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Review: Good Girl Complex: An Avalon Bay Novel by Elle Kennedy



Blurb from Goodreads:
She does everything right. So what could go wrong?

Mackenzie "Mac" Cabot is a people pleaser. Her demanding parents. Her prep school friends. Her long-time boyfriend. It's exhausting, really, always following the rules. Unlike most twenty-year-olds, all she really wants to do is focus on growing her internet business, but first she must get a college degree at her parents' insistence. That means moving to the beachside town of Avalon Bay, a community made up of locals and the wealthy students of Garnet College.

Mac's had plenty of practice suppressing her wilder impulses, but when she meets local bad boy Cooper Hartley, that ability is suddenly tested. Cooper is rough around the edges. Raw. Candid. A threat to her ordered existence. Their friendship soon becomes the realest thing in her life.

Despite his disdain for the trust-fund kids he sees coming and going from his town, Cooper soon realizes Mac isn't just another rich clone and falls for her. Hard. But as Mac finally starts feeling accepted by Cooper and his friends, the secret he's been keeping from her threatens the only place she's ever felt at home. 
My Review:

 
Gosh, I wanted this to be a lot better than it was.  I love Elle Kennedy normally and the premise of this sounded right up my alley.  But I felt like it was a book I've read a hundred times and not in a good, comforting way.  It was misogynistic and stereotypical and I couldn't wait for it to end.  I can't say that I recommend this one but definitely recommend this author, in general. Hope you have better luck!!

Good Girl Complex comes out next week on February 1, 2022, and you can purchase HERE.  
She grabs me, finding fistfuls of my hair, kissing me wildly. She tastes like sugar and endless summer nights. I'm hungry for both as my tongue slicks over hers and we soar so high it feels like we might never come down.

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