Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: March 7, 2019
Format: eARC, 305 pages
How I got it: From the author
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Buy it: Amazon
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 a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In Review: My Thoughts
Y’all, I loved Make Me Bad. So, so much. As is often the case with Rachel’s books, it struck all the right chords with me. It might not have made ME bad, but it definitely made me swoon and giggle. I loved every moment of it.
Madison and Ben’s story was just flat out fun. While Madison and I weren’t all that similar — aside from the whole love of books thing — I found her SO relatable. Also, I want to be friends with her. Ben’s kinda bad boy but really not vibe so worked for me. He definitely deserved more credit than Madison’s dad and brother gave him. Together these two were amazing. Their banter was A+ and their chemistry was off the charts. I was utterly charmed by their slooooow burn romance. And the payoff, too. Smokin’ hot goodness!
Make Me Bad was a delight. Madison and Ben were wonderful. I adored their story from the very first (and heroic!) meet cute to the epilogue that gave me all the feels. I even adored Madison’s meddlesome family, once they let up on Ben some. Rachel has done it again and I’m not at all surprised. There’s a reason (or many) she’s one of my go-to authors.
I’ve spent my entire life in this exact role: the good girl. The rule-follower. The curfew-keeper.
It’s your life, your only life, and you get to choose how you spend it.
This kiss is going to ruin me. I will have this kiss on a pedestal for the rest of my life, encased in glass.
We accept the love we think we deserve.
“I’ve spent a lot of hours in this library, a lot of time with my nose stuck in a book. I want a memory that will make me blush every time I walk into this room. I want to do something bad… something very, very naughty.”
“It’s like I’ve evolved into my final form: a big, bad butterfly.”
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