Since January 2018 all book reviews receive a Spiced Latte Rating. The Spicy Latte Mug indicates the heat factor and not an overall rating of the book.
While many books are spicier than others, I wanted to make sure that readers were informed before one-clicking on their next read. In the past I used a “Spicy Pepper” rating and some books inadvertently did not get a rating for genres where you would expect some heat.
Our new heat-meter means that every book review will receive a Spicy Latte Rating.
So the question remains, how Spicy do you like your Lattes?
Sweet – Either no romance, or romance behind closed doors with enough sweetness to put a pink blush on your cheeks, and leave your heart full of joy. Warm, sensual, and delicious. Characters might hold hands or kiss. A warm embrace and possible mention of moving forward in an intimate nature could be mentioned.
Sinfully Sweet – Hotter than sweet with bedroom romance that tingles in all the right places, and a dash of spice to satisfy that slightly spicy craving.
Characters express their affection and sexual exploration is clear to reader making it a zesty read.
Spicy – Best enjoyed with your favorite iced-beverage, a cozy chair, and maybe a fan. Characters comfortably express their desire with kissing and passionate exploration. If you’re looking for a medium level of heat, this should be a satisfying read.
Scorchin – Caution, may lead to unexpected need to turn on the A/C. So steamy the pages ignite. May include a dash of Erotic elements or elude to further exploration of desire and need that might be too hot for some to handle.
Inferno – So smokin’ hot your A/C and fan won’t help you cool down. A cold shower might help, but then again …
Content includes – Erotica, BDSM, Explicit scenes of a sensitive or sexual nature. More than one partner could be in intimate scene. Taboo content that is intended for 18+.