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Make Me Bad

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  2,747 ratings  ·  425 reviews
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.

An all-nighter with a fictiona
305 pages
Published March 7th 2019
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Make Me Bad is a brand new stand alone romance by R.S. Grey. This author’s books never fail to brighten my world just a little bit. Her characters always bring on all the warm and fuzzies and always make me smile.

Madison Hart is the librarian for the children’s section of the library in Clifton Cove, Texas. Her father is Chief of Police and her brother is on the force. Both are extremely over protective. Madison still lives with her father so she can cook for him and look after him. She is a rul
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More! I wanted more!!! I feel like this book needed to be a good 50 to 100 pages longer! I feel so deprived right now.
I don't know whether that is my obsession talking or actual reason coming through.
There was room there for growth there which I felt wasn't utilised. I always prefer it when we go into detail of the character's past and how that has impacted them now. It was just touched upon, but I just wanted more.

Keyword of this damn review: MORE!

But goodness, when they got together, my heart
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*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I’ve been out of high school for over a decade and here I stand, feeling like I’m eighteen again. This whole thing feels wrong. She’s the innocent little librarian and I’m apparently the last man on earth her father wants her to be talking to. I guess everyone has a little rebel inside them.

MAKE ME BAD is a sweet and sexy romantic comedy with characters you are sure to fall in love with. This is a forbidden romance filled with tons of laugh o
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!

Let me start by saying that I'm a HUGE R.S Grey fan. I've read a lot of her books and I've loved a lot of her books. They're always smart and witty and charming, and they always win me over. But Make Me Bad was... God, MY MOST FAVORITE BOOK OF HERS TO DATE! It made me feel like I was going to burst with all the dreamy, romantic, sweet, and tender feels it brought to life. I'm giddy as I sit to write this review. I mean...


Happy Book Birthday!

R.S. Grey’s latest romance is a cute and sweet slow burn that blends a quirky sense of humor with off the charts chemistry.

Madison is an extremely sheltered 25 year old virgin, the police chief’s daughter and a children’s librarian who is tired of her rule abiding, boring life and jumps at the opportunity to change all that when Clifton Cove’s resident bad boy is set to do volunteer work at the library. Madison had been warned about the rich, off-limits, devastatingly gorgeo
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
This was THE BEST. I seriously LOVED Make Me Bad. Everything about it was light and fun and just... ughhhh.... DELICIOUS. This book had a decidedly different vibe than the last few RS Grey books I've read and while I loved it just as much, I also appreciated how refreshing it felt. I can't get enough of the love/hate dynamic Grey often crafts around her characters, but Make Me Bad was more of a slow burning friends to lovers type of story and it was EVERYTHING. I can't even tell you how much I l ...more
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Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
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you could say ben has had everything handed to him on a silver plate; from living in the rich part of town to attending the best schools, he feels like he’s entitled to anyone and anything.

as for madison, she’s the police chief’s daughter and works at the local library. and she is tired of playing by the rules. at the age of 27, she’s still living at her father’s house and has never been in a relationship, but that’s about to change.

after an incident, b
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Reviewed on: Ashes Books & Bobs.

The queen of fast, fun reads is back with her latest book, Make Me Bad, and I'm almost positive book lovers everywhere are going to adore Madison. For me, she was Grey's most relatable heroine yet! Book lover, check! In bed by eight, check! She's clearly so awesome, she could be my clone. This ended up being my first of two books in a row with a librarian as the main character. Yes, please! Not only is Madison a librarian, but R.S. Grey takes every book fantas
Bex |
Just when I think I couldn’t love RS Grey’s books any more than I already do, she comes out with one like Make Me Bad and proves me completely wrong. Not only is it adorable and charming and cute, but it also checks all of the boxes I love in a romantic comedy: a delectable slow burn, tons of witty banter, a sweet and charismatic hero, and a heroine you can picture being best friends with in real life.

