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Naked Cooking

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Cooking in the Nude
Quickies
Cornwell and Cornwell
1987

I guess we can rule out bacon as an ingredient in today’s cookbook. It really is just a basic cookbook with suggestive titles for recipes. Lots of “wink, wink, nudge,nudge” humor. Remember, safety first. Turn off that stove before you go “heat” up the kitchen. Get it?

Mary

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Man in Charge – Friday Fiction

Man in Charge - cover

Man in Charge
Peake
1973

Another romance title from yesteryear, this time from the exciting world of retail! Our story opens with Juliet and her mother making a visit to a retail mogul. Evidently Juliet’s mother was formerly engaged to said mogul and now wants a favor of a job for Juliet.

Mogul and his bitchy wife, Mrs. Mogul are lording their wealth and position over Juliet and her mother. Naturally, Mr. and Mrs. Mogul have a son, Drew. Drew tells Juliet he is the real boss who does all the work while dad is just a figurehead. Drew wastes no time in telling Juliet that she will have to work for her salary and he will be watching her so she doesn’t slack off. Of course these two are bound for a romance since the love of a good woman cures jackassery all the time.

The cover also bothers me since our “hero” is slouching or he looks out of proportion. I see a long life with back trouble. How romantic.

Mary

 

 

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Need a baby? Call the fire department!

Will You Give My Mommy a Baby?
Cassidy
1998

In a nutshell, today’s romance selection for Friday Fiction is your typical meet cute (OMG! My kid called 911 to get me a firefighter man!) and then romantic comedy proceeds to drag the firefighter and hapless single mother into a reluctant relationship. Hilarity ensues and she gets a baby, a firefighter, and still has the semi-obnoxious Billy that started it all.

I love me some romance books, especially when I am overly stressed and irritated. I hate to say it to the “don’t judge a book by its cover” crowd, but I totally judge books that way. Pathetic 90s fashion aside, this cover would be awful in any year and kill any chance of picking up a reader or two.

Mary

 

More Fiction Cover Art:

Cover Art Creeps

The Town is on Fire

Stress Pattern (Possibly NSFW if your mind goes in that direction)

Venusia (NSFW and one of the weirdest covers ever)

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