Fabio Romance Novel Covers: A Brief History By The Numbers (Press This! Book Riot)


The famous Fabio romance covers of the 1980s and ’90s were glorious, embarrassing, corny, sexy, or off putting, depending on whom you ask. Because of their prominence, Fabio is shorthand for a man with flowing locks, gripping a comely woman against his glossy, hairless chest in a pose known as a clinch.

While Fabio may be the joke romance played on itself, the joke is also on those who can’t get past him — they’re missing out on the fun.

Source: Fabio Romance Novel Covers: A Brief History By The Numbers

Original Romance Novel Paintings Featuring Fabio Hit the Market (Press This! PR Wire)

Fabio, the iconic romance model, is one subject of an exciting collection of hot, steamy historical romance illustrations featured in an offering of Sharon Spiak’s paintings. They are for sale at SharonSpiakArt.com, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Source: Original Romance Novel Paintings Featuring Fabio Hit the Market