Madison is a 25-year-old children’s librarian who wishes for more excitement in her predictabl
• Lisa •
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book: Make me bad

Author: RS Grey

Chatty romance book thoughts:
If you’ve ever had the chance to read an RS Grey romance, you’ll know that it’s a hard task to not fall under her spell. Over the years I’ve rarely missed a release from this rom com genius and it’s been wonderful to see her author dreams and hard work pay off. This book right here is exactly why I love romance so much, I was able to be sucked into a world of swoon and sweet and there was nowhere else I’d rather be than wrapped up in
Tianna✸loves books✸
Honestly I’m BORED.
Just can’t get into this.
And I’m getting a feeling that I have read all this before.
It’s the same old things. Nothing new.

Maybe it’s just me.

Skimming, Skimming and finally DNFing.
“𝚂𝚘, 𝚍𝚘𝚎𝚜 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚐𝚒𝚛𝚕𝚏𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚍 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚗𝚢 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚔𝚜?”
“𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧?”
“𝙸 𝚖𝚎𝚊𝚗, 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎...𝚢𝚘𝚞’𝚛𝚎 𝙱𝚎𝚗 𝚁𝚘𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚋𝚎𝚛𝚐—𝚜𝚞𝚛𝚎𝚕𝚢 𝚍𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚜 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚏𝚛𝚎𝚎 𝚊𝚍𝚖𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝚊𝚖𝚞𝚜𝚎𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚔𝚜, 𝚏𝚕𝚘𝚊𝚝 𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚒𝚕𝚎𝚐𝚎𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙵𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚝𝚑 𝚘𝚏 𝙹𝚞𝚕𝚢 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚍𝚎, 𝚎𝚝𝚌.”
“𝐘𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐬.”

𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗠𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝗱 was OH SO GOOD! R.S. Grey absolutely NAILS the rom-com game EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I haven’t read a book I didn’t absolutely devour in one sitting. I haven’t met a character that I didn’t immediately fall head over heels in love with. Everything
Shirley ♡
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
R. S Grey never disappoints!
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
How many times can I say the R.S. Grey is the queen of rom-com? Pretty much every review I wrote for her stories...this one had me falling hard for...Madison! I loved it. Cute, heartfelt, love and friendship at its best. A simple love story that held my heart through till the end.

FULL REVIEW ---> Make Me Bad by R.S. Grey
Dora Koutsoukou
Mar 08, 2019 rated it liked it
3 😒 ⭐s

When I read the synopsis I was excited to read this story. However when I finished reading, my enthusiasm was gone, and didn’t enjoyed it as much as I wanted.
It didn’t have any sparkles, as if it was colourless...
5 Stars!
Another awesome book by RS Grey!! She’s defiantly on my automatically one click list! I just love her books!

I loved this one! Madison was very funny and Ben was super duper hot! I loved that it was a slow burn and I really felt their connection.

Can’t wait for more books from this women:))
Bookgasms Book Blog
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ratula
I don't think I have loved an R. S. Grey story like this since The Fortunate Ones. Holy Crap, did I laugh. I laughed so hard I had to hold my stomach. Madison is legit my spirit animal. In particular, her sarcastic inner monologue is what dreams are made of. I loved her and Ben together and just how deliciously funny this story was!! Make Me Bad was pure 5 star romcom gold!!

When Madison Hart decides that for her twenty fifth birthday she just really really wants to be bad, she decides that town
Kathy Kugelman
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was a nice change from the heavier, more intense books that I have been reading lately. A romance that goes from acquaintances to friends to lovers. There isn’t a vast amount of sex. Just the right amount to fit in with this PG rated romance. A nice HEA wraps it all up.
Quinn's Quippy Quotes
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it

Nothing feels better than cracking open a fresh RS Grey book. I love how she instantly makes her characters feel like friends of mine. It wasn't hard to fall in love with Ben and Maddie. Their meet cute was completely adorable and exciting, but I loved their background story. Think Capulets and Montagues....

I can identify a lot with Maddie. I was definitely the good girl. The rule follower. And I had my very own 'bad boy' that brought me out of my shell. I think that's why I found this s
Books Over Sleep
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: march-2019
Prior to reading Make Me Bad, I had only read a handful of books by R.S. Grey, all which I enjoyed very much. AFTER reading Make Me Bad I want to inhale and devour every single book R.S. Grey has ever created. This book had that kind of everlasting effect one me.

