Good Girl Complex - Elle Kennedy

Good Girl Complex

By Elle Kennedy

  • Release Date: 2022-02-01
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4
From 916 Ratings


*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.


  • Great summer read

    By hannahmadams97
    Great read for vacation, or summer read!
  • I want my money back

    By Mark Reznor
    It’s embarrassing how easily this author justifies the stupidity of the female protagonist and the wretched behavior of everyone else with some anti-climactic “I did it cuz I love you” - which of course, makes everything ok. I want my time, my money, and my faith in female authors back.
  • Short and simple

    By Susievon
    It started of rocking but I loved the ending
  • sweet

    By overgrownsd
    it was such a lovely book. really loved the characters
  • Good summer reading

    By Girlpower2335
    I have read a few pages of this book at first until this summer I couldn’t put it down some nights it got SOO good. I loved the 2 narrator plot. Good story!
  • Great read

    By Missrorohick
    A really cute story. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • brought me out of my reading slump !

    By MowgliRenae
    Elle Kennedy has become one of favorite authors !
  • Good Girl Complex

    By Breezy Slide
    This book is probably one of my favorite romances of all time. Pleasure, deep love, and scandals is all rolled up in Good Girl Complex. Sometimes it does get tedious when Mac and Cooper break up, then reunite, then break up again. However, it is very easy to get over that fact when the book is an overall 5/5. I think a lot of people didn’t like the ending because it felt so abrupt and I agree. Many readers wanted an epilogue to see what happened to the hotel and Mac and Cooper. I think Elle Kennedy didn’t add an epilogue because she is writing the next book, which is coming out in November, 2022. I can’t wait for November!
  • Good Girl Complex

    By Slickrdr
    The story was great the ending could have been less abrupt.
  • Cringey writing

    By heisnsjakannaja
    I get people seek out this ‘guy is dared to get the girl but ends up falling for her and eventually she finds out but ultimately they end up together’ trope, but the over the top “we’re poor so we stick together like family, no one messes with us… cause we’re poor and we know how to fight” was really hard to read and honestly I could not stop cringing😫