Make Me Bad is a standalone romantic comedy by R.S. Grey. This review will be spoiler-free.
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.
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.
So, I ignore the warning and throw caution to the wind. But Ben doesn’t just nudge me out of my comfort zone—he thrusts me into a dark corner and presses his hard body against mine, covering my mouth with his hand to ensure we don’t get caught sneaking around. In that moment, I finally understand why everyone thinks he’s going to ruin me.
To him, this is all a game. He wants to tempt me with his dares and taunt me with his words. I should play along. After all, I asked him to make me bad. I just never thought he’d take his job quite so seriously… (Synopsis from Goodreads)
Hot and Hilarious. There is nothing like a good girl stepping out of her comfort zone with the bad boy.
This book felt very unique. The only trope I could find was the “good girl and bad boy” trope, but that didn’t really fit either. I liked that it was so different from the other romances I have read.
Madison and Ben. Madison was the definition of a good girl. She had never done anything wild, but that was all about to change. She needed to break out of her box. There was no better way to do that than with Ben’s help. Ben was a local celebrity. He was infamous in their beach town.
But Ben was not the typical bad boy. He was an obnoxious teenager but a long time had passed since then. He was a responsible, caring man. I fell for him in an instant.
There was so much tension between the two main characters in this book. I loved it. But that isn’t the only place where tension lived. I loved the clash between Ben and Madison’s family. I won’t go into detail, but I loved the inclusion of those problems.
I think my favorite part of this book was the epilogue. I won’t say why because I don’t want to give any spoilers but it was really cute! I am so glad that Grey included this chapter.
I don’t really have any complaints about this book. The pacing was good. The setting fit the story. The characters were great and I loved their romance. But with all that said, I still felt like something was missing. I wanted a little something more. I don’t know what it is that I wanted but I needed something more.
I gave this story 4 out of 5 stars. It probably deserves a solid 4.5 but I don’t do half stars and couldn’t give it the full 5 stars. I HIGHLY recommend this book to all my fellow romance lovers out there.