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definitely looks like a hot read!
Romance genre, possibly hot romance.Now usually, I pick most on typography. In this case, I like the typography. I like the way the title is done, including the blue band and the black band with the author name. I'm puzzled by the blurb; this does not look in any way like a thriller/detective novel so I'm not sure why Baldacci and Patterson would be invoked. I really don't like the dead white cheap blinds with the woman looking through them. Visually very distracting. And if he's supposed to be a cowboy... well maybe I'm old, but I do live in the west and no self-respecting cowboy I know would be caught dead those jeans with that funny little zipper thing and the extra front pocket. Wranglers. Levis. Nothing else.
I also do not like the image. The blind in their current position just doesn’t look correct. It’s hard to see the women on the other side and she’s not looking at the guy, she’s looking at us, the reader. I’m also not a big fan of the very small text at the bottom, hard to impossible to read.
Hi Tori,It looks like a cowboy flavored romantic suspense! The color scheme is eye-catching to me and after looking at it, I notice some subtleties like the woman in the window. Although it's busier than I usually like, somehow it all hangs together in a pleasing way.I read the testimonial at the bottom and was impressed by it--I'm going to buy this book!Stephanie Queen
Thanks for the comments everyone. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find decent images that display suspense with a western theme. Erotic images, no problem. Wholesome images, no problem. But the cover designer and I spent hours looking for something that hadn't been used in a dozen covers already, that gave the feel of a woman in jeopardy and the protective sheriff, and didn't involve a lot of naked body parts. I think the designer did a great job with the images I finally settled on.