One of these is “the USSR’s top agent” and the other is a dominatrix eager to play games with a consenting adult. Hint: The more intimidating one is the dominatrix.
Maybe it’s all my art classes drawing attention to things like color palette, composition, etc. But shouldn’t these be wildly different looking? At least in levels of sexualization? Sure Ally is showing more skin, but her clothes are at least plausible and not painted on.
I don’t follow your question, friend… I mean, why WOULDN’T a spy-thriller story advertise itself with a cover deceivingly similar to a literal BDSM romance story? It’s so not like they’re completely unrelated genres, right?