5 – Genius. Positively loved and adored. Hooked.
4 – Excellent. Not perfect but pretty close. Page turner.
3 – Good. Pleasant and enjoyable.
2 – Mediocre. Not great but not terrible. Very uninspiring
1 – Terrible. A struggle to complete and unenjoyable overall.
This is a rather personal scale that reflects my feelings immediately after completing a book.
Sensuality Rating System:
For romance books, I’ve decided to include a rating that helps indicate just how steamy the book gets in terms of how graphic the sensual scenes can get.
Kisses: Kisses only. There may be moderate sexual tension, but it is never described in specific terms. May or may not include lovemaking. No explicit sex.
Subtle: No explicit sensuality. Sex is described in general terms and the emphasis will likely be more on the emotions of the characters rather than physical sensation.
Warm: Moderately explicit sensuality. Sex is described, but often with the use of euphemisms.
Hot: Very explicit sensuality. Sex is described in graphic terms.
Burning: Extremely explicit sensuality. Books in this category are generally considered erotica and will feature the graphic depiction of sex as a main focus of the book. These sexual acts may include those outside the sexual mainstream.
(Sensuality scale adapted from the one found on All About Romance Novels)