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.
I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 5 Stars
Siiiiiigh. RS Grey, will you ever stop writing five star reads for me? I certainly hope not. My love for Grey’s books is certainly well known (I got like four of them for Christmas this year), but trust me when I say that my reviews are in no way biased by my love for her writing. Trust me, if she wrote a book that disappointed me, I would be honest about my feelings. Fortunately, I can’t imagine that happening anytime soon. Her characters are just so full of quirks and characteristics that make them unique and relatable.
Now, let me begin by saying that I never have been or will be a good girl. So I genuinely did not expect to connect with a librarian who had very little life experience and a wildly overprotective father. Color me shocked when he quirkiness and overall spirit made me like her almost immediately. Madison was just such a fun character to read – she was hilarious and just a little ridiculous.
Ben was…just swoony. Gimme Ben please. In real life. He was much sweeter than I expected based on the synopsis, but was the perfect partner in Madison’s search to be bad. I liked that he pushed and challenged her at every step, how he handled her fears and quirks. He was in a word, perfection.
My Takeaway: With a fast plot, fun characters, plenty of humor and steam to go around, and just enough conflict to keep me interested, Make Me Bad is the perfect book to curl up with this weekend.