Madison has always lived a safe and sheltered life. Always doing the right thing and overly protected by her brother and father, she’s never felt like she’s experienced life at all. Enter Ben *swoons*, who has the reputation of the bad
5 stars

Make Me Bad by R.S Grey ticked all the boxes for me.
I loved the storyline, it was entertaining from start to finish. It's well written, well paced and every character added to my overall enjoyment.

Ben and Madison are likable, smart and passionate characters that I easily connected with. They had great banter, they made me laugh and swoon but they also touched my heart watching them fall in love.

I loved everything about Make Me Bad and I highly recommend it.
Another awesome, memorable re
Mar 02, 2019 rated it liked it
ARC received from author. All opinions are 100% my own.

It’s no secret I love R.S. Grey. I’ve read almost all her books at this point, and there’s no doubt in my mind that I’ll have a smile and a few laughs while reading one of her books.

That said, I admit I’m slightly bias and am being a little generous with my rating. I think 3 stars is a good neutral ground, though and the epilogues (yep, plural!) got me.

How Ben and Madison got together all seemed a little random/rushed to me. Ben helps Madi
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
”It’s your life, your only life, and you get to choose how you spend it.”

Another ace by RS Grey! MAKE ME BAD brought out her signature comedic style in this all-new friends-to-lovers story.

What I loved about this one is that Ben and Madison’s friendship is new. They meet within the first few chapters and then we get to read their relationship blossom and grow from there. Madison, the sheltered police chiefs daughter, and Ben, older, more experienced Ben. I adored him! He’s the hero you root
Bindi Boo
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun and light and everything romantic *swoon*

IM IN LOVE 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰



thank god for you Rachel
Not my favorite RS Grey. Which is unfortunate, because she writes hilarious romantic comedies.

When Ben is given court ordered community service, he picks the library to do volunteer hours. This is where Madison, the chief of police’s daughter and quintessential good girl, is the librarian. She wants to be a bad girl, so she asks Ben for help to make her bad. It made me cringe at how naive she was. She’s not a teen, or even a young college student. This is an adult with a degree working a job in
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
“It suddenly feels like I’m her confidant, her accomplice in a daring mission.”

“Madison is finally here and looking like an angel. An angel, I remind myself, who’s decided to fall.”

“It’s your life, your only life, and you get to choose how you spend it.”

“I’m losing my head. I’m losing…That’s just it: I’m losing, and Ben is winning. Ben is convincing me that this kiss could be a beginning and that even though he’s from a world of polished silver and trust funds and expectations, I could meet thos
RS Grey has done it again and I'm honestly not shocked. It's really hard for me to give 5 stars to a strictly romance book - mostly because there always seems to be one plot point that I just can't move beyond or they are full of drama that makes no sense. But I found none of those issues here. I smiled from cover to cover and when it was over, I just wanted more.

Madison has lived a very sheltered life. And can you blame her? When your father is the police chief and your older brother is an off
4.5 but it’s getting rounded up because I loved it so much! The last time I read a book by this author was a few years back. It was the first and only one. I didn’t really love it so I put this author on the back burner and figured she wasn’t for me. But these last two to three years she’s been releasing books that sound right up my alley and when I heard about this one I knew I had to give her another shot. I am so glad I did! This book was fantastic! There are a lot of books out there that are ...more
Anne OK
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-reads
Ben can make me bad ANYTIME! A real feel-good charmer. I loved the push and pull between the two protagonists. Lots of great chemistry, a little touch of suspense, and a whole lot of laughs in a small beach town environment. There's a bit of social status differences -- the usual haves and the have-nots, but it doesn't drown the storyline. Hats off to R.S. Grey for putting substance over sex. When the big event does take place, it's meaningful and real and perfectly designed for this couple -- j ...more
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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of fourteen novels, including THE FORTUNATE ONES. She loves books, chocolate, reality TV, and cold weather. She lives in Texas with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Visit her at

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