… do you think
“Alexios finally turned to face her, his golden hair brushing the tops of his shoulders and sweeping forward to hide the scarred left side of his face.”
“She’d never seen so many scars on a man, though. Not just his face, although the left side was badly damaged. But the many gouges, slashes, and crookedly healed wounds on his shoulders, chest, stomach, and back told her the story of some of what he’d been through.”
Just cos it’s a headless torso (see Jenre’s post on this topic) does NOT give the publisher/ artist/ whomever leeway to still make the image different to the description of the character in the story.
Having said that, and as much as many of us like a wounded hero, perhaps readers don’t actually want to see him on the front cover of their romance book?
What do you think? Are we really that superficial?