REVIEW: Make Me Bad by R.S. Grey

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“Please make this next year more exciting than the last twenty-five.”

Back of the book blurb:

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.

Chase’s thoughts:

Publication Date: March 7, 2019

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My rating:

            So, it’s been a rough few weeks for me. I’ve been lacking motivation, energy, and just… everything, honestly. I normally crave reading every single day; however, these past few weeks, all I’ve wanted to do is turn on Netflix and turn my brain off. And that is the reason I almost missed signing up for an ARC of Make Me Bad. THANK GOD I DID NOT MISS IT BECAUSE MAKE ME BAD IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE R.S. GREY NOVELS, okurrrrt!

            R.S. Grey novels are consistently heartwarming, laugh-out-loud hilarious, and filled with the perfect amount of angst to make you feel (but not completely destroy you). Make Me Bad is the perfect example of that and the perfect novel to introduce readers to the genius that is R.S. Grey.

“I want you to help make me bad.”

            Who doesn’t love a good forbidden romance? When Maddie enlists Ben Rosenberg—king of Clifton Cove and strictly off limits to Maddie—to help her turn her mundane life around into something dangerously exciting, things go awry when both Maddie and Ben realize that maybe there’s more between them than a hilarious friendship.

            The chemistry is off the charts with Make Me Bad. It seems that each R.S. Grey novel gets better and better and with this one, I was in love from page one. Both Maddie and Ben had very distinct voices that entertained me to no end. They were both hilarious without being cheesy, while still having heart, which made me fall in love with them both.

“She is…unimaginably beautiful.”

            Even though R.S. Grey is known for her signature humor and wit, it doesn’t distract from the romance of Make Me Bad. There are so many tender moments that made my heart beat a little harder and time slow down. The love and heat between Ben and Maddie was so tangible and beautiful. Seriously. I was just constantly swooning!

“Sorry I’m twenty-five years old and still don’t have the strength to stand on my two feet.”

            Even more so, R.S. Grey novels are so relatable. The heroines and heroes are always such messes throughout the novels and I always identify so hard with all of them. It’s extremely comforting to be reminded that literally no one has it completely together. Everyone has some sort of mess in their lives, regardless of what it is. Life isn’t easy for anyone. Make Me Bad was a reminder of that and at this time in my life, it was extremely welcome.

            Make Me Bad is one of my favorite R.S. Grey novels to date and everyone needs to read it because it will absolutely make your life a little brighter.

Happy Reading!

Love,The Wandereader

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