Thursday, August 4, 2011

New Secondary Rating Scale - Lisarenee's Romance Rating Scale

If you read my review for Gena Showalter's Lord of the Vampires, you will already be familiar with this scale.  A year ago, I created a secondary rating scale for romance novels. I felt sometimes an additional rating scale is needed for the hotness level in romances. I call it the Lisarenee's Romance Rating Scale. Here is the break down:

Smile - a lady always tries to be polite so a smile should suffice (ie no heat whatsoever)
Blush - at the beginning stages of romance where something is just starting to be stirred
Fan - the temperature in the room seems to have suddenly gone up a couple of degrees and a fan would be nice
Steam - too hot for a fan, but you still have a handle on things. You should use extreme caution when reading a book with this rating in public. People may inquire as to why you looked flustered and flushed.
Shower - a cold shower is necessary (need I say more?) Some books should come with a warning - make sure your significant other is handy or your shower is in working order. lol

So from this point forward I will attempt to include this secondary scale in my romance reviews. I hope you like it. Just remember, a ranking of "Shower" does not by itself a great romance make. If done properly, even the most innocent of romances can set your heart a flutter.


  1. Please do keep up the Romance Rating Scale! I personally like to know the romantic/hotness factor in books and I agree that just because it's hot doesn't make it a good romance. So I generally like reviews that also talk about the chemistry and sexual tension between the hero and heroine and whether their relationship as a whole is a good romantic read :)

  2. I'm glad you like it Winnie. Thanks for letting me know. :)


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