Romantic Content Rating Scale
Borrowed with love from author Jenny Hickman, the Romantic Content Rating System provides an objective way for readers to understand the level of romance or spice in books.
Each book's RCRS rating is on their information page.
1 - Very Mild Content
Romance with very mild content
Feel good romance, but nothing physical
2 - Mild Content
Romance with mild content
Holding hands and mild kissing
3 - Moderate Content
Moderate romantic content
Heavier kissing, multiple kissing scenes
4 - A Bit More Moderate Content
More moderate romantic content
Fade to black sex, or no detailed penetrative sex on page
5 - Strong Content
Strong romantic content
On page sex scenes, but descriptions are more tame and less detailed. More focused on the emotions than the physicality
6 - Stronger Content
Stronger romantic content
Multiple on page sex scenes with tame descriptions focusing more on emotions
7 - Intense Content
Intense romantic content
On page sex scenes with explicit descriptions focusing on both emotions and physicality.
8 - More Intense Content
More intense romantic content
Multiple on page sex scenes with explicit descriptions focusing on both emotions and physicality.
9 - Extreme Content
Extreme romantic content
Multiple explicit on page sex scenes that focus heavily on the physicality. Better get a fan and a bottle of water!
10 - Very Extreme Content
Very extreme romantic content
Sex is the plot, not just part of the plot. Numerous on page, explicit sex scenes with detailed descriptions.