I don’t recognize cover models all that often, but there is one guy that I see everywhere – and it’s to the point where I think, “Not that guy again!” I honestly sometimes can’t remember if it’s the same cover that I’ve seen before or if it’s a new one. Part of the problem is that he’s pretty distinctive looking – and the focus on his covers is on his face, not his abs, so he stands out a bit more than some other cover models!
Now, of course, I’m glad that this guy has a lucrative cover model career, and he’s a really good looking guy, but I’m starting to get to the point where I groan when I see him. For this post, I spent about five minutes on Goodreads and found ALL THESE covers featuring him. Plus, walking through RT, I noticed him twice – and it’s not like I was even looking! I know if I’d spent any more time at all on Goodreads, I could have found plenty more examples, too.
Check it out:
Like I said, I like this guy. He’s all dark and broody and intense – I can see why people use him. But I think I’m ready for a break. Sorry, Mr. Smoldering Eyes Man – it’s not you, it’s me.
UPDATE: I created a Goodreads list just for him and I update it every time I see a new one. I call it Covers with Smirky Broody Guy (click the link to check it out).
What do you think? Does it bug you when you see the same cover models over and over again (or even the same cover?!) Any particular models that you feel like you’ve seen too much of? Link me up to a cover or two on Goodreads, I want to see!