a critique site for book lovers, hosted by author Jude Hardin
Clearly romance.The couple image has romance, tenderness and warmth. The second image photoshopped into the bottom of the cover behind the lettering is a distraction for me. Since I can't see what it is, it doesn't add anything, it just takes away from the strong couple image.I would have preferred just the couple.Disclaimer: I seldom buy romance novels, so I'm not a target customer, and my response may not be relevant.
I really love this cover. I love the light, their expressions, the rose and the text behind it. The title and author name blend well together, and are well spaced.@Rayne, it's either a house or a church behind them and I don't have a problem with it because it blends so seamlessly with the rest of the cover. Definitely romance. Beautifully done!
It's definitely romance. The tile itself involves the divorce so I'm wondering if the Divorce Decree portion is necessary for the cover. Otherwise, it speaks well to the genre.
Sexy, romantic and aesthetically appealing!I also love the font--it goes with the romantic theme. It also looks like it'll be a spicy read. This cover does inspire BUY ME!Stephanie Queen
Yes, this is a contemporary romance. I had not thought about the divorce decree being redundant but this was the first time I got to request whatever I wanted on a cover from a cover artist and just kind of went with what I thought I wanted. Hope that makes sense. LOL
@Jill, I do not think the divorce decree is redundant. I think, rather, that it's a graphic element which supports the theme.
Thanks Robin. There really are many ways to look at things like covers and books. I love this blog.
Well everyone will have different opinions, you have to pick and choose what feels right to you.
The cover's on the verge of too much going on. The couple and the divorce decree are the most important, the rose a nice secondary touch. As it stands, they're just plopped into place to do their jobs - they don't relate to each other very well. Still, it's overall a good cover. It does the right things, has the right elements, even if it does not combine them a la Bob Peak. (There are never enough Bob Peaks to go around anyway.)