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Violence Ratings

Just as we all have our comfort levels when listening to those steamy scenes, the level of violence can be a factor as well. It’s hard to skim either in audio format. 


NoneA calm listen with possible danger


Kristan Higgins’ Catch of the Day

Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ Match Me If You Can


MinimalThreats, danger, injury


Julie James’ Something About You

Linda Howard’s Mackenzie’s Mountain


Domestic ViolenceEither past or present day


Lisa Kleypas’ Blue-Eyed Devil

J.D. Robb’s In Death series  – Eve’s background


Fighting No overly descriptive scenes of blood and gore


Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooter series

Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series 


Escalated Fighting Descriptions of injuries, body parts lost, or death


Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series

Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series


GraphicIn depth details of autopsy reports, torture past or present, sick killers’ POV/actions, or rape.


Christine Feehan books

Nora Roberts’ Carnal Innocence

Linda Howard’s Dream Man

Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander