You know I think you are all spiffy, right? How’s things? I wanted to give you guys a heads up that there is a blonde girl who is confusing me utterly.
First, she was on Julie Cohen’s His for the Taking, which I read and really liked – and which caused me to start a Cohen-a-licious attraction to anything Julie Cohen writes. I ranted about the US Harlequin Presents cover in my review, but I’ll post it here:
Oh, my GOSH. The poor girl’s man hands and her THUMB. She’s like Sissy Hankshaw up in there. My gosh. And her SKIN. It is crying for some soothing lotion like STAT and WHOA.
But you know, girls with big thumbs, they need work. And if Tom Robbins isn’t writing a sequel to Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, at least this woman found work in the cover for the recently re-released The Outback Marriage Ransom by Emma Darcy.
No, wait, no, she didn’t. It’s the same picture.
The Darcy cover may (and likely does) predate the Cohen cover, but Harlequin! Come on now! You must know that Digital is Forever, Especially With Digitized Backlist! With as rabid a fanbase as that which follows the Presents line, there’s only so many large-thumbed, chapped-skin women with man-hands you can reshuffle before someone notices. Unless Tom Robbins is writing these books and is secretly using both Darcy and Cohen’s names as noms de plume and hiring Sissy as his cover model, in which case my day is so made for having figured that out.
I know you are Canadian, where recycling is the most awesome thing ever and I totally envy your waste management systems on the local and provincial level, but sometimes, dare I suggest, recycling is not so good. Whoever this poor woman is, she needs some Udder Cream and a nap, because she’s doing the work of two women.
Yours until the virgin stable girl is a tycoon billionare CEO,