*USA Today and Toronto Star bestseller*
Full of romance, hijinks, and longing, Good Girl Complex is Elle Kennedy at her very best.
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. All she 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.
Twenty-year-old Mac has 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.
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A congressman’s privileged daughter and a hardscrabble townie come together in this heartfelt romance. When bartender Cooper gets in rich kid Preston’s face for sexually harassing one of Cooper’s co-workers, the entitled prep gets him fired. Cooper decides that cozying up to Preston’s fiancée, Mackenzie, is the perfect revenge—until the fake courtship becomes real. Romance queen Elle Kennedy makes us super invested in how this unlikely relationship will play out, hooking us with extremely hot scenes and emotional moments as Mac learns to forge her own path outside of her parents’ expectations. There’s nothing not to love in this surprisingly empowering romance.
Bestseller Kennedy (the Off Campus series) pairs compatible 20-somethings in this simple but heartfelt romance. Bartender Cooper Hartley gets fired after he steps in to save a coworker from being sexually harassed by rich boy Preston Kincaid. Cooper and his twin brother, Evan, decide to exact revenge on the trust fund brat by persuading his attractive girlfriend to fall for Cooper instead. Though smart, sweet-natured Mackenzie "Mac" Cabot is already a successful entrepreneur running the popular website Boyfriendfails, she's obediently dating Preston and attending prestigious Garnet College to please her well-to-do-socialite parents. She isn't at all who Cooper expects her to be, and, as he falls for her, his revenge plan falls apart. Their relationship gains momentum naturally, moving from sometimes superficial banter to more personal dialogue that still maintains its playfulness. Mac's growing self-confidence is cheer-worthy, while Cooper's sensitivity thanks to a difficult family life will win readers over. His increased emotional attachment to Mac is endearing, as is his continued support for Mac devoting her energy to her business, over her parents' goals for her. With plenty of steam alongside the youthful romance, this winsome story about following one's heart will especially appeal to hopeless romantics.
I loved this story! I would’ve given 5 stars if the ending would’ve given us a bit more. I plan to read the next book in the series in hopes we see more about the hotel and where Mac and Cooper’s relationship heads mixed in. I wish their was an epilogue to just round it out. The love story is very cute and I enjoyed reading it thoroughly.
Highly recommend this one!!
Not as smutty as I anticipated but such a good story 😭
A very boring book
I’m usually able to hang in with any book until the end. Not this one. Eleven chapters in and I don’t care about a single character or the outcome.