Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 145: Adult Contemporary (Part 1)

Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I pay tribute to some of the best and brightest the publishing world has to offer in the way of book cover design.


I know that illustrated covers aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, especially when it comes to adult romance novels, but I absolutely adore them! I love the vibrant colour palettes that look stunning on my rainbow bookshelves, and I’m always excited by the array of unique art styles employed by each illustrator as they help bring the story to life. In today’s post, the first new edition of Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover in over six months (!!!), I’ve curated a collection of 30 2022 adult contemporary romance covers that have stolen my heart and I can only hope that you’ll find beautiful, too.

Please Note: As always, I’ve done my best to credit the designers and artists responsible for the stunning covers below, but was unable to find this information for a number of those listed. If you know of an uncredited designer and/or artist responsible for any of these book covers, please let me know and I would be happy to include proper attribution in this post. Their work is lovely and deserves to be credited.


01. The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa
Cover design by Diahann Sturge, Cover art by Nathan Burton


02. The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
Cover design by Vi-An Nguyen, Cover art by Vi-An Nguyen


03. I’m So (Not) Over You by Kosoko Jackson
Cover design by Colleen Reinhart, Cover art by Adriana Bellet


04. Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake
Cover design by Katie Anderson, Cover art by Leni Kauffman


05. Savvy Sheldon Feels Good As Hell by Taj McCoy
Cover design by Gigi Lau, Cover art by Noa Denmon


06. Bad Luck Bridesmaid by Alison Rose Greenberg


07. The Reunion by Meghan Quinn


08. Starry-Eyed Love by Helena Hunting
Cover art by Monique Amiee


09. Love At First Spite by Anna E. Collins
Cover design by Gigi Lau, Cover art by Lucy Davey


10. Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Cover design by Vi-An Nguyen, Cover art by Vi-An Nguyen


11. Sadie On A Plate by Amanda Elliot
Cover design by Colleen Reinhart, Cover art by Debs Lim


12. Island Time by Georgia Clark


13. Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey
Cover design by Diahann Sturge


14. As Seen On TV by Meredith Schorr
Cover art by Libby Vanderploeg


15. A Brush With Love by Mazey Eddings
Cover design by Kerri Resnick, Cover art by Monique Aimee


16. Part Of Your World by Abby Jimenez
Cover design by Sarah Congdon


17. On A Night Like This by Lindsey Kelk


18. Same Time, Same Place by David Barnett


19. No Rings Attached by Rachel Lacey
Cover design by Caroline Teagle Johnson


20. West Side Love Story by Priscilla Oliveras
Cover art by Lucia Picerno


21. Seoulmates by Jen Frederic


22. Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly
Cover design by Hattie Windley, Cover art by Hattie Windley


23. Digging Up Love by Chandra Blumberg
Cover design by Liz Casal Goodhue, Cover art by Liz Casal Goodhue


24. Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy


25. Nothing But The Truth by Holly James


26. From The Jump by Lacie Waldon


27. Ramón and Julieta by Alana Quintana Albertson
Cover art by Carina Guevara


28. Kamila Knows Best by Farah Heron
Cover design by Daniela Medina, Cover art by Zeina Shareef


29. Queerly Beloved by Susie Dumond


30. Count Your Lucky Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur
Cover design by Ashley Caswell, Cover art by Elizaveta Rusalskaya

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Hi! I’m Jen! I’m a thirty-something introvert who loves nothing more than the cozy comfort of home and snuggling my two rescue cats, Pepper and Pancakes. I also enjoy running, jigsaw puzzles, baking and everything Disney. Few things bring me more joy than helping a reader find the right book for them!

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