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(Scandalous Boys #1)

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  447 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Bryce Matthews doesn’t do the whole nice boyfriend thing. Chocolates and flowers—girls can forget all that. And he certainly doesn’t care about the gossip and rumors that follow him at school and around town. If anything, the talk amuses him. Bryce isn't lacking in confidence. He knows himself and he knows his limits. One of those hard limits is Madison Issac. Bryce can ne ...more
Kindle Edition, 328 pages
Published February 23rd 2016 by Swoon Romance
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Feb 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
..Meh. I’ve been trying to write this review for a few days, and I don’t know what to say. I mean, it was okay, but I didn’t particularly feel the chemistry between Maddy and Bryce.

In fact, the most emotion I felt in the entire novel was how terrible her cousin was. I didn’t find Maddy to be an extreme good girl, and likewise, I didn’t find Bryce an actual ‘bad boy.’ Good? No, Bad? Still No.

I think naming the series ‘scandelous boys’ is a bit of a bold move. I was expecting something along the l
Paula  Phillips
May 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Growing up Madison had two best guy friends - Graham and Bryce. Graham later became her best friend, and Bryce was the bonus. Despite their friendships, Bryce and Madison clashed and liked to tease one another. Madison hopes that this is her year to get Graham to see her more than a friend finally and as a possible girlfriend material. She has seen him as her Mr. Perfect. That is until her cousin Sarah moves in with her family after her parents are arrested for White Collar crimes. This is a dis ...more
Feb 03, 2016 rated it liked it
3 "Lots of drama & good girl meets bad boy" STARS

A couple of weeks before I received a digital copy of this book, I was part of the cover reveal tour, and that’s when I first read the blurb. I have to say that sometimes I go through book phases, like one week all I want to read is steamy contemporary romances; the next I’m searching for every sweet YA contemporary out there; or craving forbidden romance stories.

The week I read about BRYCE for the first time, I was going through my “good girl mee
Feb 22, 2016 rated it liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**

Bryce is the first book in the new adult, Scandalous Boys series by Natalie Decker. This is the first book that I have read by Natalie and I really enjoyed it. I loved contemporary romance books and I always enjoy a good, opposites attract story so this was right up my alley. Although I will say, that if you are feeling a bit burned out on new adult contemporary romances at the moment, I might give this one a pass . I
It's YA and about teens and teen problems and teen drama and family drama (not even good drama). Some parts are just like a soap opera. Didn't like how things were solved. Bryce is a little too whiny for my taste (I can't stand his "I'm a asshole" bit). Madison is a pushover. Didn't like her parents either.

All I can think is:

Kathryn Shelton
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it

I had to think on this review. I loved this book. I really, really did. There’s a lot in this story that mimics my own life, including how my husband and I were when we were in school together. The characters are deep and really fleshed out. The side characters are three dimensional. Even the settings are alive.

My main negative has nothing to do with the story itself, but with the editing. There were a lot of extra words, one page even had the same paragraph three times.

I also get sl
Feb 14, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book but it wasn't anywhere close to my favorite. I really like Maddy. Bryce was also likeable but in some ways he was frustrating. Their best friend Graham is not too likeable through most of the book but still better than Sarah, Maddy's spoiled cousin. The 2nd book follows their story and while their both redeemable in the 2nd book the first book kind of ruins both characters.
Jackie Woodburn
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A really good book .

This book is really good and a easy read . It has a relaxed feel about it and doesn't go over the top on sex or relationship stuff .
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
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* 4.5/5 *

Bryce is a Young Adult/New Adult story and the book number one in the Scandalous Boys series by Natalie Decker. Also, it’s the first book I’ve read by her and I completely fell in love with it. By the way, I like when there are boys in the covers, and I know I do not have to judge a book by its cover but, did you see the boy? H
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book. Neighbors living next door to each other are best friends (boy & a girl + another boy from school). Bryce, Maddie, & Graham have been friends for a long time. Right before their senior year begins, Maddys very spoiled cousin moves in with her. She also begins flirting with Graham & lying about all sorts of things. Maddy, all of a sudden, can't seem to do anything right. Her mother & father keep shaming her for all the ugly things that her cousin keeps on doing. Finally Madd ...more
T.H. Hernandez
On the surface this is a bad boy redeemed story, which is right up my alley, but deeper down, it's more than that. Bryce isn't your typical bad boy. He attracts trouble like nobody else, but he's not the usual manwhore with the swagger and devil-may-care attitude. Bryce has lived next to Madison since they were kids and he despises her uptightness. Madison thinks Bryce is a little full of himself, but otherwise, has eyes only for his best friend, Graham. When Madison's cousin comes to live with ...more
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
The bad boys a softie

