15 of the Sexiest Book Covers of All Time [NSFW]

This week saw the release of T. Cooper’s Real Man Adventures, a provocative and heartfelt memoir about his life as a transperson, told in an episodic, refreshingly free-from style. Plus, it has a super sexy, pulp fiction-inspired cover. To celebrate this great book and its excellent window dressing, we’ve gone in search of some other titillating book covers, from the vintage to the more contemporary. Keep in mind that our idea of sexy isn’t those greased torsos you see on so many romance and YA book covers today (just too obvious) — nor is it the sleepy-eyed women being awkwardly objectified (or worse) on many ’50s pulp covers. It is rather campy, though. We just can’t help it. Click through to swoon over a few of the sexiest book covers of all time — and since this is by no means an exhaustive list, and beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, add your own sexy favorites in the comments.

Real men fight sharks in bikini bottoms.