Last month we took a look at the covers of Maisey Yate's The Highest Price to Pay. This month I'm intrigued by the differences in the covers for Susan Stephens's Maharaja's Mistress. It was first released in the UK in November 2010 with this cover
According to the excerpt available via Mills & Boon, Mia Spencer-Dayly has "dark, cropped hair" (8) and facial scars. She acquires the short hair, at least, on the Australian cover from December 2010, but now the model for the Maharaja, at least in my opinion, looks like he could equally well be one of HM&Bs Greek/Italian/Spanish/Sheik heroes:
and the September 2011 Harlequin edition reuses the Australian rather than the UK photo:
Analysing covers and iconography isn't my forte, but I can tell that the UK cover and models look different from the Australian/Harlequin one. Anyone want to help me out by providing some analysis?