Oh Bryce you adorable ball of muscle and goo.
Very well written, happy endings which I love. They're story is cliché but who doesn't love it when the bad boy is good for just one girl.
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, ya, chick-lit
Bryce by Natalie Decker is the first in the series of Scandalous Boys #1. The first thing I really loved about this story was it was told with two different points of view. It was either Bryce talking or Madison. I really liked both characters. Bryce and Madison grew up together, living next door to each other. Madison didn’t like him at all. Bryce was a trouble maker and had issues with getting in trouble with the law, he is the bad boy of the story. Madison, an athlete, an A student, does ever ...more
Janelle Gabay
May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading Bryce. I don't usually read teen romance, but I met Natalie at BookCon and wanted to support her. And I'm glad I did. I was hooked from the first chapter because the voices of the characters are real. Sometimes a little too real in that the rude comments Bryce and Graham say are cringe worthy. It's part of the 'Scandalous Boys' series and it is definitely scandalous - parental approval needed. But it's also sweet in the sense of the innocence and confusion of young love. These ...more
May 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: high-school
This YA book was a nice change from the usual high school story where a football/hockey/whatever player is on the path to the pros. In this the good girl, Madison, is neighbours and study mates with the bad boy, Bryce. He is best friends with her friend Graham and so they are thrown together often. After Graham starts dating her cousin she and Bryce get closer. Her family and friends don't want her associating with him because of his ability to get into trouble. So when they start dating they ke ...more
Cassie Starkel
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Loved how it showed real situations and great relationships would suggest this for others of all ages. I think I am in love Bryce
C Exley Books (Cassandra)
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
Bryce is book #1 in the Scandalous Boys series.

This is my first book of Natalie’s and it won’t be my last. I really enjoyed it.

Bryce Matthews does not do the whole boyfriend thing. He certainly does not care about the gossip and rumors that follow him at school and around town.

Madison Issac always though she was a pretty good judge of character, but she is surprised at how gentle and comforting resident bad boy and next door neighbour Bryce Matthews is when he finds her crying in the park.

I love
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book is what I call a run on sentence. So fucking repetitive I wanted to pull my hair out. When downloading it I didn't realize it would be a boring high school love book so that threw me off. Next Bryce and Madison's relationship had me feeling whip flashed. One second Bryce is all lovey dovey and the next he is ignoring her and THEN they are all happy again. WTF? Also Madison's mom is a terrible mom... She was never there for her daughter and if I was Madison I would have flipped out on h ...more
Nicole Kleffner
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, high-school
Bryce is your normal bad boy but behind that he is really a nice sweet guy. I really didn't like Sarah and the way she walked in and took over Madison's life like that. How she was able to turn her family and friends against her so fast. Madison is a very strong person for all the crap that she puts up with from her family and friends. My only wish would have been to know more about them before Sarah coming, that would have gave a better idea of what it was like compared to what it turns into.
Mar 20, 2016 added it
This is about Bryce, Madison and Graham. They change a lot during their last year of high school and this book tells how they cope with everything from romance to lies and misconceptions. I found it a great read. I loved how realistic Natalie's characters are portrayed and how they deal with all the struggles and drama that come with being a teenager.
Andrea ♡
3.25 stars

This book came up short for me. From beginning to the middle, I was still loving it. But I got tired of the meaningless and immature banter between Bryce and Maddy. The ending was cute, though.
Dec 11, 2017 rated it liked it
This book is not the most well written and the characters settings are all over the place. But if you want an easy read with a lot of drama, this is the book for you. It's kind of trashy but surprisingly enticing to read.
May 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
It is a good book, very similar to Bully by Penelope Douglas. It made me miss my teens...
Sandra Knapp
Dec 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great book

I love this book and recommend it to every one cant wate to get the next book in this series ☺
⭐Barbara S⭐
I only liked this book Bryce,girl is absolute wrong for him.
That book would have been called Scandalous girls not boys.
Kanfinae Wingard
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cute. Enemy to lovers/neighbors trope works well enough. Like many YA novels of this trope, the female protagonist comes across as unreasonable, petty or outright bitchy. This characterization never works when the guy isn’t shown to be a jerk or bad guy just told. It makes the narrator both unreliable and unliked. Decker makes up for thus huge gaff by using dual points of view. Bryce’s inner dialogue underscores Maddie’s negativity, but it affords the reader a break from her grating monologues. ...more
May 05, 2020 rated it liked it
So this would probably have been a 2.5 star if it hadn't been for Bryce's POV, which I found fairly authentic with the commentary on what he could do, should do, but doesn't actually do. I also liked that he was a 'bad boy' by circumstance, and hadn't really deserved a lot of the bad rap he got.

The thing is, I found this very enjoyable and quite hard to put down. but that maybe just because of the drama because, in perspective, the plot wasn't really strong, the enmity wasn't really resolved in
Dec 09, 2017 rated it did not like it

That’s not a compliment. I meant wow as in “What a fucking waste of time”. There’s no story. Everything is fast forward, especially the important parts. There’s no feelings. Just pure descriptions which is not detailed in any way. There’s no interesting characters. There’s no point in reading this book. I’ve only reach page 200+ because I used it to help me fall asleep. I don’t know why people gave this good review. If this is your definition of a “good book”, then I feel sorry for you guys.
DyAnna Baker
Nov 10, 2020 rated it liked it
I feel like I kept waiting for something big to happen that never did. It started out so promising and I got hooked but then just kind of puddles along. The ending was just that, it just ended. The book skips months at a time and nothing really redeeming happens. He is suppose to be a “bad boy” who isn’t really bad and her a “good girl” but neither one were really those things.
Rebecca Bistel
Sep 22, 2017 rated it liked it

This book was an okay YA/NA story. The characters were a little annoying and immature. Yes I know they were high school kids but still. I am not sure if I will finish the series
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Natalie Decker is the author of the bestselling YA series Rival Love, YA series Offsides, and NA series Scandalous Boys. She loves her family, her awesome dog, friends, carefree days, football, fuzzy blankets, traveling, reading, cooking, writing, and is a huge Denver Broncos fan. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all ...more

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