The Bachelorette 2018: The Mills & Boon Covers Are Here

Things got a bit steamy on the first group date of the season with Ali bringing a group of the bachelors to a photoshoot.

Like Georgia's season before her, Ali got the boys to pose in front of the cameras for the covers of some Mills & Boon novels.

Each photoshoot was New York-themed, and ranged from a stroll in a wintery Central Park to a Halloween cocktail party and provided an opportunity to get Ivan into the tightest swimsuit possible.

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Also -- just as an FYI because this blew our minds -- did you know that Mills & Boon sell over 130 million books around the world each year, which tallies up to being approximately two books every second.

Enough about the stats. Let's get to the covers:

The Bachelorette 2018: The Mills & Boon Covers Are Here
Image: Supplied / Mills & Boon.

Unfoooooortunately, despite being incredibly keen with his role as "photographer off to the side", Jules didn't make the final cut. To be honest, we're lucky they were able to fit all of Ivan and Danny's pecs into one cover.

The Bachelorette 2018: The Mills & Boon Covers Are Here
Image: Supplied / Mills & Boon.

Photoshoot two saw opposites come together, with the lovable Heartthrob Rob paired with bad boy Paddy. Thankfully one of the producers decided to dress Paddy as an adorable little bellhop. It still didn't stop him from saying "fit" 100 times.

The Bachelorette 2018: The Mills & Boon Covers Are Here
Image: Supplied / Mills & Boon.

Photoshoot three was a thrill because we got to see more of old mate Todd, switching it up from a knight in shining armour to a skeletal hottie gatecrasher. As Ali said, "He could gatecrash my party anytime." Unfortunately for Dan, his idea for the cover to tell Ali how he likes his eggs for breakfast didn't make the cut.

The Bachelorette 2018: The Mills & Boon Covers Are Here
Image: Supplied / Mills & Boon.

The final photoshoot saw Ali and Taite alone in a snowy recreation of Central Park, and things certainly got a little hot between the pair. Instead of using one of the many, many (many) almost-pashes these two had during the date, the cover went with something a little more restrained, but obvi still very romantic.

The books are on sale from today and are available in print at BIG W, Kmart, Target and selected booksellers and are also on Apple Books, Amazon, Google Play OR via the Mills & Boon website.

Now if you'll excuse us... we have some reading to catch up on.

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