on me. I couldn’t help, but root for the main characters. I cried, and I desperately wanted them to be together. The Story Guy stayed with me for a long time after I finished it.
It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars #1) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
I’m a big fan of Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and It Had to Be You was one of my first books by this author. I feel very nostalgic toward it. SEP writes wonderful romances featuring interesting characters. I like her writing style, her stories are full of humor, and she writes great dialogues.
Her books are not graphic, but really steamy. I’ve listened 5 of 6 books in this series in audio format and I recommend audiobooks, narration is great.
So I like It Had to Be You, but this awful tacky cover makes me flinch every time I look at it.
Have you come across great romance books that have awful tacky covers?