Novels Review

Cover Awe: Intimacy | Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

Written by ibxis

Let’s look at some adorable and amazing covers!

One Winter's Kiss by LC Son.  A Black woman in a snowy landscape is wearing a soft golden dress with tons of glittery sequins.  She has on a gorgeous crown.

Maya: Here’s one I am OBSESSED WITH.

Tiaras are always the answer

Amanda: That feels like a step above of a tiara, Maya!

Sneezy: Mood music for eyes!

Sarah: Definitely le plus ultra tiara. Stunning.

The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes by Cat Sebastian.  An illustrated cover.  A person in a dark suit with tailcoat and dark, wavy hair is jumping into another person's arms.  They have a green tailcoat and khaki breeches and red hair.  They're in front of an ivy-covered stone wall.

Amanda: I really like this and the happy moment of jumping into someone’s arms!

Sneezy: Me too!!!!

Tara: Cute!

Sarah: This cover makes me smile every time I see it. Especially her devious expression.

The Perfect Fake Date by Naima Simone.  A Black couple are sitting at a table with champagne flutes.  The Black woman is looking over her shoulder and smirking at the camera.

From Vasha: For your next Cover Awe — this is the best fake date photo ever. They’re having so much fun conspiring together!

Sarah: That is a fantastic picture!

Lara: She is having the best time!

Amanda: It’s like she’s silently communicating to the incognito friend who tagged along for safety. “He’s cute and we’re good.”

Sneezy: Plus they look like they’re in a place that serves great food!

The Waitress's Secret by Kathy Douglass.  A Black couple in the kitchen.  She's wearing an apron and doing something at the counter.  He is hugging her from behind.  They both have lovely smiles on their faces.

Sarah: Biceps. Lover. Knife.

Amanda: I love hugs like that!

Elyse: I love covers that convey intimacy like that.

Sarah: The entire composition is so inviting and intimate isn’t it?

Sneezy: Yes!!! Plus it always makes me melt when partners have a great time making food together!!!

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