Bad Girl Reputation - Elle Kennedy

Bad Girl Reputation

By Elle Kennedy

  • Release Date: 2022-10-04
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
Score: 4
From 366 Ratings


*USA Today bestseller*

Bestselling author Elle Kennedy returns to Avalon Bay in this sexy second chance story about two exes who can't stay away from each other, Bad Girl Reputation.

When former bad girl Genevieve West returns home for her mother’s funeral, she’s prepared to keep her distance from her ex-boyfriend, Evan Hartley. Their history is rife with turbulence. And passion. A heck of a lot of passion...which she’s trying desperately to forget.

But it’s impossible not to run into Evan in the small coastal town where they once ran wild. And the moment she sees her gorgeous ex again, it’s clear to Gen that Evan is still as unruly, sexy, and irresistible as ever. This time around, however, she’s resolved to walk a new path. No more partying. No more foolish mistakes. Her plan is to temporarily remain in town to help her father run his business, but the second he finds somebody else, she’s out of there.

Evan has other ideas. He knows they can be good together, but he just has to convince Genevieve of that, even if it means turning over a new leaf himself. But can a bad reputation ever truly be shed? Do second chances really work? Genevieve and Evan are about to find out.


  • Toxic

    By CrazyPp!
    This book is toxic. Gen is trying to better herself yet her friends try to get her to drink. Her relationship with Evan isn’t healthy at all. Toxic.

    By BriLovesBooks
    This book is spicy and a page turner. The plot is great and I love the characters development. Very lovely. 10/10
  • Amazing

    By alaraaltun
    Amazing book!!! Love the passion and tension btw evan and gen.
  • A Sizzling &Soul Deep Connection!

    By Astroyic
    Bad Girl Reputation (Avalon Bay Series # 2) by Elle Kennedy. Oh my, this story pulled at my heartstrings from the very first page and kept me captivated until the end. This second chance romance is a story full of drama, that really put me in the mind of these characters, making me feel their joy, their pain, their love, their lust, their fear, their anger, and their understanding, as they try to find their way. It is about circumstances of our childhood that can shape us into the adults we become, how they can make us feel about ourselves, and how they stay with us. A story about redemption, forgiveness, second chances and the difficulties that come with shedding your past and trying to be a better version of yourself. This was hard at times to watch Evan and Genevieve’s journey. I loved how hard she had worked and how she wanted to show everyone who she was now. How she had changed. How far she had come while she had been away. I could easily see how deeply they cared for each other. But watching him rise to the challenge to be a better person in order to be worthy of her was exhilarating and beautiful to watch. The push and pull, their steamy banter, their sizzling chemistry and the rollercoaster ride of emotions was everything that I want and need in a great romance. So settle back and get ready for all the feels. Loved it!! Received an early copy and this is my honest review.
  • An Emotional Story

    By princezz24789
    Bad Girl Reputation by Elle Kennedy is the second book in her popular Avalon Bay series but can be easily read as a stand-alone. Story Recap: Genevieve West has returned to Avalon Bay for her mother’s funeral. She left the small town suddenly over a year ago, and this is her first time back. Her relationship with her mother was very complicated and she’s having trouble processing her feelings toward her mother. She knew when she came back that she would have to cross paths with her ex-boyfriend, Evan Hartley, but she didn’t expect to see him at the funeral. As soon as she saw him, all those feeling rushed back to her, but she knows, Evan is the only person who can derail her efforts to change her reputation. Evan never knew why Gen left so suddenly a year ago, he only knew that it broke his heart. Now that she’s back in town, he’s determined to find out why she left and make sure she stays in town, with him. My Thoughts: I sure enjoyed this book very much. The characters were very realistic, and it was one intense romance. Evan and Gen have some crazy hot chemistry together, but both have hurt each other too. Gen was a bad girl and left in order to change her ways and become more responsible, and grow up. Evan has not changed, but he still loves Gen as much as ever. Gen is a bit difficult to like in the beginning, but once I found out why she left, and why it was so hard for her to return to the town, she earned a soft spot in my heart, and I could understand why she had to break Evan’s heart. I liked the down-to-earth feeling of Avalon Bay and the community spirit. I like the way the author creates these very realistic characters, who have real problems, and deal with them in a very realistic way. There aren’t any billionaires or ivy league school graduates here, just ordinary, yet compelling characters. Oh, and this is a bit steamy too. But, the story is the main focus of the book. Recommendation: I highly recommend Bad Girl Reputation to anyone who enjoys romance. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.