Good afternoon, bamboo lovers! Welcome to the cover reveal for Worth Waiting For, by Wendy Qualls! =D In this post, you’ll find overall information about the book and the author and my delightful I’m so humble, I know cover analysis!
Worth Waiting For
by Wendy Qualls
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Publication date: August 8th, 2017
A small town in the Deep South isn’t where most gay men would choose to go looking for love. But open hearts will find a way…
Growing up in the Bible Belt, Paul Dunham learned from a young age to hide his sexuality. Now he’s teaching psychology at a conservative college in Georgia—and still hiding who he really is. If Paul hopes to get tenure, he needs to keep his desires on the down low. But when an old college crush shows up on campus—looking more gorgeous than ever—Paul’s long-suppressed urges are just too big for one little closet to hold…
Brandon Mercer has come a long way since his freshman year fumblings with Paul. Now he’s confident, accomplished, proudly out—and the sexiest IT consultant Paul’s ever seen. When Brandon asks Paul to grab some coffee and catch up, it leads to a steamy reunion that puts their first night of passion to shame. But when Paul’s longtime crush turns into a full-time romance, he receives an anonymous email threatening to expose their secret to the world. If Paul stays with Brandon, his teaching career is over. Yet if he caves under pressure, he risks losing the one true love he’s been waiting for…
You can already pre-order Worth Waiting For in ebook format at our favorite book sellers!
This cover feels so fresh! I loved the natural effect of the light on the couple and the positioning of the models is perfect for the blurb; Brandon is out of his closet, Paul needs to get a grip on his life and measure his priorities, their hands joined behind the bench… ALL THE RIGHT MESSAGES! Also, it was a brilliant idea to use the wood in the bench as the canvas for the author’s name, just saying.
The only things that bit a little on this cover for me were the positioning of the words in the title and the publisher’s logo.
The words don’t seem to follow any logical order or framing in the title, which is kind of weird even if you only know the basic notions on Photoshop and similar programs. The changing in fonts between the words was nicely done, but I’d have fixed the positioning – reduce the side of the “worth” to make it fit right up the “waiting” and repositioning the “for” a little up and right next the curve of the “g” in “wanting”. Also, I’d center the title more on the page, along with the series name.
To end things, I’d have placed the publisher’s logo in the white area of the bench, on the far corner of the page. As it is, it fights with the title for attention, so no good. It wouldn’t hurt to make the imagine a little bit smaller as well, to make it fit on the white part and still give it plenty of attention.
Wendy Qualls was a small-town librarian until she finished reading everything her library had to offer. At that point, she put her expensive and totally unrelated college degree to use by writing smutty romance novels and wasting time on the internet. She lives in Northern Alabama with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, and a seasonally fluctuating swarm of unwanted ladybugs. She’s a member of both the Romance Writers of America and way too many online writers’ forums.
Thank you so much for reading! I feel like this book will be a personal birthday present, as my bday is on August 12th, haha! Sounds like it will be a blast of a read ❤ Hope you are as excited as me!!