Can’t Wait Wednesday – GOOD GIRL COMPLEX by Elle Kennedy


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is GOOD GIRL COMPLEX by Elle Kennedy.  This one is calling to me because of the college setting and the good girl meets bad boy trope.



Publication Date:  February 1, 2022 by St. Martin’s Griffin

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.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

24 replies
  1. Missy
    Missy says:

    Ohhh this one sounds good, I haven’t heard of it before but I’m always here for college setting and good girl meets bad boy! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  2. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    Despite cringing at the fact that yet another author has fallen prey to the illustrated cover trend (make it stop!), I’m still excited to see a new title from her. It’s been a while since I read a new adult story.

  3. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    It’s Kennedy, so I immediately added it to my TBR, but it’s also sort of different from all the books I have read from her. Very curious to see how it goes with this one.

  4. verushka
    verushka says:

    Mac and Cooper sound like they have the most intense realtionship in this, and there’s a secret to deal with to boot. Whew. I hope you enjoy it when you read it!

  5. Mica
    Mica says:

    This sounds like it would be a fun romance, definitely my kind of book! thanks for sharing!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend 🙂 I had a fun night out with friends yesterday!

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