This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Make Me Bad by R.S. Grey
Series: Standalone Novel
Published by Self Published on 3/7/18
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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I was issued a warning: stay away from Ben Rosenberg.
As Clifton Cove’s resident “king”, he thinks he’s entitled to anyone and anything.
The trouble is, I’ve spent my whole life following the rules and playing it safe. I know what it feels like to be the good girl. I’m the police chief’s daughter and a librarian—for adorable children, no less. My wardrobe consists of colorful sundresses and baggy jeans. I might as well have a Post-it stuck to my forehead that reads: Yup, she’s a virgin.
An all-nighter with a fictional hunk is about as exciting as my life gets, until one day, fate decides to take pity on me and shove me straight into the path of Mr. Off-Limits himself.
Just as I suspected, every inch of him promises to be my demise. Up close, he’s tall, menacing, dangerously handsome—the type of man who’s never spent a single moment worrying about the opinions of others. A well-behaved girl would do as she’s told and avoid him at all costs, but I’m overdue for a little rebellion.
No more Friday nights sprawled out on the couch in my comfiest pajamas. No more wishing I had the courage to misbehave.
Everyone thinks Ben is going to ruin me.
They think he’ll chew me up and spit me out.
Well, Ben…go ahead.
Tempt me. Taunt me.
Make me bad.
Yeah, I’m pretty freaking obsessed with this book and I can’t stop talking about it or swooning over it. Every single word brought me life. It was so funny, so sexy, so charming, so lovely. A must read romance. Down below you will find my review and Jessica’s! We BOTH 5 starred this one!
5 “This was everything” Stars!!
Let me start by saying that I’m a HUGE R.S Grey fan. I’ve read a lot of her books and I’ve loved a lot of her books. They’re always smart and witty and charming, and they always win me over. But Make Me Bad was… God, MY MOST FAVORITE BOOK OF HERS TO DATE! It made me feel like I was going to burst with all the dreamy, romantic, sweet, and tender feels it brought to life. I’m giddy as I sit to write this review. I mean…
THE SWOON. THE SWEET. THE SEXY. THE FEELS.
OH, THE FREAKING FEELS.
It’s next level bookish goodness. So heartwarming, so charming! A lose-yourself-completely kinda read. Truly, vibrant and immersive. RS Grey’s characters shine with PURE personality and you simply have no choice but to LOVE them and root for them completely. Their sweetness, their depth of heart, their quirky mannerisms and hilarious personalities are brighter than the sun.
And then the storylines. THE BEST. In this we have Madison, a children’s librarian, and Ben, a lawyer who owns his own law firm. She’s the regular girl next door. He’s the golden boy of Clifton Cove. Their paths don’t really cross because Ben is Clifton Cove royalty and Madison is just a normal, every day girl. However, there’s some family history because Madison’s father is the police chief and Ben was a bit of a badboy growing up. Anyway…. eventually, Ben and Madison have a run in that leaves an impression. And that leads to a story that is total MAGIC!
And OMG, is it ever dreamy. Wholly romantic. My heart melted a million times over. The slowburn romance that happens wooed me, and the feelings that developed between Madison and Ben consumed me. I was on the edge of my seat, desperate for these two to catch fire. Their chemistry is so alive and tangible. And the friendship these two make forces you to feel all the feels. Honestly, there’s nothing about this couple you won’t absolutely love. NOTHING about this story you won’t find yourself falling for. It’s the best RomCom this author has written.
I can’t say it enough, I LOVED THIS. YOU NEED MAKE ME BAD IN YOUR LIFE. It’s a pure escapism. Funny and delightful, dreamy and romantic, not to be missed. I’m so happy I read this, so glad it fed my romance lovin’ heart. I needed a book EXACTLY like this. One that made me smile so big my cheeks hurt. One that made my heart beat like crazy and my belly dip like mad. The writing was incredible, the story was EVERYTHING, and the romance was FIVE STARS! THE ABSOLUTE BEST!
5 “This was Everything” Stars!
This was THE BEST. I seriously LOVED Make Me Bad. Everything about it was light and fun and just… ughhhh…. DELICIOUS. This book had a decidedly different vibe than the last few RS Grey books I’ve read and while I loved it just as much, I also appreciated how refreshing it felt. I can’t get enough of the love/hate dynamic Grey often crafts around her characters, but Make Me Bad was more of a slow burning friends to lovers type of story and it was EVERYTHING. I can’t even tell you how much I loved this book.
The small town feel and the rival family dynamic captivated me right from the start. Madison is a straight-edge small town girl raised by a blue collar police officer. Ben is more of a rebel, having grown up privileged in the more affluent part of their coastal tourist town. They’ve grown up in close proximity to each other but their circles never intersect until a random incident catapults them into an unexpected friendship of sorts… a friendship that enlists Ben as Madison’s pseudo mentor in unearthing her rebellion, in making her bad.
The slow burn in this novel is INTOXICATING. I wanted to wrap myself in it and never come out. The antics these characters get up to are always full of hilarious banter and sharp humor, but they’re also edged in moments of sizzling sexual tension, decadent longing and a touch of the forbidden courtesy of one disapproving father and the judgment of an entire town. To say this book is layered is an understatement. It’s so much fun to read, so complicated by things unsaid, so romantic, so funny, so sad at times. It’s honestly one of my new favorites from this author and I couldn’t get enough of it.
RS Grey knows how to deliver the PERFECT rom com like no one else. I laughed, my heart clenched, my emotions were right at the surface the entire time. Her stories are so VIBRANT, her characters so ALIVE, so full of personality and wit. I just wanted to crawl inside this world and stay there. Make Me Bad is laugh out loud funny, deliciously steamy, and breathtakingly romantic. I loved every delicious bit of it and I can’t recommend it enough.
About the Author
R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com
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