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The 25 Most Ridiculous Romance Novel Covers

16. Sea Treasure (1994)

Author: Johanna Hailey
Publisher: Pinnacle
Promotional synopsis: "In a Caribbean tale, an enchanting creature rescues a dashing sea captain from a watery death, and the mysterious mermaid engulfs the raven-haired man in a passionate embrace."

Not only is the cover not aesthetically pleasing, but it is also practically problematic. Judging by the, er, passion, of their embrace, these two are certainly boning, right? How? With the fish bottom customary in mermaids, how do the mechanics work?

Look, we're not asking for a biology lesson, just some discussion of plausibility here.... [Ed. note: For the remaining 30 pages of the author's rant regarding mermaid reproduction, please visit this site.] OK, sorry. Moving on....

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