As much as I love historical romance (and you know I love historical romance), the covers seem to follow a general pattern: Slap a woman in a beautiful dress onto the cover. For extra, add a scantily clad man. I do love a pretty dress (and men without much clothing), but is it wrong of me to want something a little more… iconic?
That said. Here are a few of my favorites.
Darkest London by Kristen Callihan
Paranormal and fantasy covers always seem to be a bit more visually interesting, and these two books from Darkest London by Kristen Callihan are no exception.
Sarah MacLean’s The Rules of Scoundrels series
Maybe it’s because I love the characters or the striking colors of the covers. Or because A Rogue by Any Other Name launched the Great Historical Romance Bender, and there will always be a special place in my heart for the book (and series).
Seducing Mr. Knightly by Maya Rodale
All the gold and bare skin makes this an evocative cover. I’d certainly sign up for seducing Mr. Knightly.
Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare
Not gonna lie, part of why I like this cover is because I want to have my own castle. Who wouldn’t, really?