Calling everyone that loves to escape with a great romance – the fun started with the ‘Judge a Book By its Cover Contest’ where Kobo and Harlequin asked Kobo romance readers to vote on their favourite Harlequin cover for a chance to win a a behind-the-scenes set visit to a Harlequin book cover shoot—models and all!

Recently, our lucky winner, Melanie, witnessed the steamy photo shoot complete with a fabulously chiselled, long flowing haired, shirtless Harlequin cover model. The shoot was for a new Harlequin novel from the Blaze series that will be available this fall. The experience went above and beyond Melanie’s expectations, and she even got her own photo shoot with Ross the model! Needless to say, her friends were a bit envious of her amazing, once in a lifetime adventure – made possible by Kobo and Harlequin.

We also invited Ali Martell, Editor in Chief of popular parenting community, to attend the photo shoot. See what she had to say about the experience here!

Check out Kobo’s full Harlequin selection and take a look below for a photo recap of the day!

Our lucky winner’s Kobo & Harlequin Prize Pack

Behind the scenes of the steamy shoot

The creative director takes a closer look

Contest winner, Melanie, gets in on the action!