This is book number 1 in the Avalon Bay series.
A light, sexy escape into the charismatic, New Adult voice of Elle Kennedy. Her popular Off-Campus and Briar U series are TikTok famous and this new series, Avalon Bay, follows in the same footsteps of the twenty-something friends-are-family coming-of-age spicy romance. The Good Girl Complex and it's sequel are already out, with the third installment expected in July 2023.— From Andrea
*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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"With plenty of steam alongside the youthful romance, this winsome story about following one’s heart will especially appeal to hopeless romantics." —Publishers Weekly
“Elle Kennedy’s ability to build a college town universe that is delicious, complicated and drama-filled, is unparalleled. Cooper and Mack were fire and ice. The push and pull, banter and high stakes made it impossible to put the book down. I read it in one sitting, and you will, too.” —LJ Shen, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author
“A deliciously sexy story with a wallop of emotions that sneaks up on you.” —Vi Keeland, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Elle Kennedy delivers another sexy and addictive read, and my latest personal favorite from her! Love Cooper. Love Mackenzie. Love the twins!” —Tijan, New York Times bestselling author