Have you ever heard of author Penelope Bloom before? I haven´t. Maybe that can be blamed on me not spending enough time in the rom-com department. Which is a shame. I love humor and I love romance. Hmm…
A few days ago I received a Whatsapp text from my book babe, Sabrina @Brina And the Books with this cover.
I admit I laughed. I laughed so much that I had trouble breathing. Not because the cover is terrible – The cover is actually decent. It´s simple and… in combination with the title, I´d say it´s brilliant! It´s the title that had me cracking up. HIS Banana. What an amusing title- Amusing enough for me to want to read the synopsis.
It looks like the story has an actual banana in it. The banana at hand is HIS. I have tears in my eyes while typing this.
Part of the synopsis
`My new boss likes rules, but there’s one nobody dares to break…
No touching his banana.
Seriously. The guy is like a potassium addict.
Of course, I touched it.
If you want to get technical, I actually put it in my mouth.
I chewed it up, too… I even swallowed.
I know. Bad, bad, girl.
Then I saw him, and believe it or not, choking on a guy’s banana does not make the best first impression. `
I´m the type of person who LOVES to see the humor in everything. I make inappropriate jokes at uncalled for times, etc. So, my opinion regarding this hilarious cover ( and synopsis ) comes from a positive place.
I think I sent a 1:30 minute Whatsapp message back, laughing my ass off.
Now, back to the book.
`His Banana `is the first installment from the Objects of Attraction series.
Here´s the deal – These images aren´t anything we haven´t seen on book covers before. I could, right off the bat, give you a list of 20 books that have cherries on the cover. Same with cupcakes, gifts/packages, and lipsticks. These objects are a staple in the romance genre. But, I have to say, I haven´t been seeing any bananas or… bushes on book covers lately. Especially a single bush ( would someone already bring me a cocktail? ). Let alone with a stark white background.
The subtle – not so subtle font is also a good match. It draws attention. It´s prominent but it still doesn´t distract from the objects.
Now, what do these covers tell me, the person who´s looking for their next read?
- There´s a high possibility humor is included.
- Double entendres, sexual innuendos
This is a good thing! The less a cover tells me the better.
Knowing all this is fine but we still haven´t gotten to what´s important:
Do the covers excite me enough to want to read this book / the series? Not really ( The banana and bush ones do, though ). But the covers, paired with their titles do. When seeing this from a marketing point of view, there really isn´t anything wrong with the designs. This is perfection. The book covers for `The Objects of Attraction` are designed to leave a lasting impression. Mission accomplished, I´d say. I´ll definitely call my other book babes and tell them about these books.
Would I, as a dedicated romance reader, buy these books based on the covers ( and title )? Sure, why not? They´re not what I would consider out – of – this – world – fabulous, but I´m amused and interested.
What are your thoughts on this cover / the covers for the series? Are they a YAY or NAY for you? Are you a fan of the author? Let´s chat. xx
Go ahead and stalk Penelope Bloom!
Purchase Links for the `Objects of Attraction` series
`His Banana` Book #1
`Her Cherry` Book #2
`His Treat` Book #3
`His Package ` Book #4
`Her Secret ` Book #5
`Her Bush ` Book #6